In the southern region of Puglia along the Adriatic coast just a short drive from Bari lies the loveliest seaside village of Polignano a Mare. Not just another little sandy beach town, Polignano is stunning. Perched on tall, dramatic cliffs that overlook the ocean, the sparkling translucent sea-water below creates unforgettable images backed by a dreamy horizon. It is here that temptations grow stronger to linger just a little bit longer.
There is so much I admire about Polignano a Mare. One of my favorite memories is the evening stroll through the winding village streets. I remember the day’s heat begin to cool as the local shop owners gathered outside to visit with friends and fellow shop owners. The main piazza began to fill with people as they took an evening stroll while socializing. It seems to be a time of day when a great shifting takes place and all work seems to stop. The Italian people take this very seriously and engage gregariously with each other. Even the town cats come out from hiding and lounge about.
Below are some photos I took of my evening walk through the village.
I hope you enjoyed this small glimpse of Polignano a Mare. If the opportunity ever came back to re-visit, I would jump at the chance. Engaging, beautiful and friendly, I’m positive I could linger here just a little bit longer.
What is your favorite Italian beach town, or one you dream of visiting?