in half a day
In vacatio besides the relax there is the desire to discover new places. If you a morning or one afternoon to dedicate to the knowledge of Gargano give a glance at the our selection of places to go in half a day.
On Varano lake
Let’s take a ride on the Varano lake, departing from the mouth continuing over the municipality of Rody along the coast, of from the municipalities of Cagnano Varano e Carpino, is possible to walk on the coasts among costal towers, abandoned buildins (S.Nicola Imbuti), cave settlement (Bagno di Varano) and holy places (Grotta si San Michele).
The Varano lagoon have a the shape of a trapeze, and have aa area of 6500 Ha, It is separate from the sea by a beach “Isola barriera” called “Isola” long around 10 km and wide 800 meters. The island is covered by a typical vegetatio. The lagoon comunicates with Adriatic sea through two canals, one on the western side “foce Capoidale”, and one on the eastern side “Foce occidentale dell’istmo dunoso”.
Texts taken from the web site Gac Lagune del Gargano
To learn more Mondimedievali – Il lago di Varano
A can't-miss step
A can’t-miss step of the vacation on Gargano is the Umbra forest, a magic place with his abundant vegetation to few footsteps from the sea.
The natural reserve Foresta Umbra is a natural area within the national park of Gargano. It extends him in the estern central zone of the Gargano, to around 800 meters altitude. The name “Umbra”, derives from the latin and it means dark, sheltered as it looks.
The territory of the natural reserve occupies an area of 400 hectares and extends in the municipalities of: Vico del Gargano, Monte Sant’ Angelo Vieste, Carpino, Peschici.
Text taken from Wikipedia
How to get there: The natural reserve is reachable from Vico del Gargano crossing the inhabited center and from ss89, crossroad SP52bis Peschici-Vieste.
Services for the visitors: Are in operation the visitors center of the natural reserves of the Gargano (diorama del Gargano, notice-boards, xiloeca, lithic findigns, recostruction of a station of carbonari, educational arboretum), the information office, pedestrian paths, rest areas and pic-nic areas. The museum is open from Palm Sunday to september 30th from the 9:00 to the 18:00, you can book during the remaining period. (Phone 0884/560944).
Texts taken from the web site of: Corpo Forestale dello Stato