Every summer Polignano a Mare, a village on Southern Italy’s Adriatic coast, hosts a cliff diving competition that is part of the Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series. The annual championship was founded in 2009 by Red Bull, featuring jumps from a height of 26–28 m (85–92 ft). The competition gathers from 30,000 to 70,000 spectators every year.
The beautiful town of Polignano a Mare in Bari province, with its houses built on picturesque rocks and the remains of the ancient Greek city of Neapolis of Apulia, is one of the most amazing locations where the competition has taken place since 2009. The town also has remains of a Roman bridge on the Via Traiana, as well as a famous cathedral. During the competition, divers enter the platform on a rooftop terrace at the height of 21 m and 27 m above the sea. A peculiar fact: male and female athletes enter the platform through a private living room.
The Red Bull Cliff Diving Series is an excellent chance to explore Puglia's beautiful coast that covers over 750 km. The best way to get to the jump spot is hopping on a plane or a boat to Bari, the biggest city in Puglia. If you stay there for a few days, you can explore the Swabian castle, several museums, churches, and monuments. The Puglia region also offers lots of hiking trails, horse riding, cycling routes, golf greens, beaches equipped for windsurfing, sailing and kite surfing, and diving centers along the coast.