First stop on our list was the beautiful Polignano a Mare.
Polignano a Mare
Are toroidal Italian snack foods, common all over the southern half of the Italian Peninsula. A cracker similar in texture to a breadstick, a pretzel, or a sushka, taralli can be sweet or savory. Sweet taralli are sometimes glazed with sugar. Savory taralli may be flavored with onion, garlic, sesame seeds, poppy seeds, fennel, pepper, chili or just salt. Sweet and plain taralli are often dunked in wine
They are a variety of pasta typical of Apulia, a region of southern Italy. Their name comes from their shape, which resembles a small ear. In the vernacular of Taranto they called recchietedde, or chiancaredde. A slightly flatter version is called cencioni, while in the vernacular of Bari strascinate ("dragged") are more similar to cavatelli, without the typical round and concave shape.