Short history of the "Bari Wall"
The "Wall of Bari", the ancient protection of the city
The defensive walls, which extend for 400 mt, represent only a small part of what the fortification originally was. The muraglia, defined totally the perimeter of the city protecting it from the enemies’ sieges, indeed it twisted and turned tortuously for 1.2 km with semicircular towers and four baluards at the far ends.There, on that balcony from the breathtaking views, where the sea flew through the walls, the fishermen’s wives overlooked the sea to pray, protect and wait for their loved ones to came back. The muraglia has become a meeting and stolling place where is it possible to glimpse the dense grid of streets and the narrow streets of the old town; baluards and forts and picturesque buildings whose balconies are decorated with flowers and sheets.
Stay in the center of Bari old town: B&B la Muraglia
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