Discover the historic allure of Bari with a walking tour that showcases its most celebrated landmarks, all from the outside. Begin your exploration at the Direzione regionale Musei, a hub for regional art and history. Next, visit the revered Basilica of Saint Nicholas, a focal point of spiritual and architectural magnificence. Wander through the Antico Palazzo di Città and Piazza Mercantile, where the city’s past as a major medieval market and civic center comes to life. Continue to the Fortino di Sant’Antonio Abate, a fortress with panoramic sea views. Your journey will also include Piazza del Ferrarese and the majestic Catedral Basílica de San Sabino, before concluding at the vibrant Strada Arco Basso, famous for its artisan shops. This tour offers a perfect blend of Bari’s rich history and vibrant street life, ideal for those looking to delve deeper into the city’s heritage.

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  • Marvel at the Basilica of Saint Nicholas, a historic spiritual site.
  • Visit the Antico Palazzo di Città, echoing centuries of civic life.
  • End at Strada Arco Basso, vibrant with local color and craft.


  • Professional local tour guide

Route & Duration

2 hours
  • 1

    Direzione regionale Musei

    This regional museum direction is a gateway to understanding the area's rich cultural heritage, often featuring exhibitions and events that highlight local history and art. (Outside Visit)

  • 2

    Basilica of Saint Nicholas

    A prime example of Romanesque architecture, this basilica is a pilgrimage site, famous for housing relics of Saint Nicholas and its profound historical significance in Bari.(Outside Visit)

  • 3

    Antico Palazzo di Città

    Once the heart of city administration, this historic building echoes the political and social life of Bari’s past.(Outside Visit)

  • 4

    Piazza Mercantile

    An important historical trading center, this square is surrounded by elegant buildings and is a testament to Bari’s vibrant medieval commerce.

  • 5

    Fortino di Sant'Antonio Abate

    Overlooking the sea, this fort offers spectacular views and a glimpse into the military history of the city.(Outside Visit)

  • 6

    Piazza del Ferrarese

    A bustling public square that serves as a cultural crossroads and a popular meeting point, enriched with history from the Renaissance period.

  • 7

    Catedral basílica de San Sabino

    This cathedral is a beautiful example of Apulian Romanesque architecture, standing prominently in the cityscape with its impressive facade and religious artworks.(Outside Visit)

  • 8

    Strada Arco Basso

    Known for its colorful orecchiette-making ladies, this street offers a unique peek into the local artisanal traditions and vibrant daily life of Bari.

Meeting Point

The main entrance of Norman-Swabian Castle (Piazza Federico II di Svevia, 4, 70122 Bari BA, Italy) See Map

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.