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GARGANO PENINSULA – THE BUTTRESS OF ITALY

Located in the province of Foggia in Apulia in the southeastern fringes of Italy, Gargano is a sub region of immense historical as well as geographical importance, and mainly consists of a wide and isolated mountain massif with a series of highlands and peaks. The highest peak is Monte Calvo, which is 3,493 ft high. Most of the highland is a fraction the Gargano National Park.

The Gargano Promontory of Apulia, much because of its unique shape is known as the buttress of Italy. This promontory, which protrudes well into the waters of the Adriatic Sea, nearly entirely is made up of a huge, mountainous carsic rock. The entire region is famous for its lush green meadows, a wide variety of leafy vegetation bordered by a crystalline sea, a handful of evocative places that attract tourists from the rest of Europe, faithful and jovial locals, and some wonderful and tasty cuisines.

One of the most adored natural assets of the region is the astounding tutelage of the Gargano National Park, which includes the Umbra Forest, as well as the Tremiti Islands marine reserves, along with the two coastal lakes - Lesina and Varano. The Gargano National Park is the most illustrious as well as the most extensive National Park in entire Italy, setting up a perfect basin of a vast and extensive biodiversity. The beautiful naturalistic landscapes of the regions, crisscrossed by the pathways provides ample scope of in depth exploration as well as observation of the region, including exploration of the rich and varied forest, which is home to a wide variety of animal and bird species and a wide variety of plants and trees.

The Gargano coast is dotted with numerous tourist localities, offering ample scope of vacation for the tourists, and opportunity to explore the nature, the local tradition and culture, and get the feel of the turquoise waters of the sea. Manfredonia is the gateway to Gargano, though there are other tourist spots of immense importance. They include the Cathedral and the Episcopal palace, the Santa Maria Abbey in Ripalta and volcanic rocks that date back to the Triassic Age. These rocks are called black stones because of their dark appearance and form the lion’s share of San Nazario.

The region is home to a number of sporting and cultural events that take place annually. The most famous of them is the saint sailing race that is held on 15th May every year in St. Primiano. The other events include pilgrimage to the Sanctuary at St. Nazario on July 28th each year and the St. Rocco’s Day that is held on 15th, 16th and 17th August every year.

The place is also home to some of the most sumptuous Italian cuisines that include the orecchiette, which is a cuisine prepared from turnip flowers, strascinati, which is a pasta that has similarity with orecchiette, cavatelli or a dish of pasta dumplings that is made up of semolina flour. Other dishes include pesce azzurro or blue fish dishes like sardines, mackerels and anchovies, recipes involving legumes like beans and chickpeas, mushrooms, truffles, asparagus, mostaccioli with figs, cinnamon, almonds, candied lemon peel served with a coating of chocolate, and the likes.

