Polignano a Mare

Polignano a Mare
Comune di Polignano a Mare
Arms of Polignano
Coat of arms
Polignano a Mare

Location of Polignano a Mare in Italy

Coordinates: 41°00′N 17°03′E / 41.000°N 17.050°E / 41.000; 17.050
Country Italy
Region Apulia
Province / Metropolitan city Bari (BA)
Frazioni Casello Cavuzzi, Chiesa Nuova, San Vito and a part of Triggianello
  Mayor Domenico Vitto
  Total 67 km2 (26 sq mi)
Elevation 24 m (79 ft)
Population (1 January 2016)[1]
  Total 18,024
  Density 270/km2 (700/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Polignanesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
  Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 70044
Dialing code 080
Patron saint St. Vitus
Saint day June 15
Website Official website

Polignano a Mare (Italian: [poliɲˈɲaːno a mˈmaːre]; Peghegnéne [pəɡəɲˈɲeːnə] in Bari dialect) is a town and comune in the Metropolitan City of Bari, Apulia, southern Italy, located on the Adriatic Sea. The local economy mostly depends on tourism, agriculture and fishing.


The area has been settled since prehistoric times, evidenced by archaeological excavations in the locality of Santa Barbara. It is believed to be the site of the ancient Greek city of Neapolis of Apulia, not mentioned by any extant records but attested by many coins. Remains of the Roman domination include the bridge on the Via Traiana. The former cathedral includes works by the sculptor Stefano of Putignano. In the frazione of San Vito is a massive Benedictine abbey.

Twin towns


  1. Population from Istat
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