GUIDED TOURS BARI ITALY: THE CITY CENTRE – THE MURAT DISTRICT – THE ART GALLERY AND SOME SHOPPING!
TOUR DURATION: FULL DAY TOUR
GUIDED TOURS BARI DESCRIPTION
It’s the main administrative and economical centre of the region, today a major metropolitan city: it’s composed by an old city centre, a district of the 19th century and the outskirt perfectly completing one another in a wide urban agglomeration. We will start walking up to the city’s ancient walls built in a period going from the 4th to 11th century which will lead us straight to the famous Basilica consecrated to St. Nicholas, destination of many orthodox pilgrims since the 11th century. The Catholic rite instead is well anchored in the close Saint Sabino’s Cathedral, showing a beautiful Romanesque apulian style, while close to the Piccinni’s theatre in the close Murat district, we will come across the Norman-Swabian Castle, where some crucial personalities from the political and social point of view lived: Isabella Sforza of Aragon, for instance who is still an interesting subject of many actual studies and conferences…After the visit of the old city centre, we will move to the district wanted by Gioacchino Murat in the Napoleonic period, a district characterized by elegant buildings as the Fizzarotti Palace, the Palace of the apulian Aqueduct or the Mincuzzi Palace in the heart of the Bari ‘s commercial streets. You will have then some free time for your lunch around the city and then you can choose to have some shopping or, alternatively discover with me the Corrado Giaquinto’s Art Gallery still in the Murat’s district. The art gallery hosts paintings of the most famous painters of the region going from the 15th to the 20th century, as well as objects coming from destroyed churches of the 11th century and works of art in ceramic of the 17th century.