Gargano National Park
Province of Foggia, Italy
About Gargano National Park
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
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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
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.
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.
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.
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.
Vignanotica Beach is located along with the Provincial 53 that connects Vieste to Mattinata. It is a splendid beach of sand mixed with gravel and pebbles, about 500 meters long, characterized by the presence of multiple caves dug by the sea and by the high and white limestone cliff behind it, very steep. It is a true paradise for romantic getaways. In the highlight of the summer, it is populated and the bathing establishments are equipped.
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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.