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Among the tallest and most famous lighthouses in Italy is that of Bari: the San Cataldo lighthouse dominates the coast


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The San Cataldo Lighthouse is undoubtedly among the most historic and long-lived structures in the city of Bari .

Built in 1869, the lighthouse is still in full operation today, and with its approximately 66 meters of height and 380 steps (among the highest in Italy) it continues to be a point of reference for ships and fishing boats passing through. city ​​port .


The building is located in the northernmost area of ​​Bari , precisely in the exhibition district , and is characterized by its octagonal shape; obviously like all lighthouses, the San Cataldo one also had its famous keeper with the related tasks to carry out, but with the passing of the years and above all with the development of new technologies, all the operations necessary for its functioning are now controlled electronically by the harbor office of Port .

Most beautiful lighthouses Italy Puglia BariFor the moment it is not possible to visit the San Cataldo Lighthouse , even if it was opened to the public on the occasion of its 150 years of history ; However, it can be admired while walking along the seafront and whether it is day or evening does not matter, the lighthouse always has its charm, but if you have the opportunity to pass by it in the evening you will be able to observe its powerful beam of light visible even several kilometers from the area . An idea could also be to enjoy the view perhaps in the company of a fried panzerotto or an ice cream (in the vicinity you will find several bars and pizzerias right next to the sea). What better time to combine the panorama offered by Bari with the typical flavors of Puglia ?

Where is the San Cataldo Lighthouse located?

Useful information and advice

To reach the San Cataldo lighthouse from Bari train station you have several options:

  • Take a taxi (they are located at the station entrance)
  • Rent a car and reach the San Cataldo lighthouse area independently
  • Take an AMTAB bus (the city's urban service); you can choose between line 22 or 27 .

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