On our second sightseeing trip this week, we toured around Bari, which is where my host Donato was born, and where Tina and Donato lived for several years after they were married. So they know this place very well.
This walkway is 12 kilometers long, and it's lighted all the way....quite the pretty sight at night, I'm told. As you can see, we were there in in daylight, and it was a beautiful one.
The streets of old town in Bari weren't very busy.
And there weren't a lot of sights to see, but you can always count on a couple of churches.
This is the Basilica di San Nicola...I guess it's pretty obvious that I didn't take this picture. The architecture is 11th century Byzantine.
This gives you some idea of its grandeur inside.
The frescoed ceiling was beautiful...and gold always showcases things nicely.
This altar was in the basement of the church, which was a pretty amazing place.
I wish I could show you the total effect of all these beautiful arches that filled this space.
As well as some pretty stunning art.
One church is enough for today, and San Nicola was the best of the two we saw. After walking the streets of old town, I got a driving tour of the city, and there were times it looked like Florida.
But it isn't.
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