The Gargano

Gargano is the place where nature, history and faith are intertwined with the local traditions and the fascinating landscapes to discover. The coast is characterized by high cliffs of white rock, with lots of small bays and breathtaking beaches to discover, like those of Vignanotica or Baia dei Mergoli, and sea caves full of myth and ancient legends.

Gargano is not just sea and beaches. The internal area offers a worderful set of wide green plains and mountains, a forest known as Foresta Umbra, with its rich fauna of wild animals. Not to mention the important Sanctuary of Saint Michael in Monte Sant’Angelo, the Church of Siponto in Manfredonia and the church of Saint Pio da Pietralcina, the monk with stigmata, whose tomb is located in the town of San Giovanni Rotondo.

For the lovers of flowers, Mattinata is famous worldwide for having 58 of the 85 species of orchids of the whole Gargano. This exceptional feature draws every year to Mattinata lots of lovers of orchids from all over Europe.