Here I am again, this time I take you with me in an intermediate stage. The second stop on these holidays was Ostuni, but before reaching the white city we took a little break in this wonder. A window on the sea, the dives of Polignano a mare and Modugno frame this. Left Alba Adriatica, our first stop (for those who did not read the post can find it here) we took the car and sped along the highway of the sun that took us to Puglia. Puglia is a wonderfully beautiful region, I fell in love with it from the first time I was there, back in 2010. However, since then, I can’t stay away from this land.
Puglia a wonderful land!
As I said before, after leaving Alba Adriatica, we resumed our journey towards Ostuni, but even before reaching our destination we decided to make a small detour to Polignano a Mare. Polignano a Mare is one of the most beautiful cities on the coast south of Bari, the blue of the sky merges with the blue of the sea, giving endless horizons. Walking through the streets of the city we find arches very similar to windows that open onto the sea, thus giving a fabulously magnificent view. Not to mention the panoramic terraces that offer an equally splendid view of the sea. From here as you can see the dives of Polignano a Mare started, let’s say like it was a sort of courageous race. I, as a coward as I am, would never do it.
Polignano a Mare and its coves!
Leaving the dips of Polignano a Mare and those who felt like doing them, we dedicated ourselves to discovering the other wonders that can be seen. Polignano a Mare is equipped with several coves, where you can relax sunbathing and swimming in this poetic sea. In a panoramic area of the city is the monument of Domenico Modugno (the great singer-songwriter of Italian music), the city pays tribute to him with the train that takes visitors to discover it, on the notes of his songs.
In addition to strolling through the streets of the historic center, you can visit the sea caves by boat, which are colored with intense green-blue shades. We stopped only one morning, just because we were passing through, but we enjoyed the town admiring the walks in the streets of the historic center. Needless to say, I fell madly in love with this city, the alleys and the words of the songs written on the stairs.
At the sight of these pomegranates, despite being porcelain, I recalled the summers of when I was a child. My uncle who lived in the country had the plant, my sister and I used to spend summers there for a few weeks, and I remember well the smell and taste of this wonderful fruit.
We relaxed at the magnificent view that opened onto the sea, tasting an excellent Apulian focaccia (fcazz and beer, exactly as per tradition). I had never been there before, but one look was enough to fall in love with this city, as Modugno said (everything is) “WONDERFUL”.
For this mini-trip I decided to wear a white tank top and suede suede skirt, pom pom sandal and fringed backpack to carry everything comfortably. Don’t mind my hair always messed up by the wind 🙂
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