Bari (Palese Macchie Airport) (BRI)

Bari was already a thriving centre when the Romans arrived. Later the city was the seat of the Byzantine governor of southern Italy, while under the Normans Bari rivalled Venice, both as a maritime centre and, following the seizure of the remains of St Nicholas, as a place of pilgrimage.

Since those heady days Bari has declined considerably. Its fortunes revived briefly in 1813 when the king of Naples foisted a planned expansion upon the city – giving the centre its contemporary gridded street pattern, wide avenues and piazzas. And Mussolini instituted a university and left a legacy of strident Fascist architecture. But the city was heavily bombed during the last war, and today its vigorous centre is a symbol of the souths zeal for commercial growth.

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Airport information

  • Address:Bari (Palese Macchie Airport) (BRI)Viale Enzo FerrariBariApulia70128Italy
  • Currency: EUR
  • Language: Italian