Surroundings of Polignano a Mare

B&B Poesia di Mare invites all the guests to discover Apulia, a wonderful land full of traditions, enchanting places and yearly events. Thanks to nature, history, tradition, pleasure and spirituality, Apulia is a territory to visit all year long. In the last years it has become one of the most preferred destination, thanks to enthusiasm and warmth we give to visitors.

We show you some interesting itineraries around Polignano a Mare.


A few kilometers from Polignano a Mare you find Monopoli, an important seaside town since the Byzantine Era. The symbol of Monopoli is the “Castello Carlo V”, an aragonese castle built on a previous Benedictine monastery, restored by Carlo V. In Monopoli there are 13 kilometers of seashores; the most suggestive are: Capitolo Beach and Santo Stefano Beach that takes the name from the nearby Benedictine abbey built in 1086 by Goffredo d’Altavilla.


9 kilometers from Polignano a Mare you find Conversano. Thanks to Normans, between the Seventh and the Sixth century B.C., Conversano became an important village. One of the most important monument is the “Castello Normanno”, a castle that stands on the highest point of the city. From the Castle Tower you can see a wonderful horizon.


13 kilometers from Polignano a Mare you find Castellana Grotte, very famous for its karst caves, one of the largest of Italy. Located at the entrance of the Valle d’Itria, a few kilometers from charming villages such as Alberobello, Cisternino and Polignano a Mare. The cave is 3.348 meters in length and the point of maximum depth reaches 122 meters.


Not far from Polignano a Mare you can visit one of the most interesting town in Apulia, made a Unesco World Heritage site. It’s 35 kilometers from Polignano a Mare and known for its “trulli”. We suggest you to visit the old town where you find the “Trullo Sovrano”, 14 meters high. It’s also interesting to visit the wonderful “Basilica dei Santi Medici Cosma e Damiano”.


Between Locorotondo, Cisternino and Martina Franca, you find Valle d’Itria, a charming country landscape full of vines, almond trees and olive trees; ancient low walls and country streets mark the boundary of the farms. It’s a perfect place where you can deal with nature and the Apulian tradition.


Carrying on in Valle d’Itria, you have to visit Locorotondo old town, characterized by unusual type of buildings with pointed gable roofs deep-sloping. Here you can taste a very good wine with a prized Doc classification.


Cisternino, on the enchanting Valle d’Itria, is known for its “trulli”, tilled lands, century-old olive trees and low walls. The old town in an enchanting labyrinth of alleys and historical palaces. It’s a town you have to visit.


The Città Bianca, “White City” par excellence is 50 kilometers from Polignano a Mare. Ostuni is known as Città Bianca for its characteristic old town, strictly pointed with white lime. A city worth seeing, considered also a Unesco World Heritage site.


Trani is a beautiful city on the Adriatic coast. Trani has a historic port and a suggestive old town. You should visit an important cathedral “Cattedrale di San Nicola Pellegrino”, which dominates the seashore and not far also the “Castello Svevo”, a defensive fortress.