Amazing and charming Gargano in the South of Italy

top-garganoThe Gargano! What a beautiful piece of Italy and Apulia! It is quite large and one could easily spend a week or longer here. The Gargano Promontory is located in the northeast of Puglia, and offers a different environment with fantastic beaches, a national park, (the “Foresta Umbra”) and medieval villages.

The Gargano Promontory jumps out into the Adriatic Sea and it is located in the astonishing north-east of the Puglia region, in Foggia province. The “boot’s spur”, alias the Gargano, beautifully springs out with its caves and little immaculate beaches!

The closest airport to get there? It is Bari, then take to bus to Foggia station or take the train to Manfredonia and visit Monte Sant’Angelo and the southern towns like Lucera and its castle coming from the heritage of Federico Barbarossa! You can’t miss out the small train line that runs from San Severo gently and slowly along the northern coast up to Peschici with a stop in Rodi Garganico.

But if you get a car, it will be better in order to explore the Gargano. The Gargano Peninsula counts the state Highway SS 89, which runs around from San Severo in the north to Manfredonia in the south, and  all the towns on the road are easily accessible. In summer visit the pearl Rodi Garganico and Vieste!

Rodi Garganico is a good base for visiting the northern half of the peninsula and has a beautiful historic centre above the port.
Monte Sant’ Angelo is a good base for visiting the south, including the religious Padre Pio Shrine.
In Vico Garganico you can find lovely food and a really stunning sightseeing!

Late April through May will be probably the best time to visit Foresta Umbra and the coast: the scent of citrus blossoms are in the air as many species of orchids. July and August are really crowded, especially the famous beaches on the cost.

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