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Flamingos and lakes: Puglia's pristine nature

Enjoy the sight of pink flamingos flying over Puglia's pristine nature. Centuries-old olive trees, hillsides covered in fields of wheat swaying in the wind - welcome to Puglia's enchanted landscapes and the many nature reserves and natural parks that lie scattered across the region.

Hop onto a bike or take a nice walk, see the local flora and fauna, taste the honey, fruit and organic produce of these protected havens. Explore the lake basins of the Gargano - in this region surrounded by the sea, the lakes are an unexpected source of wonder.

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Regional Controlled Nature Reserves of the Eastern Taranto Coast 

The Taranto Coast Reserves encompass broad stretches of aromatic Mediterranean scrub alongside dense holm oak woods where clear, limpid streams flow into the Ionian Sea.

Margherita di Savoia Saltpans

Guardians of “white gold,” the Margherita di Savoia Saltapns dates back thousands of years, its history reflected in its outstanding industrial archaeology and Historical Museum. 

Gargano National Park

Covering more than 120,000 hectares, the Gargano National Park is well worth exploring, with its ancient forests and islands bathed in crystal-clear waters.

Alta Murgia National Park 

The Alta Murgia National Park is the last example of Mediterranean steppe and contains drystone buildings, fortified masserie (farmsteads) and the magic of Castel del Monte.

“Litorale di Ugento” Regional Nature Park

An uncontaminated oasis of luxuriant nature, the “Litorale di Ugento” Regional Nature Park boasts sandy beaches, stretches of water, “gravinelle” (small ravines), and woody areas.

Margherita di Savoia Saltpans

Guardians of “white gold,” the Margherita di Savoia Saltapns dates back thousands of years, its history reflected in its outstanding industrial archaeology and Historical Museum. 

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