Bari – A City Worth Exploring at Leisure in Puglia, Italy – Day 5 – Part 2

A plaque on the facade of a building in the Old Town marks the site where the Jesuits founded a school in 1583, and later, a college, to educate the youth of Bari.

The Museo Nicolaiano is a museum found next to the Basilica di San Nicola, and was first opened to the public in 2010.  The museum displays precious illuminated manuscripts, chalices, goblets, sacred vestments, as well as reliquaries and art, depicting or dealing with some aspect of San Nicola, and the legends surrounding him.  Admission is free, and I highly recommend paying a visit to this lovely museum, to gain a little bit more knowledge about the city, and its favorite saint.

A plaque pays tribute to Vito Pappagallo, a partisan and member of the Italian Communist Party, who was arrested, and suffered a great deal under the Fascist regime.

The Arciconfraternita di San Luca, found at Strada San Luca, # 21, dates from 1777.

At this point, we decided to join the locals, to stop and have something cold to drink!

Another plaque pays tribute to Michele Fazio, a young man from Bari, who innocently lost his life at the age of 16, as a victim of Mafia violence.

In a small piazza nearby, in front of the home where Michele Fazio lived with his parents, stands a lovely monument.


Next up: We head back to one of my favorite places on the planet, Rome!


Note: This blog is written in English and Spanish, and the author takes no responsibility for the quality of any other translations that may appear.  If you have enjoyed this post, please, check out our archives for more posts from Bari, as well as other Italian destinations.  Grazie!

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