Bari is the capital of the Puglia region. The city consists of two parts: the old town with medieval winding streets and the new one, with straight streets and ideal form squares. The Old Town is a prime example of medieval towns. Over the centuries, various civilizations imposed their fingerprints on Bari that helped to create a special atmosphere.
Bari is a maritime city. On its waterfront of Emperor Augustus the Fort of St. Anthony (it.Fortino Sant 'Antonio)is located. In distant times it defended the city from attacks of enemies from the sea, and now it is a venue for cultural events and weddings in Bari.