The Gargano National Park is one of the green lungs of Italy, an area suitable for walking and hiking activities that has many different habitats, where it proliferates a fascinating and mysterious greenery, like that of the Umbra Forest or nearly 80 different species of wild orchids, which grow wild on the entire promontory.
The fauna is very rich: many species of birds nest in these territories, including woodpeckers, birds of prey, aquatic species; among the mammals is known the italic roe deer as well as fallow deer, wild boars, hedgehogs, badgers, foxes, porcupines, squirrels.
The whole area is suitable for many sports and hiking areas. The many centers of visit and trails, partially accessible to disabled people, allow you to explore the Park and several routes to choose from, depending on your interests. You can visit, for example, the typical farms of Gargano, placed mainly on the paths of transhumance, the hermitages of silence, starting from Monte Sant'Angelo to the Abbey of Pulsano, or admire the olive groves of the plain of Vieste and the necropolis LaSalata.
Among the sports that can be practiced in the Gargano, we mention, among others, orienteering, cycling, horse riding, trekking, birdwatching, caving.
The Residence Fontana Vecchia enjoys a privileged location in one of the most charming cities of Gargano sea. By our apartments You can easily reach, during your holidays, the major sites around Vieste. The latter is the ideal starting point for a tour of Puglia, for example, from the Gargano promontory to descend to the Salento and at the very tip of the boot. But it is also close to beautiful natural paradises like the Tremiti Islands, ideal for diving and snorkeling, looking so certain fish species protected and a fascinating underwater vegetation. Even the most religious will find in the Gargano a way to profess their faith, then taking in some of the most famous Mystics throughout the country, such as San Giovanni Rotondo and Monte Sant'Angelo. Also the holidays on Gargano will be great also with the Kids, that they will find many alternatives to avoid falling prey to boredom: in addition to the many possible excursions, observing the vegetation and animals, walking or cycling, children can have fun with the Jeep Safari, discovering the most inaccessible areas of the territory, or on the coast, try their hand at fishing. The Gargano offers possibilities for all types of tourist, delighting visitors with typical local cuisine. What are you waiting for? Join us at Vieste!