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What to do and see in Bari

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The city of Bari in addition to being the capital of the province of Bari is also the capital of the Apulia region and is the main artistic and cultural center of the region. Numerous monuments available to travelers and tourists. In the foreground stands the Basilica of San Nicola, which holds the remains of this Saint who is also the patron saint of the city. The Basilica standing tall in the Old City of Bari, the romanesque style gives to this majestic example of Apulian romanesque art a solid appearance and sober, characteristic of the Norman architecture. The solemn religious and civil celebrations held every year on the 7th of May in honor of the patron saint of the city, an event involving over 500 actors in period costume. Other important monuments of religious nature located in the Old City are: the Cathedral of San Sabino and the churches of San Marco and San Gregorio. Of great architectural importance is the majestic castle built by Frederick II of Swabia and today houses a museum and exhibitions. In the New Town are the Teatro Petruzzelli, opera theatre among the most important in Italy, and theTeatro Margherita and for a pleasant stroll the promenade Nazario Sauro which offers panoramic views of the Sea of Bari. The Apulian coast stretches from north, from the city of Molfetta to the town of Monopoli offering long coastlines and cliffs lapped by crystal clear waters that allow you to experience the wonderful sea of this land in various ways; there is the possibility to practice all water sports, amateur and competitive but also indulge in relaxation. Inland, the town of Alberobello (UNESCO World Heritage site since 1996) offers a unique spectacle of its trulli, ancient buildings of prehistoric origin cylindrical with roofs cylindrical gray stone. This show also extends over the territories of the Itria Valley in which is located the city of Alberobello. Another unique glance is that provided by Locorotondo, circular and placed on top of a hill with the buildings all white; the city appears as a white dot in a country dotted with land planted with olive trees and vines, a sight not to be missed. Then on to Conversano with its castle overlooking the town and Putignano, famous for its carnival. Not far away are the Caves of Castellana, karst cavities, among the largest in Italy, which offer the chance to visit an underground single environment studded with stalactites and stalagmites. It continues north towards Murgie with the Alta Murgia National Park where you have the opportunity to practice sports such as hiking and mountain biking on trails dedicated and equipped. To visit the city ofAltamura for a particular gastronomic experience, is the birthplace of the bread of Altamura, which boasts the DOP. Finally a mention of the wine routes (wine road DOC Murgia Carsica, Castel del Monte and Locorotondo and Martina Franca), itineraries dedicated to improve the knowledge of a typical and important product of this region.

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