The Enchanted Grotto

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.

Puglia Cave Restaurant

“ I dream of a new age of curiosity. We have the technical means for it; the desire is there; the things to be known are infinite; the people who can employ themselves at this task exist. Why do we suffer? From too little: from channels that are too narrow, skimpy, quasi-monopolistic, insufficient. There is no point in adopting a quasi- protectionist attitude, to prevent 'bad' information from invading and suffocating the 'good'. Rather, we must simply multiply the paths and the possibilities of comings and goings."

Philosopher Michel Foucault