Polignano a Mare is a town in the province of Bari (BA) in the Italian region of Apulia (Puglia), Italy.
Get in Polignano By plane
From the Bari airport (48 km) take the shuttle for the central train station in Bari.
Take the train to Brindisi and get off in Polignano a Mare.
From the Brindisi airport (83 km) reach the Brindisi train station by shuttle.
Take a train to Bari and get off in Polignano a Mare.
Get in Polignano By car
From highway A14 (Bologna – Taranto) and A16 (Napoli – Bari) reach Bari and exit to Bari nord (North).
Follow the signs to downtown Bari, Brindisi, Lecce.
Continue to Brindisi on the SS 16 and exit to Polignano a Mare nord (North).
From Brindisi take the SS16 to Bari and exit at Polignano a Mare / Conversano.
Get arround in Polignano
1️⃣ Statue of Domenico Modugno (on the seaside in the end of old town).
This statue of the Italian singer/songwriter was dedicated in 2009.It’s about 3 metres tall and was conceived and built by the Argentinean sculptor Hermann Mejer.
Modugno is depicted in the open-armed gesture for which he’s famous.
A native of Polignano a Mare, he is the author of the famous song “Volare”.
The Lungomare Domenico Modugno is also a nice spot to take photos overlooking the Adriatic Sea.
2️⃣ Chiesa Matrice Santa Maria Assunta (St Mary Assunta’s mother church) (in Piazza Dell’Orologio).
The mother church was consacrated in 1295.
The church has a simple but elegant façade and a robust tower bell.
The late Renaissance elegant portal is flanked by two statues in valuable niches.
The belltower, more than 23 m high, consists of three orders, each in a different style. Inside the church there is a masterpiece, “The Nativity” sculpted by Stefano da Putignano.