The city of Bari is the capital of the Puglia region on southern Italy – locally known as the heel of the foot of the peninsular. It is an ancient port on the flat olive-covered coastal plain facing the Adriatic Sea. Bari has an old quarter by the harbour and a modern centre alongside, built on a grid pattern. Leading out from these are largely modern suburbs. The international airport is just a mile inland to the west of the city. Car hire in Bari is available from our airport branch, and you'll find the SS16 links with the resorts along the coast in both directions while, a short way inland, the A14 motorway leads north to Foggia and south to Taranto.