Polignano a Mare
The coastline of Polignano a Mare is known for its dramatic cliffs, sparkling waters, and white-pebble beaches. It’s also one of the most significant ancient settlements in Puglia, and as you wander the narrow white-washed streets you’ll come across plenty of architecture to reflect that.
The historic city centre displays influences of the Arab, Byzantine, Spanish, and Norman cultures and the grey stone Matrice Church from the 13th century is worth a visit. In the main square and along the cobbled streets you’ll find plenty of restaurants dishing up authentic Italian fare. Be sure to try the seafood – most of it is locally caught and fresh.
For a dinner to remember, a visit to the Grotta Palazzese is a must. This is a luxury restaurant that sits tucked within a cave, offering splendid views of the crashing blue waves below. Carved from remarkable limestone rocks, Grotta Palazzese offers a fine dining experience like no other.