I recently went to Bari with my friends. It is a port city situated on the Adriatic Sea and is the capital of southern Italy’s Puglia region. Also, it is an economic center. We stayed at an apartment located right into the heart of the city – B&B La Corte Del Borgo Antico.
We visited Castel Del Monte which is one of the famous sites of Puglia. Then we went to Basilica San Nicola which is a pilgrimage destination for the Roman Catholics and Eastern Orthodox Christians. It was constructed during the 11th and 12th centuries. Its structure exhibits notable Romanesque sculptural works such as a bishop’s throne. We walked through the mosaic pathways that gave an appearance of a castle to the church. After having pasta for the lunch, we further headed to Lungomare e Murat. It is a nice stretch of waterfront and an ideal place to enjoy the view of the sea. It was opened in 1927. It is 15 km long. Nearby are located the historical sites – San Nicola Basilica and Palazzo della Provincia.
The next day we went to Grotte di Castellana. It is a cave system which is remarkable in the world heritage history. These caves are made of limestone and were discovered in 1938. It has the country’s longest natural subterranean network of passages. It is surrounded by wildlife and an extraordinary range of landscapes. The natural light streams into these caves through the ceiling and creates fascinating visual effects. The highlight is the White Cave that is the most shining cave in the world. Its whiteness is due to the alabaster walls.
We then saw the Castello Normanno Svevo which is an architectural beauty, a massive castle having two looming towers from the original of the Norman structure. The recommended duration here is an hour.