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Bari: City Discovery Game

1. Bari: City Discovery Game

An interactive city discovery experience across Bari. You’ll solve riddles via a web app in your phone’s browser, with your challenge starting from Molo San Nicola. All the information you will need for your adventure will be in an email you will have received previously. Throughout your experience you will be required to solve 9 riddles. Each riddle will take you from one (hidden) location to the next, and on the way you will unlock local recommendations and fun facts, whilst learning about the history of the city. Curious facts: Get to know more about the city, discover the secrets of the main attractions, and learn about curious facts that you won't read elsewhere. Find monuments and hidden secrets: Our local creator created an interactive walk through the city. Cryptic indications make you wind through the cities streets, inviting you to pay attention to details which you usually won't notice. Once you've arrived at the next stop, you will have to solve a question: open your eyes and mind and use your location to find the right answer! Enjoy: While doing this discovery trail, you will get to know the city from another point of view. Even locals discover new facts while doing secret city trails! You will discover spots in Bari that most locals don’t even know, as you see popular sights from a different angle. Explore the charming old town streets of Bari, the capital of Puglia, discovering the stories of churches and other impressive buildings and finding out about secret spots and historical curiosities. You can also indulge yourself in some fresh and tasty local treats during the break, which is in one of most vibrant and local spots of Bari, right in the Old Town.

Bari: Ruvo di Puglia Tour

2. Bari: Ruvo di Puglia Tour

Begin your visit at Piazza Giovanni Bovio, in front of the Palazzo Jatta, which dates from 1840. Head inside the Jatta National Archaeological Museum to see the only 19th-century private collection in Italy that has remained unchanged since its original conception. The items were collected by the archaeologist Giovanni Jatta in the early 19th century then later enriched by his nephew and sold to the state in the 20th century. The exhibition is organized into four rooms. The first contains terracotta vases with geometric decorations dating back to the peucet age of the 7th and 6th centuries BC. The second room contains about 700 vases of Greek or local production. The third room contains over four hundred pieces and several craters positioned on a column. In the fourth and final room contains more than 270 artifacts and the vase of Talos, which is one of the most important ceramographic masterpieces. The vase depicts the episode narrated by Apollonius Rodio in the Argonautics of the killing of Talos by Medea who sustained dying from the arms of Castor and Pollux. Continue your tour to the historical center. Travel through the Aragonese tower towards Ruvo Cathedral, which is dedicated to Santa Maria Assunta. This is one of the most important examples of Apulian Romanesque style. Inside the cathedral visit the hypogeum, which was discovered in 1975. Outside the cathedral see the 37-meter tall bell tower. Head to the clock tower built in 1604. Finish your tour in front of the remains of the castle, with a quadrangular plan of two buildings in the center where the tower still stands. Initially, this fortress consisted only of the tower, dating back to the 10th or 11th century, from which it was possible to control the four gates of access to the city.

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I was passing through Bari, and as a good travel agent I wanted to take the time to get to know the city better, I looked for guided tours but they weren't available at the times I was there ... and while I was indulging in solitary discovery, I discovered this game! I must say that it thrilled me, I enjoyed it even though I was alone and I even got lost at some point! if I can give some advice, just to prevent people from getting lost, it would be nice in the suggestions, especially in the junction points, to add photographs that indicate the path to follow, because sometimes it is not difficult to solve the riddles, but to understand the direction right to take :-)

Nice idea and fun to do. The riddles made no sense, very easy and the stories were very short and concise. But you walk past the main points and get some info so that's good.

This was good once we got into it. We saw some lovely sites along the way.

It was a fun way to discover Bari old town for our family.

great thing

It used to be something different and was great fun.