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Italy in Photos

Photos of Italy taken on Walks in the Cities Towns & Villages of Italia

Welcome to Italy in Photos and experience the enchanting allure of Bari, as Italy in Photos unlocks one of the gems of Italy: – Bari, a city in Southern Italy, is the largest urban and metro area on the Adriatic. It’s a historic yet forward-looking city, often compared to Bologna for its vibrancy. With a high percentage of young people and migrants, Bari exudes a youthful energy. The city is known for its grand boulevards, lively nightlife, and significant architectural landmarks. It supports a large university and an opera house, reflecting its cultural richness. Municipal buildings in Bari are a testament to the city’s confidence. Over the years, Bari has transformed from a sketchy port city to an enchanting Italian destination with its own unique charm. It serves as the gateway to the popular region of Puglia, offering visitors a glimpse into the old city, known as Bari Vecchia. Whether you’re exploring the city’s historical appeal or enjoying its seaside charm, Bari promises an authentic Italian experience. So if you’re planning a visit, rest assured, there’s plenty to see and do in this vibrant city of Italy.

Piazza Aldo Moro a charming square, is a must-visit for tourists looking to immerse themselves in the beauty and culture of the city. Surrounded by historic architecture and bustling cafes, Piazza Aldo Moro offers a vibrant atmosphere where you can relax, people-watch, and soak up the local ambiance. The squre is home to Bari Centrale railway station (Photos 1-2-3) – Via Sparano da Bari is a pedestrian street that runs for more than half a kilometer from the old town of Bari to the main railway station. It is the main shopping street in Bari, where you can find many prestigious and international brands of clothing, accessories, jewelry, and more. You can also find some historical and local shops that have been operating for decades. Via Sparano da Bari is also a cultural and architectural attraction, as it features seven different “salons” that reflect the characteristics of each block of the street. For example, you can see the Salotto della Moda, where the fashion shops are located, or the Salotto Liberty, where you can admire the Art Nouveau style of the Palazzo Mincuzzi, a symbol of the commerce of Via Sparano. You can also visit the Salotto del Culto, where you can find the Church of San Ferdinando, a Baroque church with a beautiful façade. Via Sparano da Bari is also a lively and vibrant street, where you can enjoy the nightlife and the entertainment options. You can find many bars, cafes, restaurants, and pubs along the street, where you can taste the typical dishes and drinks of Bari. (Photos 4-5-6-8-13-14-16-17-18-19-20)

Piazza Umberto I is a large and green square in the center of Bari, near the main railway station. It is named after Umberto I, the second king of Italy, who was assassinated in 1900. The square features a bronze equestrian statue of Umberto I, made by the sculptor Filippo Cifariello. The square is also surrounded by important buildings, such as the University of Bari, the courthouse, the post office, and the regional government headquarters. The square is a place of history and memory, as it was the scene of a massacre in 1943, when fascists and soldiers shot at a peaceful demonstration of anti-fascist citizens. To commemorate the victims, there are 20 “stumbling stones” embedded in the pavement, with the names and ages of the fallen. The square is also a place of culture and entertainment, as it hosts events such as the Chocolate Festival, where you can find all kinds of chocolate products and creations. Piazza Umberto I is a great place to visit in Bari, as it offers a glimpse of the city’s past and present. (Photos 7-9-10-11)

Giardini di Piazza, is a public park in the center of Bari, in the Murat district. It is the result of the fusion of two gardens, one designed in 1866 by the architect Giovanni Castelli as part of the University building, and the other created later as a frame for the equestrian statue of Umberto I, inaugurated in 1905. The park is not fenced and is open to everyone who wants to enjoy the greenery and the history of the city. The park features a monumental fountain that celebrates the completion of the Apulian Aqueduct in 1915. ( Phot 9-10-11 ) – Palazzo Mincuzzi is a historic building located in Bari, Italy. It was built between 1926 and 1928 by architect Aldo Forcignanò and engineer Gaetano Palmiotto. It was commissioned by the Mincuzzi family, who owned a department store of the same name, to house their business. The building is a typical example of early 20th century commercial architecture, featuring a late eclectic style and a corner dome. It is considered a symbol of commerce and elegance. Corso Vittorio Emanuele is a major street in Bari, Italy, that runs from Piazza Garibaldi to the seafront. It divides the old town (Bari Vecchia) from the new town (Murattiano). It is named after Victor Emmanuel II, the first king of unified Italy. (Photo 17) – Via Principe Amedeo is a street in Bari which runs from Via Brigata Bari to Corso Cavour (Photo 15) – Via Nicolò Putignaniis a street in Bari which runs from Via Alessandro Manzoni to Corso Cavour (Photo 21) – Corso Vittorio Emanuele is a street in Bari which runs from the Gardens of Piazza Garibaldi to Piazza IV Novembre (Photos 22-23) – Via Benedetto Petrone is a street in Bari which runs from Corso Vittorio Emanuele II to Via Filippo Corridoni (Photo 24) – Strada S. Giuseppe is a street in Bari which runs from Via Filippo Corridoni to Str. Sagges (Photo 25) – Strada Bianchi-Dottula is a street in Bari which runs from Corte S. Triggiano to Str. Attolini (Photo 26)

