• Bari Land,  Beach & Coast,  Daunia Mountains,  Gargano,  Itineraries,  Itria Valley,  Salento,  Top 10 To See

    Places to visit in Puglia: Top 10 not to miss

    Puglia, also known as the heel of the Italian boot: such a splendid region offers charming towns and villages, marvellous architecture, tasty food, plenty of traditions and folklore. Here we want to present you with what we consider to be the top 10 places to visit in Puglia and among the most beautiful in Italy. Otranto Otranto is a town in the province of Lecce and is part the Salento area. It is located in a harbour along the east coast on the Adriatic Sea and is the easternmost town in Italy. Its small seaport is mostly used for fishing activity and tourism, especially for the ferry services to Greece.…

  • Beach & Coast,  Gargano,  Itineraries

    Beaches in Gargano: Top 10 most beautiful

    The Gargano has some of the most beautiful beaches of Puglia. With its 140 km of coastline, the promontory is characterized by the presence of sandy beaches, ancient forest (mainly pine woods), bays, limestone cliffs, dunes, calcareous caves, and the faraglioni, white rocks emerging from the sea. Famous and numerous are also the trabucchi, ancient wood-made structures built by fishermen from where they cast their nets. With its sparkling sea and cobalt blue water Gargano is the ideal destination for divers and water sports lovers. Itโ€™s highly recommended visiting the promontory by boat, to admire the entire coastline from Isola Varano to Mattinata, stopping in most remarkable places of the…

  • Gargano,  Itineraries

    Top 5 places of Gargano

    The Gargano is a mountainous promontory that extends into the northern part of Puglia – entirely surrounded by the Adriatic Sea. This is the greenest area in the whole region, also famous for the citrus groves. Due to its special climate and micro-environment, this is in fact the only area along the Adriatic Sea perfect for the citrus plantation, especially oranges and lemons. 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…

  • Beach & Coast,  Gargano

    Zagare Bay

    The Zagare Bay, one of the Top Ten beaches in Italy The Zagare Bay, also called Mergoli Bay, is located after the Pugnochiuso Bay, 15 Km far from Mattinata, in the Gargano Promontory. This beach can be reached by sea, through daily boat trips leaving from Mattinata, or by land through two hotels, the Baia delle Zagare Hotel and the Baia dei Faraglioni Hotel, going down straight to the beach with an elevator built into the rock. Considering that the access by land is private property of the hotels and the beach can only accommodate a maximum of 30 visitants per day to protect the site, if you wish to…

  • Beach & Coast,  Gargano

    Gargano, Gate of Peace

    Manfredonia and Gargano, Gate of Peace and Capitals of Solidarity Manfredonia and the Gargano have been elected Capitals of Solidarity, Peace and great popular music. This achievement is being celebrated this week with a big event, promoted by the Puglia Region, which is gathering thousands of ethno folk music lovers! The event kicked off yesterday, Friday 7th March, with a concert in Piazza Papa Giovanni XXIII, where popular singers all across Italy lived up the stage: Nakaira from Sicily, Alla Bua from Salento, Mimmo Cavallaro of the Taranta Project, Cantodiscanto from Palestine, The Tratturo from Molise, Patrick Lopez form California, Baobab Percussion, Danzanova  from Gargano. And finally, as special guest,…

  • Daunia Mountains

    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 Romans under the name of Vibinum. Its historical past is rich of battles and conquers: Byzantines, Lombards, Saracens and finally the Normans occupied the town, until the 13th century, when Bovino found a period of peace under the kingdom of Frederick II. During the 19th century, due to its strategic location at the border between Puglia and Campania,…

  • Daunia Mountains,  Itineraries

    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 during the first and second millennium B.C. The Daunia Mountains include 30 charming villages and the area is well known for being the green heart of Puglia. Rich in lush forests and valleys, the Daunia Mountains offer their visitors astonishing views of landscapes, medieval castles and architectural beauties. Its economy is based on natural and agricultural resources, that is…

  • Beach & Coast,  Gargano,  Top 10 To See

    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 Province and are also part of the Gargano National Park. The archipelago was originally named Insulae Diomedae in honor of Greek hero Diomede, which as the story goes, founded the archipelago and was buried on one of the islands. Tremiti Islands are accessible by boat from Rodi Garganico, Peschici, Vieste, Manfredonia and by helicopter from Foggia. Most boats arrive at…