The ‘style’ called Liberty was an artistic current of international significance that spread throughout Europe in the late 19th century. In its more delayed declination, it also reached southern Italy. In Bari, the Liberty Style is characterized by an accentuated Baroque taste, in which the decorative exuberance pours out above all in the facades and interiors of the prestigious bourgeois palaces of the Centro Murattiano, where floral forms, cornucopias and ornamental motifs proliferate from sculpture and the internationally applied arts. In addition to the beautiful Palazzo Atti, with its elegantly sculpted balconies, the Kursaal Santa Lucia, the Teatro Margherita, and not far away, in via Sparano, Palazzo Mincuzzi are worth mentioning to travelers.

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Bari, Palazzo Mincuzzi, Photo by Kodos – its own work, CC BY-SA 3.0,

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