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.
We can see it now and remember when it happened to us: Watching as the black car icon loops around and around, seemingly endlessly, and our wait time on the rideshare app continually changes. Long wait times and confused drivers are just a few bothersome issues that can nag at rideshare users. Need a solution? Ditch rideshares altogether in favor of renting a car on your next trip.
Valencia is Spain’s third-largest city (behind Madrid and Barcelona), but, upon first glance, it doesn’t feel too intimidating in terms of size and noise. The unofficial gateway to Southern Spain is rich in Spanish culture, including lazy days by the sea, mountains of tapas and rivers of sangria.
Bleisure — it’s a term we’re all familiar with these days. After all, millennials drive the rising trend, combining business and leisure trips regularly. Take a few days to decompress in a new destination after a hectic schedule of meetings and business.
Take a walk on the wild side as you explore the hippos’ den, take a scary bridge over the alligators and roam the open savannah. The Wild Africa Trek in Disney’s Animal Kingdom offers you a chance to go behind the scenes of the Kilimanjaro Safari. This three-hour tour takes you through the homes of all the animals and provides you with more insight.