The itinerary – with reservation required – through the complex stratifications hidden in the city’s basement, will allow you to go back in time, from the Roman age to the late-antique, to discover many churches and surprising urban views where the swarming town of Bari a thousand years ago.
Duration: about 2 hours
Languages: italian, english, french, german, spanish (on reservation: japanese, chinese and russian)
Bari Tourist Port
Norman Swabian Castle
to discover the remains of the Byzantine era;
Church of Sant’Appolinare
with its burial ground, houses, shops, workshops, wells and the hearth and the “Succorpo” of the Romanesque Cathedral, where an articulated archaeological area unfolds, the most precious is the polychrome mosaic desired by Timothy, around the 6th century AD, to decorate the Basilica of St. Mary.
Archaeological site of Palazzo Simi (near the Cathedral)
headquarters of the Operations Center for the archeology of Bari. Elegant late-Renaissance palatal dwelling with the monumental remains of two overlapping churches of Byzantine and Romanesque age and exhibits of artefacts and excavation contexts in the city and in the territory of ancient Peucetia.