One day I woke up very early and after a small breakfast I have decided that maybe I should jump on a train and head to Polignano a Mare. In the end, why not? I heard good things (the views… ma donna, the views). But also I heard that it’s very crowded. During my trip from Bari to Monopoli more than half of the train got off in Polignano a Mare, so that wasn’t a good sign. However, I’ve decided to check it out myself and see if it’s worth the hype.
The short answer is YEEEESSS!!!
The long answer is this one 🙂
Although it’s a tiny town, Polignano a Mare has one big advantage: the view from the Balconata sul Mare is the most iconic and postcard like panorama of a beach. I just couldn’t stop myself from staring at it and from coming back to the bridge and have another look.
Then, as if that is not enough, the historical center is one of the most charming places I have seen in the region. Not only people were telling me “buon giorno” (this actually reminded me of my home-village where everyone knows each other) but the whitewashed buildings and the cobbled stoned alleyways are just inviting you to explore some more.
And that is how I ended up on Punto Panoramico Largo Ardito. Hearing the waves crashing into the rocks and the seaguls flying all over on a crisp morning is an incomparable feeling. On your left side you have the view of the city while on the right side you have the stony coastline. I could have stayed there for hours.
The truth is that I couldn’t stop smiling. This is what I imagined Polignano a Mare would be like: beautiful beaches, welcoming people, stunning views and water so clear you could see fishes swimming in it. What else could I have asked for?