In a territory bordering to Molise, Basilicata and Campania, the landscape can be subdivided into three areas according to its characteristics: the area at the feet of the Apennines, the Plateau and the Gargano plain. The province of Foggia is the northernmost of Puglia and is also known as Capitanata (after the name of a Bizantine official called “catapano”) and Daunia, after the mythical Greek king Daunus.
The Gargano National Park is particularly important for excursions in a natural setting: it is located on the Gargano Cape, not far from San Giovanni Rotondo and the Sanctuary of Santa Maria delle Grazie. The territory of Foggia also offers the huge Tavoliere plain and the untouched Tremiti islands, an archipelago North of the Gargano characterised by sandy sea bottom and crystal clear water.
St. Mary of the Graces and the Capuchin Monastery - San Giovanni Rotondo
Sanctuary of Santa Maria di Stignano - San Marco in Lamis
Monte Sant’Angelo lies in the hart of Gargano, plunged in vegetation, and is an interesting centre rich in history, arts and religious traditions concentrated in the important Saint Michael’s Sanctuary. In Daunia, in Lucera works of art can still be admired in the Anjou fortress and Roman amphitheatre
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In Puglia, and in particular in the Gargano area, the beauty of the sea is unmatched. Along the coast from Vieste to Rodi Garganico one can visit golden beaches with crystal clear water. Also the Tremiti islands, known as the pearls of the Adriatic sea because of their astonishing inlets and untouched landscape, also belong to the province of Foggia
The villages of Vieste, of medieval origin and including an impressive castle of the time of Frederick II (but modified at a later stage), and Peschici, located on a cape plunging vertically into the sea and hosting a beautiful small church, are both beautiful and interesting. More top-quality villages include Bovino, Pietramontecorvino and Alberona
In addition to the excellent fresh fish that can be tasted in the region of Foggia, mention must be made of the Belle di Cerignola, a type of tasty olives, and the PDO Dauno olive oil, marked by a fruity taste when it is derived from the special Ogliarora Garganica or Peranzana olive varieties
From the tourist viewpoint, San Giovanni Rotondo plays a major role as the destination of the pilgrims devoted to San Pio, coming from all over Italy. Other particularly interesting centres include Manfredonia with its impressive castle hosting the National Archaeological Museum of Gargano
Project created in collaboration with InnovaPuglia.