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Gargano, 71013 San Giovanni Rotondo, Province of Foggia, Italy

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About Gargano

The Gargano, sometimes nicknamed the spur of Italy, is a subregion of Italy coinciding with the homonymous mountain promontory that extends in the northern part of Puglia and corresponds to the north-eastern sector of the province of Foggia. Semi-surrounded by the Adriatic Sea, but limited to the west by the Tavoliere delle Puglie, its territory includes the Gargano National Park. The Gargano peninsula is partly covered by the remains of an ancient forest, Foresta Umbra, the only remaining part

Attractions near Gargano

Albergo Villa San Giovanni6.43km from Gargano

Villa San Giovanni is an Italian town of 13 098 inhabitants in the metropolitan city of Reggio Calabria in Calabria.  The city overlooks the Strait of Messina and its port is the main ferry terminal for Sicily. Punta Pezzo, in fact, located in the municipality of Villa, represents the closest point between the Calabrian and Sicilian shores: this has made the city the ideal location for crossing the strait.

Gargano National Park8.87km from Gargano

The Gargano National Park Covering more than 120,000 hectares, the Gargano National Park is well worth exploring, with its ancient forests and islands bathed in crystal-clear waters. The Park harbors several protected areas, including the Marine Reserve of the Tremiti Islands, an area unlike anywhere else thanks to the extraordinary beauty of its sea beds and natural caves. Inland, the Gargano promontory is home to the last pocket of the verdant Umbra Forest, which was already a vast habitat in

The sanctuary of San Michele Arcangelo is located in Monte Sant'Angelo, on the Gargano, in the province of Foggia. This is also known as Celeste Basilica, as, according to tradition, directly consecrated by the Archangel Michael. It has the dignity of a minor basilica and is part of the major centers of worship of the Archangel in the entire West together with the sacred church of San Michele in Val di Susa and Mont-Saint-Michel in France.

Lago di Varano16.34km from Gargano

The Varano Lake is a lake in Puglia belonging entirely to the province of Foggia divided between the towns of Cagnano Varano, Carpino, and Ischitella. With an area of ​​about 60.5 km², it is the largest Italian coastal lake, as well as being the seventh lake in the peninsula and the largest in southern Italy.  it is traditionally called a lake, even though it is a lagoon. Excavated in the limestone mass of Gargano, between the promontory of Monte d'Elio and the tip of Rodi Garganico.

Peschici31.3km from Gargano

Peschici is an Italian town of 4,491 inhabitants in the province of Foggia in Puglia. It is part of the Gargano National Park and the Gargano Mountain Community.  Renowned seaside resort, for the quality of its bathing water it has been repeatedly awarded the Blue Flag by the Foundation for Environmental Education.  A peculiarity of the place is that on the hottest days you can see the Croatian coast.

Lake Lesina32.76km from Gargano

The Lake Lesina is a salt lake basin located north of Puglia between Tavoliere and the promontory Gargano.  About 22 km long and 2.4 km wide on average, it has an area of ​​51.4 km². It is the 9th Italian lake and the second in southern Italy. Its waters are brackish.  Through two channels, the Acquarotta and the Schiapparo, the lagoon communicates with the Adriatic Sea, from which it is separated by a dune, the Bosco Isola, between 1 and 2 km wide and 16 km long.

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Apulia is a region of Italy, located in the southern peninsular section of the country, bordering the Adriatic Sea to the east, the Ionian Sea to the southeast, and the Strait of Otranto and Gulf of Taranto to the south. The region comprises 19,345 square kilometers, and its population is about four million.