Gargano: guide to places to visit in the Apulian promontory
Information for visiting the Gargano promontory, geographical location, geological characteristics of the area and villages to visit along the coast and inland.
Gargano is a promontory in northern Apulia in the province of Foggia, jutting into the Adriatic Sea to the south, forming the Gulf of Manfredonia. The promontory formed by limestone culminates with the 1056 meters of Bald Mountain, and is joined to the mainland by a low plain formed by a progressive accumulation of alluvial deposits.
The north coast welcomes the two lagoons of Lesina and Varano. The geological nature of the Gargano is manifested with interesting karst phenomena, in fact on its territory there are many caves, some of which are prehistoric sites of great archaeological interest, like the cave Paglicci in Rignano Garganico.
The protected area of the Gargano National Park, presents a wide variety of environments including flood plains, dense forests in mountainous areas, open areas with cliffs overlooking the sea, creeks and ravines, which are the result of isolation geological materialized in ancient times.
Along the coast there are towns with characteristic towns like Rodi Garganico, Peschici, Vieste, morning, while in the inland towns remember the spiritual centers of San Marco in Lamis, Monte Sant’Angelo and San Giovanni Rotondo.