Peschici

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Peschici which includes a sandy beach, a coastal town and general coastal views
Peschici is an evocative seaside town perched on a rocky cliff at the northernmost point of the Gargano and of all of Apulia.

A holiday in Peschici isn't just a chance to discover the beauties of the Gargano you will also get to explore a picturesque medieval village. A characteristic centre of tourism on the northern coast of the Gargano, Peschici rises on a rocky promontory with high rock cliffs that drop straight down to the sea. The face of Peschici, with its white houses carved into the rock (in perfect Mediterranean style), is unmistakeable. The Gargano's beaches, the perfect backdrop, today are the main tourist attraction in this region. Also, thanks to the broad range of excursions, open-air activities and hotels for tourists, organising your holiday in Peschici will be child's play!

Peschici's historic centre is protected by majestic medieval walls—today partially destroyed and partially incorporated into homes—still visible by taking the staircase to the right of the Church of Sant'Elia. Access to the old town of Peschici from the new centre (Corso Garibaldi) is marked by an arch and a watchtower from the Angevin-Aragon era of the 1300s that the residents call the "Door on the Bridge" in memory of a drawbridge that isolated the city at sunset each day to protect it from bandits.

The Castle of Peschici was the first structure built in the current historic centre over the ruins of a small Greek castle by the Normans who reached these lands around the year 1000. The structure was attacked and destroyed several times over the years today the castle is somewhat different from the way it used to be, but is located in the same position, up against the rocky ridge, at the farthermost point of Peschici. The secret rooms that were once used as granaries, embrasures and prisons today are open to the public and still preserve their ancient splendour, while the top floors are used as private homes.

The Purgatorio Chapel stands on Piazza del Popolo, the heart of the historic centre of Peschici. Its origins are uncertain. Indeed, it seems it existed as early as the time of the Benedictine monks, inhabitants of the Calena Abbey (therefore around the year 1000), when the historic centre of Peschici still had no houses and when the monks used to gather on the ridge of Peschici to celebrate funeral rites and ceremonies in honour of the deceased. Another can't-miss cult place is the Church of Sant'Elia Profeta, Peschici's patron saint. Built out of large blocks of marble from the local quarries, the structure has a clean look, in perfect contrast with the impressive "broken" bell tower situated in a peculiar position in the centre of its right wall.

The beach of Peschici is one of the most famous and popular of the entire Adriatic coast in Apulia, awarded multiple Blue Flags thanks to the quality of its waters. Beaches and beach life, excursions among the grottoes of the Gargano and historical places of worship are the main characteristics of this region. Don't lose another minute. Check out our holiday packages to Peschici now and get ready for a new unforgettable adventure!

Hotel Piccolo Paradiso
Hotel Piccolo Paradiso
3 out of 5
Località Vignola, Peschici, FG, 71010
The price is £65 per night from 29 Jun to 30 Jun
Stay at this 3-star beach hotel in Peschici. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi and free parking. Popular attractions Peschici Marina and Peschici Castle are located ...
3.4/5 (26 reviews)
"das zimmer mit meerblick ,die aussicht war sehr schön"

Reviewed on 30 Sep 2021

Hotel Piccolo Paradiso
Maritalia Hotel Club Village - All Inclusive
Maritalia Hotel Club Village - All Inclusive
4 out of 5
Localita Baia Di Peschici, Peschici, FG, 71010
Stay at this 4-star beach resort in Peschici. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi and free parking. Our guests praise the helpful staff in their reviews. Popular ...
3.8/5 Good! (73 reviews)
Moved by hotel on the day and alternative Poor
"Reservation not honoured and moved without choice to sister hotel called GusmayResort which instead of being in Pischici was out in the country requiring a drive of 8km back to eat and of course unable to drink. Hotel was said to be higher quality but rooms were very small, bedding had holes in it ..."

Reviewed on 25 Sep 2015

Maritalia Hotel Club Village - All Inclusive
Residence Hotel Baia di Paradiso
Residence Hotel Baia di Paradiso
Loc. Sfinale Grotta dell'Acqua, Peschici, FG, 70100
Stay at this aparthotel in Peschici. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and an outdoor pool. Our guests praise the pool in their reviews. Popular attractions Sfinale ...
3.9/5 Very Good! (23 reviews)
"Relaxing bungalow and nice pool!"

Reviewed on 5 Aug 2019

Residence Hotel Baia di Paradiso
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Residence Hotel Baia di Paradiso
Residence Hotel Baia di Paradiso
Loc. Sfinale Grotta dell'Acqua, Peschici, FG, 70100
Stay at this aparthotel in Peschici. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and an outdoor pool. Our guests praise the pool in their reviews. Popular attractions Sfinale ...
3.9/5 Very Good! (23 reviews)
"Relaxing bungalow and nice pool!"

Reviewed on 5 Aug 2019

Residence Hotel Baia di Paradiso
Villaggio Turistico Valle Scinni
Villaggio Turistico Valle Scinni
4 out of 5
Località Valle Scinni, Peschici, FG, 71010
Stay at this 4-star family-friendly campsite in Peschici. Enjoy free WiFi, an outdoor pool and breakfast. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the family ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (4 reviews)
"Ottima struttura personale accogliente buona posizione per visitare Peschici e le sue spiagge"

Reviewed on 3 Sep 2019

Villaggio Turistico Valle Scinni
Residence Jolly
Residence Jolly
Strada Provinciale SP52, Peschici, FG, 71010
Stay at this beach residence in Peschici. Enjoy free parking, an outdoor pool and breakfast. Popular attractions Bescile o Manacore and Santa Croce are located ...
4/5 Very Good! (1 review)
Piacevole breve soggiorno
"La struttura è di costruzione abbastanza recente, ottima la piscina ed il servizio bar. Buona l'accoglienza e la disponibilità del personale. Gli appartamenti sono ben dimensionati, ciascuno con balcone o una piccola area esterna. Cose che migliorerei nella struttura: allargare i posti auto, cambiare ..."

Reviewed on 13 Sep 2018

Residence Jolly
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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