Puglia’s prettiest places
Visiting Polignano a Mare was another idea inspired by Pinterest. If you haven’t heard of the town you’ve certainly seen its cave restaurant (we almost booked a table but the reviews are awful).
Our journey was a nightmare: after taking the train from Naples to Bari we missed the ongoing train by seconds and had to wait an hour for the next one. When we finally arrived in Polignano a Mare, the receptionist at our hotel was nowhere to be found but eventually, we were able to drop off our bag and we headed out to explore just before sunset.
With less than 24 hours to spend in the town we were lucky that Polignano a Mare is tiny and can be explored in a couple of hours. That evening we managed to stroll around about half of the old town, took a trip down to the beach for a paddle, stopped to admire the ocean from the various clifftop panoramas and took lots of photos.
After all that exercise (*wink*) we stopped by La Casa Del Mojito for literally the best mojitos in the world. Honestly, we did the hard work and sampled a few – they were all amazing.
By this point in our trip we were craving some meat so we went to Leo’s Braceria for dinner and almost put ourselves into food comas. Meat just kept coming and coming—in the end we admitted defeated and asked for a doggy bag.
The next morning we breakfasted on our hotel’s roof terrace then wandered around the rest of the old town before catching a lunchtime train back to Bari and on to Matera (with our leftover braceria for lunch!).
It’s a shame we had so little time in Polignano: it was obviously very beautiful and really authentic. I love that our crazy trips mean we get to see so much of a country but sometimes we’re reluctant to move on! Luckily for us Matera was utterly incredible…