During your holidays in Vieste you have to visit the hinterland of Gargano. This part of Italy is characterized by a wide variety of landscapes, with mystical places and beautiful green areas, as Monte Sant’Angelo, San Giovanni Rotondo and the Umbra Forest.
Monte Sant’Angelo Sanctuary has been for centuries a major destination of religious tourism in Italy.
According to tradition, it is where the Archangel Michael appeared, near a cave. The legend tells how a rich shepherd lost his bull in a cave and tried to kill it with an arrow, that mysteriously came back to wound him. He confided to the local bishop who ordered three days of penance. On the third day Archangel Michael appeared to declare sacred cave and to bless the locals with his protection.
San Giovanni Rotondo, instead, is a place of great devotion to St. Pio, the friar who received stigmata. The Sanctuary consists in the places where Pio prayed and helped sick people, in the big Church, designed by Renzo Piano, a masterpiece of contemporary art with about 7.000 seats, 12 fountains and many secular olive trees. St. Pio Sanctuary is a reference point for a lot of Christian pilgrims throughout the year.
Also in the nature in the hinterland of Gargano, there are mysterious and mystical places. Umbra Forest consists in 10.000 hectares of land covered by lush woods, a diversified fauna, pic-nic areas and marked paths. The whole area is perfect for hiking, naturalistic walks, mountain biking and watching animals or flowers. The atmosphere is almost unreal, because of high trees that almost prevent light of sun to filter.
Wandering in the Forest, you can find a zoo-breeding of Italian roe deer, a visitor center with the Naturalistic Museum.
Just few minutes far from our farm holidays, Gargano offers a wonderful nature and interesting mystical places to enrich you holidays.
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