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The historic Mola di Bari

Under the sign of the sea: Mola di Bari, between history and traditions


What to see around Bari Mola di Bari

Mola di Bari is another town located about 18 kilometers south-east of Bari city.

Its proximity to the Apulian capital makes it easily accessible, offering tourists the opportunity to explore the beauty of the Adriatic coast and immerse themselves in local traditions without having to travel long distances. Mola di Bari is rich in history, testimony to the ancient civilizations that have inhabited it over the centuries (probably of Greek foundation given the discovery of some archaeological finds) . Mola di Bari 's relationship with the sea is deep and intrinsic, defining much of the identity and atmosphere of this fascinating coastal town ; the port, for example, is one of the symbolic elements of this city, always representing the focal point of its activities, as well as one of the most important fishing ports on the Adriatic coast .

Visit Angevin castle Mola di BariThe beating heart of Mola di Bari is undoubtedly also its historic centre , characterized by narrow paved alleys and ancient squares. Here it is possible to walk among historic buildings, centuries-old churches and admire the typical architecture of a seaside town in southern Italy. Dominating the coast stands the Angevin Castle (on the outskirts of the centre) dating back to the 13th century and a characteristic monument of the city; a fortress that played an important role in the history of Mola di Bari given the repeated pirate attacks from the sea, thus representing a point of reference for history enthusiasts. Still on the subject of the sea, there is obviously no shortage of pubs and restaurants ideal for savoring fish dishes and typical local products such as grilled octopus ; in this regard there is also a famous festival in Mola di Bari which is "The octopus festival" , a local event born in 1964 and which still continues to attract people from neighboring towns.

What to see in the historic center of Mola di BariAnother point of interest in the heart of the city is a majestic building that immediately attracts the attention of those who venture through the fascinating streets of the city, especially in the main square: it is the cathedral dedicated to San Nicola , a church of Romanesque grandeur but with Renaissance traces which stands on the foundations of a pre-existing 13th century church, masterfully incorporating parts of the original construction.

Where is Mola di Bari located?

Km from Bari
Minutes by car

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