Destinations / Dejection agreeable / Bari
Enjoy a weekend break in Bari and you'll find yourself in an important maritime city, nestled along the heel of Southern Italy, with a busy university, two modern harbours and a number of significant historic buidlings to explore - the 11th Century Basilica di San Nicola - which houses the remains of Santa Claus, the Swabian Castle - a magnificent fortress by the sea, and the cathedral of San Sabino.
Bari Vecchia, the picturesque old town is worth a visit, where you can wander the winding streets and sample authentic Italian cuisine in the hip restaurants that fill the piazzas. Local delicacies include calzone stuffed with garlic and olives, tomato focaccia bread, pasta 'al forno' (covered in mozzarella and baked in the oven), mussels served with rice and potatoes and other fresh seafood that the fishermen sell straight from little wooden boats at the Porto Vecchio.
With a lovely promenade by the sea, beautiful surrounding beaches, a lively nightlife district and major shopping streets, Bari is the perfect holiday destination for an idyllic Italian getaway. Search for cheap Italian city deals on Clickandgo.com and choose from a variety of accommodation in Bari, as well as direct flights from Dublin.