ABRUZZO & THE GARGANO PENINSULA TOUR
Puglia is the “heel”of the Italian boot,the Gargano Peninsula is its”spur”and Abruzzo form the”ankle”.Hugging the southeastern seaboard of Italy and looking towards the Balkans,the mountainous region of Abruzzo differ considerably from Puglia,the richest of the two.From the dramatic Alpine peaks of thne Gran Sasso to the wild wolves in the national parks;from craggy medieval hill towns to the sandy Adriatic coastline and Slow Food -Abruzzo offers everything an Italophile could wish for.For years the region’s wild beauty was hidden from thne world by the Appennines.Abruzzo is a region that is almost two-thirds mountainous parkland-ideal for hiking,horse riding or, in winter,skiing on the Grand Sasso or Maiella ranges.Gourmands will delight in Abruzzo’s outstanding restaurants,and superb local wines like Montepulciano d’Abruzzo and Trebbiano.
Nature’s colors are bold in Puglia, and man-made shapes are simple – with chunky, cubic houses and conical-roofed cottages dotting the countryside. Its extensive coastline bears the marks of many conquering invaders:the Normans, the Spanish, the Turks, the Swabians and the Greeks.The regions to be explored are also rich in their own culinary and folkloric traditions and we take time not only to explore grand palaces and mighty castles but also learn about the local people as we visit their picturesque villages and view their traditional homes. We taste the local produce, sample the local wine and enjoy a display of the local traditional folklore.
This truly unique and very special tour is not to be missed!!
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