Boscolo Bari is First Five-Star Hotel in Puglia’s Capital

Boscolo Bari Hotel

Recently our gaze has turned towards the Adriatic Coast of Italy, where, besides certain celebrity nuptials, and the ferry boats departing for Dubrovnik, a new Boscolo Hotel has opened its doors- the first five-star hotel for Puglia’s capital city of Bari. Perched on Italy’s longest seafront promenade, the building itself looks like a “1930s yacht.” Thus concludes The New York Times T Magazine: “if you’ve ever wanted to take a luxury cruise that doesn’t go anywhere, your ship has come in.”

Once the setting for Alberto Sordi’s film “Stardust”, the historic Grand Hotel Nations got a new lease on life with a dramatic facelift, and is now home to 115 guest rooms, a rooftop terrace and pool, a sea-facing gym, meeting rooms, and soon, a spa. The arrival of this serious hotel on the scene is a sign that, to quote The New York Times, “Puglia’s warm and rambunctious capital is coming into its own as a serious travel destination, comfortably removed from the tourist trifecta of Venice, Florence and Rome.” For more information about the hotel, visit

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