Quick guide to Polignano a Mare, the famous Puglian beach viewpoint

Quick guide to Polignano a Mare, the famous Puglian beach viewpoint

POLIGNANO A MARE

Probably the only image you might have seen famous of Puglia is the rocky coastline image with pebble beach and white house around. This is an image of Cala Porto in Polignano a Mare. This is certainly the iconic scenery we have encountered from Puglia.

Polignano a Mare is a town on the Adriatic coast, known for beautiful limestone rocks, white pebble beaches and white wash houses. The small historic center is vibrant and the pebble beaches even more during summer days. We have visited Polignano a Mare on the very last day on our way to Bari airport during our Puglia road trip, and I wished I knew that this stunning town is beyond beautiful of the famous Roman bridge and limestone cliffs views. Definitely stay here for longer when you can.

So what to do in here?

Quick guide to Polignano a Mare, the famous Puglian beach viewpoint

1. People watch at Piazza Vittorio Emanuele II

The main square in Polignano a Mare, the place where small streets intersect and where the life is buzzing. Every Italian city has its own main square packed by pedestrians, shops and dining scene. Grab a drink or a coffee and watch the life and people passing by

Quick guide to Polignano a Mare, the famous Puglian beach viewpoint


2. Visit Museum of Contemporary Art Pino Pascali

Small contemporary art museum overlooking the beautiful blue sea. It is worth visit for the view, and in fact, it is the only art museum in Polignano a Mare. Additionally, the entrance fee is only 2 Euros!

Quick guide to Polignano a Mare, the famous Puglian beach viewpoint


3. Hang out at Cala Porto beach

The famous Polignano a Mare beach with white pebble beach and limestone cliffs, also known as lama Monachile. If you dare, try jumping from the cliffs into the warm water during the summer. Get the view on this beach and its cliffs from up as well, just off the historical center you will see a viewpoint where many tourists will hang out and take pictures of.

Quick guide to Polignano a Mare, the famous Puglian beach viewpoint

Quick guide to Polignano a Mare, the famous Puglian beach viewpoint

4. Visit lesser touristy Cala Paura beach

If you are looking for another scenery and less touristy beach, check Cala Paura lido. Another beautiful pebble beach place for your recreation. You can rent paddle boats, sun beds and umbrellas even here.

5. Piazza Dell'Orologio

After passing the Arco Marchesale, the obvious entrance of the old town you will find yourself at the Piazza Dell'orologio, a popular sightseeing spot in Polignano a Mare. Another very spacious piazza in the heart of Polignano a Mare.

Quick guide to Polignano a Mare, the famous Puglian beach viewpoint

6. Drive to the beach San Vito

If you have hired a car, the n why not to drive to the beach San Vito located few km away up north from Polignano a Mare center. Another pebble beach area for locals and tourists to enjoy the sunshine.

7. Photograph the Ponte di Polignano bridge

The roman bridge of Ponte di Polignano is another spot to get the view of Cala Paura beach. It is both pedestrian and traffic bridge. A great spot to get a view of the coastline as well as of the city.

Quick guide to Polignano a Mare, the famous Puglian beach viewpoint

8. Don't leave the city without an Italian gelato

What would it be an Italian trip without some Italian wine, food or gelato, right? Try out Caruso Note d'Eccellenza ice-cream shot for some yummy flavours.

Quick guide to Polignano a Mare, the famous Puglian beach viewpoint

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