TREMITI ISLANDS

Le Tremiti Islands are a piece of paradise, a lushness of natural marvels: overhanging rocks, quiet bays, stacks and crags, clear cobalt blue waters, scuba divers' favourite destination.

These islands were held dearly by the Greek hero Diomedes; mythology has it that Venus turned the hero's shipmates into albatrosses named Diomedee, that even today and on moonlit nights, let loose their plaintive shriek resembling a child's cry.

UMBRIAN FOREST

The Umbrian Forest unfolds unparallel exuberant vegetation. It extends over about 11,000 hectares covered by Aleppo pines, ancient beech-trees, hornbeams and yoke-elms, bay trees, linden trees, oaks and ancient yew trees, which are among the oldest trees in Italy. Do not miss the tours and walks to enjoy the fauna, accompanied by naturalistic guides.

SAINT ANGEL MOUNT

The 800m-high St. Angel Mount overlooks the Tavoliere on one side and the Manfredonia Gulf on the other. From a typical medieval hamlet, the city has become famous due to the Shrine dedicated to Saint Michael that attracts thousands of pilgrims every year.

Built on the rock, with numerous internal caverns and grottoes, the city has several monuments such as the appealing Palatine Basilica with the marble statue of the Archangel.

SAN GIOVANNI ROTONDO
 
San Giovanni Rotondo has become well-known due to Padre Pio, the friar who painstakingly worked to set up that formidable building called the "Casa Sollievo della Sofferenza" (Home for the Relief of Suffering), one of the most important and best equipped hospitals in Southern Italy.

Padre Pio's now sure sanctification and the constant miracles attributed to him make crowds of worshippers pilgrim to San Giovanni Rotondo to show their admiration and devotion for the friar.

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