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Sea Caves

Polignano a Mare, the pearl of the Adriatic
The sea caves of Polignano a Mare are of considerable natural beauty. The erosive action of water, wind and the karst phenomenon have created a charming landscape. We recommend a boat trip, an experience that will allow you to admire the play of color and light of these unique caves with the water. Often Mother nature enjoys being an artist. Along the path of the grottoes, from north to south, you'll see the cave of swallows, followed by the Episcopina Cave, so named from the tunnels that joined the Mother Church to the sea. Further along, we find the Chiangella Cave, named after the cries of the weeping mothers desperate for news of the fate of their daughters who were kidnapped during the raids of the Saracens and pirates. Then you can visit the Ardito Grotto, and the Cave of Nuns, whose name reflects its most frequent visitors, the religious, who could swim peacefully away from the stares of curious eyes. The most famous is undoubtedly the Palazzese Grotto or Palatial Cave, located mid-way along the coastline visit. Cited in the encyclopedias of Diderot and D'Alembert, described by visitors to the kingdom of Naples, immortalized by the famous French painter Louis Jean Desprez in 1778, the Palazzese Grotto is sure to captive you. Queen Joan of Anjou during her visit to Puglia, was mesmerized by the beauty of this place and rested happily here in awe for several hours. The Palatial Cave houses a popular restaurant that offers its customers a breathtaking view.


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