Sala Videoconferenze of Polytechnic of Bari,
via Amendola 126/b, floor -1, Bari, Italy
Bari is the capital city of the province of Bari and of the Apulia (or, in Italian, Puglia) region, on the Adriatic Sea, in Italy. It is the second most important economic centre of mainland Southern Italy after Naples. It is well known as the city of Saint Nicholas. The city itself has a decreasing population of about 320,000, over 116 km2, while the fast-growing urban area counts 653,028 inhabitants over 203 km2. The metropolitan area counts 1 million inhabitants.
Bari is made up of four different urban sections. To the north is the closely built old town on the peninsula between two modern harbours, with the splendid Basilica of Saint Nicholas, the Cathedral of San Sabino (1035–1171) and the Swabian Castle built for Frederick II, which is now also a major nightlife district. To the south is the Murat quarter (erected by Joachim Murat), the modern heart of the city, which is laid out on a rectangular grid-plan with a promenade on the sea and the major shopping district (the via Sparano and via Argiro).
Modern residential zones surround the centre of Bari.
How to reach Bari
1. From ‘SS100’: Follow the signs for Bari. At Mungivacca roundabout, take 1° Exit for Via G. Amendola.
2. From ‘A14′ Adriatica Highway coming from north: Exit BARI-NORD. Follow the indication for SS16 and follow the indication as in 1 at Mungivacca Roundabout.
3. From ‘A14′ Adriatica Highway coming from north: Exit BARI-SUD. Follow the indication for SS16 and follow the indication as in 1 at Mungivacca Roundabout.
Bari Centrale is the main railway station of Bari, located in the city centre (Aldo Moro Square). It is about 2 km far from the ferry terminal at Bari port and 14 km far from the International Airport of Bari.
Note that there are fewer services on the weekend.
Please check the train availability directly at trenitalia website.
The International Airport of Bari (IATA airport code: BRI) is located 14 km from the city centre. Bari is connected with the main Italian airports in Rome and Milan by more than 6 flights a day and with other European cities (e.g. London, Paris, Berlin, Madrid, Zurich, Budapest, Frankfurt, Valencia, etc.) by low cost companies flights. Please check the available flights directly at the airport website.
How to reach the city from the airport
Taxis stand in front of the Arrivals Hall [tel: (+39) 080 554 3333 or (+39) 080 534 6666]. A ride to Bari takes around 25 minutes and costs approximately € 25,00.
By Public Transport
AMTAB BUS 16. From/to city center (Aldo Moro Square). Schedule: service starts at 4.45 am and ends at 23.00 pm. Average waiting time is 40-50 minutes.
By Shuttle Bus
TEMPESTA BUS COMPANY provides direct connection from the airport to “Bari Centrale” Station, and viceversa. The bus stop is in Aldo Moro Square. Travel time: 25/30 minutes. Fare: approximately € 4,00 one way. For timetables please see website.
By Railway Link
A train line connecting the airport to “Bari Centrale” Station is available. One way ticket fare is approximately € 5,00 and it takes about 15 minutes. Tickets can be bought at the same prize both Online and at the Ferrotramviaria train station near arrivals.
SS16 BIS to Brindisi, Exit 11 ‘Poggiofranco’ of the bypass of Bari, then follow the road signs ‘The Nicolaus Hotel’.