Octopus fishing on board a rowing boat in Polignano a Mare

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3 hours
Availability : upon request
near Polignano a Mare
The experience

An afternoon spent fishing on a rowing boat

We will star the experience in a small fishing village in Polignano a Mare where you can immerse yourself in the magical world of seafaring traditions with many fishing boats, a green area with spontaneous herbs typical of our region and an unusual bookshop located on a suggestive cliff overlooking the sea, built with the recovery of an old “gozzo”.
In this place a native fisherman with his “polporella” boat will be waiting to start a unique experience looking for octopuses.
The traditional local boats, called gozzo, are made with low bottoms especially for this shallow work. Using proper fishing tools, with a big fortune you can catch an octopus and then “curl it up”. This is a very old technique that involves banging the octopus forcefully and repeatedly against a hard surface, traditionally a rock. This allows the flesh of the octopus to become tender and therefore edible.
The octopus in traditional Apulian cuisine is used for a dish of crudo, or cooked in a simple way in a pignata, a slow braised dish with cherry tomatoes, onions, garlic and lots of fresh herbs, a tasty and very typical receipt.
On board you can taste a little Apulian aperitif and fresh drinks.

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Place of the experience

Meeting with the guide on site, the meeting point will be provided after booking

Polignano a Mare, Puglia, Italy


  • 3 hours

The price includes

  • “Polparella” fishing tools
  • Little aperitif and fresh drinks

Not included but available on request

  • Pick-up service transfer


  • Tour will be confirmed the day before based on marine weather conditions
  • Please inform us of any allergies or food intolerances. Thanks!
  • Swimsuit necessary, protective sun cream and beach towel recommended