Bari Meet the locals

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Bari: Pasta Experience Walking Tour

1. Bari: Pasta Experience Walking Tour

Begin your cultural adventure by visiting the main attractions of the old town. Stop and discover the Basilica of Saint Nicholas with its precious Crypt, the ancient Cathedral of Saint Sabinus, and the millenary Swabian Castle.  Explore the modern French part of the city along the famous sea walk. Wander through the fresh fish market and feel the relaxing, gentle pace of life wash over you.  Having discovered some of Bari's architectural and historic gems it will then be time to end the walking section of the tour at Signora Maria’s House. Here you will learn how to make orecchiette, a delicious type of local homemade pasta, and find out the secrets of its traditional recipe. While drinking genuine Primitivo red wine, cook and taste your own homemade pasta and feel like a real local. Finish a wonderful day by tasting some fantastic local ice cream.

Bari Rickshaw Street Food Tour

2. Bari Rickshaw Street Food Tour

Begin by visiting the main attractions of the Old Town, including the Basilica of Saint Nicholas and its precious Crypt, the ancient Cathedral of Saint Sabinus, and the millenary Swabian Castle.  Continue to several tasting stops: in a panificio, learn how focaccia barese is made and taste a fresh slice. In a salumeria, learn about different kinds of cheeses and salami while drinking a glass of wine. In one of the typical corners of the town, discover fried street food and the strong flavors of sgagliozze (fried polenta) and panzerotti (fried turnovers). In a gelateria, enjoy home-made ice cream and choose your favorite from a great selection. The tour ends by discovering the modern French part of the city along the famous seaside, opera theaters, and luxury shopping streets.

Bari Walking Tour

3. Bari Walking Tour

Visit the main attractions of the old town and get a real feel the city. See the Basilica of Saint Nicholas with its precious Crypt, the ancient Cathedral of Saint Sabinus, and the millenary Swabian Castle. Walk along the cobbled, narrow streets, where old ladies still make pasta by hand, kids play outdoors and people cook in every corner. Discover the modern French part of the city with opera theaters and luxury shopping streets. Explore the famous fish market near the seaside, and the lively squares where a taste of local products is not to be missed. Finish your adventure with a tasting of delicious local ice cream. 

Bari Street Food Tour on Segway

4. Bari Street Food Tour on Segway

Begin by visiting the main attractions of the old town, Basilica of Saint Nicolas with the precious Crypt, the ancient Cathedral of Saint Sabinus, and the millenary Swabian Castle. Stop at several places for tastings. In a Panificio, learn how focaccia barese is made and taste a slice. in a Salumeria, find out about the different kinds of cheeses and salami, while drinking a glass of primitivo wine. In one of the typical corners, discover fried street food and the strong flavours of sgagliozze and panzerotti. In a Gelateria, enjoy the home-made ice cream. Discover the modern French part of the city by the famous sea-side, with its opera theaters and luxury shopping streets, before the end of the tour. 

Bari: Dining Experience at a Local's Home

5. Bari: Dining Experience at a Local's Home

Immerse yourself in a private dining experience at a local's home, enjoying an exclusive show cooking and tasting authentic recipes treasured in family cookbooks passed down by real Italian "Mammas". This experience will allow you to feel the warmth of Italian hospitality as you connect with local people. You will enjoy a 4-course menu including a starter, pasta, a main course with a side dish, and dessert, with drinks included (water, selection of red and white wines from regional cellars and coffee).

