"Pearl of the Adriatic sea", Blue Flag holder since 2008
Polignano a Mare, in the province of Bari, is a wonderful hamlet whose ancient nucleus is located on a rocky spur overlooking the Adriatic sea. It is also called "Apulia in miniature" because all the beauties of the region are gathered in this land: the light-blue waters, the characteristic houses and the delicious food
Polignano a Mare has been awarded with a Blue Flag every year since 2008 for its clean water and beaches, its beautiful coastlines and tourist harbors. It is also full of marine grottos (like Grotta delle Rondinelle) and inlets like Le Lame scattered along its rocky and jagged coast. Among the most beautiful inlets there are Lama Monachile, where the monk seal used to live, and Lama Santa Caterina. The first, in particular, is one of the main attractions in Polignano because of the scenery it offers: a small inlet set between two rocky cliff edges.
Polignano is also important from a historical and cultural point of view. There is a bronze statue dedicated to the singer Domenico Modugno on the seafront (named after him); from here, a staircase leads to a natural terrace with a view on the suggestive Cala Monachile, the cliff and the historical centre that overlooks the sea.SEE THE MAP
Polignano a mare