Largo Albicocca is a small square in the old town of Bari, Italy. It is also known as Piazza degli Innamorati (Square of the Lovers) because of its romantic atmosphere. It is located near the Castello Normanno Svevo, a medieval castle that is one of the main attractions in Bari. The square has a cozy and charming feel, with strings of lights and old-fashioned lanterns. It is quiet by day, but lively by night, when locals come here to enjoy delicious food and drinks at the nearby restaurants and bars. (Photos 27-28)  – Str. Attolini is a street in Bari which runs from Strada Bianchi-Dottula to Piazza Federico II di Svevia (Photo 29-30-39) – Piazza Federico II di Svevia is a square in Bari, Italy, named after the Holy Roman Emperor Frederick II, who was born in the city in 1194. The square is located near the Castello Normanno-Svevo, a castle built by the Normans and later restored by Frederick II. The square is also close to the seafront and the old town of Bari, where you can find many historic and cultural attractions. Some of the places you can visit near Piazza Federico II di Svevia are: – Castello Normanno-Svevo: a 12th-century fortress that is now a museum and exhibition venue. You can admire its medieval architecture, its elegant Renaissance staircase, and its collection of plaster casts of sculptures from Puglia’s monuments. (Photos  31-32-33-38) – Via Boemondo is a street in Bari which runs from Str. Palazzo dell’Intendenza to Piazza Federico II di Svevia (Photo 34)

Piazza Giuseppe Massari – Immerse yourself in the fascinating history and lively ambiance of Bari’s heart. This captivating square boasts breathtaking architecture such as the Castello Svevo di Bari and bustling cafes, inviting you to savor the local atmosphere and indulge in authentic Italian coffee. (Photos 35-36-37) – The Castello Svevo or Swabian Castle is a castle in the Apulian city of Bari, Italy. It was built around 1132 by Norman King Roger II and is currently used for exhibitions. The castle is located at Federico II di Svevia Square (Photo 33) – Strada S. Giacomo is a street in Bari which runs from Strada Attolini to Piazza dell’Odegitria (Photo 40) – Piazza dell’Odegitria is a square in Bari, Italy, that is located in the old town. The square is named after the Odegitria, a Byzantine icon of the Virgin Mary that is venerated in the nearby church of San Giacomo. The square has a history of being a place of worship, commerce, and social life. It is surrounded by historic buildings, such as the Palazzo dell’Odegitria, the Palazzo del Sedile, and the Palazzo Simi. (Photos 41-42-43-44-45-46-47-48-49 ) –  The Basilica Cattedrale Metropolitana di San Sabino is the cathedral of Bari, the seat of the Archbishop of Bari-Bitonto, and the main church dedicated to Saint Sabinus, a bishop of Canosa whose relics were brought to Bari in the 9th century. It is one of the most important and oldest monuments in the city, dating back to the 12th and 13th centuries. It has a Romanesque style, with a simple façade, a rose window, and a bell tower. The interior has three naves, with columns and arches, and a richly decorated apse. The cathedral also has a crypt, where you can admire ancient mosaics, frescoes, and sculptures. The cathedral is located in Piazza dell’Odegitria, in the heart of the old town of Bari, near the Castello Normanno-Svevo and the Basilica of St. Nicholas.(Photos 42-43-44-45 )

Piazzetta Bisanzio e Rainaldo is a small square located behind the Cathedral of San Sabino in Bari. The square is surrounded by buildings made of local stone and is home to the Diocesan Library of the Higher Institute of Religious Sciences Odegitria, which was recently restored and expanded with volumes donated by the Jesuit Library. During the restoration work of the nearby Trulla building in the 1990s, remains of an ancient church were discovered. The building dates back to around the 10th century and has three apses, a seat for the clergy, and a floor made up of square and rectangular limestone tiles that form a beautiful geometric pattern. (Photo 50) – Strada del Carmine is a street in Bari which runs from Piazzetta Bisanzio e Rainaldo to Piazza S. Nicola (Photo 51-52-53-54-55-56-57-58-59) – The Basilica di San Nicola is a church in Bari, southern Italy that holds wide religious significance throughout Europe and the Christian world. It is an important pilgrimage destination for both Roman Catholics and Orthodox Christians from Eastern Europe. The basilica was one of the first Norman churches to be built in southern Italy and is a splendid example of Pugliese-Romanesque architecture. It was originally constructed in the 12th century to house the relics of St. Nicholas (better known as Father Christmas), which were stolen from Turkey in 1087 by local fishing folk. Today, it continues to attract many visitors and pilgrims. (Photo 60)

