Puglia, Basilicata, and Calabria Sights

Foresta Umbra

  • Gargano Promontory Map It
  • Vieste
  • Forest

Published 05/06/2016

Fodor's Review

In the middle of the Gargano Promontory is the majestic Foresta Umbra (Shady Forest), a dense growth of beech, maple, pine, and oak generally found in more northerly climates, thriving here because of the altitude, reaching 3,200 feet above sea level. Between the trees in this national park are occasional dramatic vistas opening out over the Golfo di Manfredonia. There are nature trails and picnic areas easily reached from Vieste, Peschici, and Mattinata.

Sight Information


Gargano Promontory, Vieste, Apulia, 71019, Italy

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0884-565444-National Park

Sight Details:

  • Visitor center closed Oct. 4–wknd before Easter

Published 05/06/2016


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