The caves of Polignano a mare
Find out which are the most fascinating places in the city!
Polignano is a city of incredible charm. Its peculiar feature is that of having the old city completely built on rock, with a cliff of variable height which nevertheless touches highly respectable peaks.
But not only: seen from the sea, the cliff is dotted with caves, some larger, others smaller, all incredibly peculiar and which make up the scenario that the world has now come to know and love.
Let's see some of them!
Palazzese caveThe Palazzese Grotto is one of the largest in Polignano a Mare. The cave is formed by a large semicircular room, which can be accessed both from the sea and from the ground, which connects to another of more modest dimensions. Overlooking the cave is a terrace which has long been home to the restaurant of the same name.
Ardito caveThe Ardito cave is difficult to access, but it is perhaps one of the most particular in the area. It features forty-eight steps naturally carved by water into the silica stone. Close to one of the most beautiful viewpoints of Polignano, it remains hidden from most eyes.
One of the largest caves on the northern coast, with a vault up to eight meters high, it is one of the easiest to access caves, also often used for acrobatic dives by the most daring.
The Sella cave is close to the characteristic cove of Port'Alga. Through a pleasant but enjoyable path, you reach this spectacle of nature: a natural rock arch that draws a panorama that is difficult to forget.
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