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Best Free Tours in Polignano a Mare

Polignano a Mare is a magical Italian coastal town located in the region of Puglia, known for its stunningly clear blue sea and charming ancient architecture. The town is perched on a rugged cliffside, offering spectacular panoramic sea views that captivate visitors. Its narrow labyrinthine alleys, quaint squares, and whitewashed buildings exemplify quintessential Southern Italian beauty, and its hospitable locals add a touch of warmth to the experience. For those wishing to immerse themselves in this enchanting town, a variety of free walking tours are offered. The Essential Polignano a Mare City Tour is a must-do. This tour takes you through the town’s winding streets, showcasing historical landmarks like the Romanesque-style Matrice Church and the iconic Lama Monachile beach. Guides passionately share tales of the town’s history, culture, and its famous son, the singer Domenico Modugno. Themed tours such as Polignano Gastronomy Tour offer a unique culinary experience. Taste local delicacies like the caffe speciale and gelato from the famous Gelateria Gentile. For lovers of poetry and romance, the Polignano Poetry Tour explores the town’s poetic heritage, including the famous “poetry walls”, adorned with inspiring verses from various poets. This gives a deeper insight into Polignano’s artistic soul and adds a layer of charm to its picturesque scenery.

Highlights of a Free Tour in Polignano a Mare

Join a free tour in Polignano a Mare and embark on an enchanting journey through this jewel nestled in Italy’s Puglia region. Here are some of the many highlights you will encounter on the tour. First up is the iconic Lama Monachile, a charming beach tucked between towering cliffs, renowned for its crystal-clear turquoise waters. Then wander up to the Ponte di Polignano, the bridge that offers an awe-inspiring panoramic view of the beach and the town’s picturesque skyline. Saunter through the quaint Piazza Vittorio Emanuele II, the town’s main square, and admire the statue of the celebrated singer Domenico Modugno, a proud native of Polignano a Mare. Immerse yourself in the labyrinth of narrow lanes that form the Old Town, lined with brilliant white houses. Here, you’ll discover the historic Mother Church of Polignano (Chiesa Matrice), a testament to the town’s rich past. Your journey is incomplete without experiencing the Poetry Walls, a unique feature of the town where inspiring verses are inscribed on ceramic plaques. Finally, not to be missed are the balconies of Polignano a Mare, there are several in the town where you can soak up the breathtaking views of the sea, capping off an unforgettable tour of the city.

Things to Do in Polignano a Mare

Polignano a Mare, a charming coastal town in Italy’s Puglia region, offers a wealth of activities that extend beyond its stunning landmarks. For a slice of culture visit the Museum of Contemporary Art Pino Pascali, dedicated to the 20th-century sculptor and painter from Polignano, and showcasing contemporary art exhibitions. It’s no secret that food is a big part of the Italian experience, and Polignano is no exception. The town is renowned for its “caffè speciale”, a coffee served with cream and amaretto, and the “gelato” from the famous Gelateria Gentile. Additionally, you must try the local seafood, caught daily and served fresh in the town’s many excellent restaurants. Polignano also hosts several cultural events throughout the year, like the Mareviglioso Festival, and the international cliff diving competition, Red Bull Cliff Diving, which draws thrill-seekers from around the world. As for outdoor activities, explore the captivating beauty of Polignano’s coastline by boat. Tours often include a visit to the sea caves carved into limestone cliffs. If you’re an adventure seeker, cliff diving and snorkeling are popular water activities. Whatever your interests may be, Polignano a Mare offers a rich tapestry of experiences.

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