24 Hotels in Bari, Italy
Bari is the capital city of the Puglia region, located along the Adriatic coast and it is characterized for the intense trade exchanges and for being the city of Saint Nicholas, the patron of which it conserves the body. The city boasts a particular historical center, called Barivecchia, rich in millenarian history, and a nineteenth-century zone that better features the tradeing tradition, in a clearly city contrast between the ancient part and the modern city zone, in which every years the Fair of the Levant is kept.
Bari was probably founded around the 150 b.C. on the territory occupied by the Peucezi, ancient people of the first millenium. The city extends on the cape between the old port and the new port, featuring a typical medieval aspect. Built up as aport of the Peucezi, it was then a roman municipality and later on occupied by Byzantines and Normans becaming the main boarding port during the period of the Crusades. In that time the main monuments in town were built, like the basilic of Saint Nicholas and the Cathedral. Under the Swabian domination a castle rebuilt, for wanting of Frederic II, in order to make a dwelling for duky Isabel of Aragon and Bona Sforza. From 1813, during the reign of Gioacchino Murat, it began the city expansion thanks to the performance of a plan regolator previewing the partition of in new zones.
In the last times other new areas have been added, in function of the trading and industrial development of Bari, being the most important center in the lower Adriatic for the traffics with the East. The city center puts into effect them is the new city, founded from Murat, than it extends between the railroad and coast. The medieval old city is set between the two ports and it is enclircled by the walls that separate it from the searoad. Among the most remarkable monuments of Barivecchia, beyond to the basilic of Saint Nicholas, dating back to the XII century, and the Cathedral of Saint Sabino, there are the Church of Saint Gregorio and the Norman-Swabian Castle. In the new city of Bari it is worth to visit the Archaeological Museum and the Pinacoteca, situated on the lungomare, at a short distant from the popular Petruzzelli Theatre.
The cuisine of Bari it is based on three main products that are cultivated in the Apuean region: corn, olive and wine, as well as vegetables and fruits that are found in great abundance on the territory. Optimal and renown is the pugliese bread, and also the local pasta in the different shapes named the recchietelle, chiancarelle, lagane, troccoli, fusilli, cavatelli and mignuicchi. Moreover, with the home made pasta are cooked calzoni with onion slices, anchovies, capers and olives or panzerotti are prepared also fried filled with lardo fat and annealed or mozzarella, or the tasty pizzas and the typical focaccia alla Barese. Very delicious are the spoups and between the main meat courses, those of lamb, pig, rabbit and game and poultry as the typical tordi conserved in a white wine sauce. In the fish corses, it is suggested to taste the dentex in olive sauce, gilthead Saint Nicholas style, anchovies arracanate and tender young octopus in casserole. The extra virgin olive oil reign as the preferred dressing with garlic well combining with vegetables and salads. The dessert is composed of the optimal fresh fruits and the typical tasty sweets of the local tradition are called cartellate, taralli, royal pastes, castagnedde, sassaniidde and callume. As far as the regional wines it is suggested to order a bottle of Primitivo, but also Castel del Monte, Moscato di Trani, the white wines of Valle d'Itria, Aleatico and other varieties.
Bari has always had a detached merchant vocation and many industries have developed in the several branches, most of the factory are located in the industrial zone, set outside the city, ranging between Bari and Modugno, Pole, Bitonto and Molfetta. Under the tourist profile, the city offers any type of hotel accommodation, from the prestigious hotels to the small bed and breakfast and guest houses.
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Longitude:16° 10' 0'' E (16.866667)
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- LOCAL Suggestions:
§§ Rest. Al Sorso Preferito - Via V.N. De Nicolò, 46
§ Rest. Pizza Lo Sprofondo - C.so V. Emanuele, 111