Deep blue waters that in a moment become turquoise, rocky cliffs and beaches full of stones, dense vegetation that frames one of the most beautiful views. We are in Peschici, in the province of Foggia, within the Gargano National Park, one of the most popular destinations in which to spend an unforgettable summer, in the company of the sea and excellent food of the Apulian tradition.
Puglia, now we know, gives unforgettable emotions. In the Gargano National Park, in the province of Foggia, we find the town of Peschici. Picturesque and iconic, the city has a small village made of charming streets that wind showing the sea (almost) to every glimpse.
If you are already organizing your summer holidays, Peschici is definitely a must for lovers of the sea, small villages and, above all, the excellent cuisine of the Apulian tradition.
What to see in Peschici, between history and nature
Peschici, as we said, is mainly a sea resort. This means that it is very equipped with regard to the accessibility of its beaches and beaches. The beaches are sandy with the presence of many rocks, typical of the Adriatic coast and maintain a clear seabed that gives the water those shades ranging from blue to emerald green.
Back from the sea, however, it is impossible not to notice the ancient medieval castle overlooking the sea and, in whose court, is enclosed the small historic center. The narrow streets of the historic center mix medieval architecture with a purely Mediterranean flavor, with bright houses and colorful shutters, streets overlooking the sea and several viewpoints.
A few kilometers from Peschici, however, the Gargano will continue to offer all its hospitality, made mainly of nature. From the beauties of the homonymous national park to the equally known town of Vieste, reachable in just 30 minutes, a stay in Peschici will be able to give you an all-round experience. For those who want to get away a little more, in the town of San Giovanni Rotondo you can visit the Sanctuary of San Pio da Pietralcina.
What to eat in Peschici
Among the most characteristic symbols of Peschici we find the trabucchi. These are typically wooden fishing installations that are found all along the thing. In ancient times they were used for fishing, but today they remain evidence of how much the maritime tradition has influenced the formation of the city. Not infrequently it happens to find many revisited and converted to real typical restaurants, where you can eat fresh fish in a homely atmosphere and typical of the place.
If you want to get away from the coast, the Gargano National Park is full of family-run farms and farmhouses, where you can taste local specialties, most of the time overlooking the Gargano, framed by the blue sea and caressed by the wind.
Among the typical dishes of this area of Puglia we certainly find spaghetti with cuttlefish sauce, sardines and grilled fish, but also raw fish such as fragagghjame, a dish based on different types of raw fish.
Activities to do in Peschici for those who love contact with nature
If you love contact with nature, the Gargano area will not disappoint you. Starting from the sea, the main local attraction, which offers the possibility to do diving, snorkeling or even – more simply – swim free of any thought, The Gargano promontory is suitable for daily trekking or excursions in mountain biking for those who can not stay at the sea for more than a few hours.
In summer, when the beaches are crowded, escaping through the woods a few minutes from Peschici can prove to be a wise and very intelligent choice, especially if you want to discover all the most particular and interesting naturalistic corners.
Where to sleep in Peschici
The choice of the overnight stay at Peschici is quite simple, however incredibly variegated. Based on your needs, you can find different accommodations that can combine all the needs of the traveller.
An example? Families with children in need of entertainment will surely find their place in a structure adjacent to the sea, where children can be accompanied by entertainers and enjoy the day at the beach without too much movement.
Moreover, for nature lovers the ideal would be to sleep slightly outside Peschici, in a cool spot, from which you can still reach the beaches in no time. Even small structures, such as B&Bs or guest houses are very popular, especially in the historic center, but it could be difficult to reach by car.
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