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Is Bari Tap Water Safe To Drink?

Yes! Generally Safe to Drink*

LAST UPDATED: 12:53 pm, April 8, 2021

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Can You Drink Tap Water in Bari?

Yes, tap water is drinkable.

Tap Safe includes data from many publicly available sources, including the WHO (World Health Organization), CDC (Center for Disease Control), and user submitted databases, but unfortunately there's not enough data about Bari.

To see user submitted ratings of the water quality for Italy, see the "User Submitted Ratings" box on this page.


The mere thought of Italian tap water conjures up images of great food, great taste and great hygiene. Tap Water Italy and the cleanliness of its water supplies are a matter of great pride for Italy. It is said that as early as the 4th Century AD, people in Italy began using methods and equipment to purify their water to make it fit for human consumption. During this time, people started to understand the importance of water and how it made a difference in life. People realized that by having pure water, many diseases could be avoided.

Today, in Italy, the water industry is huge and most of the lakes and underground sources of the country''s water are treated before being used. Treatment plants use both chemical and natural means to remove all contaminants. In some regions of Italy, such as Bari, the treatment is complete so the water that flows through the pipes is completely clean. This is why the water flowing through the pipes at home or work has high quality.


The ancient part of the city, called Bari Vecchia by locals, literally Old Bari, is a beautiful mediaeval neighborhood you should not miss. Take a stroll and get lost in the maze of Bari Vecchia and try not to miss the romanic Basilica of Saint Nicholas with its gold ceiling, its crypt and the magnificent cathedra of Bishop Elias. In the same square, also the Palazzo del Catapano and the Church of Saint Gregory are worth a visit. Even older (but later refurbished in baroque style) and equally interesting is the romanic Cathedral of Saint Sabino. Take a walk along the waterfront, on the top of the old city wallsand pass by the Fortino of Saint Antony, an old fort recently turned into a modern art gallery, and the former Monastery of Saint Scolastica (currently part of the University). The vast majority of the churches in Bari Vecchia are unfortunately closed to tourists. They are open on selected festivities, including Good Friday and the Solemnity of All Saints.

The estimated price of bottled water

$0.41 in USD (1.5-liter)


Bari tap water
  • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 38% Low
  • Water Pollution 29% Low
  • Drinking Water Quality and Accessibility 63% High
  • Water Quality 71% High

The above data is comprised of subjective, user submitted opinions about the water quality and pollution in Bari, measured on a scale from 0% (lowest) to 100% (highest).

Related FAQS


Always take extra precautions, the water may be safe to drink when it leaves the sewage treatment plant but it may pick up pollutants during its way to your tap. We advise that you ask locals or hotel staff about the water quality. Also, note that different cities have different water mineral contents.

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