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Bari Cruise Port

Bari is the main city of southern Italy and a major ferry port. From here people travel to Greece, Turkey, Croatia, Serbia, Montenegro and Albania. The old town is typically winding and narrow, but the rest of the city is laid out in an elegant 19th century grid with a seafront promenade, and now also has a modern business center of glass skyscrapers located in the suburbs.

The medieval old town, Barivecchia, has in recent years been won back from petty criminals and is these days a thriving hub for nightlife, pubs and clubs abounding, much to the annoyance of those who like life a bit quieter.

How to Get to Bari

The cruise ship terminal is right in the heart of Bari and an easy 20 minute walk to Barivecchia, the old town. Alternately, there is a local bus which stops right outside the port terminal, or taxis and a shuttle bus.

One Day in Bari

While it may not have the glamour of some parts of Italy, Bari is the south’s most well-heeled city and has the boulevard of designer shops to prove it: Via Sparano da Bari. It also has an appropriately winding and narrow old town, Barivecchia, with lovely piazzas and many, many churches and shrines dotted throughout.

The most interesting is the Basilica di San Nicola, a lovely Romanesque church whose saint is Saint Nicholas, he who was commercialised into being Santa Claus in the early 20th century. But before this happened, Saint Nicholas was – still is – the patron saint of children - and prisoners.

His remains are here – plundered from Turkey in the 11th century – and the church is a site of pilgrimage. Bari also has a castle, Castello Svevo, which is now used for art exhibitions. These days Bari is a thriving student town, with a lively market on the edge of the old town and bars a plenty.

Port Information

The official language in Bari is Italian, although the local dialectic continues to be a strange hybrid of Italian and Greek surviving from its fishing port days. Not a lot of English is spoken, although due to its busy ferry terminal function, the port area can be a bit of a Babel-tower of languages. The currency is euro.

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Livorno Shore Excursion: Pisa and Florence Private Day Trip

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 76 Reviews

When your cruise ship docks in Livorno and you have only a single day to see the surrounding Italian towns of Pisa and Florence, you’ll need a privately guided ...  Read more

Location: Florence, Italy
Duration: 9 hours (approx.)

From USD $107.86

Civitavecchia Shore Excursion: Skip-the-Line Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel Tour in Rome

2.5 star rating: It was OK, but could have been better 7 Reviews

While in port in Civitavecchia, take a full-day shore excursion to Rome for a skip-the-line tour of the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel. Visited by more ...  Read more

Location: Rome, Italy
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $116.98

Naples Shore Excursion: Private Tour to Sorrento, Positano, and Amalfi

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 231 Reviews

Explore the famous Amalfi Coast with your own driver to chauffeur you from town to town on this private full-day shore excursion from Naples. Departing from ...  Read more

Location: Naples, Italy
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $60.27

Naples Shore Excursion: Naples City and Pompeii Half Day Sightseeing Tour

4 star rating: Recommended 87 Reviews

See Southern Italy's highlights in one day on a combined Naples city tour and visit to the world-famous site of Pompeii. This shore excursion is the best way ...  Read more

Location: Naples, Italy
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

From USD $87.11

Civitavecchia Shore Excursion: Rome in One Day Private Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 90 Reviews

For cruise passengers arriving in Civitavecchia with only a single day to see the beautiful city of Rome and what it has to offer - this privately guided fully ...  Read more

Location: Rome, Italy
Duration: 10 hours (approx.)

From USD $342.22

Civitavecchia Shore Excursion: Independent Rome Day Trip

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 20 Reviews

When your cruise ship docks at the Civitavecchia port, embark on an independent shore excursion to Rome. Your private driver will pick you up and take you to ...  Read more

Location: Rome, Italy
Duration: 9 hours (approx.)

From USD $124.44

Naples Shore Excursion: Mt Vesuvius and Pompeii Day Trip from Naples

4.5 star rating: Recommended 128 Reviews

Cruise passengers arriving in the port of Naples can explore legendary Pompeii and Mt Vesuvius, the only active volcano in continental Europe, on this full-day ...  Read more

Location: Naples, Italy
Duration: 7 hours (approx.)

From USD $112.00

Naples Shore Excursion: Pompeii and Sorrento Day Trip

3.5 star rating: Worth doing 96 Reviews

When your cruise ship docks in Naples, embark on a full-day shore excursion to the ancient UNESCO World Heritage-listed city of Pompeii and the charming town ...  Read more

Location: Naples, Italy
Duration: 7 hours (approx.)

From USD $105.78

Rome Shared Transfer: Civitavecchia Cruise Port to Fiumicino Airport

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 3 Reviews

Enjoy a hassle-free finish to your cruise vacation with this shared departure transfer from Civitavecchia Port to Rome Fiumicino Airport. When it’s time to ...  Read more

Location: Rome, Italy
Duration: 60 minutes (approx.)

From USD $48.11

Venice Shared Departure Transfer: Central Venice to Marittima Cruise Port

4.5 star rating: Recommended 36 Reviews

Travel from central Venice to the Venice cruise port (Venezia Marittima ) in style by motorboat! Book this shared transfer for a fast, fun and hassle-free ...  Read more

Location: Venice, Italy
Duration: 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $39.82

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