In Italy, it is sometimes challenging to distinguish what the locals consider as the old town and what qualifies as the new town, as many of the latter still encompass historical parts of the city.
After a few intense days behind the wheel, I decided to stay the entire day in Bari to explore its old town. I settled nearby, residing in a rented apartment in a charming old building, approximately a 15-minute walk from the actual historic center. Walking alongside narrow streets I captured numerous shots of old houses set against the backdrop of the stunning blue sky. But the absolute highlight has been the Cathedral of St. Nicholas, where Queen Bona’s tomb lies on the altar. This adds a Polish touch to Italy, as Bona Sforza was a medieval Queen of Poland.
Just a front look onto the St. Nikolas Cathedral interior, Bari Italy.
Tomorrow, I am returning to Rome, following the same route I took when I arrived, on a train that runs through the beautiful Apennine Mountains.