Getting to know Gargano for your wedding in Apulia
Gargano is known as the Spur of Italy. The reason for this is the fact that the shape of our country resembling that of a boot, the protrusion on which Gargano is located resembles that of the spur of the boot. Promontory is located in province of Foggia. Gargano region extends approximately 70 kilometres above Adriatic sea. The Southern portion of its main mountain mass is embellished from a naturalistic point of view by the gulf of Manfredonia, with close to 2,000 square kilometers bordering inland with Tavoliere of Puglie. The national park, bearing the same name, adds to the beauty of this land and preciously protects its delicate territory. This is the perfect choice for a natural wedding in Puglia breathing lush Mediterranean scrub, white cliffs and stretches of sea ranging in colours from turquoise to emerald green, capable of arousing the deepest emotions.
What are you waiting for? This is the perfect destination for a Wedding in Southern Italy!
Wedding in Mattinata
Mattinata village is located North East of Manfredonia town. It is known as the white butterfly because the shape of this region resembles that of a butterfly. Apulia is so romantic! This delightful town emerges between two hills, lush with Mediterranean scrub and wild plant life, overlooking the sea from Monte Sacro to Monte Saraceno.
A classy location in this incredible place just at the beginning of the morning an ideal place for a truly beautiful Italian wedding where the usually warm and sunny climate will make your event unique. This location, located on a cliff overlooking the sea, has ample spaces that make the environment elegant, welcoming and bright with a Small Luxury 5 Star Hotel at your disposal, for you and your guests. The elegant surroundings and the wonderful sea view can give you an intense emotion that you can hardly forget.The structure of refined style, the restaurant offers a wide range of recipes of the Apulian gastronomic tradition, embellished with the creativity of the chef. If you like the idea of staying in these beautiful glimpses of the Gargano, it is to discover and know the stretch of coast of about 40 kilometers between Mattinata and Vieste. It is a jagged coastline rich in white cliffs, beautiful inlets and coves.
The architecture of this historic center is unique with houses built on steps carved into the rocks. Mattinata’s beach is of pebble stones that have been gloriously smoothened by the tumbling sea water.Here we find a romantic bay surrounded by the enchanting morning gulf where the elegance and professionalism will be the setting for your reception, a location close to the sea, where you can celebrate your most beautiful day and where you can taste with your guests the delicacies of the Puglia region, leaving you cullare, awakening from the sound of waves that breaks on the bay. From June to September the sea also allows us to organize boat trips in this wonderful stretch of coast, where a small aperitif with typical products will be served on board.
The nearby Baia delle Zagare is dominated by picturesque sea stacks and the marvelous, not so easily accessible beach of Mattinatella, a true gem of the Gargano coast. If you are keen for a wedding by the sea this could be the perfect frame to tie the knot in Apulia.
Wedding in Vieste
Vieste, with its expanse of blue sea reflecting on the rocks, has the sea stack of Pizzomunno that overlooks the easternmost town of Gargano as the proud symbol of their city.Beautiful scenery on the extreme tip of the Gargano a stone’s throw from the town, we find a location in the heart of Vieste that offers a wonderful location to celebrate your moment with its private beach, good food and unspoiled nature will make it unique your event, with its reserved and elegant rooms will give you and your guests moments of complete relaxation allowing you to enjoy the sea view from your rooms; and the chance to taste the authentic tastes of the Apulian tradition, where during the summer evenings it is possible to eat outside by the pool in a dreamlike atmosphere.
Beautiful areas to visit and even organize your elopment can be:
Punta San Francesco houses its medieval center, gloriously perched on a rock. Then there is Punta di Santa Croce that represents the business life of the town with fishing activities and maritime traffic towards the Tremiti Island and Croatia.
The coastal strip is enriched by the Caverns of San Nicola del Turco and dell’Acqua as well as the Baia di San Felice and the Baia di Campi, arriving at Pugnochiuso.
These destinations will make your wedding so traditional and so charming. Real Italy and real Puglia are just here among these paths. Having a wedding in Vieste could be one of the most beautiful experience of your life.
Wedding in Peschici
Peschici and its fine sand is one of the most popular tourist destinations of Gargano area. The beaches and coves of Peschici add to the richness of this small territory, ablaze with the striking colours of its bountiful flowers. Zaiana, Manaccore, Calalunga, Sfinalicchio are just a few of the beaches that tourists are mostly attracted to. Peschici, with its white houses, alleys and “mugnali”, is the only European town on terra firma, where the sun rises and sets into the sea.
Isn’t it romantic? This is the perfect spot for your beach wedding in Italy! One of the most romantic spot of Italian country!
Wedding in Rodi Garganico
Rodi is a Greek colony with a fragrance of Rodii Argivi. Its orange colour marvellously blending with the green of the pine and olive trees. At the beginning of the last century this town was considered the most important producer and exporter of oranges all over the world and where, to this day, an Orange Festival is held during the month of June. The small beach facing the marina is as sought out by tourists as is the Lido del Sole.
A beach wedding with a orange themed reception! What about this great idea for your wedding in Apulia? Rodi Garganico is waiting for you!
Wedding on Tremiti Islands
Last but not least: Tremiti islands! What about a wedding on these wonderful islands of Adriatic sea? They are a combination of caves, beaches, coves, rocks and sea stacks picturesquely framing the five islands that form part of the archipelago. The largest and most popular beach of this group is Cala delle Arene which is also the only sandy beach in all the Tremiti islands. Other islands are Cala Matano that descends steeply into the sea, Cala degli inglesi and Cala Tonda that resemble a small lake with crystal-clear water that enhances the beauty of the surrounding sea view.
Gargano and Tremiti Islands could be the perfect destination for weddings full surrounded by the sea!
A real Mediterranean dream wedding.
Thanks to the photographer Leo Guerra for sharing with us some of his most romantic shots!