Lungomare Nazario Sauro

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Lungomare (Seafront) is a picturesque 15-kilometer-long waterfront promenade along the Adriatic Sea. It offers stunning views of the harbor and marina, making it perfect for a leisurely stroll at any time of day, especially at sunset or early morning. Along the promenade, several seaside cafes serve fresh seafood and drinks, providing a delightful culinary experience.

Notable sights along Lungomare include the Basilica of Saint Nicholas, the Archaeological Museum, Piazza Mercantile, Piazza Ferrarese, the Fort of Sant’Antonio, the Margaret Theatre Art Exhibition space, and Giuseppe Mazzini Square. Each of these landmarks offers a unique glimpse into Bari’s rich cultural and historical heritage.

Joaquin Murat, also known as Gioacchino Murat, was Napoleon Bonaparte’s brother-in-law and a valuable officer. As a reward for his service, he was given the Kingdom of Naples. One of his notable contributions to Bari was the development of a new area adjacent to the Old City (Città Vecchia). The first house in this new district was constructed in 1816.

This area was designed as an urban grid and includes landmarks such as Vittorio Emanuele II Lane, Umberto I Square, and the University of Bari. It borders several districts, including Saint Nicholas, Madonella, Carrassi, Picone, Saint Paschal, and Libertà (Freedom).

During the Fascist period and post-World War II, the district underwent significant and sometimes controversial architectural changes. Mussolini’s influence is evident in the modernist buildings along the waterfront, reflecting the era’s distinctive architectural style.


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Visiting Lungomare Nazario Sauro

Address: Lungomare Nazario Sauro, Bari, Metropolitan City of Bari, Italy
Duration: 20 minutes

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