Our car hire in Bari is run in partnership with Win Rent. Look out for its signs in the arrivals hall of the airport. Once your paperwork is completed the drive into the city centre takes just over 20 minutes on the SP73 motorway.
Italian drivers have a reputation for being speedy and drivers in Bari are no exception. Add in the narrow streets and restricted resident-only zones or ZTLJs and life can get a little confusing. Staff at the airport desk or your hotel reception can advise you about restricted zones while adding a Sat Nav to your contract will ensure you do not get lost.
With dozens of car parks and plenty of metered street parking you will not have a problem finding a space for your rental vehicle. As in many towns, parking becomes more expensive the nearer you get to the city centre.
Start your visit with a drive through the streets of Bari to see how this old maritime town hugs the coastline and in many places seems to cling to the cliffs. Stroll through Bari Vecchia, the old town and you are sure to get lost in its maze of tiny streets that cover archaeological wonders going back over many centuries. Take a tour of the Basilica of Saint Nicholas with its stunning gold ceiling, marble bishop's throne and the supposed relics of Saint Nicholas or Santa Claus which lie in the crypt. Take time out for coffee or a cold beer and a spot of people watching in the picturesque Piazza del Ferrarese or Piazza Mercantile before exploring the Palazzo del Catapano and the Fort of Saint Antony, now the city's gallery of modern art. Finish a day in Bari with a sunset walk along the top of the old city walls.