A set of rocky mountains on a promontory extends into the southern Adriatic sea, forms one of the four subregions of Apulia, the Gargano.
The highest peak is Mount Calvo with its 1056 meters. The promontory is bordered by the Gulf of Manfredonia, Vieste, Peschici, Rodi Garganico to the south and the Adriatic Islands of Tremiti to the north.
The Gargano, is occupied almost entirely by mountains and large plateaus, the most famous of all is the Umbra Forest. But the Gargano is not just mountains, indeed it is certainly best known for its nearly two hundred kilometers of coastline. The coast is made of beaches, pine forests, creeks, cliffs, dunes, fjords and caves.
The Gargano region in Apulia extends from Vieste to San Menaio, Peschici to Mattinata and from Rodi Garganico to the Gulf of Manfredonia and Margherita di Savoia up to the gorgeous Tremiti Islands.
In Monte Sant'Angelo sul Gargano is the Basilica of San Giovanni Rotondo and San Michele Arcangelo, a new church dedicated to Padre Pio, who was sanctified a few years back.
A holiday in Gargano and Puglia also means you have the chance to admire the beauty of the Gargano National Park. The Gargano National Park, with 120.000 hectares of lagoons, mountains, sandy beaches, marine reserves, villages and forests is among the most beautiful in Italy, but also sadly threatened by the irresponsible behavior of unscrupulous people.
The area also offers its visitors a rich calendar of events such as Peschijazz, the Piano Festival of Gargano, Gargano motorbike rally for bike lovers, and many culinary events.