The historic Fiore bakery is one of the most famous bakeries in the entire Bari. Its most famous product is focaccia barese, and I must say, rightfully so. Focaccia barese from this bakery has a beautifully fluffy dough, covered with a thick layer of crushed tomatoes, olives, and spices. You can tell that they didn’t skimp on olive oil during preparation, as the bottom part of the dough is wonderfully crispy, while the top is tender. The focaccia is saltier, which I don’t mind at all, in fact, I welcome it. I rank the local focaccia barese among the best I’ve ever eaten in my life.
During my last visit, they had just taken the focaccia barese out of the oven, and a slice of the still-hot delicacy cost only 2 EUR.
In the bakery, you can also find other popular Italian delicacies. Pre-prepared pizza, stuffed bread, various long-lasting sweet and savory pastries, and even pasta are available.
The bakery is actually located in a deconsecrated Byzantine chapel from the 13th century. The current baker, Antonio Fiore, is already the third generation of bakers dedicated to this profession. For those interested in more information, I recommend a 10-minute video with English subtitles, in which you will see all the details of production and even the more than 8-meter-long oven.
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