Holiday paradise in the nature reserve park
Pugnochiuso is located in the south-eastern part of the Gargano peninsula which was declared a protected nature reserve in 1991. This is one the most extensive and diverse parks in Italy, and even in Europe, with its 120,000 hectares and twelve different ecosystems. Its 150km-long coast line, with cliffs, beaches and impenetrable mixed woodland, the Foresta Umbra, inspire nature enthusiasts from all over the world. The medieval pilgrimage destinations at San Giovanni Rotondo and Monte Sant‘Angaelo as well as the many Roman, Daunian and Norman-Staufen sites provide impressive testimonies of the region’s eventful history. Culinary delights such as fish and shellfish, locally-produced olive oil and wine, cheese and sausage from the mountains, and lots of local fruit and vegetables are specialities awaiting visitors. The best way to discover the natural treasures of Gargano is on foot or by bike and you can relax with a refreshing swim at one of the many breathtakingly beautiful bathing coves.