Bari is an active city, capital of the region Apulia and shelters about 500.000 inhabitants.
Roman port during l' antiquity, in 1071 the Norman Robert Guiscard seized it. She consequently played a big role during the crusades : caring and supply.
Its basilica Saint Nicolas started in the XIth century shelters the relics of the saint, it is one of the first examples of Norman architecture in the region.
The Romanesque cathedral dates from the XIIth approximately.
Bari has preserved a very sympathetic medieval district with white little streets, near to the port, the Borgo antico.
Photos of Bari
Basilica San Nicolas
Norman basilica began in 1087 with the Saint-Nicolas relics.