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The crystal-clear waters of the Bari coast

Bari Airport serves an area which is almost entirely on level ground along the coast, with interesting opportunities for trips inland.
 
Barletta
Castle of Barletta
The Castle of Barletta. Copyright © Sisterscom / Shutterstock
 
Barletta lies to the north of Bari, in front of the Gargano peninsular, and has a long beach of very fine sand and a crystal-clear sea. Barletta is famous as the site of a historic Challenge (Disfida) that took place in the sixteenth century, and each year, on the last Sunday in July, thousands of tourists follow the historical re-enactment of this tournament, which saw 13 Italian knights claim victory against the French.
 
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Bisceglie
Bisceglie
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Bisceglie, famous for the beauty of its coast with numerous inlets and lapped by a crystal clear sea, has been awarded a Blue Flag for the beaches of Scalette and Salsello.

 
Where to sleep in Bisceglie
Bisceglie is a welcoming city and offers different possibilities for accommodation.

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Giovinazzo
Giovinazzo
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The main attraction of Giovinazzo, which according to legend was founded by Perseus, the son of Jupiter, is the Dolmen of San Silvestroan example of megalithic architecture dating back to the II millennium B.C., located on the Murgia coast.
The Arch of Trajan opens the door in the ancient center of the Palazzo del Marchese di Rende (the sixteenth century Palazzo Saraceno seat of the Town Hall), the Church of San Domenico and the Church of the Holy Spirit with the "trullo" domes.
The Cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta, houses the Byzantine icon of the Madonna di Corsignano, the patron saint of the city that is celebrated throughout the month of August with numerous events.
 
Where to sleep in Giovinazzo
Giovinazzo is a welcoming city and offers different possibilities for accommodation.

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Mola
Mola
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Along the Adriatic coast, between Bari and Polignano a MareMola is today a popular tourist resort near the sea. Traditional celebrations not to be missed include the festival of the  Madonna d'Altomare, held on the first Sunday in July, and the octopus feast, which is held on the last Sunday in July.
 
Where to sleep in Mola
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Monopoli
Monopoli
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The coastal area of Monopoli features 25 sandy beaches; the farming part of the area is divided into  99 ‘contradas’ and is marked by the presence of fortified “masserie” (farms), churches, rural settlements and villas.
On the promontory of Punta Penna stands the symbolic monument of the city: the Carlo V Castle, which today hosts exhibitions and conferences. Not to be missed: Giardino Botanico Lama degli Ulivi, with caves, rock churches and over 2000 Mediterranean plant species.
 
Where to sleep in Monopoli
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Polignano a Mare
Polignano a Mare
Polignano a Mare. Copyright © Sisterscom / Shutterstock
Polignano a Mare, defined by tourists as the “Pearl of the Adriatic” offers a marine landscape with inlets and caves, accessible by boat or often linked to the cellars of houses built above. The sea bed is a very popular destination for scuba diving enthusiasts. Nearby, and easily reached, are several towns of considerable tourism interest. The historic center with its four defensive towers is rich in Arabic, Byzantine, Spanish and Norman elements. The coast of Polignano with its high cliffs, the indented coastline and the Palazzese caves in Lama Monachile is one of the most beautiful in Puglia and offers hidden coves with sandy bays.
 
Where to sleep in Polignano a Mare
Polignano a Mare is a welcoming city and offers different possibilities for accommodation.

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Alberobello
Alberobello
The Trulli of Alberobello, UNESCO World Heritage site. Copyright © Sisterscom / Shutterstock

Alberobello, an hour from Bari Airport, is famous for its characteristic ‘trulli’, houses built of dry stone with base washed with burnt lime and cone-shaped roof made of exposed stone slabs. Alberobello, declared a UNESCO World Heritage site, is the only town to have its historical centre composed entirely of ‘trulli’. The churches in Alberobello are in the shape of a trullo. To visit the Church of St. Anthony with a Greek cross plan and a 21-meter dome and the minor Basilica of the Saints Medici, where you can admire the Madonna of Loreto and the patron saints Cosma and Damiano. Inland are the caves of Castellana, a collection of chambers and tunnels that extend underground for more than 2 km, offering the visitor some unique sights.
 
Where to sleep in Alberobello
Alberobello is a welcoming city and offers different possibilities for accommodation.

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Ostuni
Ostuni
Ostuni. Copyright © Sisterscom / Shutterstock

The sea around Ostuni is considered one of the most beautiful in Apulia for its combination of beaches, crystal-clear water and excellent hotels and tourist accommodation. Ostuni is called the “White City” because of the colour of the houses in its historic centre with the fifteenth-century Cathedral in Romanesque-Gothic style with a splendid 24-ray rose window, the eighteenth-century buildings of the Episcopal Palace and the old Seminary, the Scoppa arch and the former Carmelite Monastery, that houses the Museum of Precious Murgia Civilizations South.
In the old city surrounded by the Aragonese walls with the Porta Nova and Porta San Demetrio, you can admire several churches and mansions.
 
Where to sleep in Ostuni
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Text by Alisè Vitri
Photos: Sisterscom.com, Shutterstock 
Video: www.viaggiareinpuglia.it

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Updated July 2020

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