The Gargano is the wonders’ promontory: by crossing this area you will be astonished by the natural beauties you can see. Almost 130 chilometers of coast, marine grottos, cliffs, bays… a mandatory stop for who visit the promontory.
A luxuriant nature in the Gargano's hinterland, a wood made by high trees, among the most ancient in Italy. In other places the green is so luxuriant that melts with the trees themselves and seems like a big green wall crossed only by little streets.
Not so far from the coast there is the Foresta Umbra, among Vico del Gargano, Monte Sant’Angelo, Cagnano Varano, Vieste, Peschici and Rodi Garganico. The Foresta Umbra develops for about 11.000 hectares and it includes: brooms, Aleppo pines, beeches, lindens, chestnuts, oaks and yews among the most ancient in Italy. Some of them seems to be more than 2000 years old; among them, the Zappino dello Scorsone (700 years old) and the Zappino of Don Francesco (a little bit younger).
Interesting is also the fauna, that includes: roe deers, martens, hedgehogs, foxes, cuckoos, ospreys, swifts, doves and turtle doves.
Peschici is a wonderful village in a very favorable position. Try to come here at evening, where the ambience is really romantic. We suggest you to walk through the streets and visit the numerous churches and abbeys you can find here: this is the “Perla del Gargano” where traditions are well preserved. Really important are the celebration devoted to Elia , the Patron Saint of the city, who is celebrated the 19th, 20th and 21st of July: come to Peschici these days and discover the history and the real identity of the Gargano Promontory.
The Tremiti Islands, or “Diomedee” are at about 12 marine miles at the North from the Gargano Promontory. They are included in the National Park of the Gargano and, since 1989, a part of its territory is a marine natural Reserve.
It is one of the most important tourist places in Puglia, thanks to the quality and clearness of its water: the sea, here, was more than once awarded with the prestigious Blue Flag by the Foundation for Environmental Education.