Bari and St. Nicholas Basilica

The capital of Apulian Romanesque style

 

Bari is the capital of Apulian Romanesque style. While here, you will see the two faces of the city. First, you will visit the French-influenced Murat quarter, with its elegant 19th Century theaters and majestic Liberty-style palaces. From there, you will visit picturesque old Bari, full of ancient traditions, seaside fish markets, narrow lanes, and homemade orecchiette pasta. During the guided tour, you will experience the austere beauty of several Romanesque churches, including the religious soul of the city, the Basilica of St. Nicholas.

 

GET THE BEST FROM YOUR TOUR!

Combine the visit of Bari with one of this experiences:
Bread Tasting – Pane di Altamura and Pane di Matera

Bread Tasting – Pane di Altamura and Pane di Matera

Visiting a bakery in Altamura or Matera you will learn about the process of bread making. Indeed, Altamura and Matera, 20 km away from each other, share a millenary tradition in making bread that has recently been formalized with the DOP (Protected Designation of Origin) Pane di Altamura and the IGP (Protected Geographical Indication) Pane di Matera. read more

Castellana Caves

Castellana Caves

The beautiful Castellana caves are the magical expression of nature’s tireless work over millions of years. In this natural phenomenon, you will recognize spectacular spires that reminiscent of Gothic cathedrals, as well as mythical animals and ancient trees. read more

Cheese tasting

Cheese tasting

Enjoy the vast production of high quality fresh cheese of Puglia! We will visit an artisanal cheese factory where, from the expert hands of the dairyman, some of the most famous Italian delicacies are born. read more

Cooking class

Cooking class

In introductory Apulian cooking classes you will have the chance to gain practical knowledge about some of the most typical dishes of Puglia, including the most famous orecchiette with broccoli rabe. read more

Food street market

Food street market

Get a taste of traditional life in Puglia! At least once a week, every Apulian town organizes a local market where you can find local fresh food products... read more

Lunch or dinner in a Slow Food Restaurant

Lunch or dinner in a Slow Food Restaurant

We will take you to the most authentic places, and we will introduce you to Apulian restaurants selected by the Slow Food Movement... read more

Wine tasting – Gioia del Colle Primitivo

Wine tasting – Gioia del Colle Primitivo

We will visit one of the most famous wineries in Puglia, whose Gioia del Colle Primitivo wines are considered among the best in the world... read more

YOU CAN VISIT NEARBY

Alberobello

Alberobello

Alberobello is the Itria Valley’s premier location to see trulli, the cone-shaped houses distinctive to Apulia, making it the most enchanting part of Italy’s heel. Alberobello has become a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1996 and it is a definitely the landmark of Puglia, a unique place that can not be missed. read more

Altamura

Altamura

Altamura was re-founded by the Emperor Frederick II in the XIII century. The city is well known for its majestic Romanesque cathedral, which is ascribed to the Emperor itself. read more

Barletta

Barletta

Barletta, scene of the historical "Challenge" is today an art city on the Adriatic Sea with an important historical patrimony as well as a nice nightlife. Barletta, scene of the historical "Challenge" is today an art city on the Adriatic Sea with an important historical patrimony as well as a nice nightlife. We will admire the castle, one of Southern Italy’s most beautiful fortresses, which now houses the Civic Museum and the magnificent cathedral. In front of the Basilica of the Holy Sepulchre you will see the Colossus, a large bronze statue representing the emperor Theodosius II. read more

Bitonto

Bitonto

Bitonto is an elegant old town in the area of Bari that preserves a magnificent angevin circular tower of the 14th century (Torrione Angioino) and beautiful renaissance buildings of the 15th-16th century. read more

Castel del Monte

Castel del Monte

We will visit one of the wonders of Italy, Castel del Monte. This mysterious castle was built in the 13th Century by Holy Roman Emperor Frederick II and is an example of architectural perfection in Puglia, surrounded by a breathtaking landscape. read more

