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Gipsoteca Castello Svevo: Our most recommended tours and activities

Bari: Self-Guided Highlights Scavenger Hunt & Walking Tour

1. Bari: Self-Guided Highlights Scavenger Hunt & Walking Tour

Get to know Bari at your own pace on this interactive scavenger hunt walking tour played on your phone. Decipher riddles, interact with the most important attractions of the city, and unlock interesting facts and legends. An ideal outdoor activity for first time visitors, couples, groups, families, and children. Can be used as a great team-building activity. After downloading the scavenger hunt tour on your mobile device (via a link and login credentials received upon booking), use the mobile app and integrated maps to reach 10 of Bari’s most important attractions on foot. Start the activity whenever you like and enjoy the flexibility to pause your game at any time to take a break, snap the perfect photos, stop for lunch, or visit a museum. Choose to continue the tour later or save the rest for another day. In the history-filled city of Bari you will first visit the beautiful Giardini di Piazza Umberto I. Then the unique Teatro Petruzzelli and then the irreplaceable Museo Teatro Margherita. This wonderful route continues to the Piazza del Ferrarese. As a fifth stop you will find the Il Fortino di Sant'Antonio. As you continue your walk through the city you will find the interesting Piazza Mercantile. Of course, the Basilica San Nicola could not be missing from this tour. In addition, you will also admire the Basilica Cattedrale Metropolitana Primaziale San Sabino. The penultimate destination is the enviable Castello svevo di Bari. While the icing on the cake of this unique tour could not be other than the Large Albicocca Piazza.

Bari: Norman-Swabian Castle Guided Tour

2. Bari: Norman-Swabian Castle Guided Tour

Explore one of the most famous buildings in Bari, the Norman-Swabian Castle, known for its extensive moat. Go inside this 13th-century castle which has been converted into a museum with your tour guide. Admire the exhibits of jewelry on display and appreciate the sculptures in the Gipsoteca. Enter the castle with your guide, who specializes in art history. Then, explore the castle to see the central courtyard and the three stone towers outside. Next, go into the Gipsoteca in the west wing of the castle, where you can see plaster copies of famous sculptures and carvings of monuments. Marvel at these works of art, which were created by Mario Sabatelli and Pasquale Duretti in 1911 to commemorate 50 years of Italian unity. Also, see the exhibits of ceramic tableware, which were excavated from the east wing of the castle. See jewelry in the Minorenni Tower and tour the Norman room.

Bari: Private Food and Walking Tour

3. Bari: Private Food and Walking Tour

Experience a wonderful walking and tasting tour in one of the most pictoresque cities of Puglia, the capital Bari! Explore the hidden corners of the old town with an expert guide and taste the flavours of local food tradition. Visit the most famous places of Bari, such as Piazza dei Mercanti, Piazza del Ferrarese, the Basilica of San Nicola, the Cathedral of San Sabino and many other hidden treasures Between one stop and the next you will taste authentic Bari specialties such as: "Focaccia" (soft leavened bread with raw tomato on top), "Panzerotto" (deep fried pizza rool, stuffed with tomato and mozzarella or delicious combinations of ingredients) and a lunch based on traditional recipes, made by an expert local lady. Along the way you will see how famous orecchiette are made! Every day the local ladies make kilos of handmade pasta, with quick movements of their expert hands, as fast as machines!

Bari: Guided Walking Tour with Local Products Tasting

4. Bari: Guided Walking Tour with Local Products Tasting

• The tour winds through the alleys of the historic center (Bari vecchia), through streets where women cleverly knead the mass to create the famous orecchiette and legends that speak of superstition and faith; • The tour will have as focal points three symbols of the city: the Swabian Castle of Bari, the Cathedral of San Sabino and the Basilica of San Nicola, all completed by a walk on the Wall to discover some of the most photographed places in Bari; • The guided tour ends in Piazza del Ferrarese with explanation of the Borgo Murattiano and free time for shopping.

Audio-video guide of Bari

5. Audio-video guide of Bari

Bari3d offers a customised tourist experience for visitors to the city of Bari. You will find five tours in four different languages: Italian, German, English and French. Travellers will have the opportunity to explore the city's main monuments through video explanations accompanied by graphic animations and 3D models. All from the comfort of their own smartphone. This innovative technology will take visitors into the heart of Bari's history and architecture, creating an immersive and engaging experience. The Basilica di San Nicola in Bari is an important church dedicated to St Nicholas, also known as Santa Claus. Built in the 11th-12th century, it is a remarkable example of Romanesque architecture. Its imposing façade and the frescoes inside attract visitors from all over the world. The crypt houses the Saint's remains and is a place of great veneration. The basilica is an important centre of pilgrimage and organises the traditional St Nicholas procession. It is an interesting tourist destination that combines history, spirituality and culture. The Cathedral of San Sabino is a remarkable religious building located in Bari, Apulia, Italy. Built in the 12th century, it is a Romanesque church of great importance in the region. The imposing façade combines elements of Romanesque and Gothic architecture. Inside, the cathedral has a nave and two side aisles, with valuable works of art and decorations. The crypt houses the relics of St. Sabinus and is a place of great devotion. The cathedral is famous for its religious celebrations. Its medieval architecture and religious importance make it a popular tourist destination. The Castle of Bari, also known as Castello Svevo, is a mighty fortress located on the coast of Bari, Apulia, Italy. Built in the 12th century, it is characterised by thick walls and angular towers. It has been used as a defence and royal residence over the centuries. Today it is a popular tourist attraction, offering tours of its halls, courtyards and towers, as well as hosting cultural events. The castle represents an important historical and architectural heritage, fascinating visitors with its majesty and history. Apulian gastronomy is characterised by a simple and genuine cuisine. Typical dishes include orecchietta, a pasta served with tomato sauce and turnip tops, fava beans and chicory and a combination of rice, potatoes and fresh mussels. The region is also renowned for its fish and seafood dishes, such as baccalà alla pugliese and fish balls. Traditional baked goods include focaccia pugliese and taralli. Puglia, a region located in the south-east of Italy, offers some of the most beautiful beaches in the country. Due to its geographical position, Puglia is washed by two seas, the Adriatic Sea to the north and the Ionian Sea to the south, which offer a variety of white sandy beaches, spectacular cliffs and crystal-clear waters.

e-Bike tour to discover Bari: the seafront and the old town

6. e-Bike tour to discover Bari: the seafront and the old town

Bari is one of the most beautiful cities in Europe. Ride along the promenade of Bari, immerse yourself in Barivecchia. Cross the shopping district, we'll stop in front of the Theater Petruzzelli. Along this path that will take you to the emblematic squares of the city, you’ll meet the old men who play cards in Piazza Umberto, the fishermen who sell the catch of the day in ‘Nderr a la Lanz and the women who make pasta in the streets of the old town. You’ll discover with a local many curiosities about Bari and its inhabitants.

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We had a very good private tour with Marne (?). She was very informative, easy to talk to . She took us to many interesting places with a sample of some local foods & wine. Excellent!!

it was a great tour. out tour guide Alessia was super kind and know everything about the place. The local food was high quality and really delicious. Thank you everything.

Great! Mara was so friendly and knowledgeable! We felt very comfortable with her. I would strongly recommend this tour and especially this guide!

They are a fun way to see the city in an interactive manner, learn a bit of history while keeping the kids enjoying the sights.

Phenomenal, very nice the Guide and very organized