In the heart of the historic centre, Merchant square is one of the most popular and most active squares in the city of Bari. Very visited, the haunt of many baresi. Icon and symbol of the square is the famous column "of Justice", so named for the function that was once used. The stone pole in fact were bound and left prey to abuse people's fraudulent debtors. Also in the square had formerly housing the "Seat", the ancient meeting place of the noble baresi.