Best Daytrips from Bari

by Jack Guy

Sep 14, 2019

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Bari is great, but there is also a lot to see in the surrounding area. Here are some of the best daytrips you can take from the city.

Alberobello is a small town an hour from Bari by car, home to distinctive gnome-like houses known as trulli. These distinctive small dwellings were made to be easily deconstructed, then rebuilt, and they have survived to this day.

Matera is another town known for its interesting architecture — this time the cave houses some people still live in. Once known for its crushing poverty, Matera was named European Capital of Culture 2019 and is undergoing something of a renaissance.

If you want to be by the sea, head to the resort town of Polignano a Mare. Some 40 minutes south of Bari by car, it’s a beautiful spot to spend a day on the beach and strolling around the old town.

Cave lovers will enjoy the Grotte di Castellana, 40 minutes from Bari by car. The caves are around 60 meters deep and house many distinctive rock formations.

Bitonto, just half an hour from Bari city center, is known as “the city of olives.” It is famous for producing delicious olive oil, which will make for great souvenirs.

 

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