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Bari’s locals have been known to say “If Paris was on the sea, it would look like a small Bari.” While this might be an exaggeration, it says a lot about the pride (and endearing sense of humour) you can expect from this part of Italy.
Bari sums up your typical, charming Italian market town perfectly. This port town on the Adriatic Sea is the capital of Italy’s Apulia region and was developed in the second half of the 20th Century. Nowadays it is home to the largest trade fair in the south of Italy and it’s firmly on the map as a tourist destination for its historic architecture, art scene, beaches and bustling town centre.
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Visa Requirements & SA Embassy Details

  • South African passport holders need a Schengen Visa to visit Bari and anywhere else in Italy. Leave plenty of time for Visa processing, and make sure your passport is valid for 6 months after your return date, and that you have 2 blank pages available for entry stamps.
  • The South African Consulate in Italy is at Corso Firenze, 11, 16136, Genoa, Italy. Phone: +39 010 868 2798. Email:

See and do

There are many historical buildings and landmarks to visit in Bari from the enchanting Basilica di San Nicola, which was founded in 1087, to the Bari Cathedral, which is decorated with intricate designs and figures. The Swabian Castle has been turned into a gallery and hosts many exhibitions throughout the year.
Velo Service is a bike rental and tour service, which allows you to explore the city in a rickshaw and learn all about the natural landscapes, the people, and their cultures. The Lungomore e Murat a Bari refers to the streets, which run along the sea – feel the fresh ocean air and enjoy breath-taking views on one of these memorable walks. 
The Piazza del Ferrarese is a great place to meet locals, browse through the quaint shops and have a bite to eat. For a more adventurous and fun outing, visit the Acquapark, which offers exciting waterslides, cafés, and other fun family activities. 

Bari Karol Wojtyła Airport – BRI 

Food and Beverage: There are several restaurants, cafés and bars at Bari Airport.
Lost Luggage: Lost hold luggage should be handled by your individual airline’s help desk. Items lost or left at the airport itself can be reported to the lost property offices at the relevant terminals. If you lost an item in the terminal, contact the airport on +39 080 5800 224. 
Car Hire: Maggiore Rent, Avis, Budget, Hertz, EuropCar, Sixt Rent a Car, and Locauto. 
Airport Hub: Bari Karol Wojtyła Airport (code BRI) is a hub for Lufthansa, Alitalia, Air Dolomiti, Air One, AirBerlin, Volotea, and British Airways.

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