Some Highlights of Bari in Puglia – Fish to Fortifications

Some Highlights of Bari in Puglia – Fish to Fortifications, Bari, Italy (B)

Bari may be a large commercial port and the capital of Puglia in Southern Italy but I had no sense of this when I arrived there. I was immediately drawn towards its attractive sea front which I made my starting point.

The Lungomare Nazario Sauro, a magnificent seafront terrace runs along the old harbour, the Porto Vecchio. This terrace is dominated by a majestic pink building built on pillars grounded in the sea that stretches out beyond the promenade into the water. As I passed by a car screeched to a halt beside me and a young girl leapt out and scurried into the building clutching a violin to her chest. I guessed this building must have cultural connections. I was right. Teatro Margherita was built in the cove of the old port between 1912 and1914. Designed in the Liberty Style and built using a mixture of metal and cement it was the first of its kind in Bari. The building was closed in 1980 probably due to the cost of maintaining it. It was renovated in 2009 and since it re-opened it has become the most important centre for contemporary arts in Bari. ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: Some Highlights of Bari in Puglia – Fish to Fortifications
Guide Location: Italy » Bari
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Author: Valery Collins
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Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Teatro Margherita
  • Teatro Petruzzelli
  • Niccolò Piccinni Theatre
  • Palazzo Mincuzzi
  • Piazza del Ferrarese
  • Piazza Mercantile
  • Martinucci
  • Basilica of Saint Nicholas
  • Catedrale di San Sabino
  • Castello Svevo