Located on a fertile coastal plain, Bari is the capital of the Apulia region and is an important tourist and commercial center.
Crossroads of cultures since ancient times, Bari is characterized by an ancient city center, surrounded by an imposing wall and crossed by narrow streets that will take you to discover its rich cultural heritage. Among the attractions of Bari not to be missed is certainly the imposing Castle, built by Frederick II of Swabia, with its large inner courtyard; the Basilica of St. Nicholas, a splendid example of Romanesque architecture, which houses the remains of the patron saint of the city; and the majestic Cathedral, flanked by a tall bell tower.
Bari is also rich in culinary traditions. Wandering through the narrow streets of the old town is easy to find outdoor tables where typical dishes are exposed, such as the "orecchiette" (typical kind of pasta), almond cakes, bagels and other products prepared directly on the streets. Of great attraction for tourists, are also the street-vendors fryers that sell delicious fried typical food.
The city of Bari is surrounded by a barren land, dotted with olive trees, almond trees and vineyards. Not far from the old town is one of the most representative of the entire region - the Itria Valley - the land of the famous trulli, which with their conical roofs, stand out among the crops that cover the entire valley. This area is also rich in festivals and events, where you can taste the local products and wines, and you can rediscover old traditions still practiced by the Apulia inhabitants.