Polignano a mare ‘the most welcoming city in the world’

Published on 30 January 2023 in Marti's blog

Polignano a Mare is a town located in the southern Italian region of Apulia, on the Adriatic Sea. It is known for its picturesque old town, which sits atop a limestone cliff and offers stunning views of the sea. The town is also known for its historic center, which is home to narrow streets, charming houses and churches, and the ancient Ponte Borbonico on Lama Monachile.


Polignano a Mare is also a popular spot for swimming and sunbathing, thanks to its clean beaches and crystal-clear waters. Visitors can also enjoy local seafood and traditional Apulian cuisine in the town’s many restaurants. The town also has a lively nightlife scene, with many bars and clubs open well into the night.




Polignano a Mare is also known for its cultural and artistic heritage, which includes the famous Grotta Palazzese, an ancient grotto turned into a restaurant and event venue. The town also hosts many festivals and events throughout the year, including the Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series, a series of international diving competitions held in August.



Polignano a Mare is a beautiful and charming town that offers a perfect blend of culture, history, and natural beauty. It’s a great destination for those looking for a relaxing beach holiday, or for those who want to explore the beauty of Puglia.

Wedding in Polignano cave restaurant

Polignano a Mare beat off competition from 220 countries to win first place in the Traveller Review Award 2023, which crowned it the “most welcoming city in the world” . This is a very prestigious award, given by Booking.com to the facilities and territories that are committed to providing their guests with excellent hospitality in all seasons of the year.

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A civil (legally binding), symbolic or catholic wedding at the magnificent cathedral can be arranged in Polignano. Our staff will be happy to share more details.