Mola di Bari or Mola for short, is the local fishing port where all the restaurants in Bari get their seafood from. It’s a short train ride from Bari Centrale and then a bit of a walk from the station to the seafront.
I was told by the manager of La Bul back in Bari that the best time to go shopping for seafood is at 5pm when the boats return to land their catches. I’m sure they sell some of it directly on the quayside too but there’s also the fish market on Lungomare Dalmazia. It was closed at midday when I drove past so presume it’s only open in the mornings.
I spent a day working in school here so I didn’t get to see much, however the teacher did take me for a short drive, followed by a nice lunch with some excellent and very cheap seafood at one of the restaurants on Via Lungara Porto.
The town feels very impoverished and there isn’t really a special reason to visit unless you love seafood, but they do have an impressive Norman castle.