Bari might not be on top of your mind when you go away for a long weekend. Perhaps it is best combined with other highlights of Apulia, though the city itself offers a very interesting historic center, good for one or day days strolling around the city.
Vecchia Bari is the historic part of the center and offers some highlights that can just be visited in a couple of hours on foot. The Romanesque Basilica di San Niclola is Bari’s most famous church and dedicated to St. Nicholas, also known as Santa Claus. Another great church worth visiting is the Cathedral di San Sabino another Romanesque styled church. Furthermore you can find a couple of pleasant public squares, Piazza del Ferrarese and Piazza Mercantile. These piazzas are the perfect places to stop for lunch or a drink, with plenty of options of restaurants and cafes with outside terraces. The squares are elegant and are historic meeting places of the town. Take note with your valuables, as Bari’s reputation is not the best in term of petty crime in the center.
Probably the best place of the hotel is the rooftop terrace on the 6th floor. A perfect place to wake up and enjoy the view while you nip from your espresso, or perhaps when coming back from your day of sightseeing, you like to relax and enjoy the view with a cocktail? The barman is pleased to serve you your favorite drink or light snack during the day. The breakfast buffet is continental plus style you shouldn’t forget to just ask for a fresh coffee.
Good restaurants are found anywhere around Oriente hotel.
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If you come to Bari for business reasons, Oriente hotel features a conference and meeting room and other well equipped separate spaces. Parking at the hotel takes an extra charge and WiFi connection is provided throughout the hotel. If you like to rent a bike to move around the city, you can ask reception as they have their own bike rental.
Oriente hotel features a total of 75 comfortable rooms furnished in a modern classic style. All rooms come with air conditioner, sat TV, WiFi, minibar, safe, writing desk, private bathroom with shower and bathrobe.
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