Our first stop for the cruise was in Bari, Italy. We weren’t getting into port until almost lunchtime though, so we had a pretty relaxing morning. I decided I wanted to try out the group stretching on the Lido deck, so I headed up there before we were going to meet for breakfast. My family ended up getting to breakfast a bit early and sneakily took some pictures of me stretching!
We had a tasty breakfast (mine involved hashbrowns, cheese, fruit, juice, croissants and a freshly made doughnut) and headed off the ship to check out Bari. We decided to take a cab into the old city, since we weren’t sure how far of a walk it would be. It turns out it would have been VERY far! We managed to all fit into one cab, with me suspended above a space between two captain’s seats. The driver dropped us off in Piazza San Nicola, which I joked must be a tribute to St. Nicholas (or Santa Claus). It turns out that I was right. As we walked around, we saw tons of lights being set up for a festival of St. Nicholas, too.
After some wandering and taking enough pictures of churches to last a lifetime, we stopped at a restaurant, one of the few places open in early afternoon, for some real Italian pizza. After our snack, we wandered down to the water before heading back to pick up a cab.