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Monte Sant' Angelo - The Gargarno, an uindiscovered gem

A UNESCO world heritage site, Monte Sant Angelo is an exciting and unique place to visit. The town itself contains remarkable features as to both its unique architecture and the historical and artistic sights. It is regarded as one of the most interesting examples in Apulia of a "settlement" perched on the crest of a hill; its buildings follow the level curves of the mountain without affecting the integrity of the landscape.

Nearby attractions are equally stunning. As you leave the town to the west you travel into the Foresta Umbra National Park, (or Forest of Shadows) which stretches right across the centre of the Gargano massif - 11,000 hectares of pines, oaks and beeches, hiding a rich variety of wildlife, roe deer and wild boar especially and is the last remnant of an ancient forest which once covered most of Puglia. The area was designated a national park in 1991 and there are various marked walks through the forest and a Centro di Visita (visitor centre) in the middle which hands out advice and information.

To the south, you travel down within 20 minutes to some of the quieter untamed beaches in Italy. Particularly outside of August you will find that you will have roads and beaches to yourself. Food in this area is absolutely fabulous with many restaurants and agro-turismos serving fresh local dishes. Local delights include lamb, kid, eel, orange and lemons salads, stuffed morsels, cheeses, broad beans, snail soup, grape and fig cordials, macaroni with goat's meat sauce...I could go on, but you must find out for yourself.

Written by Graeme Beedham - Owner of Property 16054 in Monte Sant' Angelo, Italy

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                                                                                                      An apartment with an amazing view

                                                                                                      4 of 5
                                                                                                      We stepped down a very narrow 'old-town' street to a little wooden door to be greeted by a very kind gentleman called Francesco. Up we went on a steep stone stairway to an apartment perched on a cliff with the most amazing views south along Vieste beach. The personal touches of the bottle of Prosecco in the fridge and the fruit bowl on the table made a perfect welcome. One day we walked the 3km beach to find a nice place for coffee right at the south end. The steep ascents and descents, as we explored the town, meant we went home fitter than we came. Lunch on the roof top terrace in the warm April sunshine was amazing.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: May 03, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Apr 2017

                                                                                                      stunning view from large terrace over the bay

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      Visited middle to end of May (before the main Italian holidays – so relatively quiet everywhere, but already sunny and hot). A spacious, well-equipped and very clean house, just 3 minutes’ drive out of the town and uphill. A quiet and relatively secluded location (despite being so close to the town and beach), with a stunning view from the large terrace over the wide bay below. Antonia and Raphaelo, the local owners, were friendly, generous (fresh fruit from their trees, herbs from the garden and invited us for lunch on our last day) and were sensitive to our space and privacy. They own the attached flat next door, but remained in their house in the town during our stay. They spoke limited English, but their son Antonio, who lives in England, was always available by text or phone for any translations. He was also very helpful beforehand, sharing local knowledge and managing the initial booking. We were lucky enough to be there during a full moon which shone out over the water each night and, the one night we ate out at a beach restaurant, rose up out of the sea, a gorgeous deep orange. We had a wonderful time here. Mattinata is a fairly small, quiet, friendly town. The beach is stony - but small, easy to lie on, stones at the far south, public end. We parked in an olive tree grove/field marked for parking. When we aksed if we should pay before or after they waved us off and said we could leave the car for free. Just one example of many generous and friendly experiences we had in Gargano. Lovely walks from the house up into the surrounding hills, (after a short drive) through gentle woods and flowers up to Mont Sacro (orchids) and (after a longer drive) out from Monte San Angelo (a busy and touristy hill town) in the surrounding hills.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Jul 27, 2016
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: May 2016