Surface: 356.980 sq km.
Zip Code: 71010 - Phone Prefix: 0884
Peschici appears suddenly from the main road for those coming from Rhodes Garganico , its white houses with domed roof , the legacy of the Saracen culture , with the beach at the foot of the " Marina " constitute one of the most popular views of Southern Italy.
The origins of " Peschici " dating back to '970 A.D. when a Slavic leader he received the Emperor " Otto I " to drive out the Saracens . On the sea dominates the landscape from a high cliff . The picturesque town , crowned with dense forests and extensive pine forests , stands out for its white buildings with domes echoing the architecture of the Arab casbah .
The Old Town is full of glimpses of great beauty , its craft shops and a host of places where you can taste the typical dishes of Apulian tradition . Walking through the narrow lanes carved into the cliff or climbing the small, winding stairs you can breathe a ' unique atmosphere : the scent of pine mixed salt air mingles with the smell of rosemary and caper that there is a spontaneous .
Today Peschici is one of the most popular tourist centers of Puglia , with its coastline from a naturalistic point of view is the true treasure of the country , inlets and coves alternate with beautiful beaches and small bays surrounded by green pine trees .
The coastal landscape is varied : long beaches with shallow waters , small bays with fine sand and degrading alternate with stretches with steep cliffs or degrading treatment, a favorite destination for fishing enthusiasts that on these waters are sea bass , sea bream , octopus and where you can admire the unique fishing on Trabucchi
, ingenious wooden buildings for fishing up especially during the
migration of the fish in the Adriatic Sea .
PLACES TO VISIT
Abbey of St. Maria Calena : One of the most important monuments of the Gargano , a few kilometers from the village, where he lived for a long time a community of Benedictine monks. Inside you will find an interesting wooden statue of Madonna and Child.
The Castle: The Castle, closed within the walls of baronial fence was built by the Normans in the second half of the year one thousand , but it was under Frederick II who found new splendor, with the construction of the tower, called " Rocca Imperiale" .
Old Town : The old town is quaint, houses made of stairs and sloping down to the sea with an irregular path . The country is full of shops and boutiques of all kinds, where the inns , taverns and local restaurants , fill the air with the scent of local recipes .
Church of Our Lady of Loreto : According to tradition , the church was built between the sixteenth and seventeenth century , on the site where Our Lady had appeared to a group of sailors swept away by the storm.
The Trabucchi : fishing system of traditional peschiciani characterized by poles stuck in the rocks and ropes that hold a large network lowered into the water , that pitfall , into which the fish. These picturesque fishing equipment , defined examples of green architecture, stretch across the lora wild beauty blue of the sea , as if to challenge the advance of concrete .
The Umbra Forest takes its name from the shadows of tall trees that create , is also called the Forest of the South with the trees of the North because of vegetation typically characteristic of the forests of the North.
EVENTS ART AND TRADITION...
The first Monday after Easter is the feast of Our Lady of Loreto with a colorful procession to the sanctuary , about 2km . from Peschici to return the fireworks take place with the picturesque "Battery" .
The last Sunday of May is the anniversary for the festival of the Madonna del Mare, is known to be the party that starts the summer and takes place on the harbor of Fish with a picturesque boat procession carrying the statue of the Virgin Mary for the entire coast of Peschici closing take place the inevitable fireworks.
The June 12 to 13 is the festival of Sant ' Antonio , unique in its kind , takes place purely around a bonfire of wood which the faithful give the saint forming a pyramid out of the church that is in the evening of 12 June fire. 13 The numerous events take place among them being the impressive procession in the ancient village .
The 19-20-21 July is the festival of the patron saint, the feast of St. Elijah , felt by all the inhabitants of the village it takes place for three days , the country is festively lit and the three days following the manifestations of various kinds concluded late in the evening by fireworks at sea.
August is the next stage with various and fascinating events that go on until the end of the month.
On September 21 is the feast of St. Matthew , known
to the party that greets the summer , takes place in the ancient village
with a procession accompanied by music from the complex band of Peschici and firework of "Battery" .
CRAFTS: The Craft local flow around the wheel terracotta. You may find vases and ornaments of any shape and coloration.
Ornamental plates to hang on the walls of the home, from many different diameters, which show the classic symbols Gargano: the fish or the bird. Floral patterns will frame the subject.
But there are also "artists" who were able to reproduce in miniature, the characteristics of fishing traps that dot the rugged cliff, the "trebuchets", or craftsmen of iron and leather.
Besides these, importers of "esoticherie" always worked by hand and not in assembly lines that have nothing to do with the local craft, yet are also available.
AGRICULTURE: Olive oil is the host with a niche production oriented to those of oil they will be, not to overlook citrus orchards, and the production of wine flavored with rosemary.
The cuisine is typically Mediterranean with fresh handmade pasta, fresh fish, legumes, vegetables, homemade sauces, oil and vinegar products.
For gourmets, from sommeliers in short, are also many exercises in which you can taste - it can be fun too, - the finest local produce. They range from the classic limoncello to Moscato, sparkling wine made with grapes from the area close to the "doc".
DISHES: "Stuffed Eggplants" with homemade orecchiette pasta, spaghetti pasta with cuttlefish. Grilled sardines. Bream baked. Grilled mullet, orecchiette with turnip tops, etc..
Doctor: via Montesanto, tel. 0884/964576.
First Aid: 118
PUBLIC: Carabinieri: via Montesanto, 10 tel. 0884/964010.
Capitaneria: c. da Pozzillo, 70 tel. 0884/962767.
Municipal Police: via Mulino a Vento, tel. 0884/964466.
Municipal Library: via Mulino a Vento.
GENERAL: Post Office: via U. Giordano, 9 tel. 0884/962027.
Town Hall: p.zza IV Novembre, tel. 0884/964571.
Gargano National Park:
S.I.T.A.: tel 0881/77311.
FERROVIE DEL GARGANO: 0881/772491 - 0882/221414.
Agency CTM Motonave Ondazzurra
direct line to the Tremiti Islands: 0884/964234