Feature image courtesy of Grotta Palazzese
 
The wonders of Italy are very well known, but this is a little heaven on earth.
 
Tucked away in a cave in Polignano a Mare, Italy is a restaurant. The amazing limestone walls climb and arch over you as you look out onto the blue Adratic sea.
 

The cave has been enchanting people for centuries and has now been taken over by the Hotel Grotta Palazzese.

Restaurant Grotta Palazzese is open throughout the summer and closes in October.

It’s an incredibly romantic setting, and the fancy dress code reflects that. Banquets have been held there since the 1700s!
 
The menu is quite pricey, with most dishes costing around $40-$60 USD.
 
You can book a room and a table here!