Bari and Nearby 2005
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The group at IRSA.
Bari is famous for its shellfish & octopi.
Arricciare i polipi (whonking the octopi).
Urchins at the shellfish market.
Bari's church of St. Nicholas -- monument to a "pious burglary"
In 1087, sailors from Bari stole the bones of St. Nicholas.....
.... from a church in Myra, Turkey.
Despite this less than wholesome history,,,,
the church is beautiful.....
....and the saint's bones are visited by pilgrims worldwide.