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Summer holidays and tourist destinations: 6 reasons to choose Bari and Puglia

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Italian summer destinations? This is why your choice could fall on Bari and Puglia



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If you are on this page it is because you are considering choosing Bari and Puglia for your summer holidays .

Well, let's get straight to the point: why should you choose Bari and Puglia this year ? You must know that Bari is located in the heart of Puglia and by virtue of this it turns out to be a real gateway to the entire Terra di Bari , an area of ​​this region characterized by ancient and beautiful villages, uncontaminated nature, crystal clear sea , lots of traditional food and associated hospitality.

Furthermore, Bari is easily reachable thanks to air, rail and road connections. Bari Palese airport Bari Centrale railway station is an important railway hub that connects the city with many other important local and national destinations. Having said that, let's not waste any more time, let's immediately find out what the 6 good reasons are that will convince you to choose Bari and Puglia for your holidays this summer!


1) Visit Bari, the capital of Puglia

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How can we not recommend the capital of this splendid region? From the longest seafront in Europe to the historic center Bari Vecchia , which obviously you absolutely cannot miss: arches, alleys, ancient buildings, fascinating squares and the smells of typical Apulian dishes will lead you to explore a place with an age-old flavour. For beach lovers there is the popular Pane e Pomodoro , alternatively Torre Quetta , with crystal clear waters and a truly relaxing atmosphere. If, however, you are interested in nightlife, you should know that Bari has a vast choice of bars, pubs and restaurants , as well as no shortage of shopping streets, with high fashion boutiques in the various streets of the centre. In short, Bari has something for everyone; whether you are looking for history, culture, nature or just a bit of entertainment, this city will surprise you.

2) Explore the heart of Puglia starting from Bari

Destinations to see in summer in PugliaThe geographical position of Bari offers numerous advantages to visitors who want to explore the Terra di Bari , especially in summer. The city, in fact, is located on the Adriatic coast, which means that it is possible to enjoy the beauty of the sea and the nearby beaches. Furthermore, Bari can be the ideal starting point for visiting some of the most beautiful villages of this wonderful area. How can we not include, therefore, Polignano a Mare, Alberobello, Monopoli, Locorotondo, Castellana Grotte without forgetting Giovinazzo, Trani, Molfetta, Altamura and even Matera , the latter on the borders of Puglia, 40 minutes by car from Bari. These places are easily reachable both by car and train, allowing you to spend a day discovering the beauty of the region and returning to the city in the evening.

3) Relax on beaches, coves and equipped beaches

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If you are looking for a bit of relaxation and a few hours of rest in the sun, a base like Bari is just the thing for you. between Bari and its surroundings , there are several beaches and coves that will remain in your heart during your experience in this area.

Starting from the city, the best known and most popular beach is Pane e Pomodoro , located a few minutes from the historic center. Here you can enjoy the crystal clear sea and fine sand, in a quiet and relaxing atmosphere. Torre Quetta beach , a small bay surrounded by cliffs and Mediterranean vegetation.

But if you want to get away from the city, don't worry, the surrounding area boasts some of the most beautiful beaches in Southern Italy. A few kilometers away you will find wonderful coves in the Cozze and Polignano a Mare , or well-equipped beaches on the coast of Monopoli and Chapter . Obviously there is also no shortage of free beaches, happy hours and lots of fun, both for young people and for families.

4) Enjoy excellent typical Apulian dishes

Typical Apulian dishes to eat in summerOne of the aspects that fascinate tourists during their experience in Puglia is the typical Apulian cuisine .
Bari, the capital of this region, is probably also the queen of this typical cuisine since the orecchiette from Bari, for example, are known and sought after all over the world. There are various dishes that you could taste in Bari, such as orecchiette with turnip tops, braciola, a dish of potatoes, rice and mussels, focaccia from Bari, fried panzerotti, sgagliozze, raw seafood, pizza Barese, broad beans and chicory ... should we continue? We prefer not to, to avoid making your mouth water, but know that tasting even just some of these typical products and dishes could be addictive until the end of your holiday!

5) Have fun and entertain yourself in the evening

Italian summer nightlife and entertainment destinations in BariIn addition to culture and relaxation, Bari boasts a range of excellent entertainment options, especially for young people. Let's face it, Bari is a young city , rich in tradition but also in innovation thanks to the many young entrepreneurs who have put themselves on the line by opening beautiful venues, pubs and restaurants , thus enhancing the excellence of the typical flavor of Apulian products. DJ set or live music to this In short, if you intend to have fun in Bari, know that this city is full of places where you can listen to good music, savor a tasty aperitif, or perhaps take part in the lively happy hours that always make the capital of Puglia active and stimulating.

6) Shopping among boutiques and shopping centers

Destinations for summer shopping holidays in BariLast but certainly not least, the topic of shopping . Via Sparano is without a shadow of a doubt the most representative street of Bari's trade, as well as the street where the biggest high fashion brands are concentrated together with some historic boutiques of this city. Palazzo Mincuzzi is the symbol of this street, but if you want to enjoy the main shopping areas, then all you have to do is enter the side streets and parallel streets of Via Sparano ; here you will find what you need, with lots of shops, one next to the other, one more beautiful than the other. For lovers of shopping centres , however, you will be spoiled for choice thanks to the various structures scattered around the outskirts of Bari but easily reachable.

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