Leg 29 - From Bitonto to Bari

Starting point
Bitonto
Finish point
Bari
Total length
21.9 km

Starting from the Cathedral of Bitonto, walk along the narrow streets of the historic centre and take Via Crocifisso; you’ll walk past the church of the same name and then carry on straight down via Nenni until you get to a crossroads, where you need to continue straight along the “Balice” local road.

After a short amount of time, you’ll come across the rural small church of “Santa Maria di Costantinopoli”. Walk among the olive groves and, after about 2 km, you’ll cross an overpass and then carry straight on for 1.5 km until you reach an industrial estate. Continue straight on for 1 km and then turn left to take a country road that runs alongside the Lama Balice Natural Park; at the end of the road, turn right and continue straight on until you come to a roundabout, where you need to take Viale Europa. After about 2 km, you’ll reach another roundabout where you need to head left; at the next roundabout, turn left again and then right to pick up a rural road (“rurale del Torrente”) that leads to a railway underpass. Once you’ve gone through the underpass, carry on straight and cross another three bridges; at the end of this straight stretch, turn right onto Bari’s promenade, which you’ll follow for about 5 km until you get to the Norman-Swabian Castle. Turn right and you’ll arrive at the Cathedral of St. Sabino from where, heading to the left, you can pick up the “road of Carmine” and then “via delle Crociate”: once you go past the Angevin arch, you’ll reach the magnificent Basilica of St. Nicholas in Bari, representing the end of this leg of the journey.

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