Guide

Restaurants in Polignano:

Chiccibio
Super fish and wine restaurant. Speciality antipasti and homemade pasta
Largo Gelso, 12, 70044 Polignano A Mare Bari, Italy
+39 080 424 0488

MINT

Fresh organic. mainly vegetarian
Via San Benedetto 32, 70044 Polignano A Mare Bari, Italy
+39 080 4241373

Cozze nere

San Vito n.338, 70044 Polignano a Mare, Italy
+39 080 424 2305

In San Vito also try ”La veranda di Giselda” One of our favorites for a lovely lunch by the sea. Antipasti and the days pasta or fish.
Frazione San Vito 342, 70044 Polignano a Mare, Italy
0039 0804 240863

Il Grotone
Grilled or fried fish by the sea on the cliffs. A must on a nice evening
Via Grottone, 70044 Polignano a Mare, Italy
+39 (0)80424893

Antica Mura
Close by and amazing food. Try the antipasti raw or cooked. All is good!
Via Roma, 11, Polignano a Mare, Italy
0804242476

Grotta Pallazese
our neighbour hotel with an amazingly located restaurant. Quite expensive but a breath-taking location for a special night.
Via Narciso, 59, 70044 Polignano a Mare, Italy

Leo´s Braceria,
butcher style eatery. The local excellent butcher Leo has created a nice restaurant in a local piazza where you choose the meat and he grills it! He also serves simple antipasti and salats.
Place Caduti Di Via Fani, 4, 70044 Polignano a Mare, Italy
+39 080 967 5655

BellAmbriana
has the best pizza in old town
Piazza Vittorio Emmanuele, 22
Telefono +39.080.4248840
http://www.labellambriana.it/

Osteria Piga
is a good option if you feel like eating meat and sit inside.
Via Don Milani, 21, 70044 Polignano a Mare, Italy
+39 (0) 804248751

Delicatesse
Where the locals go for a homemade lunch or to get the takeaway dishes.
via Lepore, 47/49, Polignano a Mare, Italy

shops

Franco (alimentary /local grocery store)
Go left on Via Tritone and take the second right on via Card Ciasca. Before you reach the piazza on the right you find the shop (2 trees outside) a little further on the piazza you find
Maria (local fruits and vegetable shop)
The market (by the station) is open every day 7am-1pm (Tuesday and Thursday and Saturday local farmers sell outside.)
Best Forcaccia On via Pompei Sanelli (main street) where you also find a terrific butcher (Vittorio) try his salssicia! And Eco/health shop, pharmacy, A cake and chocolate maker (almost in the end of the streat),

For Icecream we prefer;
Caruso ,Via Martiri di dogali,3 (closed tuesday)
+39 080 321.82.32
Bar Turismo (Classic and homemade)
Il Mago del Gelato di Pietro e Martin
Piazza Garibaldi, 48, 70044 Polignano a Mare Apulia
+39 080 424 066
Bella Blue
Via Martiri di Dogali, 20,
0804 265705

For a dinner in the country side;

Masseria Antica Lama, Romantic place to dine under the olive trees. Homemade pasta”
C.da Torre Spaccata 27, 72010 Pezze di Greco, Fasano, Italy
+39 3887538717

You will find only one Trendy fashion shop. Its called “Stranesse” But you always finds something you want here. Anna Maria has a good eye and will guide you.
Via Martiri di Dogali, 47, Polignano a mare Bari, Italy
+39 080 424 8334

Towns and cities to visit

Monopoli You easily can spend a couple of hours wandering through Monopoli’s tangled centro storico. There’s not a ton that you “have” to see here, although there is a 16th-century castle and an imposing Baroque cathedral. One of the real draws of Monopoli, though, is wandering outside of its fortified walls from the old harbour (you can park there), past groups of families and old men and various and sundry other beach-goers, sunning themselves on rocks or the small bit of sand. Walk all the to restaurant Lido Bianco for a lunch (Via Procaccia, 3, 70043 Monopoli 39 080 246 2030 ) or go to the center and do your shopping, Take a coffe or aperitivo at Caffe´del Corso, Corso umberto I, 58 | Bar, 70043 Monopoli, Italy +(39)0803219778Our sons favorite place in Monopoli is the city beach. And the water is extremely clear and clean.
Have a lunch at Lido Bianco
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Bari, The capital of our region. Once regarded as the Bronx of southern Italy, Bari’s reputation has gradually improved and the city is today safe and well trimmed and full of good restaurants and a good place to do shopping of luxury goods. Spruced up and rejuvenated, Bari Vecchia, the historic old town, is an interesting and atmospheric warren of streets. In the evenings, the piazzas buzz with trendy restaurants and bars, but there are still parts of the old town that carry a gritty undertone. Take eventually the train from Polignano and avoid parking the car.
Lecce, Lecce has been dubbed the Florence of the south. Its a beautiful and civilised city with architectural and cultural values and shopping. You can take the train to Lecce from Polignano
Matera (sassi di matera) An amazing scenery. Sassi of Matera and their park are an outstanding example of a rock-cut settlement
Andria – Castel del Monte, A unique piece of medieval military architecture.
Cisternino, charming town known for its famous barbecuing butchers and
buildings of considerable architectural interest, including the 13th century Norman-Swabian tower, topped with a little statue of San Nicola, the 14th century Church of San Nicola with its 18th century facade and 6th century foundations, the curvaceous baroque Church of San Cataldo and tower-flanked Palazzo Amati.

Martina Franca (antic market every 3. Sunday of the month) more buzzing than its three illustrious neighbours, Alberobello, Locorotondo and Cisternino, it has long been the commercial centre of the area, ever since Philip of Anjou granted it tax free status and various other privileges in 1310. Old town is fantastic. The four Renaissance and Baroque gates still exist, effectively delineating the old town from the more modern 19th century part of town, which also has some fine buildings and a shady park (here is the market every 3. Sunday from 9 in the morning).
Ostuni known as the White town. Ostuni shines like a pearly white tiara, extending across three hills with the magnificent gem of a cathedral as its sparkling centrepiece. The drive there is beautiful in the trulli landscape.
Grotaglie , The town is known for its production of Pottery. The town is also amazing due to the mix of unspoiled antic buildings and modern street art!
Alberobello, town of the Trulli (A must see in Puglia, but quite turistic)
Otranto overlooks a pretty harbour on the turquoise Adriatic coast. Quite touristic but a pleasant town
Galipoli beautiful city”: that’s what Gallipoli means, and it certainly lives up to its name! The walled island city of Gallipoli is one fo the jewls of Italy’s heel.
Castro Marino (Salento , south ) unspoiled nice town by the sea.gnificent gem of a cathedral as its sparkling centrepiece. The drive there is beautiful in the trulli landscape. Grotaglie , The town is known for its production of Pottery. The town is also amazing due to the mix of unspoiled antic buildings and modern street art! Alberobello, town of the Trulli (A must see in Puglia, but quite turistic) Otranto overlooks a pretty harbour on the turquoise Adriatic coast. Quite touristic but a pleasant town Galipoli beautiful city”: that’s what Gallipoli means, and it certainly lives up to its name! The walled island city of Gallipoli is one fo the jewls of Italy’s heel. Castro Marino (Salento , south ) unspoiled nice town by the sea.