No, it's not the setting of a romantic comedy that is simply way-too-over the top to ever be real: This restaurant actually is situated inside a gorgeous cave next to the Italian seaside. We know — it's hard to believe it's true.
It's the Grotta Palazzese hotel restaurant, located in Polignano a Mare in souther Italy. The restaurant allows patrons to dine inside a romantically lit cave, all while listening the waves crash and churn against the rock below. It's absolutely stunning, and once you see it, you're going to wish you could make it to Italy by Valentine's Day.
You'd think this would only exist in a very posh scene of a James Bond film, but we can assure you that this place is very, very real.
The cave is limestone, set against the backdrop of the Adriatic Sea and the vertical cliffs that surround it.
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The ambiance is unparalleled.
Even the tables that aren't on the waterfront have their own special kind of charm.
Naturally, though, the waterfront tables are what you'd want to nab if you made the journey.
Though it's property of the hotel now, the location has been inhabited since the Neolithic era.
In fact, it was once a Greek colony: In the 1700s, historians speculate that nobility must have gathered there to dine — just like people do today!
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