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Stunning views in a magical place!

TravelerJH – Charleston, SC

Simply stunning! The view from our gorgeously furnished room was breathtaking, directly overlooking the rocky beach and the steep cliffs. Location in the heart of the old walled town was perfect for walking, dining, shopping. But the best aspect of the property was probably Emio, our wonderfully helpful concierge who arranged dinners and transportation and gave us great recommendations. Polignano is a magical place and we want to return very soon.

Beautiful stay at Antico Mondo Rooms and Suites

laura – Savannah, Georgia

We had the bestbstsy at Antico Mondo Rooms and Suites. The location is stunning, the room was beautiful and well-appointed with everything you need for a comfortable vacation. The staff we worked with (Greta and Enio) were so kind and helpful and made everything so easy- from pick up with our luggage to helpful suggestions about what to see, where to eat while we were there. Do not miss the town or those beautiful B&B.

The best place in Polignano a mare! Wonderful ! Epic ! Divine ! If Polignano a mare then only here in Antico Mondo!

Be Positive – Usa

The most wonderful place in Polignano a mare and more! Beautiful clean spacious rooms with amazing views. The rooms have air-conditioning. Comfortable large bed. Room with a nice terrace and a nice view of the ancient bridge. Nice clean bathroom fully equipped. The room was cleaned daily and towels were changed. The breakfast is insanely delicious. The variety, quality and freshness of products is amazing. One of the best breakfasts I’ve had in Italy and delicious espresso coffee. The hotel is run by wonderful people, helpful, warm and friendly. Thank you Emio, who warmly welcomed me. I received a lot of tips from restaurants to places worth seeing. Antico Mondo is located in the heart of Polignano a mare and is a great starting point. I love this place !!! I will come back here for sure. I miss this place and people already

Where to stay in Polignano a Mare

Gavinleeds – Leeds

Stayed for 2 nights, the location in the old town was superb, the room was very comfortable, well equipped,had a balcony with a lovely view. Breakfast was plentiful and delicious.
Our host Emio made our stay, he was the perfect host, he gave excellent advice on restaurants, and he booked them for us (they were superb in both quality and value for money), he organised a boat trip around the caves and organised car parking for us too. Nothing was too much trouble and we were made to feel very welcome.
I would highly recommend staying there and next time we return to Polignano, there is only one place i will stay. Thank you Emio 🙂

A Wonderful Hotel in Polignano a mare!!

Ledgray – Boca Raton, Florida

We spent four wonderful days at Antico Mondo!! The room was beautiful, the view spectacular! But the attention that was given to us from the owner Emio was very special. Not only did he come and find us when we got lost, he made dinner suggestions and reservations for us and was available by text all day. We have been to Italy many times but our stay at Antico Mondo was the best!! Thank you Emio!


John – Los Angeles, California

I had a truly magnificent stay at Antico Mondo in one of the Sea View Suites. It would be hard to list all of the reasons why, but I will try. Location is very convenient. The view in incredible. The room is gorgeous with an unmatched view. It was modern and cozy, comfortable yet classic. Staying there was a highlight of my trip. I wish I could have stayed longer. It was a location you would dream about. Also I don’t know if I have ever had a better sleep than in this room, with the windows open right next to the sea, listening to the surf as I slumbered.
Possibly the most memorable part of my stay was the exceptional service from Emio from the very beginning and even after my stay. Emio provided such warm personal service. It was like staying with a good friend that made it their priority to make sure I was comfortable and taken care of. I can’t imagine how he would have enough time and energy to provide such individual kind attention to all of their guests, but somehow . . . I think he does.
I highly recommend. I can’t wait to return.


Special stay at brilliant Antico Mondo in beautiful Polignano

richard rhmuir – Aberfoyle, Regno Unito

We came to the Antico Mondo & Polignano for a relaxing break and chill out after another busy and at times stressful year. Our stay was completely enchanting. Emio and his wonderful family and team looked after us with warmth, love and attention and we were so happy to have chosen Antico Mondo as our home for 10 nights. The breakfasts are beautifully prepared with fresh local produce and the attention to detail is evident throughout Antico. We were in the apartment and the location is so central but quiet and we had more than everything we needed with beautiful rooms and interiors, a gorgeous en suite bedroom with a fantastic terrace on the roof which we used at all times of the day. There’s lots to do in Polignano and we will definitely return and we’ve wouldn’t stay anywhere else. We were really made to feel special and part of the family who run this fabulous property. We will be telling all friends and family to visit Antico Mondo. Grazie Emio & Team

Outstanding experience!!

