If you are looking for a day trip from Monopoli, you can’t go wrong with Polignano a Mare. Located on the Adriatic Sea, and only one train stop away from Monopoli, the town is stunningly beautiful.
The town is perched on top of limestone cliffs riddled with caves. Apparently, in the summer, you can watch people cliff diving, although we didn’t see any of that in November.
The town is also known as being the home of Domenico Modugno, the guy behind that ear worm of a song “Volare.” (You are welcome.)
And, if you are lucky, you might even spot a cat or two sunning on the rocks.