The Old City of Bari (Bari Vecchia)
Medieval age? It is still preserved in the old city of Bari (La Città Vecchia/Bari Vecchia). Most of the cities in Italy have their "old city" version Unlike other cities like Milano and Torino whose old cities are called "Centro", Bari has its old city simply called "Bari Vecchia" or "La Città Vecchia ". Partially saving its centuries-old walls, the old city has been conserved. It is so bad that the old walls had to give way for the street. Bari's current modern city grew and flourished outside the old walls not like the other cities that progressed within their old walls by simply renovating old buildings and construcing new ones.
When we went to this place last November, I was able to see the old medieval town with narrow streets and old houses and buildings. However, those were closed to public. There were even a church or two attached to other buildings and it was so strange and so unlike the rest of the Italian churches that are emphasized with splendor, standing alone.
This place is really good to visit but my companion constantly reminded me to be aware because the place is not very safe especially for snatching (and this is why no photos were taken). That time I was still not able to speak Italian and I look very Asian, the more reason that I would have been a victim. Tourists are really hot targets for this kind petty crime in the area so when you happen to visit this place, be very careful and always keep an open eye. [more]
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