7 Things to Do in Bari, Italy

Italy, Bari Guide (B): 7 Things to Do in Bari, Italy

We found ourselves in Bari, simply because it was the port from which we could sail across to Croatia. While we were there though, we enjoyed our time in this southern Italian city. Here are some of our recommendations:

After wandering the quaint streets of the old town of Bari, take a moment to visit Santa, or more accurately visit the tomb of Saint Nicholas (yes, sorry kids, Santa died a long time ago!). Now one of the most popular attractions of Bari, the real “Santa” rests in a crypt under Basilica di Nicola. Legend has it, that the bodily fluids the corpse still emits have a miracle effect (it can also be bought in the souvenir shop outside the church, make of that as you please!).

As the patron saint of sailors, fishermen, children, merchants, thieves, wolfs, Russia and pawnbrokers, St. Nicholas was a popular guy. So popular in fact, that the Italians felt obliged to steal (or save as they perceived it) his bones from their original burial ground in Turkey. After the Greek monks guarding the tomb refused to sell them the bones, the Italians stole them and fled back to Bari, where the bones now reside. ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: 7 Things to Do in Bari, Italy
Guide Location: Italy » Bari
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Sight(s) featured in this guide: tomb of Saint Nicholas   Castello Svevo   La Ciclatera  
Author: Sarah Eaton
Read it on author's website: https://onelessrat.wordpress.com/2016/09/24/7-things-to-do-in-bari-italy/