Dreamer – Blackrock, Irlanda

Our fabulous service from Emio at Antico Mondo began even before we landed in Italy. He was super responsive on WhatsApp offering fantastic advice on things to do both in Polignano and also in the other areas of Puglia we planned to visit. His restaurant recommendations throughout Puglia were all fantastic. Our room was beautiful with a gorgeous view of the Roman bridge from our balcony. Breakfast was delicious … the best we had anywhere on our trip. Polignano itself is lovely and you have to get the picture on the famous beach. Many thanks Emio. Already planning our next trip and hoping the suite with the best sea view in Polignano is available

Quedarse 2 noches!!

Pablo S – Province of Buenos Aires, Argentina

El servicio es totalmente personalizado por Amio que es uno de los propietarios, siempre atento a resolver cualquier inquietud que tuvimos, con la mejor actitud y disponibilidad. El desayuno totalmente casero con productos frescos locales. Preguntar por las 3 habitaciones con vista desde el acantilado hacia la playa, son un paraĂ­so hecho realidad.

A great stay in a beautiful town

Mark – Paris, France

Stayed for here three nights in Polignano a mare. The town is beautiful but really busy. Needed to prebook any nice restaurant for lunch or dinner. Got great advice on local restaurants from the property owner. The apartment was perfect. Beautiful view from the balcony and a comfortable, quiet sleep – despite the proximity to the centre of town. Breakfast was great and very relaxing.

The Best Ocean Views in Pulgia!!

BiancaPeters8 – New York City, New York

I stayed in two different rooms here the first was a view of the main street that had such a great balcony. The rooms were clean, modern, loved the added slippers! The Buffet breakfast was amazing each day, fresh fruit, meat cheeses and the best cappuccinos you can find in Polignano! Emio who runs Anitco Mondo was the most helpful person and helped me book every excursion, and car service through WhatsApp. He was always available to help and it made our trip that much better. The Sea View Suites though have the best view of the famous beach, the design was impeccable, the bathroom and steam room in the shower were amazing! I cannot say enough great things about this place and Emio! You have to stay here

Charming 2 Bedroom Unit + Outstanding, Friendly and Helpful service in Polignano.

Neemska – San Francisco, California

What a charming B&B! We stayed 4 nights in one of the 2 bedroom suites and it’s been our best experience during our trip. The units are located throughout old town. Ours was very centrally located and had an awesome roof deck. Beautiful place, tourists were constantly stopping to take pics of the flowers outside. The unit itself would get 5 stars but what set this apart was the absolutely wonderful service provided by Emio and staff. They helped us so much, going out of their way to be hospitable and make our stay in Polignaro an unforgettable one. Highly recommend staying here!

Antico Mondo – perfektes B&B – 5 Sterne

in-style-traveler – Colonia, Germania

Wir verbrachten Ende Mai 22 drei Nächte im Antico Mondo und waren von Anfang an begeistert! Schon während der Buchung stand Emio beratend zur Seite und hat uns die richtige Wahl leicht gemacht.
Nachdem wir am Airport Bari über 2 Stunden am Schalter der Autovermietung warten mussten, kamen wir erst sehr spät nach 23 Uhr in Polignano an und Emio holte uns freundlicherweise am Parkplatz des Hotels ab. Er war sehr freundlich und zuvorkommend. Das Antico Mondo liegt sehr zentral in der eindrucksvollen Altstadt, es ist ein wunderschönes historisches Gebäude und sehr stilvoll mit Liebe zum Detail eingerichtet, mit antiken Böden, perfekt passenden Möbeln, harmonischen Farben. Unser Zimmer hatte eine kleine Dachterrasse mit Treppe zu einem zweiten Ausgang direkt ins Zentrum, hier konnte man völlig ungestört das Treiben in der Stadt verfolgen und sich unten in der Bar mit Getränken oder Eis versorgen. Die Ausstattung des Zimmers lässt keine Wünsche offen, alles ist sehr hochwertig und gepflegt, die Klimaanlage funktioniert einwandfrei, alles ist unglaublich sauber. Ein weiteres Highlight ist das Frühstück, das auf unserer Rundreise durch Apulien ganz sicher das Beste war. Es war sehr vielfältig mit lokalem frischem Gebäck, Obst, Joghurt, Käse, Schinken, alles perfekt angerichtet und von hervorragender Qualität. Zwei sehr freundliche Damen servieren Kaffee und kümmern sich um alle Wünsche. Emio ist unglaublich hilfsbereit, seine Tipps für Restaurants sind perfekt und er reserviert auf Wunsch auch gerne, alles ist zu Fuß bequem zu erreichen. Der Strand ist in 5 Minuten entfernt, unbedingt empfehlenswert ist eine Schiffstour an der Küste entlang. Unser Auto haben wir bei diesem Aufenthalt nicht benötigt, man kann alles bequem zu Fuß erreichen. Wir werden auf alle Fälle wieder kommen und können das Antico Mondo uneingeschränkt empfehlen. Vielen Dank an Emio und das Team!

