You are here:

Bari holidays

Bari is a large port city on the Adriatic coast. It is the capital of the region of Puglia and is well placed for exploring this attractive part of Italy. The old town, or ‘vecchia Bari’, is on a headland reaching into the Adriatic sea that has been built on for millennia. The highlights of the old town can be visited on foot. Bari’s most famous church is the 11th-century Romanesque Basilica di San Nicola; dedicated to St Nicholas, also known as Santa Claus. The church was specially built to house his remains, which still lie in the crypt. Other highlights include the cathedral of San Sabino and the Castello Svevo (Swabian castle). The ‘new’ town offers wide 19th-century streets while at ‘porto vecchio’, the old port, you can see fishermen landing in small wooden boats with their catch.

Explore Bari

Click on your destination of interest

The latest from Compass - our online travel magazine

Guide to Malaysia & Borneo

2 Sep 20

Things to do in Malaysia range from meeting orang utans in the wilds of Borneo to enjoying delectable Malaysian food in bustling

Read more

Things to do in the Seychelles

19 Aug 20

Surprisingly, for a seemingly small island paradise, there are numerous things to do in the Seychelles. The Seychelles are world famous for

Read more

Things to do in Thailand

19 Aug 20

Thailand has a fascinating Buddhist culture with a number of beautiful temples and stunning, lush mountain scenery in the north, spectacular beaches

Read more

Gorilla trekking

29 Jun 20

  Looking into the eyes of a mountain gorilla is often described as a life-changing experience. The gorillas are completely wild but

Read more

Begin your journey

Contact one of our expert sales consultant

020 3797 4503

Request a brochure

Order your copy of the brochure to see the world come to life in print.