Ma guarda intorno a te che doni ti hanno fatto, ti hanno inventato il mare…
While let us get carried away from the notes of Domenico Modugno’s famous song, we dive in the second part of the journey – from the south to the north – along the Apulia coasts, starting right from the suggestive coastline where the Apulian artist’s home town, Polignano a Mare, shines.
[Did you miss the first part of the journey? No fear, sometimes travelling back in time is possible by a simple click!]
4 – Beaches in Bari province
Along the coast in the south of Bari, between sandy coves and rocky stretches, nel blu dipinto di blu Monopoli and Polignano blossom like precious gems in all their elegant beauty.
The sea of Polignano doesn’t simply flow through the rocks and the skin of people who immerse themselves in its waters, but it’s possible to breathe it and to live it also among the alleys the old town is made up of, and we can admire it from the many terraces overlooking the Adriatic Sea between houses perched on the pointed cliff, over 20 meters high, that hosts this scenographic “blue pearl” of Apulian coast. This coastline is enriched by many coves and sea caves that it’s possible to visit both by the sea and by land.
The coast scenery becomes more rugged and man-made at the urban centers in the north of Bari – Giovinazzo and Molfetta – and at the successive BAT province.
5 – Beaches in Barletta-Andria-Trani province
After having crossed the stretch of coast that hosts three port cities with monuments and sceneries of great artistic value – Bisceglie, Trani and Barletta – we proceed to the north, where we meet the vast flat area of Margherita di Savoia, well-known for its salines – the largest salt-pans in Europe – and for the beauty of flora and fauna in the annexed wetland.
Crossing Zapponeta, we enter in the scenic Manfredonia Gulf.
6 – Gargano beaches and Isole Tremiti (Foggia province)
Here we are at the Gargano Promontory’s slopes, the “Italy’s spur”: the vast flat area of the Tavoliere delle Puglie ends and the majestic mountain massif juts out into the Adriatic Sea for about 70 km, giving rise to the Manfredonia Gulf.
The Gargano National Park, green lung overlooking the sea, and the Umbrian Forest’s scents enhance the uninterrupted 140 km of coast: steep breathtaking cliffs of limestone rocks overlooking the sea are alternated with coves where it’s possible to admire precious beaches now low and sandy (Vieste) now high and pebbly (Mattinata); moreover there are uncontaminated coves that can be reached only by the sea, caves and picturesque faraglioni.
About 10 miles from the Gargano Promontory, surrounded by inviolable blue and deep waters, there are the Isole Tremiti, one of the Italy’s most important naturalistic patrimonies as Marine Nature Reserve. It’s not hard to understand why the 5 island of archipelago are called “pearl of the Adriatic Sea”. They have many things in common: rocky coasts, low population density and unspoiled territories. The Isole Tremiti literally color the fairy land of the Gargano coast.
If your suitcase looks at you with languid eyes, it means this is the perfect moment to travel! So… are you ready? Sail with us on one of the boats that will lead you to discover the most beautiful tracts of Apulian coast and breathe the Mediterranean breeze that will flood your days as tourists in Apulia!
Is it not yet enough for you? Here you are a video on Apulia you’ll love!
We know it, the Apulia sea is among the most beautiful in the world, so we can understand you, you want to discover more beaches, more typical alleys, more romantic villages where kissing and cuddling with your partner.
For this reason we want to show you a little gem… “Puglia outline“.
Time is precious, and in less than 3 minutes this amazing video highlights many of the typical things of our wonderful land.