Visit Polignano a Mare – Guide

Visit Polignano a Mare – Guide
Escursioni in Barca a Polignano a Mare

Visit Polignano a Mare

Polignano a Mare, is one of those places that makes you want to book a flight and leave just looking at the photos. Bathed by the sea, it stands out all white in a colorful landscape of green and blue. Its streets, beaches and coves, the proximity to many other interesting sites like Alberobello, makes Polignano a destination to put in your wish list, especially in hot seasons. Whether you have already booked, or you are thinking about your next holiday, in this article we will show you Polignano a Mare, the surroundings, what to see and things to do if you are in the area.

What to see in Polignano and surroundings

Marine caves

On the coast of Polignano a Mare there are more than 70 sea caves that have been formed due to erosive phenomena linked to the action of the sea and wind. To visit them you can take part in one of our boat tours which can be booked directly from our website and which also include stops for a dip in the clear waters adjacent to the caves. It is an experience that you will surely want to do.

Abbazia di San Vito

A few kilometres from Polignano there is the Abbey of San Vito, on the sea, among the things to see absolutely if you are in the area. The abbey was originally attached to a convent that today has become a private home. In addition to the visit of the interior of the Abbey, it is worth stopping to admire the surrounding landscape. In addition, it is from the port of St. VIto, which is the starting point of the Our tours.

Lama Monachile

Lama Monachile is the first image that you have of Polignano: it is two walls of rock that fall sheer to the sea and hold an inlet of sand and water. The beach is located in the centre and in Roman times it was used as a landing place for ships arriving from the East. Today it is one of the most beloved places of Polignano and even when there are many people, you can admire the landscape also from the Bourbon pontoon.

Historic centre

The various cultures that have changed in Polignano over the centuries are still present in the historical centre of the Apulian citadin. White houses and flowered balconies, streets that resist the passage of time and a unique and poetic touch: in Polignano the old town is full of poems written in the most unthinkable corners of the now famous “Guido, il Flaneur”. The poems not only make the centre of Polignano unique, but they help the visitor to discover the area with a different eye and to enjoy its magic atmosphere.


30 minutes by car and a little more if you travel by public transport divide you from Alberobello, one of the things to see around Polignano. Alberobello is famous all over the world for being the only inhabited center made up entirely of trulli and recognized by UNESCO as World Heritage Mondiae. A tour of a town, enjoying the trulli and the many goodness of the area, perhaps at sunset, must be absolutely planned if you are in Polignano a Mare.

Castellana Grotte

About 15 kilometres from Polignano are the Castellana Caves, which extend for 3348 metres at a depth of 122 metres from the surface. The karst caves are open all year round and can be visited only with a guide, choosing the complete tour or the partial tour; night visits are periodically organized.