Polignano a Mare: The Pearl of the Adriatic


The Italian Language Course takes place in the picturesque village of Polignano a Mare in Apulia (approx. 40 km from Bari, the capital city of the region). Gateway to the Mediterranean and the Orient - an important hub and meeting place for different cultures. The Adriatic coast of Polignano a Mare is marked by a glittering crystal-clear sea of innumerable shades, 12 miles of beach, and numerous caves in the mined rock. It is for this reason that the town was named “Pearl of the Adriatic".
The beaches of Cala Incina, Cala Sala, Cala Porto, Cala Paguro, Ponte Cala, Cala Paura and the beach of San Vito, closely related to the fishing village, are very popular on account of the purity of the sea. Visits to the Grotta delle Rondinelle cave or the renowned Grotta Palazzese are simply not to be passed up! The restaurant Grotta Palazzese appeared on the cover of the travel magazine Geo Saison. It was recommended by the experts as an insider tip, and one of their favourite locations in Italy (Geo season, October 2010).
The underwater scenery is a particularly popular destination for diving fans. In 2014, Polignano a Mare received the prestigious Blue Flag once again from the FEE (Foundation for Environmental Education).

Polignanon a mare

Cliff diving is the most popular sport among the locals, next to swimming. Polignano a Mare has recently become a European Mecca for cliff divers, in part due to the Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series held there annually. Domenico Modugno, a native of Polignano a Mare, is celebrated for his masterpiece "Nel Blu Dipinto di Blu", better known as "Volare", one of the most popular songs in the world.
There are several hotels, restaurants and Bed & Breakfasts that make this beautiful village in southern Italy one of the most suggestive coastal towns on the Adriatic sea.

Lama Monachile, beautiful little bay in Polignano a Mare (picture on the left).



Capitolo beach close to Polignano