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Bari is mostly famous as a way out of Italy, a departure point from which ferries run to the Balkans, Greece and Turkey – but don't limit yourself to seeing Bari only on your way out of the country. There's a lot to see if you plan to spend a holiday in Bari! Locate your vacation rental in Bari and start to take advantage of this beautiful southern Italian city; you'll soon see that it's far more than an exit point. Cheap accommodations are difficult to find in Bari if you stick to the hotel route, but cheap apartments can luckily be found throughout the city, and they make a great home base for exploring this part of southern Italy.
Bari's beautiful waterfront
Try to seek out a vacation home in Bari with a waterfront view – house rentals or apartment rentals in Bari overlooking the water allow you to take full advantage of the proximity to the seaside and fresh ocean air. The seaside promenade, also known as the Lungomare Imperatore-Augusto, is a lovely place to walk just outside the historic center walls; you won't find more picturesque views anywhere in the city. The waterfront is also the point of departure for many who call Bari home only temporarily. Now that you've gotten to know Bari fully, you can use the waterfront port as a jumping off point to catch a ferry to your next destination!
Exploring historic Bari
Try to choose the location of your vacation home in Bari in the preserved medieval center, known as Bari Vecchia locally, which translates to Old Bari. This section of town is to many historic buildings, not to mention several centuries of history. The center was built on the same location as the original pre-Roman city. You can also visit the old city walls and the Fortino of Saint Antony. This former fort has been turned into a modern art gallery, where old and new meet seamlessly. Bari is also home to a historic castle, Castello Svevo, dating back to 1131.
The Home of Saint Nicholas
Bari is not the birthplace of Saint Nicholas, the inspiration for Santa Claus, but it is his final resting place. Be sure to visit the Basilica of Saint Nicholas, which was built to house the remains in 1087. The basilica boasts an impressive gold ceiling and an underground crypt containing the remains of the saint. If Saint Nick's remains can be found in Bari, it's because Saint Nicholas is the patron saint of the city. Saint Nicholas Day, December 6th, is one of the best times to pay a visit to Bari. Masses gather in the city early in the morning, and events and celebrations continue throughout the day and night. A different celebration of the same saint takes place from May 6 to May 8; each celebration offers its own distinct draws. Choose either of these periods to rent your apartment in Bari for an exceptional treat.