PESCHICI

A famous seaside resort on the Gargano peninsula, Peschici has been awarded the European Blue Flag for the pristine quality of its water and and for the quality modern accomodation offered to tourists.

As a holiday destination of international renown, the city has a wealth of excellent hotels and holiday flats and well-organised camp-sites.
Along the coast there are a series of majestic promontories, full of caves and small bays often only accessible from the sea. The pine forests extend from the hills in the hinterland right up to the beaches, offering refreshing shade even during the hottest summer.
The city is situated on the top of an imposing cliff-face which towers over the Adriatic Sea, and dominates the bay below. The historical nucleus “climbs” up from the port to the Swabian castle fortifications. Not surprisingly, Peschici is called “The pearl of the Gargano” because of its beauty. It is capable of surprising the tourist with its maze of narrow streets, the buzz in summer of its small souvenir shops and local hand-craft boutiques, the intense fragrance of the air and the enchanting view of the beautiful coastline. Not to miss are the Norman Castle, Tower Bridge  and the Church of Santa Maria delle Grazie (Our Lady of all Graces).
The area around Peschici, including the towns of Vico del Gargano and Vieste, is full of things to discover. It is the ideal destination for a “complete” holiday, uniting sun and sea with excursions and guided tours by sea or land to noted historical, cultural or natural sites. Wonderful caves and bays stand side by side with golden beaches. Of equal importance is the Gargano Nature Reserve, in which Peschici is totally immersed. This protected area in the province of Foggia extends for about 120 thousand hectares, and includes the Tremiti islands. Animals and botanical species – often rare – abound. Sporting activities are varied: cycling, horseriding, hiking and birdwatching.