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Monuments in Bari

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Arco Angioino

Arco Angioino - Bari

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In "Via delle Crociate" a boundary wall is to be noticed on the west side; walking along it, we will find us in front of an arch, which was erected by the King Charles I of Anjou and therefore known as Angevine arch. The picture of St. Nicholas is sculpted on it. This is one of the St. Nicholas'citadel entrances, as whoever passed through it some centuries ago put himself under the protection of the saint and was granted the privileges of immunity, i.e. the exemption from ecclesiastical and public jurisdictions.

  • Address Via delle Crociate - Bari

Arco Basso e Arco Alto

Arco Basso e Arco Alto - Bari

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After leaving the castle, we find in front of us a line of ordinary houses among which the low arch and the tall one are to be noticed.  They bear these names because of the comparison between themselves (the one tall - the other low).

  • Address Piazza Federico II di Svevia - Bari

Arco della Neve

Arco della Neve - Bari

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The snow arch bears this name because in former times the snow and the ice that settled upon it were picked up and then sold off. 
A niche of the XIX century is to be noticed.

  • Address Piazza dell'Odegitria - Bari

Arco Meraviglia

Arco Meraviglia - Bari

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Its name comes from the Maraviglia family, who moved from Milan to Bari. In early 1500 an arch was built to join two beautiful medieval opposite houses , while the folk tradition says that it was built in only one night by the parents of a young man from Bari to make sure that he could meet his girlfriend, because their love was prevented by her family. The legend makes this corner one of the most evocative of the old town.

  • Address Strada Arco Meraviglia - Bari

Colonna dell'Annunziata

It was once part of a demolished convent school for young ladies, which was founded at the end of the XVI century. Today only a high bell tower can still be seen, sitting on the base of a medieval tower house.

  • Address Via Venezia - Bari

Colonna della Giustizia

Colonna della Giustizia - Bari

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It is a stone column mounted by a globe and flanked by a crouching lion holding the city's coat of arms in its front paws and with the words "Custos Iustitiae", i.e. guardian of justice, inscribed on its collar. It is claimed that here the insolvent debtors were once put to shame.

  • Address Piazza Mercantile - Bari

Fontana della Pigna

Fontana della Pigna - Bari

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Between via degli Orefici (street of the goldsmiths) and via Palazzo di Città stands a fountain, built in the ancient baroque style and called pinecone fountain.

  • Address Via degli Orefici - Bari

Fortino Sant'Antonio Abate

Fortino Sant'Antonio Abate - Bari

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The fort of St. Anthony abbot is one of the bastions once being part of the city walls and effective in defending it. It was built about 1440 by the prince of Taranto Giovanni Antonio del Balzo above a tower, which had been founded 100 years before by Robert of Anjou in order to protect the city from the pirates. After the death of the Prince, the inhabitants of Bari demolished it, as they didn't tolerate his dominion. In 1501 the fort was restored by Isabel of Aragon, who strengthened the walls as well as the defenses of the city. Otranto had been besieged some time before and the Turks threatened to destroy the coast cities. On the initiative of Isabel, subterranean stairs were also built in order to escape in case of danger. The arches of the exit from this subterranean passage as well as the last entrance in the city walls, leading once to the port, can still be seen at the foot of the fortress. The opening is surmounted by a coat of arms, probably ordered by the Prince Giovanni Antonio del Balzo and subsequently worn away by the sea or rubbed by the angry local people. This is the gate once leading to the sea, through which passed the merchants and pilgrims landing in the old port. Through this opening passed also the carts transporting heavy goods, which were discharged from the ships and then carried to the nearby market-place. Passing through the entrance, one can still see the holes for the large beams fastening the gate as well as the stone hinges. Moreover, in the upper part of the entrance are the vertical grooves from which the portcullises were lowered to the ground in order to keep out enemies during time of siege. Although it was so difficult to enter the city, Bari was often under siege! From the deep and dark entrance one can glimpse the doors giving access to the guard rooms. Recent repair works brought to light remains of a tower and of a byzantine church dating back to the IX and X centuries.
Beneath the fort is situated a chapel.

  • Address Lungomare Imperatore Augusto - Bari
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