Where to stay in Bari city center
If you are planning to visit Puglia and you are wondering where to stay in Bari, check the website apartmentsforfamiliesbari.com. Here you will find the right solution for you and your family. Many are the apartments, tastefully furnished and complete with every comfort, among which you can choose the solution that best suits you. Staying in an apartment you can visit the city in total freedom and without giving up comfort, just as if you were a citizen of Bari.
If you are passing through Bari
Probably you have arrived in the city by train for work reasons or for commitments that will allow you only a brief stay. In this case, the ideal solution for you is to book an apartment near the Central Station, located in Piazza Aldo Moro, just outside the walled center. The Bari station is connected, through 300 trains, to the major Italian cities, including Matera.
The reference to the city of Lucania is not accidental, given the events, exhibitions and shows scheduled in the same town UNESCO World Heritage Site by virtue of the important recognition of Matera as European Capital of Culture 2019: the opening ceremony in the charming city of stones will be held on January 19th.
If you arrive in Bari by plane
Be aware that Bari Karol Wojtyla Airport is well connected to the central station. So with the heart of the city: the trains, the Ferrotramviaria service, air conditioned and usable even by people with disabilities, offer connections from 5.07 am to 11.24 pm at a cost of € 5 per person.
The closest apartments to the central station, proposed by apartmentsforfamiliesbari.com, are Red, Carulli and Celentano if you are in maximum 6 people; the Sella apartment, very spacious and airy, can instead accommodate up to 8 people and includes two balconies.
If you want to fully experience the city center
The heart of the city of Bari consists of two parts, one of which is the so-called Murat center, named in honor of the French general Joachim Murat. It is the commercial center of the city and is full of buildings that are part of the history of Bari, starting from the Petruzzelli Theater overlooking Corso Cavour and reborn splendid after the 1991 fire.
Among the main arteries of the Murat district is Via Sparano, the shopping street overlooked by Palazzo Mincuzzi dating back to 1920, sumptuous in its renewed art nouveau style and inside, between steps and marble, an ancient elevator of the ‘900. Corso Vittorio Emanuele is very spectacular, where Palazzo Fizzarotti stands out, which will amaze you with its Venetian-Gothic style, surmounted by a colonnaded loggia.
The historic center: “Bari Vecchia”
Bari’s iconic seafront, romantic with its street lamps and the Teatro Margherita built just adjacent to the marina, borders Bari Vecchia, one of the few and rare examples, in the context of large metropolitan cities, completely inhabited. The old city, paved with chianche, is a riot of kiosks, alleys and alleys that are typical houses on the ground floor. Via Arco Basso, just in front of the Norman Swabian Castle, is a well-known alley where the women of the old village hand produce the orecchiette and other delicacies part of the gastronomic tradition of Bari.
Here you can stay at the homonymous apartment “Arco Basso” enjoying a splendid view of the castle and you can taste the delicacies prepared by the ladies Angela, Rosa and Nunzia.
Finally, do not forget to visit the Basilica of St. Nicholas, the nerve center of the Catholic faith but also Orthodox: the Romanesque exterior contains, among other things, the chair of Elijah and the crypt where the relics of St. Nicholas, patron saint of the city rest.
If you need parking
The city of Bari is very busy and chaotic, like all the big metropolitan cities, so it is very difficult to find a parking space. But do not worry, because we have signed an agreement with a central parking lot in the center, where you can leave your car paying only € 20.00 every 24h.
Alternatively, know that the city center is divided into Zone A-B-C, depending on the greater or lesser centrality of the areas. In the central Zone A you can park at a cost of € 2 per hour, while in the other two areas the cost of one hour parking is € 1. In any case, just buy a kitten or go to a parking meter and withdraw, after entering the coins, the necessary receipt.