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Bari is a city in Italy . It is located on the Adriatic coast, in the southern part of the country, in the Apulia province.

History

The history of the city dates back to the period of ancient Roman Empire when it was called Barium. In 1130 it was included in the Regno delle Due Sicilie (Kingdom of double Sicily) . In the period between the 16th and 18th century the importance of the city was diminishing but since the 19th century Bari has been developing again.

Dominating landmarks and monuments

The most valuable part of the city is the Old Town with distinctive narrow lanes. There is the Cathedral of San Sabino whose oldest part originates from the 12th century. The other significant monuments in Bari are: Basilica of Saint Nicholas (built in 1087) with a tomb of Bona Sforza, Princess of Bari; Petruzzelli Theatre; Normanno Castello Svevo (castle, built in 1131) ; Santa Chira Church (restored in 1539) ; San Marco dei Veneziana (medieval church) ; Santa Teresa dei Maschi (baroque church built between 1690 - 1696) .

Beaches and harbours

Bari is famous for beautiful beaches, of which the most beautiful are named the Pane and the Pomodoro Beach, which is the main beach in the city. To the east, you can come across the beach called the Panorama Bari. In addition, there are two harbours - the Old Harbour built in 1850 and the New Harbour designed for large cargo ships as well. At present, Bari has a population of approximately 317 thousand.

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mild climate

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international airport


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Last update: 2012-10-21 13:36:16

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