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Polignano pearl of Adriatic sea

Polignano a Mare, known as the "Pearl of the Adriatic", is located just 33km from the city of Bari. The oldest part of the town rises on a rocky spur overlooking the Adriatic Sea. Birthplace of the singer Domenico Modugno, who became famous with his "In the blue painted blue", Polignano enchants with its historic center rich in Arabic, Byzantine, Spanish and Norman traces, as the remains of the four defensive towers that surrounded the ancient part of the village. Among these, the bridge of the Via Traiana, still passable, that crosses Lama Monachile.

From the Arco della Porta, once the only access road to the village, you enter the magical village, embellished by the thirteenth-century Matrix Church dedicated to the Assumption. Do not miss a visit to the Fondazione Museo "Pino Pascali", set up in the former Municipal Slaughterhouse, dedicated to the work of the great sculptor and artist from Puglia. The coast of Polignano, from Grotta Palazzese to Lama Monachile, is one of the most beautiful in Puglia, between hidden coves and pretty sandy coves.