Bari and Nearby 2005

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