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We were driving from Bari to Martina Franca and took a short detour to Abbazia di San Vito. It was worth the effort. The Abbey is very unusual but unfortunately is in private hands and cannot be visited. The small harbour was full of fishing...More
We wandered around the Abbey & there is quite a bit of history around it , but only religious events & people that are invited to attend are allowed inside . It must have been very powerful back in the day ,
San Vito is the patron saint of Polignano a Mare and he features in a legend about the founding of this abbey. The town was once very prosperous and the monks turned this place into a pilgrimage destination. The church doors show marks from Turkish...More
We walked from Polignano a Mare to San Vito - great walk along the coast. The abbey is really quite impressive but it was sadly not open to the public. It would have been good while we were there to have been able to get...More