Bridge of April 25 in Bari and Puglia: what to do between art, hiking and outdoor fun. The first banks are opening

The Easter weekend was a success. And now that the weather finally seems to be getting better, three more days of vacation are on the horizon: the weekend that lasts until Monday 25 April and where many can organize an outing, choose between art, culture or entertainment, or simply enjoy relaxation. The proposals in Puglia are not lacking, and who knows, there may not be someone who dares to dive into the sea for the first dive of the season.

Art and Monuments

Easter was a success for the museums and architectural and archaeological heritage of the region. This is thanks to the Regional Directorate of the Museums of Puglia, which has decided to leave the most important sites in the area open. And the figures were more than favourable: over seven thousand people attended the Easter weekend, so an encore on April 25 should not be missed. It was clearly the master Castel del Monteawho sold 3,000 tickets. And before you get dressed for the Gucci show in mid-May, the manor of Frederick II of Swabia can also be visited the following weekend (open from 10am to 6:45pm; last entry at 6pm). Silver medal as the second most visited place at Easter goes to the Archaeological Park of Siponto, which always attracts visitors with the futuristic reconstruction of the basilica by Edoardo Tresoldi. Among other things, it is the only site that stays open until late, from 12:30 PM to 9:30 PM (last entry at 9:00 PM). Nearby there are also the National Archaeological Museum and the Castle of Manfredonia (from 9.30 am to 2 pm), and the offer of the Regional Directorate of Museums of Puglia is complemented by a long list of antiquarium and archaeological park of Sticks of battle (from 9 a.m. to 5.30 p.m.), the National Archaeological Museum of canosa (from 9 to 14), the castle of Tranic (from 8.30am to 1.30pm), the Devanna National Gallery in bitonto (from 8.30 am to 3 pm), the castle of baric (from 9 to 19, and here is the photo exhibition of Aurelio Amendola in progress), the National Archaeological Museum of Altamura (from 8.30 am to 1.30 pm), that of Egnazia with its Archaeological Park (from 8.30am to 7.30pm), the Archaeological Park of Monte Sannace (from 8.30 am to 3 pm). The castle is closed before April 25th Gioia del Collec with its archaeological museum, the same fate for the castle of copertino† UNTIL LecceInstead, there is an important novelty: you can visit the Roman amphitheatre, in the center, from 10 am to 1 pm (reservation required on 0832.93.16.12). For places managed by the Regional Directorate of Museums of Puglia, individual tickets can be purchased online at, but opting for the Puglia Musei Card gives you unlimited access to museums for six months. You can also come by Taranto, which houses the MarTA National Archaeological Museum, and here has just been inaugurated the “figurative” exhibition – halfway between real and digital – “Taras and the Gifts of the Sea”, also accessible via an app (open until December 31; info 099.453.21.12). UNTIL toasted sandwiches before April 25, you can visit the suggestive castle of Alfonsino, by the sea (reservation required; info 379.265.32.44), at carovigno wait for the beauty of the castle Dentice di Frasso (info 379.109.24.51). For those who prefer contemporary art over the Margherita Theater in baric continues “Banksy – Capitalist Realism”, another successful event this spring: the exhibition, curated by Stefano Antonelli and Gianluca Marziani, promises a dive into the universe of the anonymous British street artist and is open until June 12 from Monday to Thursday from 10:30 AM to 8:30 PM , from Friday to Sunday until 9:30 PM (tickets on The metropolitan art gallery “Corrado Giaquinto” in Bari will also remain open, on April 25, from 9 to 14.


Now is the time, and we’re off again. April 25 could be the first weekend by the sea, and some beaches are ready to open. UNTIL Porto CesareoFor example, Le Dune responds to the call and has already planned 23 music and aperitifs for Saturday (from 16, free entry) with Leonardo De Paolis, to repeat the 24 with the same DJ and Savi Vincenti, and the 25 with this’ last and Dj F. A Molfetta makes the encore Torre Gavetone, who, after Easter Monday on April 25, organizes the “Freedom Day” (from noon to midnight; info 389.839.05.92), featuring street performers, juggling and street food; until Mola di Baric the soul beach of Mamaluna offers pilates and yoga classes for the 24th, as well as the rental of sup, while for the 25th, in addition to the sup, there is also fitness, and everything is accompanied by DJ sets and relaxation (info 377.340.41.34). UNTIL monopoly lido Losciale – Il Trappeto proposes the day “Long live freedom” for the 25th, with music also on the beach from noon to midnight (info 392.911.19.69), in the same area of ​​Capitolo lido Le Macchie responds with “A very different story”, with a similar formula that includes sea, street food and live music (from noon to midnight; info 339.299.53.77).

Recovery after bad weather

Easter Monday would be the day when officially the Gondar Park of Gallipolia he would come back to life, after years of closure over a legal matter. However, the bad weather prevailed and that fun day – which was already sold out – was postponed. The first usable date is April 25, so it will be enough to wait a little longer to celebrate: “We strongly want the reopening of the Gondar Park to coincide with an unforgettable event,” say the administrators, and so it will be : appointment for Monday from 10 am so with the cast fully confirmed and divided into five stages for as many genres, street art, jugglers and acrobats, markets, amusement park and 15 hours of concerts (tickets on Dice).

the excursions

For those who do not like noise, nature is the right place. The trekking appointments are back, among the many we mention the excursion to the Hermitages of they pulse (Gargano) organized by Ciclomurgia on April 25, suitable “only for those who do not suffer from vertigo” (info; 338.988.17.31), while the Fedeli alla vigna project accompanies the exit along the coast from Polignano a mare until monopoly with wine tasting: with “Persorsi” the warm season is inaugurated, and the appointment is at 8.30 am in a place indicated on reservation (info 349., for a morning of seven kilometers of hiking, glasses in hand.

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