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Bari

Territory, geography, climate, cost of living, places of interest

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Bari is the capital city of the province of Bari and of the Apulia (or, in Italian, Puglia) region, on the Adriatic Sea, in Italy. It is the second most important economic centre of mainland Southern Italy after Naples, and is well known as a port and university city, as well as the city of Saint Nicholas. The city itself has a decreasing population of about 320,000, as of 2009, over 116 km2, while the fast-growing urban area counts 653,028 inhabitants over 203 km2. The metropolitan area counts 1 million inhabitants.
Bari is made up of four different urban sections. To the north is the closely built old town on the peninsula between two modern harbours, with the splendid Basilica of Saint Nicholas, the Cathedral of San Sabino (1035–1171) and the Swabian Castle built for Frederick II, which is now also a major nightlife district. To the south is the Murat quarter (erected by Joachim Murat), the modern heart of the city, which is laid out on a rectangular grid-plan with a promenade on the sea and the major shopping district (the via Sparano and via Argiro).
Modern residential zones surround the centre of Bari, the result of chaotic development during the 1960s and 1970s replacing the old suburbs that had developed along roads splaying outwards from gates in the city walls. In addition, the outer suburbs have developed rapidly during the 1990s. The city has a redeveloped airport named after Pope John Paul II, Karol Wojtyła Airport, with connections to several European cities.

Geography


Shown below are the twenty quarters of Bari: these twenty neighbourhoods or "quartiere" as they are known, are further divided into nine governmental community boards:

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Municipality Quarters:

  • I Palese Macchie & Santo Spirito-Catino-San Pio
  • II San Paolo & Stanic
  • III Picone & Poggiofranco
  • IV Carbonara-Santa Rita, Ceglie del Campo & Loseto
  • V Japigia, Torre a Mare & San Giorgio
  • VI Carrassi, San Pasquale & Mungivacca
  • VII Madonnella
  • VIII Libertà & Marconi-San Girolamo-Fesca
  • IX Murat & San Nicola

 

Climate


Bari enjoys a semi-arid Mediterranean climate with mild winters and warm to hot, dry summers. Snowfall in winter is possible. During the summer of 2008 temperatures reached as high as 42 °C (108 °F).
 

Cost of living (last update: Feb. 2013)

Restaurants 
  • Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 16.50 €
  • Meal for 2, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 60.00 €
  • Combo Meal at McDonalds or Similar 4.50 €
  • Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught) 2.50 €
  • Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 2.50 €
  • Cappuccino (regular) 1.00 €
  • Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle) 1.50 €
  • Water (0.33 liter bottle) 1.50 €
Markets
  • Milk (regular), 1 liter 1.45 €
  • Loaf of Fresh White Bread (500g) 1.25 €
  • Rice (1kg) 2.00 €
  • Eggs (12) 2.00 €
  • Local Cheese (1kg) 11.50 €
  • Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1kg) 6.00 €
  • Apples (1kg) 1.75 €
  • Oranges (1kg) 1.65 €
  • Tomato (1kg) 2.25 €
  • Potato (1kg) 1.20 €
  • Lettuce (1 head) 1.00 €
  • Water (1.5 liter bottle) 0.42 €
  • Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 3.75 €
  • Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 1.45 €
  • Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 2.15 €
  • Packet of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 4.90 €
Transportation  
  • One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 0.85 €
  • Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 47.50 €
  • Taxi (minimum fee) 5,00 €
  • Gasoline (1 liter) 1.62 €
Utilities (Monthly)
  • Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 85m2 Apartment: 100,00
  • 1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.11 €
  • Internet (6 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 26.50 €
Sports And Leisure
  • Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 47.50 €
  • Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 35.00 €
  • Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 7.50 €

 

Attractions and places of interest

  • Archaeological Provincial Museum- Monastero S. Scolastica - telefono.jpg++39 080.523.57.86
  • Swabian Castle and Gallery of plaster casts - Piazza Federico II di Svevia - telefono.jpg++39 080.528.62.18
  • Museum of the Treasure of the Basilica - Basilica di San Nicola - telefono.jpg++39 080.573.71.11 www.basilicasannicola.org - info@basilicasannicola.org
  • Museum of the Cathedral - Palazzo Arcivescovile Via Dottula - telefono.jpg++39 080.521.00.64 - www.odegitria.bari.it
  • Civic Historical Museum - Strada Saggese, 2 telefono.jpg++39 080.577.23.62 - museostorico@comune.bari.it
  • Ethnographic Museum Africa Mozambique - Convento Cappuccini, Via Bellomo, 94 - telefono.jpg++39 080.561.00.37/34
  • Botanical Garden Institute - Via E. Orabona, 4 - telefono.jpg++39 080 544 2152 -2153
  • Earth Science Museum - Via Amendola, 165/a -telefono.jpg++39 080.544.33.51 - telefono.jpg++39 080.557.33.57 - telefono.jpg++39 080.557.3358 fax
  • Naturalistic Museum - via Orabona 4 - telefono.jpg++39 080.544.25.56 - telefono.jpg++39 080.544.25.58 - telefono.jpg++39 080.54435.65
  • Museum of the History of Physics - Via Amendola, 175 - telefono.jpg++39 080.544.32.16
  • Museum of the Postcard collection - Corso Alcide De Gasperi, 463 - telefono.jpg++39 080.502.07.01
  • Museo dell'Acquedotto Pugliese - via Cognetti, 36 telefono.jpg++39080.572.34.58 - telefono.jpg++39 080.572.31.11 - www.aqp.it
  • Pictures Gallery “Corrado Giaquinto” - Lungomare Nazario Sauro, 27 - telefono.jpg++39 080.54.12.422/423/426
  • State Archives - Via D. Marin, 3 - telefono.jpg++39 080.502.35.46
  • The Citadel of Culture - Via Pietro Oreste, 45 telefono.jpg++39 080.217.31.11 - visconti@librari.beniculturali.it
  • Mediterranean Citadel of Science - Via Corigliano, 1 Zona ind. - telefono.jpg++39 080.990.53.60 - www. cittadellabari.infm.it
  • Memorial Building - Historical Museum - Via Gentile, 31 - telefono.jpg++39 080.553.03.00 - telefono.jpg++39 080.554.27.19
  • Public Beach "Pane e Pomodoro" - Lungomare Perotti - free entrance
  • Russian Orthodox Church - corso Benedetto Croce 130
  • Stadiums and Arenas: Arena della Vittoria  (near the Fiera del Levante, this hosts sports and cultural events); San Nicola Stadium (this was built for the World Soccer Championship in 1990 by Renzo Piano and it is just outside the city on the way to Bitritto)
  • Internet Point: Acme S.r.l. (Via Andrea da Bari, 11 - telefono.jpg++39 080.524.17.56) - Bluepointshop (Via Re David, 176 D - telefono.jpg++39 080.557.59.28) - C.D.E (Via Capruzzi, 220/a - Bari - telefono.jpg++39 080.542.71.13)

 

 

 

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Pubblicato il: 26/03/2013  Ultima modifica: 18/04/2013