Number 1 in Polignano for a very good reason

Dathaigh – Sydney, Australia

From start to finish it was perfect. Emio and his team are so warm and welcoming and they took such good care of us. He even brought me to Bari airport to pick up my lost luggage when I couldn’t get a taxi. The accomodation is stunning- the location is so picturesque and beautiful. Breakfast every day was delicious. The care and attention by the staff was the best I’ve ever experienced. You can tell the team want you to have the best time and experience in Polignano a Mare. Emio recommended and booked our restaurants for us. I will be recommending Antico Mondo to all of my friends and family, and will be rebooking our stay for next year. This was, without a doubt the highlight of my trip to Italy. Grazie Mille

Niva Grunzwieg

This B&B made our vacation in Polignano a Mare and Pulgia perfect! The room was clean and comfortable, the bed was wonderful and the shower was amazing! The stuff, we’re extremely nice and helpful, doing everything they could to make us feel at home. If you are looking for a place in this area you must go to Antico Mondo! 

Maarten Tuininga

Geweldig plekje.


The host was very friendly and helpful and the big terrace was just perfect. All clean and neat.

Great location, good sized room for two and comfy bed. highly recommend


Fantastic location – right in the centre of town but down a quieter lane. Room was perfectly adequate size for two and the bed was comfy (including the pillows – not normal for Italy 🙂 ) Reception and check out were easy and quick. Highly recommend!


Really nice location and beautiful room. The ladies were very nice and flexible! Definitely recommend!


The accommodation was absolutely breathtaking with the best view and most wonderful room including amazing facilities. The terrace of our room was definitely amongst the Top 5 I have ever seen. It was super easy to reach and made our stay at Polignano a Mare 200% nicer. Also the breakfast was one of the best we had during our stay in Puglia. We will surely be back

Would go back tomorrow!!

Eileen Hoare

Great location in the old quarter and minutes walk from bars, restaurants and the local small rocky beach. Our room was on the first floor of this old characterful building with a pretty terrace overlooking the main street. There is another entrance/exit down to the old quarter. Polignare a Mare is the birthplace of Domenico Modugno of ‘Volare’ fame; an Italian classic. There’s a beautiful bronze statue of him near the Centro. Staff were really helpful and suggested good restaurants and a great beach- Cala San Antonio. We were 20 feet from the sea which was warm and shallow for 50 meters out. Again loud music from the neighbouring beach club was a bit off-putting but nothing we could do about it! There’s a bar for gelati or pizza, salad etc – Caffe crema was amazing! The bar opposite Antico Mondo on the town side is a piece of history. Bar Mario Campanella serves fab gelati, breakfast, prosseco, beer, coffee at very reasonable prices. We loved it. The staff arranged for us to park in a local car park as no parking near the property. It was only 5 minutes walk and they arrange a rickshaw type shuttle service for luggage transfers. 

Fantastic B&B


Quirky little B&B in a fantastic location with excellent staff. Breakfast was excellent.

Great location in the historic centre but with all mod-cons!


The accommodation was perfectly located in the historic centre of Polignano and it was easily walk able to the beach and restaurants. We originally booked the cave room (which looked lovely) but were offered a different room with a balcony instead due to a cancellation, which we accepted. Both rooms were very clean and modernly decorated and furnished. The shower was great! We also liked the option to cook/make coffee in the room although we only used the kettle. Staff were very helpful and stayed open past office hours to allow us to check in.

We had a very enjoyable stay in an interesting town.


The staff were very friendly and helpful. The room was nice and large. The location is excellent. Breakfast had a lot of choice and was excellent.

Great location and a friendly welcome


Fantastic location just inside the archway entrance to the old town. Lovely friendly staff and were happy to help . Delicious buffet breakfast of local food.

Wonderful, great location!


Great property and wonderful staff. We purchased some delicious local produce from another town prior to our arrival and needed some wine glasses, the team were only too happy to help with that and recommendations for eating etc. We had a room that had three balconies which made our local produce even more delicious as we sipped and ate on the balcony. Great location!


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