This is an opportunity for nature lovers who want to spend relaxing holidays in contact with sea, forests, mountains, lakes, animals and flowers in Parco Nazionale del Gargano, Apulia, on the Adriatic coast in the south of Italy.Apulia is famous for being the place where the sound of the sea and the wind are coupled with the unique, breathtaking panorama of Gargano promontory.Here in the heart of Apulia you'll find Peschici, one of the most suggestive little villages of the coast. In its antique centre there is Casa Michelle, a small independent apartment on the second floor of a house recently renovated.Apart from the dogs barking, children playing around and women chatting and singing, in low season you do not hear a noise while staying at Casa Michelle, because it is beautifully located in a narrow, silent alley in the pedestrian area, near “Piazza” and “Castello”, the heart of the old village. In high season the village and the small alleys close to the apartment are crowded with lot of tourists who at night sit in the bars to drink a glass of wine, sing and listen to music, "Peschiciana movida".Casa Michelle can comfortably room five people or be a really great and spacious home for a couple. The apartment( about 60 m2), fully air-conditioned, consists of 2 floors.The first floor hosts a large room with a sofa bed/dining area/kitchen corner (4 burners, oven, freezer) and bathroom with shower. On the second floor you can find a loft with a double bed, a wardrobe and another bathroom with shower. This is one of the best spots of the apartment, as you can admire the deep blue of the sea directly from the bed that is in front of a large private and secluded terrace. On the terrace, of course, you can enjoy all your meals.Casa Michelle is good also on the outside! In fact, a spiral staircase takes you to enjoy a breathtaking view of the sea from a solarium, shared with the guests of Casa Eloise ( n. 26530).The solarium is fantastic and has been chosen by yoga lovers from all over the world for their Surya Namaskara! With a nice 10 minutes walk on a quite steepy path from the historical centre, you can reach the wide village beach. You can also arrive at the beach by car or, best of all, you can visit other small beaches along the coast, not far from the village. In September and October the weather is still mild and you can lie on the beach and get sun tunned.
|Size||Sleeps up to 5, 1 bedrooms|
|Rooms||1 bedroom, 2 bathrooms of which 2 shower rooms, Solarium or roof terrace|
|Nearest beach||Peschici Beach 500 m|
|Nearest Amenities||50 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Pescara / Bari 190 km, Nearest railway: San Severo 80 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player, Sea view|
|General||Air conditioning, TV, Safe, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Furniture||Double Beds (2), Single Beds (1), Dining seats for 4|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Bicycles available|
|Access||Not suitable for wheelchair users|
Apulia is a very long region in the South of Italy on the Adriatic Coast. It looks like a boot and has a lot to offer to tourists besides the beautiful sea, oil, wine and Mediterranean food. You must visit it if you are looking for sun , unspoilt nature, blue sea, both white sandy and rocky stony beaches, art and history. Trulli di Alberobello, Grotte di Castellana, Castel del Monte, Bari, Lecce and its baroque, Sassi di Matera are within an easy reach.
Gargano is a hilly promontory in the north of Apulia. The nature in Gargano is strong, wild and very varied : terraced fields, olive plantations, lemons and oranges orchards, pines, lakes, steep white coast alternating with large sandy shores , small bays, deep inlets, caves and marine cliffs. Gargano is also a 120.000 hectares National Park, with forests , lagoons, marine reserves and mountains rich of mushrooms in autumn and wild asparagus in spring..
At 60 km from Peschici is the town of San Giovanni Rotondo, where Padre Pio lived. He was declared saint by Pope Giovanni Paolo II in 2002 ,The sanctuary and the new church,. built by the architect Renzo Piano, attract millions of pilgrims every year.
Peschici and Gargano are the places you will enjoy the most if you want to plunge into the southern Italian atmosphere.
Peschici is called the “gem” of Gargano, it is a cliff-top village which dates back to 950 A.D.. The village itself is a cumulous of white low houses scattered against the rock. From afar you are dazzled by the white houses in the sun; at night the village looks like a “crib”…The palette of many artists painted the bluish- green of the sea, the blue sky and the green Aleppo pines leaning over the water. At the foot of Peschici is a white sandy bay and, if you hire a boat, you discover lonely romantic little beaches. Excursion boats take you to “grotte” and to Tremiti islands, quite an unspoilt area with a small local community, with wonderful beaches, a paradise for divers.
Every season of the year is worth a visit: choose spring if you love nature and want to look for wild asparagus and for ORCHIDS, the queens of the flower kingdom. Within the bush and on the hills of Gargano there is the highest concentration of orchids in Europe: 85 species with a stunning range of colours.
Choose summer if you love sea, beaches, music, people and autumn if you appreciate mushrooms, good fish and tranquillity and silence.
Both in spring and in autumn the weather is mild and you can have nice swims in the sea and get suntanned.
And what about food all year round ? The local cuisine, the typical “cucina mediterranea” is rich and varied and includes genuine flavours such as olive oil, caciocavallo and pecorino cheese, fish, tomatoes, pasta….