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The Summer Cave is a Tranquil Italian Restaurant Tucked into a Cozy Sea Cave

Posted By Tafline Laylin On April 8, 2014 @ 12:30 pm In Architecture,carousel showcase,Eco Tourism,Eco Travel,gallery | 5 Comments


Grotta Palasezze, hotel, tourism, green design, sustainable design, eco-design, cave, sea cave, Italy, Southern Italy, Mediterranean Sea

The clifftop Grotta Palasezze has 20 rooms overlooking the Adriatic Sea and the old town of Polignano o Mare. Dimly lit and outfitted with furnishings made simply from natural materials in order to blend in with its unique surroundings, the restaurant sits just below the hotel and boasts magnificent views.

The Summer Cave has been voted as one of the most romantic restaurants in the world by the Fodor travel guide. We’ve never been, so we can’t attest to that, but we do think a grotto is one of the most interesting locations to place a restaurant. Similar examples of restaurants in unusual settings include a restaurant shanghaied on an island [5] in the Indian Ocean and another set at the foot of an active waterfall [6].

+ Grotta Palasezze [4]

Via Twisted Sifter [7]


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[3] natural limestone grotto: http://inhabitat.com/tag/grotto-cooling-public-space/

[4] Grotta Palasezze hotel: http://www.grottapalazzese.it/en/home/

[5] a restaurant shanghaied on an island: http://inhabitat.com/rock-restaurant-is-a-tropical-culinary-dream-perched-in-the-middle-of-the-ocean/the-rock-restaurant-zanzibar-3/

[6] foot of an active waterfall: http://inhabitat.com/villa-escuderos-waterfall-restaurant-serves-philippine-cuisine-at-the-foot-of-the-falls/

[7] Twisted Sifter: http://twistedsifter.com/2012/02/seaside-restaurant-inside-a-cave-southern-italy/

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