I just went outside to see why the neighbors are playing opera music and the national anthem and banging wooden sticks on baking trays and pots.
The police came by in ever increasing numbers, trying to stop or at least contain the party. But they couldn’t. And then I found out what was going on: the Giro d’Italia 2014, a 3-week long bicycle race, was about to come through Bari.
A few minutes later, the cyclists came by again.
And then again and again and again. With an impressive speed, like a train whizzing past. The accompanying cars and motorcycles had to try hard to prevent falling behind.