The Blue Grotto / Puglia Cave Restaurant
The ancient town of Polignano a Mare sits atop a rocky cliff. Over time the limestone rocks and the sea have carved out sea caves which wind beneath the streets of the town. Of these caves the largest is the Grotta Pallazzese, which lies at the heart of the hotel, and once belonged to the feudal lord.
Down the ages travellers, including Giovanna queen of Hungary, have sought out the peace and tranquility of Polignano a Mare and its caverns. French and British travellers doing the Grand Tour in the kingdom of Naples, included the caverns of Poloignano a Mare on their itinerary and would write home of their beauty and majesty. By the 1700s the caves were well established as function rooms for noblemen and local dignitaries. Today, this cavern houses the hotel's famous summer restaurant.
The Blue Grotto (Italian: Grotta Azzurra) is a sea cave on the coast of the island of beautiful Capri, southern Italy. The sunlight, passing through an underwater cavity shines through the seawater, creating a blue reflection that illuminates the cavern.