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Torre a Mare and Polignano a Mare

Just ten minutes by FS train from Bari (or bus #12 from Piazza Aldo Moro, TORRE A MARE is one of the easiest escapes from the city, situated on a rocky ledge high above two large caves. Being so close to Bari, the village can become quite crowded, but there will be fewer people around another twenty minutes on, at POLIGNANO A MARE, which remains fairly low-key. It’s a small port with a whitewashed medieval centre sprinkled with bars, souvenir and focacciarie shops, perched on the edge of the limestone cliffs, and where people head for on a Sunday to watch the waves crashing against the rocks or to sunbathe on the clifftops.