Guided tour

2-Hour Bari City Tour

4.8 / 5

11 reviews

Activity provider: Le Terre di Federico

2-Hour Bari City Tour

Activity provider: Le Terre di Federico

From US$ 163.35 per group up to 25

Discover the important landmarks and stunning Romanesque architecture in Bari on this 2-hour guided tour. Walk down the charming alleyways of the historic center and visit the Basilica di San Nicola, Bari Cathedral, and Norman-Swabian Castle.

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Duration 2 hours
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Live tour guide
Italian, English, German

Experience

Highlights
  • Visit the Basilica di San Nicola, built to preserve the relics of Saint Nicolas of Myra
  • Visit Bari Cathedral and Norman-Swabian Castle
  • See the Column of Justice in the Piazza Mercantile
  • Admire the Apulian Romanesque architecture at the churches and medieval castle
  • Walk down the charming alleyways of the historic Old Bari
Full description
Enjoy a guided tour of Bari, the capital of Puglia famous all over the world for the preserved remains of Saint Nicholas of Myra, venerated as a saint by the Catholic Church and the Orthodox Church. Bari is even well known outside the Christian world because his figure has given rise to the myth of Santa Claus, known in Italy as Babbo Natale. On this tour you will visit the Basilica di San Nicola, a 12th century church built to preserve the relics of Saint Nicholas of Myra. It is considered, like the Cathedral of Trani, as one of the best examples of Romanesque architecture. Here you can explore the crypt with the remains of the holy dedicated to Orthodox worship. You will also visit Bari Cathedral, dedicated to Saint Sabinus, a bishop of Canosa. It is a great example of Apulian Romanesque architecture and you also have the chance to visit the Baroque crypt. Continuing on the tour, you will see Norman-Swabian Castle, a 12th century fortress built by Roger the Norman and rebuilt by Frederick II of Swabia after its partial destruction by William I of Sicily. Here you can explore the gallery of plaster casts. On this tour you will also see the Column of Justice in the Piazza Mercantile, a white marble column with a stone lion which stands crouched behind the door on the chest with the inscription “Guardian of Justice”. It has been said that insolvent debtors were tied to this column. You will also walk past the old Aragonese walls and through the historic center, and have free time to visit shops and buy local products.
Includes
  • Certified guide
  • Entrance ticket to Norman-Swabian Castle (optional visit)
  • Transfers
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Outside the Swabian castle (piazza Federico II di Svevia)

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  • Transfers to / from Bari airport/port are available on request
  • Cancellation policy: All excursions are non-refundable within 48 hours of the scheduled date. Refunds will not be available in the case of no-shows.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 11 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    5/5
  • Value for money
    4.7/5
  • Service
    4.5/5
  • Organization
    5/5

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We had a really nice time in Bari with our friendly guide Mario. He painted a picture of the overall history of the city and incorporated all the major landmarks into his story. He also taught us about the habits of the Barese people and more recent events which were of public importance. I also commend him for his patience with us as we struggled to find the meeting point at first and my mom and sister were at times struggling to follow the tour because of the summer heat but that didn’t affect him at all. Would recommend the tour 5/5.

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