Cala Monachile, Polignano a Mare
Located in the middle of the city centre of Polignano a Mare, the charming free small beach of Cala Monachile or Lama Monachile is wrapped up by two magnificent rocky cliffs.
This characteristic shape makes this one of the best places in Puglia, definitely!
Cala Monachile is very famous for its charm. But, mostly because this bay – featured by a lot of white, rounded pebbles – gives an amazing, clear, turquoise, and pristine sea.
This little beach gets every year the national blue flag indeed, which means here there’s a perfect sea.
The location and the Roman bridge
Cala Monachile or Lama Monachile is situated in one of the natural geological water crack, typical of the Puglia’s karst territory.
Indeed this area, as well as the entire Apulian coastline, is full of caves that are very interesting if you’re a lover of geological and natural matters.
Anyway, Cala Monachile is one of the main attractive places of Polignano a Mare.
The view of Cala Monachile is enjoyable from the Roman bridge behind the bay.
The Roman bridge is located just on the natural crack and comes across the historic Via Traiana.
The romantic town of Polignano a Mare
Actually, it’s almost expected that the incredible panorama of Cala Monachile was located in the beautiful, stunning, and terrific town of Polignano a Mare.
Maybe you don’t know yet, but it is something you cannot forget easily.
Polignano a Mare is the romantic town par excellence of Puglia, at least so far.
Citizens work together every day to keep it colourful, romantic, and clean to give the best appearance of Polignano and increase tourism.
In fact, people decorate their own places with colourful flowers and they keep the streets tidy and clean.
Then, there’s a Poet who, inspired by the sea and the beautiful narrow streets, started to write poems all around the town.
Walls, stairs, often walking through the streets of Polignano a Mare you’ll meet romantic and evocative poems.
Facilities and The Red Bull Cliff Diving
All around Cala Monachile and actually in the whole Polignano a Mare, there’re a lot of restaurants, pizzeria, wine bars, and nightclubs.
Here you’ll have some tasty local food and wine and, obviously, a lot of fun. Furthermore, this little town is also fully equipped with high-quality accommodations for your holidays.
Concluding, every year, since ten years ago, Cala Monachile hosts a great sports competition: the Red Bull Cliff Diving.
During the Red Bull Final World Series, the best divers worldwide face each other diving from one of the most significant locations in Europe.
Enjoying this small pebbly beach is free of charge, even during the Red Bull Cliff Diving, but remember, we said “small” so, only a limited number of people can enjoy the competition from the bay.
For more info about the sports competition visit the proper web site.
Then, if you would like to plan a tour at Polignano a Mare, please contact the Tourist Info Point directly by the contact area below.
Otherwise, visit the Municipality official web site.
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Info Points nearby
Polignano a Mare
Info point City Centre
Via Martiri di Dogali, 2
Tel. +39 080 4252336
Info point Airport
Tel. +39 080 5361350
Info point City Centre
Piazza del Ferrarese, 29
Tel. +39 080 5242244