Bari Neighborhood tours

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Bari: Pasta Experience Walking Tour

1. Bari: Pasta Experience Walking Tour

Begin your cultural adventure by visiting the main attractions of the old town. Stop and discover the Basilica of Saint Nicholas with its precious Crypt, the ancient Cathedral of Saint Sabinus, and the millenary Swabian Castle.  Explore the modern French part of the city along the famous sea walk. Wander through the fresh fish market and feel the relaxing, gentle pace of life wash over you.  Having discovered some of Bari's architectural and historic gems it will then be time to end the walking section of the tour at Signora Maria’s House. Here you will learn how to make orecchiette, a delicious type of local homemade pasta, and find out the secrets of its traditional recipe. While drinking genuine Primitivo red wine, cook and taste your own homemade pasta and feel like a real local. Finish a wonderful day by tasting some fantastic local ice cream.

Bari Rickshaw Street Food Tour

2. Bari Rickshaw Street Food Tour

Begin by visiting the main attractions of the Old Town, including the Basilica of Saint Nicholas and its precious Crypt, the ancient Cathedral of Saint Sabinus, and the millenary Swabian Castle.  Continue to several tasting stops: in a panificio, learn how focaccia barese is made and taste a fresh slice. In a salumeria, learn about different kinds of cheeses and salami while drinking a glass of wine. In one of the typical corners of the town, discover fried street food and the strong flavors of sgagliozze (fried polenta) and panzerotti (fried turnovers). In a gelateria, enjoy home-made ice cream and choose your favorite from a great selection. The tour ends by discovering the modern French part of the city along the famous seaside, opera theaters, and luxury shopping streets.

Bari: Customized Private Walking Tour with a Local

3. Bari: Customized Private Walking Tour with a Local

Avoid the usual sightseeing tours and discover the beautiful city of Bari through the eyes of a local. Transform the way you travel and make it as much about the people you meet as the places you see. Get assigned a local host who is passionate about their city and eager to share their knowledge and perspective. Meet where you are staying to get familiar with the neighborhood and find out about the best places to eat and drink. Alternatively, meet at a central location and discover hidden gems you might otherwise miss. Get tips on the easiest ways to get around, chat about cultural differences and hear about local events. Learn what it is really like to live in the city. Feel more comfortable navigating your way around on your own and confident that you have all the information you need to make the most of the rest of your stay.

Bari: Alberobello and Matera Day Tour

4. Bari: Alberobello and Matera Day Tour

Experience cities steeped in history with buildings that feel a part of the landscape itself on this day trip to 2 highlights of Italy, Alberobello and Matera. You'll see the famous Trulli buildings, historic churches, and more on this guided tour. After being picked up in Bari, be driven to the guide in Largo Matellotta to begin your sightseeing tour of Alberobello. Follow your guide into the historical center of Rione Monti, which boasts over 1,000 iconic Trulli buildings. Marvel at the unique architecture of these fascinating buildings while learning about their history and significance. Continue the tour with a visit to Rione Aia Piccola, an area that best represents the ancient medieval village. Take in the stunning view and snap some pics! The journey through Alberobello concludes at the highest point of the city, the site of the Church of Saint Anthony of Padua. Notice the similarities between the church and the Trulli buildings and soak up the historical atmosphere of the site as you listen to your guide’s anecdotes. The next stop is Matera. This part of the tour will begin at Via Alessandro Volta. From there, your expert guide will lead you to the glorious Church of San Francesco in the city’s historic center. Next, continue along a panoramic road of narrow streets and winding alleys to arrive at the Rupestre Church of Sant'Antonio Abate. Inside, you’ll find a classic example of the traditional culture of this remarkable city. You’ll then visit a typical Matera cave-house before continuing through the Via Madonna delle Virtù and Porta Pistoia areas to conclude your cultural adventure. It’s then time to reflect on the day's wondrous sights as you’re driven back to Bari.

Bari Rickshaw Tour with Pasta Experience

5. Bari Rickshaw Tour with Pasta Experience

Begin your tour by visiting the main attractions of the Old Town, including the Basilica of Saint Nicholas, with its precious Crypt, the ancient Cathedral of Saint Sabinus, and the millenary Swabian Castle. Continue to discover the modern French part of the city along the famous seaside, with its fish market, opera theaters, and luxury shopping streets. Walk to Signora Maria’s House and learn how to make orecchiette, the local homemade pasta. Find out the secrets of the traditional recipe. Cook and taste your own homemade pasta, feeling like a native drinking genuine Primitivo red wine.

