Cheap flights to Bari
For years the Italians have kept Bari and the region of Puglia a secret from the rest of the world. Clap eyes on this stunning part of Italy’s rural south and you’ll instantly see why.
Bari might not spring to mind as a top holiday destination, but the surrounding area of Puglia with its rural charm certainly should. And while Bari is the gateway to this sunny strip that makes up Italy’s heel, don’t fall into the trap of just passing through.
This seaside city with its Swabian Castle looking on has its own surprises in store. Quaint and surprisingly chic, Bari boasts increasingly upmarket bars and restaurants and is home to the bones of St Nicholas, also known as Santa Claus. Summer or winter, it’s an old town certainly worthy of a city break.
Via Sparano (off Corso Vittorio Emanuele II) is a pedestrianised street crammed full of all the top-brand stores, from Louis Vuitton to Gucci. This central avenue forms the hub of several blocks of shopping paradise with lots of smaller boutique shops running off the side streets and beyond. A must-visit location for those with a shopping scratch to itch.
April is probably one of the most beautiful months to visit Gargano National Park, as the wild flowers are coming into bloom, carpeting the hillsides. A lovely area to explore and see the olive groves and natural scenery. parcogargano.it
For centuries in Foggia they have been celebrating the feast of Saint George with an ox-and-cart race between the five neighbourhoods of the city. For five months the ox teams train and prepare for this important celebration and the town erupts into a frenzied celebration on 23 April.