18 June 2010
Posted in PLACES YOU MUST SEE
Apulia, or the “heel of the boot” at it is sometimes known, is an undiscovered paradise of brilliant sunshine, beautiful beaches, vineyards and olive groves. The Gargano Coast, or rather the “spur” of the heel, is mainly national park and is full of stunning beaches, wonderful scenery, and traditional Italian fishing villages... just perfect for a wedding or honeymoon.
The beaches of the Gargano Coast are considered to be among the best in Italy. Touted as “the new Tuscany”, it has miles of long sandy beaches like those stretching out on either side of the ancient town of Vieste, lush forest heady with the scent of pine, and excellent cuisine with a twist on Italian that you may never have seen before, incorporating ingredients not traditionally thought of as Italian including turnip tops and cabbage, transforming them into something utterly unexpected and delicious.
Aside from sampling the exquisite cuisine, you can also immerse yourself in the beauty of nature, by the sea or in the forests. One of the very best places to visit to see the beauty of this area at its natural best has to be the Tremiti islands, a marine park made up of an archipelago with crystal clear waters brimful of fish and pure white sandy beaches between the rocks and shaded by palm trees. In some spots, you could easily be fooled into thinking you had somehow ended up in the Caribbean! You can catch the ferry from Vieste, Peschici, Rodi Garganico or Manfredonia for a day of absolute bliss on these beautiful islands.
If you want to escape the heat of the sun for the day but still enjoy the great outdoors, you could head into the Gargano National park, an area rich in forests and nature trails with breathtaking scenery and a plethora of wildlife. Much of this protected area is part of the “Bosco per Kyoto project”, which encourages sustainable tourism.
Whatever it is that you are looking for, the Gargano Coast has a lot to offer in terms of beauty, romance and cuisine, making it the epitome of an Italian wedding or honeymoon destination.
Wedding venues in Apulia
- Riva Marina Resort - Where the tradition meets novelty
- Hotel Lanzillotta - Your dreams realised in fabulous atmosphere
- Masseria Torre Coccaro - 5 stars luxury hotel resort in Puglia
- Masseria Torre Maizza - Exclusive location in Salento
- Borgo Egnazia - Ancient atmospheres for a Mediterranean wedding