How to reach Collab
Collab is located in the Dept. of CS building (DIB), which is on the University of Bari Campus together with several other Departments. Pedestrian access to Campus is on Re David street, Amendola street and Orabona street; while the entrance for cycles, motorcycles and cars (cars must be authorized) is only on Orabona street n.4.
From the Railway Station (tel. +39-080-5316801)
Use one of the three underpasses to reach Capruzzi street. At the exit from the underpass turn left and go along Capruzzi Street for about three hundred metres, turn right into Re David Street and go straight on to the Campus entrance.
The available public transport service lines are:
Line 18 (stop at Re David street)
Line 21 (stop at Re David street)
Line 22 (stop at Amendola street)
From the Road ‘Statale 16Bis’:
Follow the signs for Bari Tangenziale (direction Brindisi), take exit 13A for San Pasquale, go along Amendola street for about 1 km. Turn left at the third traffic lights into Einaudi street, at the second traffic lights turn right into G. Salvemini street, go straight and straight again at the traffic lights. After three hundred metres you will find the Campus entrance in front of you.
From the Highway ‘A14’ coming from north:
Exit BARI-NORD and follow the signs for Bari Tangenziale (direction Brindisi), then follow the indication as in 1.
From the Highway ‘A14’ coming from south:
Exit BARI-SUD and follow the signs for Bari Tangenziale (direction Brindisi), then follow the indication as in 1.
How to reach Bari
Bari Palese Airport, or Karol Wojtyła Airport, is the main airport of Puglia. Serves the entire province of Bari, province of Barletta-Andria-Trani, province of Matera, and part of the neighboring provinces of Foggia, Taranto, Potenza. Formerly known as the airport of Bari Palese, from the nearby suburb of Palese-macchie, is located 9 km north-west of the center of Bari.
Other than by taxi (about €50, 30 min.), you can reach the city from the airport by taking the new Ferrotramviaria Train (€5, 15 min.), stopping at the main railway station. Another option is shuttle Tempesta (€4, 30 min), stopping in via Piccinni (ask the driver) in front of the Boston hotel, or at the main railway station.
The capital town of the Region lies on the Adriatic coast. The town has the shape of a bird with open wings, whose head forms the nucleus of Bari Vecchia, the old town.
Bari Bari was annexed to the Roman Empire in the 3rd century B.C. and over the ages it was an Arab Emirate, later conquered by the Longobards, Bizantines and Saracens. Once the base of the Roman Empire’s fleet for the Orient, the urban structure of the old town is arranged around the Catapan Court.
After the remains of Saint Nicholas were stolen and the homonymous Basilica was built, Bari became a centre of Christianity from where the Crusaders could leave for the Orient. Ruled by Normans, Angevins, Aragons and the Spanish, the town first expanded outside the old part in 1813.
Bari San NicolaImportant monuments in town include the Basilica of San Nicola, housing the remains of the patron saint, and the Norman-Swabian Castle, built under the orders of Frederick II for purposes of defence. Places of interest in the old part of the city are the piazza Mercantile and the Colonna infame, once used as a pillory for insolvent debtors.
The “Old Bari” district is surrounded by the majestic Lungomare Imperatore Augusto and the splendid Piazza del Ferrarese. More modern buildings worth a visit are Teatro Petruzzelli and Teatro Margherita. There are also many churches on the reefs and hypogeum cut out of the rock and subsoil. These include: the church of St. Candida and the temple of St. George. Museums which have to be mentioned are the Archaeological Museum, the Provincial picture gallery, the Civic History museum and the Botanical Gardens Institute. Important events include the festivities of Saint Nicholas, the patron saint of the town, between the 7th and 9th of May, and the exhibitions at the Levante Fair.