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Polignano a Mare

Polignano a Mare

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Polignano a Mare
Paki Cassano

Polignano a Mare
Paki Cassano

Polignano a Mare
Paki Cassano

Polignano a Mare
Carlo De Luca

Polignano a Mare
Paki Cassano

Polignano a Mare
Paki Cassano

Polignano a Mare
Paki Cassano

Polignano a Mare (Peghegnéne in Barese dialect), in Puglia, is the birthplace of Domenico Modugno. Stands on a rocky spur overlooking the Adriatic Sea. Of remarkable naturalistic interest are its marine caves and historically important are the historic center and the remains of Roman domination. Among the latter the bridge of the via Traiana, still viable, that crosses Monachile blade, a deep cove immediately to the west of the historic center, so called because in the past there stood the presence of monk seal.

The country has a very ancient history, as in the entire area of the south east of Bari, have been found traces of human presence in the hamlet of Santa Barbara, dating back to the neolithic age. In the II millennium B.C., the landing place of the Iapigi impelled the inhabitants of the villages to move into the area of the present historical center. The thriving center of traffics, was for the Romans an important statio along the track that connected Rome to Brindisi. In the VI century, Polignano was under the jurisdiction of the Byzantine Empire which he adopted the orthodox religion. With the advent of the Normans, who dominated until 1194, the prestige of the country grew, thanks also to the work of the Benedictine Monks, present with two monasteries. The Angevin domination made even more dense commercial relations with other coastal centers and many businessmen and merchants, even Venetians, elected Polignano their residence. In the sixteenth century also Polignano fall under Venetian rule for twenty years. Still today in the historical center there is the Palazzo del Doge where he lived the Venetian governor. During the Aragonese domination, commercial activities developed under the control of experts Venetian merchants. Were Erected works of defense of the country, to start from the coast. The country was often visited by real: in 1797, King Ferdinand I of the Two Sicilies, accompanied by his wife and his son, there stood during the trip to Lecce and, after 10 years even the king Joseph Bonaparte there was received with great feasts. Abolished the feudalism, Gioacchino Murat wanted to visit the Kingdom of Naples, including Polignano, to enhance their military capabilities. He is currently a agricultural and craft center.

Despite the facing the sea and the absence until recent years of a safe harbor for the mooring of boats has not allowed in Polignano a Mare to develop the fishing tradition that distinguishes other coastal towns of Puglia. The economy of the country was therefore bound to the agriculture. Particularly note is the production of vegetables - especially salad and potatoes - and that of olives. Very famous is also the production of the typical Carrot of Polignano, also called "Bastinaca of San Vito", a traditional ecotype of carrot, produced mainly in the rural area of the hamlet of San Vito and recognized also by Slow Food. Today, the local economy is mainly connected with the activity of tourist-receptive. In spring, the sale and tasting at the place of sea urchins animates the hamlet of San Vito.

Municipality of Polignano a Mare
Province of Bari
Region Puglia

Inhabitants: 18.023
Altitude center: 24 m a.s.l.

Municipality of Polignano a Mare
Viale delle Rimembranze 13 - 70044 Polignano a Mare (BA)
Tel. 080-4252300

The legend of the rock of the hermit of Polignano a Mare

A story of which little is known. Among sea, loneliness, contemplation and... gulls.

Next or present Events

  • Saint Lucia Day
    13-12-2017
    Religious occurrences

    Add to calendar 2017-12-13 2017-12-13 Europe/Rome Saint Lucia Day Polignano a Mare

  • Feast of St. Joseph
    19-03-2018
    Religious occurrences

    Add to calendar 2018-03-19 2018-03-19 Europe/Rome Feast of St. Joseph With the procession of the saint and burning bonfires across the village. Polignano a Mare

    With the procession of the saint and burning bonfires across the village.

