Polignano a Mare in Puglia: Atop a 20 Meter High Cliff

Polignano a Mare in Puglia: Atop a 20 Meter High Cliff

Polignano a Mare is a small comune on the coast of the Adriatic Sea.

The town rests atop a 20 meter high cliff of limestone and lays above crystal clear waters that gives it the nickname Pearl of the Adriatic Sea.

The small city is a meeting point of different cultures. Its historic center has traces of Byzantine, Spanish, Norman and Arba rule. But the origins of this beautiful city can be traced back to the 4th century BC when Greek settlers founded the city of Neapolis. This city flourished under roman rule and was so important that Emperor Trajan directed his famous Via Traiana through town. You can still see remains of the road a little north of the historic center.

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