Explore Bari like an insider! Secret locations, experiences and untold stories only the locals know… Our staff are proud to reveal Mercure Local Stories.
THE NATURAL TRAFFIC-DIVIDER
The eucalyptus tree in Via di Tullio is not only a traffic divider. The res...
A SEAFRONT AS LONG AS THE SEA
Known by the people of Bari simply as “the promenade”, the Lungomare e Mura...
A TURK’S HEAD
To save his face, the Turk lost his head. This is the Barese saying represe...
ENTRANCE DOOR FROM THE SEA
Porta di Mare (literally “door of the sea”) has greeted visitors to Bari si...
MARKETS, CHAIRS, AND AN INFAMOUS COLUMN
As the name suggests, Piazza Mercantile (merchant’s square) was the center ...
VIEW FROM THE FORTRESS
A city built by the sea could not avoid having a tower used for defense pur...
A RUSSIAN IN BARI
Simply observe the church over the bulb-shaped cupola held up by a turret, ...
BRINGERS OF WIND OR OF RAIN?
Vendelùse, meaning “bringers or wind” in Barese accent, are the wooden and ...
THE SUNKEN CHURCH
Next to the dock of Sant’Antonio, next to the homonymous fortress, there is...
BARI PLAYING CARDS
Most Neapolitan-type playing cards were born – despite their name – in Bari...
THE BEAUTY OF SHOPPING
Going shopping has never been so beautiful as it is in Palazzo Mincuzzi. Th...
THE BOTTLE MUSEUM
After having savored a nice glass of wine at the Enoteca De Candia, ask the...
A TOWERING TOWN
Built around the year 1500 to prevent pirate attacks, Bari’s watchtowers ar...
SNOW IN BARI
The Arco della Neve (arch of snow) suggests an incredible landscape of Bari...
San Sabino, the bishop of Canosa who lived to 105 years of age between the ...
A DIP IN BREAD AND TOMATOES
In Bari, Pane e Pomodoro (bread and tomatoes) is a synonym of happiness. As...
THE MILE OF FAME
The Miglio dei teatri (mile of theaters) is a secret unknown even to most o...
THE PALACE OF WATER
People don’t only call it the Palazzo dell’Acqua because the palace was bui...
Legend has it that the Arco Meraviglia connecting the buildings from one si...
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