  • Procession for the village of images of dead Jesus and the Sorrowful Madonna
    30-03-2018
    Religious occurrences

    Add to calendar 2018-03-30 2018-03-30 Europe/Rome Procession for the village of images of dead Jesus and the Sorrowful Madonna Polignano a Mare

  • Procession of the relic of San Vito
    09-04-2018
    Religious occurrences

    Add to calendar 2018-04-09 2018-04-09 Europe/Rome Procession of the relic of San Vito From abbey to the town center Polignano a Mare

    From abbey to the town center

  • Procession and fireworks in honor of the coming of the relics of San Vito
    26-04-2018
    Religious occurrences

    Add to calendar 2018-04-26 2018-04-26 Europe/Rome Procession and fireworks in honor of the coming of the relics of San Vito Polignano a Mare

  • Festival of the kytes
    13-05-2018
    Festival

    Add to calendar 2018-05-13 2018-05-13 Europe/Rome Festival of the kytes Hundreds of kites are fired in the sky on the seafront of Grotta Ardito. Polignano a Mare

    Hundreds of kites are fired in the sky on the seafront of Grotta Ardito.

  • San Vito's Patronal Feast
    From 14-06-2018
    To 16-06-2018
    Patronal parties

    Add to calendar 2018-06-14 2018-06-16 Europe/Rome San Vito's Patronal Feast Polignano a Mare

  • Festival The Possible Book
    From 01-07-2018
    To 15-07-2018
    Festival

    Add to calendar 2018-07-01 2018-07-15 Europe/Rome Festival The Possible Book Polignano a Mare

  • Feast of the Madonna del Carmine
    From 15-07-2018
    To 17-07-2018
    Religious occurrences

    Add to calendar 2018-07-15 2018-07-17 Europe/Rome Feast of the Madonna del Carmine Polignano a Mare

  • Feast of Saints Cosma and Damian
    11-08-2018
    Religious occurrences

    Add to calendar 2018-08-11 2018-08-11 Europe/Rome Feast of Saints Cosma and Damian Polignano a Mare

  • Feast of Our Lady of Peace
    19-08-2018
    Religious occurrences

    Add to calendar 2018-08-19 2018-08-19 Europe/Rome Feast of Our Lady of Peace Polignano a Mare

  • Feast of the SS Crucifix
    16-09-2018
    Religious occurrences

    Add to calendar 2018-09-16 2018-09-16 Europe/Rome Feast of the SS Crucifix Polignano a Mare

  • Adoration of St. Pius by Pietrelcina
    23-09-2018
    Religious occurrences

    Add to calendar 2018-09-23 2018-09-23 Europe/Rome Adoration of St. Pius by Pietrelcina Polignano a Mare

  • Feast of Saints Cosma and Damian
    23-09-2018
    Religious occurrences

    Add to calendar 2018-09-23 2018-09-23 Europe/Rome Feast of Saints Cosma and Damian Polignano a Mare

  • Targa Crocifisso
    30-09-2018
    Sports

    Add to calendar 2018-09-30 2018-09-30 Europe/Rome Targa Crocifisso Traditional cycling race for the elite-under category 23 that takes place on the ancient circuit of the caves between Polignano, Conversano and Monopoli. Polignano a Mare

    Traditional cycling race for the elite-under category 23 that takes place on the ancient circuit of the caves between Polignano, Conversano and Monopoli.

COMMENTS :
 
Where to sleep

B&B Amoredimare

Via San Vito, 149 - 70044, Polignano a Mare (BA)

Where to eat

Trattoria-Pizzeria Il Cuccundeo

P.zza Aldo Moro, 14-70044, Polignano a Mare (BA)

Ristorante Pizzeria Al Cantagallo

Via Molfetta, 18/20-70054, Giovinazzo (BA)
50.69 Kilometers from Polignano a Mare

Lilò Norcineria, Ristorante e Pizzeria

P.zza Cattedrale, 27 - 70032, Bitonto (BA)
46.09 Kilometers from Polignano a Mare

Where to shop

Oleificio F.lli Turturro R.e A. s.n.c

Contrada Arcidiacono - 70124, Giovinazzo (BA)
32.27 Kilometers from Polignano a Mare

Azienda Agricola Depalo

P.zza Duomo, 55 - 70054 , Giovinazzo (BA)
50.47 Kilometers from Polignano a Mare

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