The ancient whitewashed town of Polignano a Mare in Puglia is dramatically perched on limestone cliffs. It overlooks the crystal clear waters of the Adriatic. The seaside town is, undeniably, romantic. The shoreline is full of natural sea caves. In addition, Polignano a Mare is famous throughout the world for its spectacular cliff-diving championships.
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Best Places to Stay
Hotel Grotta Palazzese – Located above the famous Grotta Palazzese, this unique hotel houses 18 rooms hanging over the sea. Privileged guests enjoy unlimited panoramic sea views. Each room is luxurious, private and exclusive. Simply unforgettable!
Le 3 di Tuccino – Le 3 di Tuccino offers exclusive sea suites perfect for relaxation and rejuvenation. Additionally, Ristorante Da Tuccino is only a few steps away. Each room resonates with the energy of the sea. The sound of the waves will soothe your soul.
Covo dei Saraceni – Hotel Covo dei Saraceni is a spectacular slice of paradise on a majestic rocky cliff. The property overlooks the sea with a view of beautiful the old town and the Lama Monachile.
Grotto Palazzese – The restaurant is among the top 10 most exclusive and beautiful outdoor restaurants in the world. The Grotto Palazzese is perfectly positioned in a natural sea cave. The sea views are breathtaking. Unquestionably, the dining experience is not to be missed.
Ristorante Da Tuccino – Since 1968, the history of Da Tuccino is full of passion for the sea, fine food and wine. The waterfront terrace offers gorgeous views of the Adriatic and the charming marina. The service is impeccable, the seafood is at its freshest, and the wine list is extraordinary.
Caffè dei Serafini – Serafini is a secret hideaway. An aperitif on the balcony overlooking the sea is, above all, a very unique experience.
Place to See
Lama Monachile – Lama Monachile is enclosed between two high rocky walls. Markedly, it is the main attraction of Polignano a Mar. This small public pebbled beach is the most photographed place on the coast of Puglia. The turquoise water is incredibly transparent. In addition, Lama Monachile is the arena for the Red Bull Cliff Diving competition.