The EGI Community Forum 2015 will take place in Bari (Apulian Region), a beautiful city in the South of Italy, the closest to the eastern world and for this named "Città del Levante". The city is characterized by a very active cultural life, due to it's University attended by many students from all over the South of Italy and from many Countries of the Mediterranean areas.
Furthermore, having been populated by Norman, Swabian, French, Spanish and Russian people, the city offers a particular multicultural environment, that can be admired even in it's diversified architectural structure and in some peculiar historical buildings.
Many places are worth to be visited, such as the Romanic Cathedral, "San Nicola" church, the Swabian Castle and more. A walk by the "fortino" and "lungomare" is a must.
The heart of the ancient city is a haunt for people looking for cookery, artistic and cultural experiences. Lots of events always going on at night. Baresan people are usually very friendly and welcoming, however, like in any other city in the world, they cannot prevent the muggers that can possibly be met.
For further suggestions on Bari and surroundings, please visit the following link: http://www.viaggiareinpuglia.it/ter/PE10/en/Bari-e-la-costahttp://www.viaggiareinpuglia.it/ter/PE10/en/Bari-e-la-costa
How to get to Bari
Bari is well connected to the major cities in Europe by direct flights. Bari Palese Airport "KAROL WOJTYLA" is just 15Km away from the center of the city and well connected by a direct train. Either by train or by car the city is reachable in 20 minutes.
Take the Metro from the airport towards Bari Centrale. It is suggested to get off at Via Quintino Sella stop that is located just 5 minutes walk from the conference venue.
Price approximately 25/30 Euro. Available on site. If arriving late, booking is suggested.
Co.Ta.Ba: +39 080 5543333
Radio Taxi Bari: +39 080 5346666
The Conference will be held at Villa Romanazzi Carducci an ancient fully modernized villa, surrounded by beautiful gardens, located in the centre of the city with a very comfortable hotel inside the same area.
People from Bari usually have dinner late in the evening. Consider going out for dinner, not earlier than 8pm, as restaurants could not be open before that time.
Usually mild, although if the wind comes from the sea, it may be very chilly, thus be equipped.