Bari: Private Walking Tour

6. Bari: Private Walking Tour

The walking tour starts from the castle "Castello Svevo", founded in 1132 and taken by Federico II in 1233, and it continues through the old town. The old town, called "Bari vecchia", is characterized by stone buildings and little streets. Here you can find women at work making homemade pasta. In the old town there is the Basilica of San Nicola. The church dedicated to the patron saint, which was built between 1087 and 1100 and it is one of the main examples of the art movement "Romanico Pugliese". Walking through the old town you will smell the "focaccia barese," a soft bread with tomatoes on top.

Bari: Norman-Swabian Castle Tour with a Guide

7. Bari: Norman-Swabian Castle Tour with a Guide

It is impossible to miss one of the most emblematic symbols of the city of Bari, the Norman-Swabian Castle, an imposing fortress dating back to the 13th century, now turned into a museum. With its extensive moat it overlooks the gates of Bari Vecchia, flanking the perimeter of the city, which was defended by it since the Roman times. To the defensive function, the Normans added the monitoring of the territory. Afterwards, as the seat of the court of Isabella of Aragon, the Castle acquired a Renaissance style and was completed with the defensive wall, the corner bastions, the drawbridge and the quadrangular courtyard. The complete tour of the Castle (inside and outside) comes with the access to the Gipsoteca, an interesting collection of Romanesque sculptures and plaster casts, which reflect the details of the most important monuments of Puglia, from the Middle Ages to the early twentieth century.

Bari: Italian Street Food Tour with Tastings and Drinks

8. Bari: Italian Street Food Tour with Tastings and Drinks

An itinerant meal lasting about 3 hours to discover the various nuances that the street food of the capital of Puglia offers: among them the famous focaccia barese, sgagliozze, panzerotti, the traditional sandwich with octopus and an inevitable ice cream or dessert in one of the most popular places in the city. If you want to discover all the secrets and curiosities about Bari’s gastronomic tradition, join our street food tour and become a real expert of Bari’s cuisine! Tastings on offer: - Focaccia Barese - a mixture of ground semolina, boiled potatoes, salt, yeast and water makes the focaccia soft on the inside and crispy on the outside. Before baking it is covered with tomatoes and olives. Bari focaccia is an institution and can be found in every bakery in the city. We will take you to taste the most famous one in one of the city's historic bakeries. Not to be missed! - Sgagliozze - squares of polenta, fried by housewives all year round. A unique delicacy, to be enjoyed while walking through the streets of the historic center! - Popizze - round pancakes of leavened dough. A culinary spectacle of which you can no longer do without! - Panzerotto - you cannot leave Bari without having eaten the typical panzerotto. The classic one has a filling of mozzarella and tomato, but you can find many other original variations! You will taste the best panzerotti of the city, chosen by the people of Bari themselves! - Panino con polpo (octopus sandwich) - a typical Apulian street food dish, it is an octopus grilled and seasoned with a drizzle of oil and a splash of lemon. Inimitable! - Ice cream - we will finish the tour with a fresh homemade ice cream, the best in town.

Bari: Market Tour and Private Italian Home Cooking Class

9. Bari: Market Tour and Private Italian Home Cooking Class

Discover the secrets of Italian home cooking with this market tour and cooking class. Your guide will share their wisdom with you, which has been passed down in their families for generations. Immerse yourself in a private cooking class at your guide's home. Learn the secrets of the most famous dishes and taste the regional cuisine you have made, accompanied by local wines.  Visit the local market with your guide, and enjoy the distinctive feel of an Italian market. Your guide will show you how to select the best produce. Then go to your guide's home, where you will learn how to cook 3 authentic local recipes. Have fun putting your cooking skills to the test. Cook at your own workstation equipped with utensils and all the ingredients to make the dishes. Then, taste everything you have prepared accompanied by a selection of red and white local wines. Instead of loading your suitcase with souvenirs, take home Italian cooking skills that'll stay with you for life.

Bari Market Tour, Home Cooking Demo and Dinner

10. Bari Market Tour, Home Cooking Demo and Dinner

Uncover the secrets of Italian family recipes on your travels, Your guide, or Cesarina will share their wisdom, which has been passed down in their families for generations. Go food shopping like a local with your host, enjoy the distinctive Italian local market and learn how to recognize the best produces from the land.  Come back to your Cesarina’s home, attend a private cooking demo where your host will share the secret of her family cookbook while finishing one of the dishes in front of you. Sit at an authentic Italian table and enjoy a 4-course seasonal menu including starter, pasta, main course with a side dish, and dessert accompanied by a selection of red and white local wines. Feel the warmth of Italian hospitality as you connect with local people. 

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