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A Glimpse of Bari in Puglia

  • November 3, 2017

Puglia, positioned in the heel of Italy’s boot, is a lesser known region to tourists. Puglia or Apulia (the Latin name for the region), the southernmost peninsula, has remained almost untouched by visitors. Its beautiful coastlines, countryside and vast number of historical monuments from the ancient to the medieval period lay waiting for discerning visitors.

Bari, the capital of Puglia, had been a gateway into the heart of Europe for centuries. It is full of stories from the ancient Greek settlers to the Romans, Arabs, Normans, Turks and Spanish who had left their mark in a land that amalgamates eastern and western culture. The old fortified walls protecting the city still stand and are surrounded by narrow cobbled streets.