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The Gargano Peninsula

The ‘spur’ of the Italian boot
 
Discover the magnificent Gargano Peninsula as an add-on to your Inntravel holiday in Puglia. Stay in a 4-star hotel overlooking the sea, explore coastal paths and forest trails, and visit historical towns and seaports.
The Gargano Peninsula. 3 nights
The Gargano Peninsula. 3 nights
 

Holiday information

 

The enchanting Gargano Peninsula

Presenting a wonderful contrast to the rest of Puglia, the northerly Gargano Peninsula is characterised by white limestone cliffs, mysterious grottoes, a crystal-clear emerald sea, ancient forests and the highest concentration of wild orchid species to be found anywhere in Europe.
You can enjoy panoramic views of the beautiful Adriatic coastline from your fabulous 4-star hotel, set above the port of Mattinata. From this idyllic base, follow coastal routes to beautiful beaches, explore the peaks of the eastern Gargano, or simply relax, either on your hotel’s private beach or by visiting picturesque, coastal villages and watching the world go by over long lunches of traditional Puglian cuisine.
 

Itinerary

  • Ostuni to the Gargano Peninsula: 3hrs by car
    Today, you drive from Ostuni to the Gargano Peninsula in the far north of the region. There are a number of worthwhile places to visit en route – Castellana Grotte, known for its vast cave formations and well-preserved buildings dating back to the 10th century; the seaport of Trani, once one of the main southern ports on the Adriatic; Margherita di Savoia, whose ancient salt mines have been in operation since the 3rd century BC; and Canne, an ancient Puglian city which rose to fame as the location of Hannibal’s defeat of the Romans in 216BC – one of the worst defeats the Roman army ever suffered.
  • Choice of walks: 5.5km to 10km
    We suggest three different routes to explore the south-eastern part of the promontory. If you prefer not to walk, you could visit the seaside towns of Peschici and Vieste or the important centre of pilgrimage of San Giovanni, or simply unwind by the hotel pool, gazing at the white cliffs lapped by the Adriatic’s azure waters.

    Circular walk via Vignanotica Bay: 7.5km, 2.5hrs
    After a short drive, this route heads through limestone hills to the beautiful bay and beach of Vignanotica.

    Circular walk via Monte Saraceno: 10km, 3hrs
    Starting from the hotel door, this route heads along the beach towards the steep and overhanging cliff of Monte Saraceno, which you ascend to reach a necropolis with 500 tombs dating back to the ancient Daunia civilisation. The ascent is steep and vertiginous in places but not prolonged, and when you reach the top you are rewarded with a glorious and sweeping view over the bay.

    Out-and-back walk to Monte Sacro: 5.5km, 2hrs
    Accessed by car, this short but not-to-be-missed route leads to the lonely peak of Monte Sacro, where concealed in the dense oak woods are the imposing ruins of an ancient Benedictine abbey. In spring, the surrounding slopes and limestone rockeries are adorned with many rare orchids.
 

Accommodation

Your hotel has been chosen by us for its panoramic, hill-top location and excellent facilities.
Hotel Residence Il Porto
 
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  • 3 nights: 01 April - 30 June 2019 & 24 August - 31 October 2019

    Start any day | End by latest date(s) shown above

    Starting Price Single room
    1 April - 30 May £280 £125
    31 May - 27 June £320 £170
    24 - 31 August £410 £265
    1 - 29 September £320 £170
    30 September - 28 October £265 £125
    3rd & 4th person discount -£25 to -£35
    Single traveller supplement £25 to £35

    £ per person based on 2 sharing. Includes accommodation, meals and travel to the hotel as described.

    Prices may be different if you are not arranging your transfers for your main holiday through Inntravel or have your own car; please contact us for a quotation.

What is included
  • 3 nights
  • 3 breakfasts,
    1 dinner
  • 3 days' category B car hire
  • detailed documentation
 
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