Sunset in Puglia ~ Polignano a Mare

Sunset in Puglia - Polignano a Mare Photo by Margie Miklas

Give me a sunset on the water in Italy and I think I am in Paradise!

Last June I was fortunate enough to be in the right place at the right time and capture this dazzling view in the seaside Puglia town of Polignano a Mare. One of my travel companions and fellow blogger, Susan Nelson from Timeless Italy, was with me and both of us were elated at this good fortune. We walked from our hotel toward the area where we thought we’d have a good view and this was our reward!

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Grazie and ciao.

24 Responses

  1. abitofculture

    My favourite part of Italy. Loving your book by the way – you’ve just taken me to Perugia and Orvieto, which sound like my kind of places!

  2. Tony

    Paradise, heaven, you name it, it’s in Italy! Beautiful photo, can’t wait to see this for myself next Spring! 🙂

  3. Annmarie

    Oh, but you ARE in Paradise, Margie! Agreed, Stella, mozzafiato! And Karen I have recently learnt about the Costa Viola in Calabria which has the most stunning violet sunsets…already planning a trip down there. I was stunned to see the photos. xx

    • margieinitaly

      Thank you Annmarie – Now I am intrigued about the Costa Viola..I am still reading Karen’s book, Calabria The Other Italy. I hope she references it there.

      • karenincalabria

        Yes, I do, Margie. It’s on the Tyrrhenian side, extending from just north of Reggio to the town of Palmi and takes its name from Plato’s description of dramatic reflections and shadings of the color violet at sunset.
        Every stretch of coastline has a different name.

  4. karenincalabria

    As my focus has been Calabria for a number of years now, I have seen some pretty incredible sunset photos taken in Calabria on Facebook that as you say usually incorporate water. A really special view is when there’s an island out there in the mix and the sun goes down behind it. But out of all of them, I saw one earlier this year in the port of Gioia Tauro in which a crane looked like it was holding up the ball of the sun. I shared it and will try to put the url here, but I don’t know if it will come out:

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