This is a ‘past post’, something I would have written and published at the time had this blog existed! Earlier this year, we went for a short 4-day trip to Polignano a Mare, a historical South-Italian seaside town on the Adriatic Sea, originally a part of Ancient Greece. The only other place we’ve visited in the past is Rome, so this time we wanted to go somewhere south of the country, and somewhere less ‘known’ to us.
We booked to hire a rental car before the trip, but after arriving at Bari airport (roughly a 20 minute train ride away from where we were staying), and after taking a 60 euro taxi to the office, we were told we could not rent the car as we didn’t have a credit card at hand! Yep, you could say things were not going so well from the very start haha! And to top that off, the weather was much chillier than we anticipated so it wasn’t much of a ‘warm’ getaway..
With all that said, the rest of our stay was delightful. We chose an airbnb that was beautiful, painted in washed blue and white, small and cosy, and with arched stone ceilings traditional to the town. There was a rooftop terrace with a cute jacuzzi which definitely warmed us up, and we got a pretty view of the town from up there too.
The town itself can actually be toured in a single day. It’s quite small, but it’s a great place for a relaxing chilled holiday where you just want to walk around and not have a huge agenda to go through – the kind of place where you feel like you ‘live’ there. There are some cute Italian cafe’s dotted over the town, and there’s an incredible open cave restaurant which looks out onto the Adriatic sea. Apparently it’s obviously aesthetically impressive, but the food isn’t as wow. We gave a pass on the experience.
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Wearing: bikini top and bottom from New Look