Bari: Alleys of the Ancient Village Exploration Tour

6. Bari: Alleys of the Ancient Village Exploration Tour

Discover the highlights of Bari. Walk through the most famous squares until you reach the Cattedrale di San Sabino. Follow your expert guide and let yourself be amazed by the city's lesser told stories. Learn about the history and architecture of the Basilica di San Nicola. Relive the history and discover the devotion that links the people of Bari to their Patron Saint. Meet in front of the archaeological site of Piazza del Ferrarese to begin the tour of Bari's most emblematic places. Start from this square, known in the past as Piazzetta d'Armi, and then continue to other important spots of the city, such as Piazza Mercantile, the old gateway to the ancient village of Bari, or to the so-called Bari Vecchia. Walk through the narrow alleys of the old town until reaching the Cattedrale di San Sabino, the oldest church in Bari. Here, admire its beautiful white façade and discover all its secrets together with your guide. The next stop will be the marvelous Basilica di San Nicola. Hear about the architecture and the compelling story connecting it to the most beloved Saint in Bari.

Bari Rickshaw Tour with Pasta Experience

7. Bari Rickshaw Tour with Pasta Experience

Begin your tour by visiting the main attractions of the Old Town, including the Basilica of Saint Nicholas, with its precious Crypt, the ancient Cathedral of Saint Sabinus, and the millenary Swabian Castle. Continue to discover the modern French part of the city along the famous seaside, with its fish market, opera theaters, and luxury shopping streets. Walk to Signora Maria’s House and learn how to make orecchiette, the local homemade pasta. Find out the secrets of the traditional recipe. Cook and taste your own homemade pasta, feeling like a native drinking genuine Primitivo red wine.

Bari: Pasta & Tiramisu Class at a Local's Home

8. Bari: Pasta & Tiramisu Class at a Local's Home

During this private lesson, you will learn how to prepare 2 pasta recipes and the tiramisu dessert from scratch. Your Cesarina will reveal the tricks of the trade of these iconic recipes. Have fun putting your cooking skills to the test and amaze your friends and family once home with an Italian meal! This experience is suitable for families with children of all ages.

Bari: Private Walking Tour

9. Bari: Private Walking Tour

The walking tour starts from the castle "Castello Svevo", founded in 1132 and taken by Federico II in 1233, and it continues through the old town. The old town, called "Bari vecchia", is characterized by stone buildings and little streets. Here you can find women at work making homemade pasta. In the old town there is the Basilica of San Nicola. The church dedicated to the patron saint, which was built between 1087 and 1100 and it is one of the main examples of the art movement "Romanico Pugliese". Walking through the old town you will smell the "focaccia barese," a soft bread with tomatoes on top.

Bari: Guided Walking Tour

10. Bari: Guided Walking Tour

Meet your local tour guide next to the Norman-Swabian Castle and begin your historic walking tour through Bari. Explore Bari's old town, where time seems to have stopped. During the guided tour, you will have the opportunity to meet locals preparing handmade pasta outside of their houses. You will visit the Cathedral of San Sabino, an example of Apulian Romanesque architecture, built between the 12th and 13th centuries. You will also be able to admire the Basilica of San Nicola, where the relics of St. Nicholas of Myra are kept. The Basilica is an important religious destination that attracts pilgrims from all over the world. If you choose the sunset option, walk around and take in the beautiful sight of the sunset reflecting off the sea.

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4.5 / 5

based on 64 reviews

We took the tour as a family of four with two young kids and had a really great time. Our guides Carmela and Giallo were very knowledgeable about the history and culture of Bari and also managed to make the tour fun and engaging for the kids. The food stops were all excellent - go hungry as the servings are generous! Good value for money as well, I wholeheartedly recommend this tour.

We arrived too late at the meeting point and were assigned to the group by an employee - great explanations in the old town - nice pasta experience with a lot of fun and subsequent tasting (but not our "own works" - because these were all just first attempts )

We were 6 adults so we had 3 rickshaws;. Manuela, Valeria and Carlotta. They were excellent, their English was very good and they provided us with an interesting and light-hearted narrative. Great fun and somewhat educational. Recommend!

A tour you cannot miss when in Bari! Our guide was Carmela, super nice and helpful, she shared a lot of detalis about the city! Loved the whole tour!

The service was of high quality, mainly our guide Manuela. Perfect English, good presentation.