2019-09-08 Brindisi Port to Bari Port, Italy

As planned we make an early start at 6.30 am for our departure from the wonderful ancient port of Brindisi
We had a fabulous position along the quay at the bottom of the ancient steps, at the the end of the ancient Appian Way
Most of the other boats have already departed and some are making their way into the port at this early hour!!
Looking back to the prominent ‘Monument to Italian Sailors’
Sunrise …..
Porto di Brindisi is one of the largest industrial and commercial ports in the Adriatic
Early morning fishing !!!
At the entrance to the Port of Brindisi there would be more than a hundred people fishing along the outer port wall
We continue motoring up the coast and two hours later we pass the town of Ostuni which is in Italy’s Apulia region. It is well recognised by it conspicuous white washed houses
After a few hours of pleasant motoring our destination of Bari comes into view
The popular town of Bari is the capital of the southern Italian region of Puglia
Bari is a port city on the Adriatic with a population of around 350,000 people
The old part of the town called Barivecchia which is described as mazelike, occupies a headland between two harbours
We make our way around a fleet of racing small sail boats in order to get to Nautica Ranieri which is situated in the north eastern port of Bari
We approach the entrance to the large sheltered and secure port of Bari
Near the entrance to the port stands Faro di San Cataldo, the tall lighthouse
Once inside the large port we make our way to Nautica Ranieri
It is not long before the Tangaroa is safely moored and we prepare to leave the boat to go and explore the town
We managed to get a taxi which dropped us off by the ancient paving in the old part of the town
Looking towards Bari’s Splendid Promenade, Lungomare Nazario Sauro
Porto Vecchio
We check out the back streets of the old town
The first church we visit is the Basilica di San Nicola which was built between 1087 and 1197
We next visit the San Sabino Cathedral
We make our way to the Castello Normanno- Svevo which was first built by Norman King Rogerll around 1132. It was later destroyed in 1156 and rebuilt in 1233 by the Holy Roman emperor Fredrickll
The Bari Theatre
Corso Vittorio Emanuele
After placing an order for some wine and deli items we head off to the small restaurant where we had made a booking
La Tana del Polpo Pesceria was recommended as one of the most popular small seafood eateries in the area
Arriving back to collect our purchases, we were kindly driven back to the marina by one of the owners of the Delicatessen

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