Tremiti Islands: introduction
Approximately twelve sea miles from the Northern coast of the Gargano, there are three islands and a number of rock formations which make up the archipelago of the Tremiti islands. Departures for the island leave from Rodi, Peschici, Vieste, Manfredonia and Termoli.
The Tremiti islands are now a protected marine reserve, and with their unique environment, in the middle of the blue waters of the Adriatic sea, are the habitat of a wealth of sea life.
They are home to an ancient settlement of fishermen who today still speak in Partenopean dialect. The Tremiti islands are made up of the islands of San Nicola, San Domino, and Capraia, this last is uninhabited and covered in Mediterranean vegetation.
Then there are the rocks, the most important of which the Crepaccio and the Vecchia. The island of San Nicola represents the historic heart of the Tremiti islands, with its Castle and the Church of St Maria del Mare, in which the mosaic of the Black Madonna is housed. On the island of Domino, the largest of the Tremiti islands, there are many caves to visit, including the Grotta del Bue Marino.
Tremiti Islands: places to see in the area
Puglia: other destinations
- Tremiti Islands
- Margherita di Savoia
- San Giovanni Rotondo
- Santa Maria di Leuca
- Polignano a Mare
- Martina Franca
- Canosa di Puglia