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Christmas in Bari, the most attractive areas and the "temple" of Santa Claus


Which areas to visit in Bari during the Christmas period? Here are some places not to be missed


Passare il Natale a Bari Puglia Bari has always been a city full of entertainment, however the one that appears every year in the Christmas period is a Bari particularly lively, illuminated and, above all, scented!

Yes, because walking through the streets of the center of Bari , before, during and after the Christmas holidays , means immersing yourself above all in the smells of the typical products of this city, between focaccia , sgagliozze , sweets and so on and so forth. But let's take a step back and talk about entertainment, specifically those streets and squares that normally become the main arteries of Christmas in Bari , as well as the most attractive and lively areas of the city.

Santa Claus villages, stalls, Christmas markets, street artists, Christmas trees and lights are just some of the many things you will find in Bari during your long (and also tasty) walks in the Apulian capital , not to mention the main shopping streets, constantly full of people including young people, families, romantic walks, coffee, aperitifs and bags full of gifts .

In short, Bari at Christmas absolutely does not disappoint expectations, on the contrary, it becomes even more beautiful to live, with a seafront further enhanced by lights and a Bari vecchia as colorful as it is extremely suggestive. What are you waiting for? Find out immediately which are the areas not to be missed if you intend to spend beautiful days in Bari during the Christmas period.

Among the lights of Via Sparano and its surroundings

Luminarie Bari Puglia Via Sparano

When Christmas arrives, it's time for gifts, why not go to the Bari lounge? Via Sparano is the most representative shopping street in the city, without forgetting Via Argiro (full of shops and bars, perhaps for a nice hot chocolate) , Corso Cavour, Corso Vittorio Emanuele and all the parallels in the Murat district. shopping in Bari is a riot of lights, colors, street artists, music and lots of fun, all to be experienced!

Under the tree of Piazza del Ferrarese

Natale a Bari vecchia Puglia

Every year there is always a tree to decorate the beautiful Piazza del Ferrarese , one of the main entrances to the historic center of Bari . How not to take a nice souvenir photo in this elegant location? Here too there is no lack of illuminations , with enchanting colored projections on the ancient buildings of Bari vecchia that surround the square and illuminate the eyes of adults and children.

Discovering the Christmas markets

Near Piazza del Ferrarese , precisely on Via Venezia (the climb that leads to the wall) , there are the characteristic Christmas markets of Old Bari in which you will find handicrafts, toys, nativity scenes and objects of all kinds and shapes, all strictly in the Christmas theme. An evocative Christmas market to enjoy amidst the scent of sgagliozze and roasted chestnuts.

Among the lights of old Bari

Luminarie Bari vecchia San Nicola

And how can we not include, among other things, the precious illuminations of Bari vecchia ? With the arrival of Christmas , the old town of the city becomes even warmer thanks to hundreds of light bulbs that illuminate the ancient stone of Bari . A suggestive atmosphere that will accompany you along all the alleys of the historic center, perhaps between a warm piece of focaccia or a taste of orecchiette from Bari .

Christmas from the Bari seafront

Luminarie Bari Vecchia Puglia

What happens to the longest promenade in Italy and Europe if you add some beautiful lights and a gigantic Christmas tree ? Think of the skyline of Bari with these ingredients to be able to imagine the location that awaits you during the Christmas holidays . The scent of the sea, which accompanies this city throughout the year, in December becomes the ideal setting for a truly overwhelming experience.

In the temple of Santa Claus

Basilica San Nicola Natale Bari

How not to stop and admire the Basilica of San Nicola , the saint who inspired the myth of Santa Claus ?
If you want to experience the essence of Christmas , and discover the hidden wonders of the church, you cannot miss this stage. Enter the heart of Bari vecchia and visit this splendid monument to the Saint that unites millions of faithful all over the world.

Christmas shopping in the suburbs

Cosa fare a Bari a Natale

And if you are a lover of comfortable shopping areas to vent your desire for shopping and gift ideas for Christmas , then you can only be attracted to a suburb of Bari full of large structures made to measure for you; from Balloon to MediaWorld , from Maisons du Monde and Unieuro and so on, all festively decorated to welcome you with the sweet Christmas atmosphere. All this is on Strada Santa Caterina (exit 9 from the Bari ring road).

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