POLIGNANO A MARE
This tiny village (in the Puglia “boot” region) is tucked dramatically into limestone cliffs that hover above the Adriatic. (Can you even with these incredible sea caves?!) Stroll through the old center’s charming whitewashed streets, pop into the beautiful churches for shade (Chiesa Matrice is especially lovely) and pause at all three of the public sea-facing terraces to take in the trip-of-a-lifetime views. As a cherry on top, trek down the cliff to Blue Flag beach for a refreshing swim in that sparkling, electric green water.