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Bari is a city in the south of Italy, in addition to being the capital of the province of Bari and the Apulia region, it is the most important economic center in southern Italy outside of Naples. During the Roman Republic and Empire period, the city was a key gateway for trade between Rome and the east. Bari is often overlooked as a tourist destination in favor of the likes of Naples and Taranto, yet over the years the city has prospered and has reached a "hidden gem" status which makes Bari the ideal getaway destination. Finding your ideal hotel in Bari can be difficult as there are often thousands of hotels to choose from. Thanks to, finding the hotel suited to your budget and expectations is made simple with the aid of user submitted hotel reviews, hotel photo galleries, and our handy Google maps applet.

What's Bari Like?

Bari is a picturesque getaway destination situated along the Mediterranean, and offers plenty of cultural and metropolitan experiences. One of the most exciting landmarks in the city is Il Succorpo della Cattedrale di Bari, a Cathedral which is undergoing an archaeological dig after the discovery of a buried Roman structure. For history and culture lovers, attractions such as the Pinacoteca Provinciale di Bari Corrado Giaquinto (Provincial Art Gallery of Bari), or the Museo Archeologico Statale di Altamura (State Archaeological Museum of Altamura) offer an inspiring look into the city's past with their many art and artifact exhibits. For an afternoon of sun and sea, you can take a trip down to the Pane e Pomodoro Beach with its sapphire blue waters and open air bars.

Tips for Getting Along with Locals in Bari

Bari enjoys a Mediterranean climate, which results in mild winters and pleasantly hot summers. The summer months last from June to August, and afternoon temperatures typically rise to an average of 75 Fahrenheit, however unexpected heatwaves have often seen temperatures soar 100 Fahrenheit on rare occasions, so it pays to be prepared. The locals of course speak Italian, however Bari is often overlooked by tourists, so try not to expect many of the locals to speak English. Instead, try to memorize a few Italian phrases such as "Parla inglese?" ("Do you speak English?") or carry an Italian pocket guide, and you will have a much easier time getting around the city. The main way to travel in and out of the city is via Bari Centrale railway station, which offers direct links to Rome, Foggia, Brindisi, and Lecce; makes booking a hotel easier wherever you go in Italy!

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