Bari Tourism

Located on the Adriatic Sea, Bari is the capital of Apulia region, and also the second largest city in the South of Italy after, Naples. With a total area of 116 sq.km, it is a home to more than 320,475 people.

Probably founded by Peucetii, the city became a part of the ancient Roman Empire. During the middle ages, it was captured and destroyed several times due to the Gothic Wars, Normans and Byzantines, but managed to get back to its old glory every time. Under Joachim Murat, Napoleon’s brother-in-law’s influence, Bari grew up to be an important city and a major hotspot for Italian tourism.

Devastated during the World War II and Charles Henderson Disaster, the city always managed to resurrect itself and get back to its old glory. From a dark, unsafe territory, this ancient city with magnificent medieval architecture and beautiful buildings slowly began to attract visitors and now, became one of the places in the country with great night life centers and shopping districts.

Essential travel information and Bari tips for your visit

  • Since the roads are narrow and crowded with tourists, there may be high chances of pick-pocketing. So, take care of your belongings.

The best tours and activities in the city, guided by experts to give you a local insight to the best of Bari

  • Know the pollution level of Bari before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 40.38 (Moderate)
    • Water Pollution 30 (Low)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 70.83 (High)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 64.29 (High)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 39.29 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 57.14 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 40 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 82.14 (Very High)
  • How safe is Bari for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Bari.

    • Burglary and Theft 71.67 (High)
    • Mugging and Robbery 59.48 (Moderate)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 53.33 (Moderate)
    • Corruption and Bribery 76.67 (High)
    • Car Stealing 68.97 (High)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 80.83 (Very High)
    • Attacks 54.17 (Moderate)
    • Drug offense 53.33 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 70.83 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 35 (Low)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 61.21 (High)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 30 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 70 (High)
    • Safety Index 39.07 (Low)
    • Climate Index 95.02 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 53.49 (Moderate)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 18.67 (Very Low)
    • Health Care Index 52.34 (Moderate)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 10.43 (Moderate)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Here's how much it will cost to shop in Bari

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.09 USD
    • International Movie per seat 7.68 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 25.6 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 76.65 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 76.8 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ‚Äčand subjected to change without notice.

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