Gargano – attractions of the Italian peninsula, what to eat and where to go?

Since we have direct flights to Bari, Puglia has become one of the favorite holiday destinations for Poles. Known as the spur of the Italian boot, the Gargano Peninsula, however, remains an unknown part of the region. And it has attractions you won’t find anywhere else! See for yourself.

The coast and rocky caves – Gargano’s highlights

Gargano’s best masterpiece is the coast. Rocky full of nooks, hidden coves and charming beaches. It is best to see them from the sea. From the deck of a boat, pontoon, or kayak, you can admire the dazzling white limestone cliffs that reflect in the turquoise sea waters. The water is crystalline and its colors can be envied even in the Caribbean! However, Gargano’s biggest attraction is the rocky caves that can only be accessed from the sea. There are dozens of them here. Apparently, they were used by smugglers and pirates to hide valuable loot … and today they host tourists, A speedboat trip to the caves is a point on the agenda, which, while here, is not to be missed. Each cave has its own name – there is a cave of swallows, bats, tomatoes, a bell cave or “two eyes” cave, named after two holes in the crypt through which you can see the sky.

After an exciting cruise in the cave Rest well on the beach in a bay – my favorite is spiaggia Vignanotica Hidden among the high cliffs. But there are countless of them here. Perhaps you can even find a beach that no one else can reach.

The most beautiful cities of the Gargano Peninsula – what to see?

There are no gigantic hotels in Gargano, parking is not blocked by tour buses, and it’s rare here to see throngs of tourists following a guide or queuing to get to popular attractions. You will find accommodation in one of the many family guest houses, agrotourism farms or campsites hidden in coastal pine forests and olive groves. It is best to visit by car, being guided by the winding roads between the hills. You’ll come across small towns with whitewashed houses crowded next to each other on the slopes. Witch visit Peschici with a tangle of narrow streets Enjoy dinner overlooking the sunset over the sea. in Vesti Climb the hill with the cathedral that dominates the medieval buildings. Looking out over the bay stretching at the foot of the city, look for the characteristic rocky “club” – a limestone block PetzumonoLinked to the legend of the great unfulfilled love. Pizzomono was a fisherman who loved the beautiful Cristalda. Jealous of his love, mermaids kidnapped the girl, and he was afraid of despair and longing for his beloved… Monte Sant’Angelo With a grotto and the temple of Michael the Archangel built around it. Or walk in the witch Vico del Gargano. Among the tangled streets of the old town, look for Vicolo dei Baci, the Alley of the Kisses, the lover’s favorite spot.

The most delicious dishes of Gargano – what to eat on the peninsula?

Monte San’t Angelo is famous for its pancakes panzrotti. It is made from yeast dough stuffed with mozzarella and tomatoes, for example, and fried. I know what you’re thinking. This dish doesn’t quite match the typical Mediterranean kitchen lauded by nutritionists…just like melting over the grill Casiocavallo cheeseDrip directly onto crunchy toast. The locals love this delicacy. But there will also be something for lovers of light cuisine. Gargano is the vegetable garden in Italy. In the spring you will eat here Delicate wild asparagus and baby broccoli sproutsWhich is added to pasta (orecchiette, strozzapreti or garganelli, you probably know from photos where women in aprons roll them on wooden planks in the street). In the summer, sweet fragrant tomatoes ripen, and then dried in clusters for the winter.

You can eat at the seaside bars Fresh fish and seafood (The camp I lived in had a refrigerator truck with fish from the morning catch every morning and there was always a line to get there.) If you want to eat in a unique place, go for it Restaurant located on Trabuco – a traditional wooden fishing “machine”. How about candy? maybe crunchy TraleeKind of obwarzanek with different flavors? or thistle RebeniWhich chips together like almonds in honey? I would choose the ice cream anyway, preferably with pistachio cream!

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