Hotel Villaggio Porto Giardino
Contrada Lamandia 16/a, Localita Capitolo, Monopoli, Puglia, 70043, Italy
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More about Bari
Terranima - superb Puglian restaurant
The Acquedotto Pugliese Palace
San Ferdinando's Church
From port to center
How can i get from port to center, or to railwaystation, in order to leave lugagge?
Re: From port to center
You can reach the railway station with the bus n°20/...the center is at a walknig distance,less than 1 Km.But however the same bus has a stop in Piazza Massari,next to Piazza Libertà,Corso Vittorio Emanuele II,etc...(= the center).
P.S. Ti auguro buon viaggio...sono stato sia a Corfù che a Dubrovnik,e sono 2 posti molto belli!Spero che,anche se in poco tempo,riuscirai a goderti per poco Bari (anche se ad agosto qui non c'è molta gente...).ciao
Travel Tips for Bari
This is Bari's skyline. I took this picture as we were arriving at the port after crossing the Adriatic from Montenegro on an overnight trip. As you can see, Bari is flat. In fact, most of Puglia, the region in which Bari is located, is flat. At the most, Puglia has gentle rolling hills with alfalfa fields and vineyards once you travel away from the city.
The most prominent feature of the Bari skyline is the very tall lighthouse. Another prominent structure is the the Castello Svevo, a brooding medieval fortress dating to Norman times. Other than that, the skyline consists mainly of residential apartments.
Torre a Mare
Torre a Mare is a small nice suburb situated in the southern part of Bari,few kilometers far from the city center.
During the summer,it becomes one of the centers of the Bari's nightlife thanks to its ice-creams parlours,good fish-restaurants,pizzerie,bars,etc...and there's also a nice disco-bar on the sea.But during the day (in the afternoon) it's very animated too,there's a lot of people that goes there to take an ice-cream or a coffee after a day spent on the beach,or simply to stay together.
Personally,I like very very much this place
fascinating in its awkwardness
There are almost no trees in Puglia except olives, and no hills in the horizon, so the sky is overwhelming, enwrapping and poignant. The sharp, sun-whipped landscape is blooming in its struggling way, months without rain. The awkward skyline, half devoured by the merciless sun, proudly basks, drawing its surreal exquisiteness out from the depth of aberration. The keen determination of benessere, of creating life so succulent out of every drop of rain revitalizing the scorched earth is possessing, and inciting.
I have rarely felt so alive and so driven.
Beauty in the details.
The brutal, empty landscape.
dnwitte's new Bari Page
Bari is no one's idea of an ideal holiday destination. Modern Bari, erected all of a piece in the 19th century, is a severely rectilinear grid of streets that are too narrow in proportion to the pompous six to eight story apartment buildings that line them, and the very squareness of the layout makes every street a relentless speedway of choking deafening traffic. Whoever designed this mess also forgot about the need for green space, so if you go to Bari hoping to sit in romantic sidewalk cafes observing the street scene, forget it. There's no space. The only significant greenery in town is a fairly dingy park near the train station, fortunately provided with a refreshment kiosk where you can get a beer or a snack and sit clutching your valuables and hoping the local teenagers don't notice you. Actually, although all the guidebooks warn you that Bari is a dangerous city, we find those warnings to be exaggerated and alarmist. Take the same precautions you would take in any large city and be aware of your surroundings and you'll be fine.Don't be spooked when you find yourself walking through pitch black streets, the street lights DO eventually come on, block by block, but it's a bit creepy until they do ......In spite of the horror of modern Bari, the city is worth visiting because of it's medieval quarter which contains two of the most magnificent churches in Italy, as well as a glimpse of a way of life that has virtually disappeared everywhere else. And if you're interested in the surrounding smaller towns, Bari is the obvious transportation center.
Hotel Villaggio Porto Giardino
We've found that other people looking for this hotel also know it by these names:
- Villaggio Porto Giardino Monopoli
- Aw Porto Giardino Village Hotel Monopoli
Address: Contrada Lamandia 16/a, Localita Capitolo, Monopoli, Puglia, 70043, Italy