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Bari Airport is the airport that serves the city of Bari and it is located at approximately 5 miles northwest from the town centre. The facilities of the airport were upgraded in 2005-2006 with the opening of a new passenger terminal equipped with four loading bridges, a new control tower and a multi-storey car park. Bari Airport was initially a military airfield, built in the 1930s by the Regia Aeronautica. The main landmarks are located in the city Bari Airport serves, that is Bari. Bari Airport and the surrounding area is just stunningly beautiful, with many old vestiges for tourists to visit, a lot of restaurants to enjoy traditional meals and many narrow streets. All of these give you a glimpse of how Italians live their life.
Top Attractions Within Bari Airport
The Basilica of San Nicola is located near Bari Airport, and it is the symbol of Bari. Consecrated in 1197, this is the first and greatest example of the Apulian Romanesque architectural style. Inside, there are two masterpieces of the medieval sculptural: the ciborium and the Cattedra di Elia. The Basilica is certainly the main attraction of the city. It is also interesting to visit the nearby museum of San Nicola in its new role, where it is possible to admire a rich sacred heritage about the Saint.
The Russian Church, located in Bari, near Bari Airport, was built in the early 20th century to welcome Russian pilgrims who came to visit the church of Saint Nicholas in the old city where the relics of the saint remain. The Church is built on a large area of council owned land.
The Borgo Murattiano is the economic and commercial centre of Bari, located near Bari Airport and is characterised by rationality, with its long and octogonal streets, where it is difficult to get lost. There are so many streets you can walk on, admire the beautiful buildings, enter in the small boutiques and shop for souvenirs, or sit down at one of the many coffee shops and enjoy a cup of coffee.