We begin our trip to Italy’s Puglia region here on the Gargano peninsula. Located in the northern part of Puglia, “the Gargano” as it’s called is home to a large national park and beautiful beaches and more olive trees than you can imagine. This is a major summer getaway for Italian and other European tourists but arriving as we did in mid-September, we found it perfectly lovely and uncrowded.
We went to the ancient town of Peschini on Italy’s Gargano peninsula today. We are staying nearby at a lovely agriturismo. We can see the town from our room which is shown in the late light of today (first photo). The rest of the pictures tell the whole story. This town certainly reminds me of all those scenes from them movie “Mamma Mia”. Move over Meryl Streep!!
We loved happening upon the City of Peschici Marching Band, and later, as we watched fireworks from the dining room of our agriturismo, learned that it was the celebration of the town’s patron saint, San Matteo. The uniforms and the sound of this sweet small-town band spoke eloquently of Peschici and Italy.