Prestigious and renowned French newspaper Le Figaro boomed Apulian regional capital amongst the five destinations suggested for a “cultural escape in Europe” along with Vienna, Amsterdam, Prague and Glasgow.
In the travel section of the issue dated August 31st in fact, the newspaper publish its tourist suggestions forwarded by as many French tour operators, to spend a few days in autumn; for each city is also offered a possible itinerary, recommending an event not-to-be-missed. Bari is mentioned for the Petruzzelli Theatre and the opera that ends its lyrical season: Richard Wagner’s Twilights of the Gods, scheduled in late October. The glorious multi purpose theatre, “reopened two years ago and after eighteen of closing, really comes alive” write Le Figaro, which then emphasizes how “Bari, amazing city, can became an ideal base for exploring the beauties of the Puglia region, le talon de la botte italienne”, reminding its readers how this land is rich in Romanic, Baroque and Byzantine examples and offers hospitality in “masseria converted into luxury farmhouses, and not yet contemned by mass tourism”. Mercì!