The coast is beautiful, the sea always clear and transparent, a charming framework of a town full of narrow streets and alleys to form a real medieval village, just 20 km. south-east of the capital.
The origins of the city have always been obscure and controversial, perhaps Roman, perhaps Greek, but Mola di Bari, once only rural area, was re-founded by Charles I of Anjou in 1277, that's for sure! After several and painful vicissitudes, including the terrible pestilence of the seventeenth century, finally began a great economic recovery thanks to the ship traffic and agriculture, which also led to an increase in population and stability.
Anyway, the sea is today the main economic resource for the city.