Be Puglia | The Red Bull Cliff Divers Are In Town

Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series 2021 Polignano a Mare, Puglia Photo credit | Dean Treml Red Bull Content Pool
Constantin Popovici of Romania stops to look at products while walking through the old city after diving from the 27 metre platform during the first competition day of the fifth stop of the Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series at Polignano a Mare, Puglia, Italy on September 21, 2021. Photo Dean Treml / Red Bull Content Pool.

In case you were in Polignano a Mare earlier this week and surprised by the informal dress code of some of the visitors wondering around the old town, this is only usual attire when the Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series is in town.

Alessandro De Rose of Italy walks back through the old city after diving from the 27 metre platform during the first competition day of the fifth stop of the Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series at Polignano a Mare, Puglia, Italy on September 21, 2021. Photo Dean Treml / Red Bull Content Pool.

Maria Paula Quintero (L) of Colombia and Iris Schmidbauer of Germany react while walking through the old city after diving from the 21 metre platform during the first competition day of the fifth stop of the Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series at Polignano a Mare, Puglia, Italy on September 21, 2021. Photo Dean Treml / Red Bull Content Pool.

More | the Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series comes to town | visit the Red Bull Cliff Diving 2021 Series official site | if you are coming to watch the diving read our guide to Polignano a Mare, what else to see and where to eat.

Polignano a Mare | Cliff Diving’s Coming Home

Seven stops from the Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series in 11 years have helped rubber stamp Polignano’s reputation as the sport's European home.

The main spectacle is of course the diving but second and third places belong to the views of spectators surrounding the take-off spot on land and water and the unique route to the platforms.

Divers emerge from the water, negotiate a crowded beach and walk barefoot through Polignano’s bustling old town before finally, via a private living room, arriving at the platforms mounted on a rooftop terrace at 27 and 21 metres above the sea.

Where | Lama Monachile beach, Polignano a Mare
When | Tuesday 21 and Wednesday 22 September 12:15 - 15:00 (penultimate stage) | Saturday 25 and Sunday 26 September 12:15 - 15:00 (final stage).

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