Hotels to remember: Polignano a Mare

Polignano a Mare: introduction

Polignano a Mare Hotel

Polignano a Mare is a small coastal town which, from the cliffs on which it was constructed many centuries ago, gazes out over the clear blue seas of Puglia.

The oldest part of the town is situated within the original perimeter walls. Through the archway of the Porta Vecchia gateway, visitors enter the historic center where the Chiesa Matrice, until 1818 the cathedral of Polignano, can be found. The church houses numerous important artworks including a highly acclaimed sculpture of the nativity by Stefano di Putignano. Also worthy of visit are the Bastione di Santo Stefano and Le Logge, this latter an enchanting cluster of white houses and symbol of Polignano a Mare.

The rocky coastline of Polignano is dotted with numerous natural caves, many of which dating back to prehistoric times when they were inhabited by the indigenous people. The Grotta Palazzese is the largest of the caves and a popular tourist attraction, as is the Benedictine Abbey of San Vito, situated just outside the town.

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Polignano a Mare: places to see in the area