Transport in Bari
Bari is a major Interrail stop, so you can travel to many parts of Italy and Europe from its central train station. Within the city you'll find rail and bus services which will take you wherever you want to go in the city centre and the outer districts of Bari. Of course, Bari is accessible by sea, but we'd recommend flying there.
About Bari Karol Wojtyla Airport
Pegasus offers some great fares to and from Bari, and if you fly with us, you'll use Bari Karol Wojtyla Airport (BRI).
Bari Karol Wojtyla Airport (BRI) is a modern facility that comfortably meets the needs of passengers. It's 8 km from the city centre, and there are bus and rail services running between the airport and the city centre.
Bari Karol Wojtyla Airport, which has been serving military and civil flights since the 1930s, offers shopping, ATMs and information offices. You can also buy tickets departing from Bari here, and pick up some travel tips from the Bari Tourism Office.
Bari Karol Wojtyla Airport Telephone Number: +39 080 580 0200
What to Eat in Bari
- Burrata: Bari is famous for its sheep-milk cheeses. Burrata is a kind of mozzarella with a firm exterior and creamy inside. Be sure to try this while you're in Bari.
- Orecchiette: Orecciette means “little ear"" and this pasta really does looks like its namesake! It's prepared with broccoli, meatballs and ricotta cheese and is another of Bari's signature dishes.
- Sgagliozze: If you're looking for something cheap as you're wondering around Bari you'll see vendors selling Sgagliozze, which are delicious polenta fritters, all over the place.
Where to Eat in Bari
- Around Aldo Moro Bari University: The most affordable and most delicious food in Bari is of course where the students are! There's so much to try in the restaurants around the university.
- Strada dei Gesuiti: A busy street in the heart of the city where you'll find plenty of restaurants.
- Via Francesco Crispi: Another of the city's bustling streets, you'll find a host of places to eat and drink here.
Places to see
Places to Visit in Bari
- Basilica of Saint Nicholas (Basilica di San Nicola): This is the final resting place of St. Nicholas, otherwise known as Santa Claus! His tomb had previously been in Turkey but his remains were smuggled here.
- Cathedral of Saint Sabino (Cattedrale di San Sabino): This building, also known as Bari Cathedral, was constructed in the 12th century and is one of the oldest in the city.
- Norman Castle (Castello Normanno-Sveno): Visit Bari and you'll have the chance to see this impressive Norman Castle.
- Teatro Petruzzelli: Bari is full of culture, and you can catch an opera, ballet or music performance at Teatro Petruzzelli.
- Old Town (Citta Vecchia): So much of what Bari has to offer is in this area, so be sure to see all you can while in the city.