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Polignano a Mare has many places that are worth a visit during your vacation. In addition to the natural beauty of the coastal landscapes, you can discover the splendid walks in the historic center, or learn about the sites that are located in the immediate outskirts of the country, or choose one of the splendid beaches with a blue and transparent sea, real pearls of the Puglia.
  • Sea village
  • Suitable for disabled people
  • Camper parking area
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About the village

Polignano a Mare (Peghegnéne in Barese dialect), in Puglia, is the birthplace of Domenico Modugno. Stands on a rocky spur overlooking the Adriatic Sea. Of remarkable naturalistic interest are its marine caves and historically important are the historic center and the remains of Roman domination. Among the latter the bridge of the via Traiana, still viable, that crosses Monachile blade, a deep cove immediately to the west of the historic center, so called because in the past there stood the presence of monk seal.

The country has a very ancient history, as in the entire area of the south east of Bari, have been found traces of human presence in the hamlet of Santa Barbara, dating back to the neolithic age. In the II millennium B.C., the landing place of the Iapigi impelled the inhabitants of the villages to move into the area of the present historical center. The thriving center of traffics, was for the Romans an important statio along the track that connected Rome to Brindisi. In the VI century, Polignano was under the jurisdiction of the Byzantine Empire which he adopted the orthodox religion. With the advent of the Normans, who dominated until 1194, the prestige of the country grew, thanks also to the work of the Benedictine Monks, present with two monasteries. The Angevin domination made even more dense commercial relations with other coastal centers and many businessmen and merchants, even Venetians, elected Polignano their residence. In the sixteenth century also Polignano fall under Venetian rule for twenty years. Still today in the historical center there is the Palazzo del Doge where he lived the Venetian governor. During the Aragonese domination, commercial activities developed under the control of experts Venetian merchants. Were Erected works of defense of the country, to start from the coast. The country was often visited by real: in 1797, King Ferdinand I of the Two Sicilies, accompanied by his wife and his son, there stood during the trip to Lecce and, after 10 years even the king Joseph Bonaparte there was received with great feasts. Abolished the feudalism, Gioacchino Murat wanted to visit the Kingdom of Naples, including Polignano, to enhance their military capabilities. He is currently a agricultural and craft center.

Despite the facing the sea and the absence until recent years of a safe harbor for the mooring of boats has not allowed in Polignano a Mare to develop the fishing tradition that distinguishes other coastal towns of Puglia. The economy of the country was therefore bound to the agriculture. Particularly note is the production of vegetables - especially salad and potatoes - and that of olives. Very famous is also the production of the typical Carrot of Polignano, also called "Bastinaca of San Vito", a traditional ecotype of carrot, produced mainly in the rural area of the hamlet of San Vito and recognized also by Slow Food. Today, the local economy is mainly connected with the activity of tourist-receptive. In spring, the sale and tasting at the place of sea urchins animates the hamlet of San Vito.

Village of Polignano a Mare
Municipality of Polignano a Mare
Province of Bari
Region Puglia

Inhabitants: 18.023
Altitude center: 24 m a.s.l.

Municipality
Viale delle Rimembranze 13 - Tel. 080-4252300

BY CAR

  • The highway leading to Bari is the A14. To this, further north, there are the other main highways: the A2 Rome-Naples and the A16 Naples-Canosa. From Bari to get to Polignano a Mare just take the SS 16 (E55) until you meet the various entrances to Polignano. The same inputs also apply to those arriving from the south, from the direction of Brindisi or Monopoli. Other provincial roads allow you to comfortably reach Polignano a Mare, including the Conversano-Polignano and the Castellana Grotte-Polignano.

ON THE TRAIN

  • Bari station

BY PLANE

  • Bari airports

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Events

saturday
8
august, 2020

Feast of Saints Cosma and Damian

sunday
16
august, 2020

Feast of Our Lady of Peace

sunday
20
september, 2020

Feast of the SS Crucifix

wednesday
23
september, 2020

Adoration of St. Pius by Pietrelcina

sunday
27
september, 2020

Feast of Saints Cosma and Damian

sunday
27
september, 2020

Targa Crocifisso

sunday
13
december, 2020

Saint Lucia Day

friday
19
march, 2021

Feast of St. Joseph

monday
12
april, 2021

Procession of the relic of San Vito

monday
26
april, 2021

Procession and fireworks in honor of the coming of the relics of San Vito

sunday
9
may, 2021

Festival of the kytes

from
monday
14
june, 2021
to wednesday 16 june 2021

San Vito's Patronal Feast

from
thursday
1
july, 2021
to thursday 15 july 2021

Festival The Possible Book

from
thursday
15
july, 2021
to saturday 17 july 2021

Feast of the Madonna del Carmine

From the blog

We are in the eleventh century, or maybe two or three hundred years before, there are no documents that accurately tell the story of the hermit on the island of San Paolo in Polignano a Mare. A story passed down from father to son, fishermen and believers. A story that is still today enveloped by the mystery and which, like the sea between Polignano and the small island, changes according to who tells it or who listens to it, imagining those times in such a beautiful place. I am speaking of a man, one of the faithful who went to P...
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