Is dining inside a cave on your bucket list? If so, on your next trip to Italy you must visit Grotta Palazzese, an enchanted cave restaurant in Italy facing the Adriatic Sea.
Created by nature, the grotta (the Italian word for cave) was carved out of limestone centuries ago and serves as the captivating setting for the restaurant and adjacent hotel. Naturally lit by the aqua marine reflection from the waters, the summer cave restaurant has been the scene of many a romantic moment since local nobility held banquets there in the 1700s. Grotta Palazzese is located in the Southern Italian city of Polignano a Mare in the scenic region of Puglia.
The cave restaurant in Italy: a truly unique experience
Open from May to October, the Grotta Palazzese cave restaurant offers guests the unique experience of dining on fine Italian cuisine while enjoying a cozy atmosphere. Guests may stay at the Hotel Ristorante Grotta Palazzese and enjoy stunning seaside views.
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