Basilica San Nicola

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Bari: Alleys of the Ancient Village Exploration Tour

1. 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: St. Nicholas Basilica and Crypt Guided Tour

2. Bari: St. Nicholas Basilica and Crypt Guided Tour

Discover every detail of the most important church in Bari, one of the most remarkable examples of Romanesque in the world, the first large Norman church in the South. Its grandeur is highlighted by the wide limestone facade and by multiple ornamental details, such as the Porta dei Leoni on the north side, decorated with bass relieves portraying chivalry scenes. Inside, large transverse arches and laboriously carved capitals will capture your attention, transforming themselves into the perfect frame of a fascinating journey into the cult of Saint Nicholas, between history and devotion. The tour ends with a visit to the famous crypt, which contains the relics of the Saint, and which inspired a legend telling the story of the spear of Longinus, a Roman soldier who pierced the side of Jesus on the Cross.

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What people are saying about Basilica San Nicola

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If you're into history, it's a good experience, the guide was a historian, so you got full value for money.

Francesca is a guide with a great cultural background, we liked her a lot, time has flown!