I have always believed 24 hours does not do justice to any town/city. Especially if one has time at their disposal, it is best to spend knowing a place better. 72 hours in Polignano a mare were not enough, I’d say but definitely gave me a taste of Puglian food and hospitality. Polignano a mare is a gorgeous seaside town in Puglia and after spending 3 days, I highly recommend it!
I stayed in B&B Grottone -quaint B&B only 5 minutes from the main piazza.
I enjoyed my mornings in the huge terrace and then later had coffee at the local Bar.
The B&B owner Gianni, had a tie up with the Bar so it was fun spending every morning at the same Bar.
A short guide on how to spend 3 days (72 hours) in this gorgeous town follows below:
Polignano is a town made of a limestone cliff. So on the first day, take a walk and see what makes this town so famous! You’ll cross the statue of the famous singer Domenico Mudugno who you will remember him from the famous song- VOLARE! It continues in my head as I write…..Polignano was his home town and that’ss a great commemoration the town gave to him.
After a walk head down to the beach and laze around in the sun. Polignano’s beach is breathtaking and it is lovely basking in the sun yet again. Relish La dolce vita! If you are tired, have fresh fruit from Joya Canti di Stagione. Then pick a place for lunch. All are fabulous (list below).
In the evening have an aperitivo (drinks+snacks) at Bar Millenium. Next to it is a store selling jewellery and the owner Rosanna is adorable. She and I befriended each other even though I was not as well versed with my Italian that time. It is a good shopping spot!
On the second day, enjoy another fabulous sunrise on the terrace with the view of the sea. For breakfast, go to Bar Millennium and enjoy the local vibe in the backdrop of the clink of glasses and smell of fresh coffee.
Have lunch in any of the places of the historic centre, like I did. My lunch consisted of blue cheese pizza with a glass of Puglian Negroamaro.
Spend the evening shopping, gelato tasting and more people watching.
Polignano is really a trip of relaxation if you ask. Unless you are the sort of traveller that goes to new towns every day, I’d say just take it easy. End your third day with breakfast at Bar Millenium and take a stroll on the other side of the town.
You can either hop and catch a train to Monopoli or keep sitting at a local Bar.
Where to Stay:
B&B Grottone: €70 onwards depending on the room and season.
Where to Eat:
- Joya Canti di Stagione: fresh shakes and salads.
- Bar Millennium: coffee and aperitivo
- MINT: cheese, wine and salads. Don’t miss their cheesecakes!
- Monaco: fresh seafood
- La Terazza: Wide variety of pizza
- Super Mago el Gelo: Gelato and Caffè Speciale
PIN IT !
Disclaimer: I was offered a discount by Gianni from B&B Grottone, but as always the views here are my own.