Do you love the lure of the Italian coast but hate the crowds?
Head for the Gargano peninsula in Puglia - a national park with long, sandy beaches, pine forests and cool sea breezes.
This is where Italian's come to holiday, and its unspoilt landscapes and authentic traditions are evidence of the lack of mass market tourism here.
Best suited to couples seeking seclusion or active young families, the area around your hotel is bursting with natural attractions, including the below:Gargano coast and Grottoes
The South coastline of Gargano is renowned for its beautiful beaches, the crystal clear water and the grottoes, which you can visit on a boat trip around the bay. The National Park of Gargano and the Umbrian forest
The National Park has more than 2500 plant species and an incredible variety of orchids. The Umbrian forest, the oldest part of the park, is about 1000 years old. It is 11 hectares long and 830 metre high with beech trees, oak trees, maple trees and badgers. Trekking and running in the park are popular, with a network of accessible paths and trails for your to follow.Sacred Art
Gargano is a land of faith with pilgrimage routes leading to the cave of San Michele in Monte Sant'Angleo, a UNESCO heritage site, or San Giovanni Rotando. Another route goes from Padre Pio to the discovery of the remains left in the Sanctuary of Santa Maria delle Grazie and the church named after the same saint.