Polignano a Mare

An unforgettable holiday for couples, families and groups of friends

Polignano a Mare

If you want to daydream losing yourself gazing “nel blu dipinto di blu”, Polignano a Mare is the ideal place to visit. The breath-taking landscapes and enchanting cliffs make this village, perched on the sea, a truly gem.

Its title “The Pearl of Adriatic Sea”, and homeland of Domenico Modugno and Pino Pascali is nowadays a universal tourist destination.

In the surroundings you can visit the Grotte di Castellana, Trulli di Alberobello, Fasano zoo safari, the sandy beaches and the historical centre of Monopoli, the regional capital Bari and the fascinating villages of Valle d’Itria.

The village, food and local products

If you get to Polignano from north, flanking the coast, the deep blue of the sea will rapture, the contrast between the white stones and the typical Mediterranean scrub…you enter the historical centre through an ancient Roman bridge, ruin of the historical Traian Way used by Romans. The bridge dominates on Lama Monachile, small dry riverbed, the ideal place to enjoy the sea breeze.

Polignano is a small village rich of fascination and history, a history whose roots belong to such an important past: Roman, Arabic, Hispanic-Bourbon, the Normans and Angevins. Symbols and remarkable ruins still survive…enter the historical centre through Arco Marchesale and let its streets and paths lead you.

Polignamo a Mare is a compulsory stop for food lovers. This village in the heart of Puglia offers a wide range of natural local products from 0 km process, delicacies and sea scented dishes.

Polignano is a reference point in the south-east of Bari for harvest and export of vegetables and fruit as well as leader in potatoes plantation. The carrot of San Vito is typical of the area and protected by Slowfood.

You cannot leave Polignano without tasting the famous caffè speciale, a unique recipe, or an artisanal icecream.