|Name of walk||A Walk Around Bari in Puglia, Italy|
|Date of walk||2013-06-18|
Bari is the capital of Puglia.
As usual we did our own thing, shunning the organised and expensive excursions. We walked from the ship. I just used the map from ‘Rough Guide to Italy’ which was more than sufficient to find your own way around Bari.
Entering the harbour.
We concentrated our walk in the old city. Our first point of call was the Cattedrale di San Sabino, built in the twelfth century.
It has a timbered roof.
Then a walk around the old city.
The new harbour.
An excellent display of petunias.
Basilica di San Nicola also 12th century.
Neck crick anyone?
12th century episcopal throne.
Next stop was the Castello Normanno-Svevo built by Frederick II. The temperature was 36C. It was supposed to be cooler inside the castle, so we went in.
Too hot for cats!
Unfortunately you can't access the ramparts, so there were no view out over the old city.
We then walked around the outside of the castle and headed back to the ship for some welcome air conditioning.
An interesting place, but very hot.