Lungomare Imperatore Augusto is a street in Bari which runs from Corso Antonio De Tullio to Piazza IV Novembre (Photos 61-62-63-64-65-66-67-68-69-70) – Piazza IV Novembre is a beautiful square located in the heart of Bari. It is also known as Piazza Mercantile and is considered the main trading point in the history of Bari. The square is surrounded by historic buildings and is a great place to relax and enjoy the local atmosphere. (Photos 71-72-73-74) – Molo S. Nicola is a historical place located in the old port of Bari. It is famous for being a reference point for fishermen to moor their boats and for hosting the fish market, where you can see and taste the catch of the day, mainly raw seafood. The old port is located between the S. Nicola pier and the S. Antonio pier . It is a great place to experience the history, traditions, and culture of Bari, as well as enjoy the local nightlife. (Photos 75-76) – Piazza Eroi del Mare is a green space located just across from Molo S. Nicola (Photo 77) – Lungomare Araldo di Crollalanza is a street in Bari which runs from Piazza IV Novembre to Lungomare Nazario Sauro (Photos 78-79-80-81-85-86-87-88) – Largo Adua is a street in Bari which runs Lungomare Araldo di Crollalanza to Via Salvatore Cognetti (Photos 82-84)- Via Abbresci is a street in Bari which runs Largo Adua to Piazza Nicola Balenzano (Photo 83) – Corso Cavour is a street in Bari which runs Piazza IV Novembre to Viale Unità d’Italia (Photos 89-90-91-92)

Bari Cusine:- Bari is a city with a rich and diverse cuisine, influenced by its history, culture, and geography. Bari cuisine is based on wheat, wine, and olive oil, the three main agricultural products of the region. Some of the special dishes of Bari cuisine are:- Focaccia Barese:- a soft bread topped with cherry tomatoes, olives, yeast, potatoes, and salt. It is a popular snack or appetizer that can be eaten with cheese, ham, or salads. – Tiella Barese:- a baked dish made with rice, potatoes, mussels, onions, and tomatoes. It is named after the terracotta dish used to cook it. It is a hearty and flavorful dish that can be enjoyed in summer or winter. – Orecchiette alle Cime di Rapa:- a pasta dish made with ear-shaped pasta and broccoli rabe. It is one of the most typical and healthy dishes of Bari cuisine, as well as of the whole Apulia region. – Calzone di Cipolla:- a folded pizza filled with onions, olives, capers, anchovies, and cheese. It is a traditional dish of Bari that is usually eaten during Easter or Christmas. – Pane di Altamura:- a bread made with durum wheat flour, water, salt, and yeast. It has a crunchy crust and a soft crumb. It is considered one of the best breads in Italy and has a protected designation of origin. – Fave e Cicoria:- a dish made with boiled fava beans and sautéed chicory. It is a simple and nutritious dish that is often eaten as a main course or a side dish. – Pasta al Forno:- a baked pasta dish made with various ingredients such as meatballs, cheese, eggs, ham, peas, mushrooms, and béchamel sauce. It is a rich and satisfying dish that is usually prepared for special occasions or family gatherings. – Sgagliozze:- fried slices of polenta made with cornmeal, water, and salt. They are crispy on the outside and soft on the inside. They are a typical street food of Bari that can be eaten as a snack or an appetizer. – Zucchine alla Poverella:- a dish made with zucchini, garlic, mint, vinegar, and sugar. It is a sweet and sour dish that can be served hot or cold as a side dish or a salad.

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Photo Gallery of Walk 1 – Piazza Aldo Moro to Via Benedetto Petrone
Approximately 1.10 km –  0.68 miles

The walk starts in Piazza Aldo Moro – Via Sparano da Bari – Piazza Umberto I – Fontana Piazza Umberto I – Giardini di Piazza Umberto I – Via Sparano da Bari – Via Principe Amedeo – Via Sparano da Bari – Palazzo Mincuzzi, Via Sparano da Bari – Via Sparano da Bari – Via Nicolò Putignani – Via Sparano da Bari – Corso Vittorio Emanuele – Via Benedetto Petrone

Photo Gallery of Walk 2 – Strada S. Giuseppe to Chiesa di San Gregorio, Piazzetta 62 Marina
Approximately 1.02 km – 0.64 miles

The walk starts in Strada S. Giuseppe – Strada Bianchi-Dottula – Largo Albicocca – Strada Bianchi-Dottula – Corte Macario – Strada Attolini – Piazza Federico II di Svevia – Via Boemondo – Piazza Federico II di Svevia – Piazza Giuseppe Massari – Piazza Federico II di Svevia – Strada Attolini – Strada S. Giacomo – Piazza dell’Odegitria – Basilica Cattedrale Metropolitana di San Sabino, Piazza dell’Odegitria – Piazza dell’Odegitria – Piazzetta Bisanzio e Rainaldo – Strada del Carmine – Piazzetta 62 Marinai – Chiesa di San Gregorio, Piazzetta 62 Marinai

Photo Gallery of Walk 3 – Lungomare Imperatore Augusto to Corso Cavour
Approximately 2.85 km – 1.77 miles

The walk starts in Lungomare Imperatore Augusto – Piazza IV Novembre – Lungomare Araldo di Crollalanza – Molo S. Nicola – Piazza Eroi del Mare – Lungomare Araldo di Crollalanza – Largo Adua – Via Abbrescia – Lungomare Araldo di Crollalanza – walk back along  Lungomare Araldo di Crollalanza to Corso Cavour