Bari and the Adriatic Cost

Ribbons of golden sand, fishing ports and towns perched on steep coastline. Wind and sea caressing the walls and palaces of Bari throughout the longest seafront in Italy: buildings designed “umbertino” or “littorio” style (architecture style used during the fascism time), or liberty such as the Teatro Kursaal Santa Lucia, eclectics like the Provincial Government Building or the Albergo delle Nazioni monument. Walking throughthe old part of town, from the Basilica to the Cathedral of San Sabino, are a series of cloisters, convents, churches, craft shops and bakeries. In the evening, the heart of the nightlife surrounds the piazza’s close to the sea-walls. The north of Molfetta has a medieval centre with narrow streets overlooked by churches and monuments such as Sala dei Templari or Palazzo Giovane with its collections of contemporary art. Giovinazzo is on the headland overlooking the sea with unexpected streets, beautiful sights and elegant palaces. Polignano a Mare is also similar, and is the birthplace of Domenico Modugno and the sculptor Pino Pascali, of whom the museum of contemporary art is dedicated to. The coastline is dotted with caves, coves and cliffs, along the bay of San Vito and Cala Paura. In Monopoli, its historic centre is a maze of narrow streets that wind between buildings and tower houses. Visit the Castle of Carlo V, whose rooms house exhibitions, concerts and shows. The city is famous for its longbeach of Capitolo with sand dunes and inlets: relax yourself in the most exclusive beach bars and enjoy the excellent “pugliese sushi”, grouper, shrimps and sea urchins. Leave behind the sea and head inland, without a precise route follow the green almond and olive hills towards Conversano, home with Turi to the tastiest variety of cherries, the “Ferrovia”. Noicattaro along with Rutigliano and Adelfia are known as the “hollow gold” area of Puglia where the landis full of cultivated vineyards, whose grapes are known as “Vittoria”and other famous world varieties.