The airport of Bari, located just 8 km from the town center, is served by around 20 airlines, including well-known low cost flight companies, with direct access to major Italian cities and several European cities.
Buses and shuttles connect the airport with downtown.
July in Bari is generally quite mild with average temperature of 24 ˚C (76 ˚F) and sunny days.
The Italian currency is the euro (€). There are numerous ATM with 24-hour service cash dispensers in the city.
An Exchange counter is available at the airport.
Major credit cards are widely accepted in hotels, restaurants, and stores. Banks are opened from Monday to Friday: 8.20 am – 1.20 pm and 2.30 pm – 4.30 pm
Electrical current in Italy is 220 volts, 50-cycle AC. Italian outlets take only round-prong plugs. Appliances designed to operate on 110/120 volts need a voltage converter and a plug adapter.
The time in Italy is Central European Time (Summer Time GMT +1).
The number for medical emergency service in Italy is 118. Pharmacies are open from 8:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. and from 4:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. Saturday and Sunday some Pharmacies are open in turn, while from 8:00 p.m. to 8:30 a.m. only a few are open. Detailed Information (in italian).
Public transport information can be obtained at the Tourist Information desks at the Bari airport and railway station.
Bari is a modern commercial city. The pace of life is dominated by the rhythms of work, especially of commerce, its main source of wealth. Due to its “vocation” for commerce, in Bari there are many shops and stores of every kind.
The traditional cooking of Apulia owes its success to the most basic products of the region: durum wheat, tomatoes, olive oil, wine, fish and meat. Each of these staple ingredients is the foundation for a numbers of recipes that make the local cuisine so varied.
Special fragrant scents from both land and sea are expressed with all their delicacy in the Apulian cuisine. Bread from the Gargano and the Murgia, the durum wheat pastas, the locally grown vegetables, grapes and cherries, the extra virgin olive oil and almond sweets all deserve prime consideration. They should be accompanied with our famous local wines.
General emergency 113
Carabinieri (civil police emergency squad) 112
Fire brigade emergency call 115
Emergency medical aid 118
Police + 39 080 529 1111
Bari Airport +39 080 5800 200
Port Authority +39 080 528 1511
Italian Railways +39 892 021
Radio Taxi +39 080 534 6666