On the westside of the Promontorio del Gargano lies a plain, the Tavoliere, which
forms the connection with the mainland of Italy. The centuries of isolation of the
Gargano preserved the very own caracter of the area, notable by the the caracter
of its inhabitants, the remains of the ancient past and the very rich flora and fauna
Caracteristic medieval towns at the coast and land inward (Vico del Gargano at the
right picture) contribute to a timeless feeling of relaxation.
The history of this land dates back till far
before the greek colonies from around 600 B.C.
In the Stone Age the area was a main source of flintstone.
Medieval castle grounds sometimes containing greek/roman archeological sites (right
pictue: Castello Lucera) and a lot of magnificant romanistic churches reflect a rich
The natural area Parco del Gargano contains the most rich and divers flora and fauna
of the whole of Italy. A more than 10.000 hectares large wood at 600-900 meters above
sea level is a luxuriant oasis of tranquility.
After a walk in the Foresta Umbra the many restaurants in the area can serve exclusive
fresh fish after the Garganese tradition, but you must not forget the pizza's from
the real forno's (woodstoves). You will never taste pizza's again back home!
A boattrip to the nearby Tremiti Islands or to the coast-caves from Rodi, Peschici
or Vieste will be a unforgettable experience.
On the website www.tuttogargano.com you ‘ll find much more information about all
touristical possibilities at the Gargano.