Located beside the Adriatic Sea, Bari has forever been a crossroads of people and cultures who have conquered, inhabited or made a stopover of it before leaving for faraway ports. Today, the city still boasts being as lively as any other coastal city, whilst firmly clinging onto the uniqueness of its vernacular dialects. Its origins have unfortunately been lost in amidst archaeological mysteries ...
The Cathedral of Lecce is located on the square of the same name. Nearby, the baroque-style Bishop's Palace and Seminary
The Bishop's Palace, adjacent to the Cathedral, is the residence of the Bishop of Lecce. This palace was erected in the 15th century.
Piazza Duomo, principally baroque in style, is a rare example of a 'closed square'. In past times, the gates were locked in the evening, seen here with their imposing hubs.
The current façade, a baroque masterpiece, was created in 1758 by Emanuele Manieri
Every year in December, visitors can take a tour of the Exhibition of Cribs at the Teatini Monastery.
Most of the city's buildings were built with a kind of limestone called Lecce stone, which is very malleable and is warm in colour.
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