Exploring the Polignano coastline
Seen from the sea, the coastline of Polignano is a succession of ravines, sheer cliffs, rocks carved by the wind and caves where you can dive into some of the most crystal-clear waters in Apulia. These caves carved by the incessant wind and sea are a must on any visit to the area to get to know the true soul of the birthplace of Italian singer-songwriter Domenico Modugno.
You are spoiled for choice. It is said that a swallow builds its nest every year in the Grotta della Rondinella, while a secret passage once led from the Bishop’s Palace to the Grotta dell’Arcivescovado. Equally stunning are the Grotta Stampagnata (“roofless cave”) and the Grotta di Sella, with its natural suspension bridge. In the Grotta Chiangella, it is said the cries of kidnapped young women can be heard.
The caves are accessible by swimming or on a boat trip. Don’t forget to take a waterproof camera to capture the sun’s rays dancing on the water.