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  Polignano a Mare
This city of Greek origin is situated on a rocky plateau overlooking the sea and is crossed by a deep ravine. A karst landscape, the geology of its territory has numerous caves, some marine, used in the prehistoric era as human dwellings.


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It was a fortified town in the Middle Ages and was politically linked to Venice during the sixteenth century. The old town is very interesting and well preserved: an intricate web through the small whitewashed houses and courtyards leads to the terraces on the sea, from where the view sweeps over the Adriatic and the stunning sea caves which give the water their striking azure blue colour.

Just beyond the gate that leads to the old town is a beautiful piazza which overlooks the church, consecrated in 1925, on which the main tower stands. The interior is predominantly in a renaissance style with a Baroque presbytery

Walking through the narrow streets of the old town, among craft shops, local bars and restaurants, you can admire the small whitewashed houses with courtyards and the terraces from where you can appreciate the unique landscape of high cliffs scattered with broad and deep caves




You can also see these caves close up, by visiting the scenic Grotta Palazzese (the access to which is through a restaurant-just ask for access) or along the narrow stairs carved into the rock which lead to an artificial balcony, or by taking a boat tour. Another viewpoint which is very popular is Cala Paura, the deep inlet port located at the northern entrance of the old town.

Also worth a visit is the Pino Pascali on via Mulini: a permanent exhibition of the artist’s works and regular events and exhibitions of contemporary art are organised nearby
  Agriturismo Masseria Salamina Polignano e il suo mare
Masseria Salamina, 72010 Pezze di greco Fasano (Brindisi) - ITALY 
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