"good family trip from Bari to Durres"
Reviewed 19 July 2014 by Glenn
Our family of four was very pleased with our July 2014 trip from Bari to Durres on the Aurelia. We had a 4-person inner cabin with bath that was perfect for our needs...clean and quiet for a good night's sleep on a smooth sail. What a relief after the chaotic and dirty surroundings at the Port of Bari waiting area! ugh! The auto loading process is a mess, but I don't know how much is Adria Lines fault...it is a giant waste of time and a bad last experience of Italy.
'Glenn' travelled Bari Durres with Adria Ferries on Claudia
"A crossing on 20-27 June 2014"
Reviewed 04 July 2014 by Imer
Very good! The outbound crossing was better than the inbound crossing, but maybe it's just because the holidays ending are not as good as the holidays beginning!
'Imer' travelled Bari Durres with Adria Ferries on Claudia
"Observation on the seating"
Reviewed 19 November 2013 by Fabio
The ferry company needs to replace the armchairs, they are in very bad condition.
'Fabio' travelled Bari Durres with Adria Ferries on Claudia
Reviewed 20 September 2013 by Anonymous
Avoid this crossing. The cabins are unsanitary, the state of the furniture was deplorable.
'Anonymous' travelled Bari Durres with Adria Ferries on Claudia
|Ancona - Durres with Adria Ferries - 5 Sailings Weekly / 19 hour crossing|
|Bari - Bar with Montenegro Lines - 5 Sailings Weekly / 9 hour crossing|
|Brindisi - Vlora with Red Star Ferries - 1 Sailing Weekly / 4 hour 30 minute crossing|
|Brindisi - Durres with Red Star Ferries - 7 Sailings Weekly / 6 hour crossing|
|Brindisi - Vlora with European Ferries - 7 Sailings Weekly / 7 hour 30 minute crossing|
|Trieste - Durres with Adria Ferries - 1 Sailing Weekly / 37 hour crossing|
Bari is the capital of the Puglia region and the Province of Bari. After Naples, it's the second largest city on the southern part of the Italian mainland. Situated on the Adriatic Coast, the city is a major industrial city in Southern Italy, and has been a major commercial, fishing and ferry port for centuries. First settled by the Peuceti an ancient Italic tribe, the area has been successively dominated by Greek colonists, Romans, Byzantines, Normans, the Aragons, the Angevins, the Holy Roman Empire, then the Bourbons under Napoleon. It was incorporated into the modern country of Italy in 1861. There are 3 distinct parts: "old town" on a peninsula to the north, the Murattianno to the south, and the central area, which is a major shopping and office zone, in the middle area. Notwithstanding the tone set by the dominant religious architecture, a number of trendy restaurants and nightclubs have sprung-up to foster a very vibrant nightlife.
Durres is the most ancient and one of the most economically important cities of Albania. It's located on the central coast about 20 miles west of the capital Tirana, at one of the narrower points of the Adriatic Sea. The city was founded as Epidamnos in 627 BC by Greek colonists from Corinth and Corfu. Its geographical position was highly advantageous, being sited around a natural rocky harbour which was surrounded by inland swamps and high cliffs on the seaward side, making the city very difficult to attack from either land or sea. Epidamnos was noted for being a politically advanced society, prompting the ancient philosopher Aristotle to praise its political system. However, Corinth and Corfu quarrelled over the city, helping to precipitate the Peloponnesian War in 431 BC. Today Durres is an important link to Western Europe due to its port and its proximity to the Italian port cities, notably Bari.