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Polignano a Mare

city on the rock

Polignano a Mare

The town is delightfully situated on a rocky promontory 24 m above sea level. Of particular interest are his natural caves and historically important are the historic center and the remains of Roman rule. Among the latter, the bridge of the Via Traiana, can still be visited, through Monachile Lama, the deep inlet just north of the historic center, so called because in the past there was at the presence of the monk seal.

The Mother Church, dedicated to San Vito and overlooking the small square in the historical center, it was the cathedral until 1818, when the small diocese of Polignano was combined with that of Monopoly. Inside are some works attributed to the sculptor Stefano da Putignano, active between the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. In the village of San Vito, on the coast north of the country, just behind the marina stands the imposing abbey of the Benedictines.