A land of spirituality and history

A maze of endless passages
A beautiful Basilica
A lively street life

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An ancient city just waiting to be discovered

Departing on the discovery of Apulia with a MSC Cruise, the gateway to the eastern Medi-terranean, will be a romantic adventure, full of exciting and delightful experiences.  

An MSC Mediterranean Cruise will take you to Bari, the heel of Italy, amongst the uncon-taminated nature and rare intensely blue sea. This land and its people have been able to influence history, traditions and spirituality through the centuries, a crossroads between East and West where you'll have the opportunity to see architectural jewels such as mag-nificent castles, ancient buildings and the trulli, the traditional stone buildings.

An MSC Excursion will make you discover a land where no one is a stranger. In 4,000 years of history, many different peoples (from the Ostrogoths to the Lombards, from the Byzantines to the Saracens) have left behind priceless archaeological trails and an infi-nite puzzle of features, stories and evocative atmospheres with dazzling contrasts that you can experience thanks to the many art festivals, concerts and ballets held throughout the peninsula.

Thanks to an MSC Excursion, you will be able to admire one of the most imposing and precious symbols built by the Normans, the Basilica of San Nicola. 
The church is a masterpiece of the Apulian-Romanesque style, a past destination of pil-grimages to the remains of the patron saint during medieval Christianity. 

Amongst the many beauties of Bari, one of the MSC Excursions will guide you through the historical town centre scented by freshly baked bread and focaccia, homemade pasta and wines that taste of sunshine, earth and sea. You will easily accustom to the local lifestyle with its rich cultural traditions.

Must see places in Bari

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    Port of Bari

    This section contains information on how to reach the port.

    Cruise Terminal:

    Nuovo Terminal Crociere porto di Bari
    Corso De Tullio Antonio, 1

    Reach the port by

    • Train

      Get off at Bari Centrale train station.
      The port is just a short taxi journey away (approx. 15 min. depending on traffic).
    • Plane

      Bari Palese Airport   
      The port is a half-hour tax journey from the airport, depending on traffic.


    History, gastronomy and fashion
    History, gastronomy and fashion

    A cruise to Italy is an emotional roller coaster. Rome is a tremendous city quite unlike any other, and in terms of historical sights outstrips everywhere else in the country by some way.
    Liguria, the small coastal province along the north-west coast, has long been known as the “Italian Riviera” and is accordingly crowded with sun-seekers for much of the summer.
    In Veneto the main focus of interest is, of course, Venice: a unique city, and every bit as beautiful as its reputation would suggest. Tuscany in central Italy represents perhaps the most commonly perceived image of the country, with its classic rolling countryside and the art-packed towns of Florence and Pisa.

    The south proper begins with the region of Campania. Its capital, Naples, is a unique, unforgettable city, the spiritual heart of the Italian south. Puglia, the “heel” of Italy, has underrated pleasures, too, notably the landscape of its Gargano peninsula and the souk-like qualities of its capital, Bari.

    As for Sicily, the island is really a place apart, with a wide mixture of attractions ranging from some of the finest preserved Hellenistic treasures in Europe, to a couple of Italy’s most appealing Mediterranean beach resorts in Taormina and Cefalù, not to mention some gorgeous upland scenery.