The journey continues, my on the road to Bari and the province. After the first tips I gave you (On the road part 1) I would like to tell you that here is widespread use to go shopping local products at markets that can be found in the area. I was at Santa Scolastica in Via Giulio Petroni, in front of the prison. I found fruit, vegetables and I bought the taralli (salty snacks).
If you are looking for a sandy beach, here in the center of Bari, you will find the Pane e Pomodoro Lido. Accessible by public transport, both by car and parking costs only 1 euro whatever your stay.
Playgrounds, baths, showers, bars and free personal deposit facilities. The beach is free and not equipped for rental of sun loungers and umbrellas, each one brings what they wants from home.
The sea is fairly clean, although near the harbor. The water is low, ideal for children, protected from the cliff in front of the shore at walking distance. I suggest you buy hot baked bread (focaccia) from the bakery to enjoy it by the sea: it’s all another flavor, believe me.
If you want to go shopping, the center of Bari is full of shops, from the best brands to the shops with products at really good prices. Corso Cavour is the way I most like to visit for my shopping in front of Teatro Petruzzelli, who always reminds me that there may be a rebirth from any tragedy.
Just a few kilometers from Bari it’s great to visit the village of Torre a Mare (by bus number 12 and 12 /), especially in the evening who feeds on Baresi and tourists who come to the square to eat or drink something. The walk along the harbor with the moonlight reflected in the sea is something really extraordinary. By day, the public beaches are very popular with the 2 Colonne and Bunker, accessible both by car and by public transport. Here, when I was a child, I spent full evenings playing hide-and-seek, avoiding the area of ”mobile sands”, a legend I was told by the older children to frighten me but today makes me smile thinking about the carefree and happy moments here.
There is a wonderful sunset over this city that seems never to sleep. People find themselves until late at night, in the gardens, in the premises, or just enjoy a Peroni beer on the waterfront. The baresi are sunny and hot like their land, cluttered and full of life just like their sea. The journey continues and I just have to find new things and places.
To be continue…
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