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About Bari

Bari is an alluring port city in Italy, with a population of over 300,000 residents. The capital of the Puglia region offers you its historic architecture, lively art scene and beautiful beaches. Discover all the sights and sounds that make Bari a wonderful tourist destination. The city’s top attractions include Swabian Castle, Acquapark and Teatro Margherita.

Get ready to experience this lovely city, because cheap flights to Bari are now available for a limited period! This destination is served by the Bari Karol Wojtyła Airport (BRI), which is a 30-minute drive from the Bari’s city centre. This airport serves a large number of airline companies, including Alitalia, Air Dolomiti, and Turkish Airlines. Popular flights departing from Johannesburg to Bari are now available. The average duration of the flight is 16 hours, 10 minutes.

Why visit Bari

Beach Resort Bari

Picturesque Beaches

Bari boasts a superb collection of beaches, where you can soak up the sun and enjoy breath-taking views of the ocean.

Bari Old Town

Historical Architecture

Bari, being an Italian city, is rich in history. Discover all the architecture that dates back nearly a thousand years!

Boat Tours Bari

A Family Holiday

This coastal destination includes everything that makes a memorable holiday for the whole family: gorgeous sights and fun activities. Treat your loved ones to a fantastic time in Bari!

General information

Essential details you need to know before your trip

Country Italy
Currency Euro
Exchange Rate 1 ZAR = 0.07 EUR
Language Italian
Hub Airport Bari Karol Wojtyła Airport
Airline Alitalia
Time Zone GMT + 1
Travel Adaptor Type F / L

Best time to visit Bari

Bari is a popular destination in the summer (June – August), with daily temperatures of around 26°C and every attraction open for longer periods of time. This is the high season and one you should avoid as hotel rates will be higher, there will be crowds of tourists and you will struggle to find accommodation unless you book well in advance. The low season in Bari is during the winter (December – February). While this period boasts temperatures below 15°C and brings an increase in the volume of rain, availability will rise and hotel costs will drop. The spring (March – May) and autumn (September – November) are also ideal times to visit, with moderate to cool weather, plenty of availability and affordable accommodation rates, since there is no influx of tourists during these seasons.

Weather & Climate in Bari

Average temperature (°C) & rainfall (mm) per month

Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Low °C 5°C 5°C 7°C 9°C 13°C 17°C 20°C 19°C 17°C 13°C 9°C 7°C
High °C 12°C 12°C 15°C 18°C 22°C 26°C 29°C 29°C 26°C 21°C 16°C 13°C
Rainfall (mm) 50 50 70 40 40 30 20 30 60 60 60 60

Bari is a lovely coastal city in Italy and a famous tourist destination, boasting historic architecture, a vibrant art scene, gorgeous beaches and a bustling town centre. Some streets in Bari run along the sea, refreshing you with the ocean air and inspiring you with stunning views.

Discover all the historical landmarks in Bari, including the Swabian Castle, the Bari Cathedral, and the magnificent Basilica di San Nicola, which was founded in 1087.

Take a tour through the city with Velo Service, which will tell you all about the region, the people and the culture. Enjoy a tasty dish or shop around at the Piazza del Ferrarese, where you can also mingle with the locals. Those seeking fun will find it at the Acquapark, which includes thrilling waterslides, cafés and many other fun family activities.

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South Africans need a Schengen Visa to enter Italy. Make sure you have enough time for visa processing. Your passport also needs to be valid for six months after your return date, and should have two blank pages available for entry stamps.

South African Honorary Consulate in Italy:

Address: Via Beata Elia di San Clemente, 225, 70122, Bari

Phone: + 39 080 40 38 8 Fax: + 39 080 52 41 55 3

Make sure to visit your doctor four to six weeks before leaving for Italy to get all the routine vaccinations. Other diseases that you should be aware of include hepatitis A, hepatitis B, and rabies.

Major crime is not a severe problem in Bari; however, pickpocketing is, as this is the case anywhere around the world. One of the main spots to avoid is the neighbourhood of Bari Vecchia. While it is beautiful, its narrow crowded streets, filled with tourists, make it a hotspot for pickpocketing.

Item Cape Town Johannesburg Bari
Meal, inexpensive restaurant R100.00 R100.00 R166.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 litre draught) R25.00 R25.00 R28.00
Cappuccino (regular) R22.00 R22.00 R14.00
Taxi 1km (normal tariff) R10.00 R10.00 R36.00
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) R38.00 R38.00 R72.00

A large selection of hotels, bed and breakfast rentals, and hostels are available around Bari, with a large concentration close to the city’s coast. Many of these establishments include free breakfast, free Wi-Fi, pools, spas, restaurants, bars and more. The cost of staying at one of these places ranges from around € 20 to € 150. The most popular options include Hi Hotel, Hotel Imago, B&B La Muraglia, and Grande Albergo delle Nazioni.

An entire network of buses are available to get you around Bari. A ticket costs € 1, although you will pay € 1,50 if you purchase a ticket when boarding.

Main attractions in Bari

Teatro Margherita

Teatro Margherita

Castello Normanno-Svevo

Castello Normanno-Svevo

Basilica di sa Nicola

Basilica di sa Nicola

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