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Seaside
Seaside
Tremiti islands – the tiny heaven on glittering dark blue sea
Tremiti islands – the tiny heaven on glittering dark blue sea
Situated on the Adriatic Sea on the north of Gargano Peninsula, the Isole Tremiti (Tremiti islands) is an archipelago, which constitutes a commune of the Province of Foggia, forming a portion of the f…
Distance: 49 KM
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Countryside
Countryside
Matera – the subterranean where mystery still reigns
Matera – the subterranean where mystery still reigns
Situated in a tiny canyon, Matera is a city as well as a province of the Basilicata region of southern Italy. It is one of the most interesting places, pregnant with a handful of unusual as well as me…
Distance: 139 KM
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Countryside
Countryside
Chieti – the city that carries the legacy of Achilles
Chieti – the city that carries the legacy of Achilles
Chieti is a city as well as commune located in the Southern part of Italy, 200 kilometers east by northeast of Capital Rome. The city is the capital of Chieti province, which is also called the Teatin…
Distance: 156 KM
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Seaside
Pescara – the picturesque marina on the Adriatic sea
Pescara – the picturesque marina on the Adriatic sea
Situated on the Adriatic Coast, right at the point where the Aterno-Pescara River meets the Adriatic Sea, Pescara is the capital of Pescara Province of the Abruzzo region in Italy. In fact, it is cons…
Distance: 158 KM
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Seaside
Discover the Amalfi coast
Discover the Amalfi coast
Overlooking the Mar Tirreno (Tyrrhenian Sea), the Amalfi Coast is one of the 49 Italian sites included in the UNESCO World Heritage List. The Amalfi coast looks like a balcony suspended between the co…
Distance: 168 KM
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Large cities
Large cities
Naples - An Ancient ‘New City’
Naples - An Ancient ‘New City’
You think you know what pizza tastes like? You don’t. Not unless you’ve tried one in Naples. And if you have tried one in Naples then what are you doing reading this? You’ll already be Naples now, …
Distance: 174 KM
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Seaside
Seaside
The Sorrento peninsula
The Sorrento peninsula
A strip of land that juts out towards Capri and the Mediterranean Sea, south of the Gulf of Naples. A succession of cliffs overlooking the sea and creeks. "This is the Sorrento coast. A rugged coast o…
Distance: 182 KM
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Seaside
Cilento, the land of sweet hills facing the Tyrrhenian Sea
Cilento, the land of sweet hills facing the Tyrrhenian Sea
Cilento, the land of sweet hills covered by olive trees reflected in the blue of the Tyrrhenian Sea, has always been a crossroads of people and traditions. Crossed by bright streams, rich of  chestnut…
Distance: 194 KM
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Seaside
Seaside
Maratea - the pearl of the Tyrrhenian sea
Maratea - the pearl of the Tyrrhenian sea
Maratea is a picturesque hill village that is located high above the sea on the southern Tyrrhenian coast of Italy, in the Basilicata region. The city and its surroundings are an astounding destinatio…
Distance: 200 KM
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Seaside
Seaside
San Benedetto del Tronto
San Benedetto del Tronto
There’s something special about San Benedetto del Tronto. It might be the simple fact that it has a slightly higher average temperature than its neighbouring cities. Or it might come down to the fact …
Distance: 207 KM
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PROPERTIES FOR SALE IN GARGANO PENINSULA

LAST PROPERTIES FOR SALE IN GARGANO PENINSULA AND SURROUNDINGS

COUNTRY HOUSE
HABITABLE
3 bedrooms | 1 baths | 90m2
Guardialfiera | Molise region
Distance: 91km
TOWNHOUSE
NEEDS RESTORATION
2 bedrooms | 2 baths | 95m2
Guardialfiera | Molise region
Distance: 91km
TOWNHOUSE
HABITABLE
3 bedrooms | 1 baths | 230m2
Mafalda | Molise region
Distance: 99km
TOWNHOUSE
HABITABLE
2 bedrooms | 2 baths | 85m2
Mafalda | Molise region
Distance: 99km
HISTORIC PROPERTY
HABITABLE
1 bedrooms | 1 baths | 50m2
Dogliola | Abruzzo region
Distance: 106km
TOWNHOUSE
HABITABLE
2 bedrooms | 2 baths | 120m2
Palmoli | Abruzzo region
Distance: 110km
COUNTRY HOUSE
HABITABLE
2 bedrooms | 1 baths | 130m2
Busso | Molise region
Distance: 114km
COUNTRY HOUSE
NEEDS RESTORATION
1 bedrooms | 1 baths | 190m2
Salcito | Molise region
Distance: 115km
HISTORIC PROPERTY
HABITABLE
4 bedrooms | 2 baths | 180m2
Fraine | Abruzzo region
Distance: 117km
COUNTRY HOUSE
NEEDS COSMETIC WORK
2 bedrooms | 1 baths | 132m2
Bagnoli del Trigno | Molise region
Distance: 120km
COUNTRY HOUSE
HABITABLE
3 bedrooms | 2 baths | 100m2
Bagnoli del Trigno | Molise region
Distance: 120km
COUNTRY HOUSE
HABITABLE
2 bedrooms | 3 baths | 140m2
Bagnoli del Trigno | Molise region
Distance: 120km

PROPERTIES FOR SALE IN APULIA

FEATURED PROPERTIES FOR SALE IN GARGANO PENINSULA

600,000 €
Antique farmhouse on sale in Castellaneta near Taranto, Apulia

In the south of Italy, not far from Taranto historical building complex on sale, surrounded by the agricultural landscape in…

HISTORIC PROPERTY | NEEDS RESTORATION
20 bedrooms | 1 baths | 1100m2
Castellaneta | Apulia region