Conversano

Conversano

Conversano was the center of one of the most important counties of Puglia, ruled from the 15th to the 19th century by the Acquaviva family... read more

Giovinazzo

Giovinazzo

Giovinazzo is a fascinating medieval village by the Adriatic Sea with a fortified small port and a wonderful romanesque cathedral. During our visit of Giovinazzo you will walk through narrow alleys, sunny squares and shady arches as the so called "Trajan Arch", built in the XIV century using two mile columns of the roman Trajan Way. read more

Grottaglie

Grottaglie

Grottaglie, the hometown of ceramic, sits on a small hill not far from Taranto, on the edge of the Murge terrace, surrounded by spectacular canyons... read more

Monopoli

Monopoli

Monopoli is a wonderful town along the Adriatic coast with about 13 kilometers (8 miles) of coastline. The origins of this ancient town date back to fifth century BC. We will take an unforgettable guided tour among the most important historical buildings, such as the baroque Co-Cathedral of Our Lady of Madia and the wonderful Castle of Charles V, symbol of the city. We will end our trip along the harbor, which is full of fine restaurants, colorful fishing boats and very stylish bars, and where we will enjoy the unique Mediterranean atmosphere of this town. read more

Polignano a Mare

Polignano a Mare

Perched on a high rocky outcrop that reaches into the Adriatic Sea, Polignano is a destination not to be missed on a trip to Puglia. The best way to experience the atmosphere of this Mediterranean city is through a nice walk on its terraces overlooking the sea. With its picturesque bays and hidden caves, Polignano was an ancient landing spot for merchants and fishermen. Today, its artisan shops and stylish bars are busy year round. read more

Putignano

Putignano

Putignano is a typical ancient village filled with a maze of alleys, narrow streets and small squares surrounded by enchanting loggias. The city is famous for its “Carnival of Putignano”, one of the oldest in Italy, which in 2020 will celebrate its 626th anniversary! Especially during the carnival, the town becomes a real tourist destination, attracting visitors from all corners of Italy and the world. read more

Taranto

Taranto

This guided tour introduces you to the capital of Magna Graecia, the area of Italy colonized in ancient times by Greece. Discover the City of Two Seas. read more

Trani

Trani

Trani is one of the most beautiful cities along the Adriatic Sea. The city is famous for its extraordinary Romanesque cathedral directly facing the sea, dedicated to St. Nicholas the Pilgrim, as well as its ancient harbor, which provides for an elegant setting for the many who stroll between colorful fishing boats and fine restaurants. read more

What our guests think of us…

Our guests’ satisfaction is our greatest reward and we couldn’t be more proud of their reviews. That’s why we want your trip to be unforgettable!

  • star rating  It's the first time I went to Puglia with a couple of friends and we decided to book a mozzarella production tour and tasting since we are all cheese lovers.... read more

    majamrso
    August 7, 2022
  • star rating  Michele was MORE than helpful in communicating back and forth with me when I asked for advise on the best bakeries to experience the bread of Altamura and Matera. Fantastic... read more

    JimW757
    August 6, 2022
  • star rating  Wonderful and knowledgeable tour guide Michele! Tours are fully customisable and you can go at your own pace! We will be booking further tours in future. Grazie mille ️

    Monikat1984
    August 5, 2022
  • star rating  We wanted a custom tour of Puglia and Michele delivered!
    He worked with us to see what we wanted to see. He was very familiar with the... read more

    39nickit
    August 1, 2022
  • star rating  Had the best experience with my friends visiting the Masseria Fragnite which was all organized by Apuglia Slow Travel. Michele was our guide for the day and he was fantastic.... read more

    JeannePaquette123
    July 31, 2022
  • star rating  Had the best time sightseeing Puglia! Michele was an expert on the region and arranged great experiences for me and my friends to enjoy the best Puglia has to offer... read more

    sofiasY2447CS
    July 31, 2022
  • star rating  We had a wonderful cheese tasting visit organized by Michele. Visiting the masseria owned by a local family was a lovely experience!

    emmalM5096AZ
    July 31, 2022