Polignano a Mare and Monopoli
How to dive in deepest blue
Polignano and Monopoli make up two of the most beautiful perspectives of the Pugliese coast, nestled in the Adriatic coastline.
Polignano with its uncontaminated waters has been awarded the Blue flag for the seventh time in a row since 2008, for the water quality, safety, environmental education and information, the provision of services and general environmental management criteria.
The remote origins of the first settlements is indisputably roman, due to its strategic position, it has always been considered the gateway to the Mediterranean and the East.
During the summer the town becomes colorful, music and odors fill the streets. Recently Polignano has been used as a movie set for films and international soap operas like Beautiful. It was also the birthplace of Domenico Modugno, writer and interpreter of the world famous song “Volare” which means nothing less than “to fly”.
The nearby Monopoli, known as the city of the one hundred districts, is unique for its natural and architectural beauty. The area was first settled as a fortified Messapian city, but during the centuries it has known many denominations which have left their mark in the construction and among the society. The city extended from Cala di Porta Vecchia to Cala di Porta Antica , however during the Medival wars the city has been rebuilt many times thank to Fredrick II.
Monopoly’s beaches, the most famous Capitolo, are a tourist attraction .