When you hear Saint Nicholas you can’t avoid thinking about Bari. Only a few cities around the world have such a deep bond with their patron saint like that ties together Bari and Saint Nicholas. A figure that from many centuries moulds perople from Bari’s soul, defines their identity, history and traditions. There are many miracles and legends liked to the Saint. Saint Nicholas is venerated by catholics and orthodoxes all around the world, despite their geographic or religious provenance.
According to the most accredited reconstructions, Saint Nicholas was born around 261 and 280 a.C. In Pàtara of Lycia, in the place now known as the province of Antalaya in Turkey. His parents were members of a christian welthy family, in a time when practicing the word of Christ was extremely dangerous.