Bari Vecchia is made up of what seems to be a maze of twisting, narrow streets, sometimes barely larger than passageways, and because of this, even I, someone who has been there a few times, can easily get disorientated while exploring it. For me, that is part of the fun and adventure of being there! It seems as if there is always a new street to explore, one that you had not taken before.
A plaque and an icon mark the house where the Blessed Teodora Fracasso, or Suor Elia di San Clemente, was born. The young girl from Bari had a visitation at the age of ten, by Saint Therese of Lisieux, who told her that she would become a nun. Ten years later, she entered the convent in Bari, where she stayed until her death, on Christmas Day of 1927, as a result of a brain tumor.
Like many coastal Italian cities, Bari has a Ferris wheel that can be found on the waterfront promenade.
For dinner, we went to a fusion restaurant, called Mezcla. The sushi was delicious, and it was a perfect ending to a fun day!
Next up: More from Bari, including a visit to the Museo Nicolaiano!
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