• Abbey of San Leonardo: when architecture, astronomy and religion meet

    A few miles from Manfredonia, along the road that leads to Foggia, there is the Abbey of San Leonardo di Siponto, an enchanting place for its history and unique in the world for its astronomical phenomena. Built in a Romanesque style, its exact date of foundation is unknown, although it is ...

  • Manfredonia, gate of Gargano

    Discovering Manfredonia with Giuliana | #PugliaByMe As stated in a famous local song of Carnival.. If you want to have fun, you have to come in Manfredonia! The charming town of Manfredonia is located in the Foggia Province and was founded in 1256 by king Manfredi of Svevia, who planned to turn it ...

  • Bovino, a pearl on the Daunia Mountains

    Bovino, one of the most beautiful villages of Italy An enchanting village of the Daunia Mountains, officially elected as one of the “Most Beautiful Villages in Italy”, is Bovino. Founded by the Dauni population in 323 B.C., it was destroyed during the Samnite wars started in 343 BC and rebuilt by the ...

  • Gargano, the spur of the Italian boot

    Discovering Gargano Gargano, also known as the spur of the Italian boot, is a promontory (it’s actually called the Gargano Promontory) that extends into the eastern part of Puglia and is surrounded by the Adriatic Sea. It is part of the province of Foggia and is almost entirely occupied by the ...

  • Daunia Mountains

    Daunia Mountains, on the footsteps of the Romans The Sub-Apennine Dauno, also known as Daunia Mountains, is a mountain chain located in the North West part of the Capitanata, so called the Province of Foggia, and derives its names from the ancient Italic population of Dauni, who lived in the area ...

  • Tremiti Islands

    Tremiti Islands is an archipelago composed of five small islands and is located just 20 km from the Northern coast of Gargano. The five islands are: St. Nicholas (San Nicola), St. Domino, Capraia, Cretaccio and the farthest out, Pianosa; from an administrative point of view they belong to the Foggia ...

  • Vieste

    Vieste is a town in the province of Foggia, it is part of the Gargano National Park and it has been, more than once, awarded the Blue Flag by the Foundation for Environmental Education for the quality of its coastline and bathing water. It is located on a small rocky peninsula and has ...

  • Rodi Garganico

    Rodi Garganico is small town located along the Northern coastline of the Gargano area. It is perched on a rocky promontory and surrounded on both sides by sandy beaches. Rodi Garganico is known as “Il giardino del Gargano” (Garden of Gargano), the town is in fact surrounded by olives and ...

  • Peschici Peschici1

    Peschici is a small village in the province of Foggia, its territory is part of the Gargano National Park. It is a popular seaside resort with a marina and is one of the finest tourist destinations in Puglia. It has, very often, been awarded with the blue flag, by Foundation ...

  • Monte Sant’Angelo Monte_Sant_Angelo

    Monte Sant’Angelo is a small town in the province of Foggia and it is part of the Gargano National Park. It is located in the hills on the Gargano promontory, the spur of Italy, from where it overlooks the splendid gulf of Manfredonia. Monte Sant’Angelo has been a UNESCO World ...

  • Mattinata

    Mattinata is a quiet and picturesque village along the Southern coast of the Gargano Promontory and is part of the Gargano National Park. This whitewashed village, with little houses facing the sea, is built on top of two hills and surrounded by mountains Monte Sacro and Monte Saraceno which create ...

  • Gargano National Park Gargano_National_Park

    The Gargano National Park is a protected nature reserve which was established in 1991, it is entirely located in the Gargano Promontory, the spur of Italy. It covers an area of 300000 acres and includes the Foresta Umbra (Umbra Forest) and the archipelago of Tremiti Islands. Photo Credits Flickr Of particular interest ...

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