After previous visits to this part of Puglia in the first two years of the World Series in 2009 and 2010, Red Bull Cliff Diving returns to Polignano a Mare in 2015. The penultimate stop in the men’s series of competitions, Polignano will host the third and final event in the Women’s World Series.
Back in the European Mecca of cliff diving! The second-to-last stop is held in the very south of Italy, in Polignano a Mare, where cliffs are the foundation of everyday life, with the town itself perched on the precipice. Hosting the World Series for the third time after 2009 and 2010, the Italian fans will see the coronation of this year’s women’s champion in mid-September.
Coming to Polignano a Mare means mozzarella, delicious raw fish and people of all ages fascinated by jumping into the water. An enormous crowd can be expected for the seventh stop of the Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series in 2015.
Italy probably provides the most unusual venue: the take-off spot is a private roof-top terrace and the athletes have to enter the platform 27m above the Adriatic Sea via a private living room. The house is built over the most famous cliff of the coast and looks integrated into the cliff itself. Within the international high diving scene this spot is renowned for its uniqueness.
Polignano a Mare is a typical south Italian town in the province of Bari in Apulia and home to just a little more than 16,000 people. It was also the birthplace of Domenico Modugno, writer and interpreter of the world famous song “Volare” which means nothing less than “to fly”.
What’s happening & when
After 5 years the previous visits to this part of Puglia, Red Bull Cliff Diving returns to Polignano a Mare in 2015. On the 12th September 2015 Polignano will host the third and final event in the Women’s World Series and on the 13th September, the men’s competition.
Originally published by Red Bull Cliff Diving.