Polignano a Mare
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  • Polignano a Mare: Guided Walking Tour

    1. Polignano a Mare: Guided Walking Tour

    Polignano a Mare is a picturesque city, thanks to the presence of the blue sea in contrast with the white of the houses. Polignano is famous for two reasons: it was the birthplace of Domenico Modugno, the singer of the famous song Volare, and also for the Red Bull cliff diving, during which experienced divers leap from the famous terrace. A local tour guide will take you to visit the historic center during a pleasant walk. It will show you the history of the city as well as the daily life of its citizens and its traditions. During the walk you will have the opportunity to see the art of churches and buildings, to walk among the alleys adorned with flowers and to read the poems written on the faces of the buildings.

    Our guide was excellent, she told us not only about Polignano, but also about all La Puglia region.

  • From Bari: Castellana Cave & Polignano Private Day Trip

    2. From Bari: Castellana Cave & Polignano Private Day Trip

    Experience a full-day private tour to some of the major attractions of Puglia - perfect for those who travel without a car, small groups, families, and couples. A guide will accompany you in the visit of all the destinations of the trip telling you the history, the origins, the local traditions of these 2 spectacular sights. First, meet your driver in the center of Bari and from here you will leave towards the caves of Castellana, a complex of underground karst formations. Discover the history of the caves that begins in the Upper Cretaceous period, about one hundred million years ago, when Puglia was submerged by the sea. Then, set off in the direction of Polignano a Mare, a beautiful coastal city built on a rocky edge overlooking the sea. Stroll through the historic center, admire the characteristic alleys and squares, terraces overlooking the sea, and meet the friendly inhabitants. ...

  • Bari: 7-Day UNESCO Puglia and Matera Guided Tour

    3. Bari: 7-Day UNESCO Puglia and Matera Guided Tour

    Day 1, Saturday: Bari Street Food Tour After arriving independently in Bari, meet your local guide to dive into Bari’s street food scene. Discover Bari Vecchia, an ancient village while tasting typical specialties of Bari like focaccia and sgagliozze (fried polenta). Check-in at the Palace Hotel Bari or similar for an overnight stay.   Day 2, Sunday: Castel del Monte to Trani Following breakfast, check-out of the hotel and depart for Castle del Monte. Explore the fascinating castle commissioned by Frederick II of Swabia. Then, enjoy some free time with lunch before departing for Trani, where you will check-in to a boutique hotel near the beautiful Palazzo Paciotti. Day 3, Monday: Matera to Alberobello After breakfast, check-out before meeting with your driver-guide and departing for Matera, a UNESCO site, and considered one o...

  • From Matera: Alberobello & Polignano Private Day Trip

    4. From Matera: Alberobello & Polignano Private Day Trip

    Experience a full-day private tour to some of the major attractions in Italy's Puglia region - perfect for those who travel without a car, small groups, families, and couples. A guide will accompany you in the visit of all the destinations of the trip telling about you the history, the origins, local traditions, and some curiosities. Meet your driver in the center of Matera, from where you will set off towards Alberobello, a town famous for its Trulli - traditional Apulian dry stone huts built with a conical roof. Admire the rural stone architecture and iconic conical roofs that are still inhabited today by the local people. Enjoy a walking tour through 2 historic districts, admiring these curious houses up close with the opportunity to enter inside one during a short visit.  Afterward, continue in the direction of Monopoli, a pretty seaside town on the sea which is still little known ...

  • From Alberobello: Two-Day Puglia Region Tour

    5. From Alberobello: Two-Day Puglia Region Tour

    • Day one: Alberobello Meet your guide in Alberobello and begin the tour. Admire the landscape of conical roofs, the famous Trulli of Alberobello, and ancient rural stone houses from a unique vantage point. Proceed through the two historic districts, Rione Aia Piccola and Rione Monti. Browse some of the typical shops and visit the Trullo Church. Then, taste some extra virgin olive oil produced in the region. • Day two: Polignano a Mare - Monopoli  Head to the Alberobello Terminal Restaurant once again, where you will meet your driver. Transfer to Polignano, a beautiful city overlooking the sea. Here, you will have the opportunity to walk in the historic center in the company of a local tour guide, marveling at the scenery from the many terraces overlooking the sea. Later, head to Monopoli, a charming, ancient village and, if weather permits, stop at one of the most beautiful beaches i...

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What people are saying about Polignano a Mare

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Very good walking tour

My husband and I just returned from our trip to Puglia and Polignano a Mare. We booked this tour so we could make the most of our stay in there. The tour took us to the historic centre and most important places there. All was very good and the guide was very knowledgeable and answered all our questions. We do recommend this tour if you are in Polignano a Mare.

great leadership

Our guide showed us a lot and told us in a very entertaining way. Learn a lot about the city and its residents. In the end, even though Easter Monday was very busy, he recommended a great restaurant and even got a table reservation.

Our guide was excellent, she told us not only about Polignano, but also about all La Puglia region.