Activities & Excursions
Peschici – The historic center
The historic center of Peschici is waiting to be discovered: the alleys, between houses and stairs, create a labyrinth in which to get lost. In addition, the village is full of shops of all kinds where you can buy local crafts and typical products. The food and wine cannot be missing: taverns and restaurants, clubs, wine bars and pubs, the center offers various alternatives in which to discover the aromas and flavors that define this land.
Peschici – The medieval castle
The castle of Peschici increase the charm of the delightful Gargano town in a scenographic way, rising on a high rock overlooking the sea. Built by the Normans between the 10th and 11th centuries, with the aim of defending these lands from the attacks and raids of the Saracens and pirates, over the centuries it has undergone many restoration works depending on the historical period. Today of the castle it is only possible to visit the lower floor where the deposits of weapons and food were kept and the prisoners.
The museum of medieval dungeons is open every day: 9.30-13; 16.30-0.00 – Info at the Reception – Independent visit
Peschici – The church of Sant’Elia Profeta
Do not miss the church dedicated to the patron saint of the city, built around 1200. The Peschiciana community is very devoted to its patron saint. In fact, it is believed that the saint’s intercession contributed to the liberation from the invasion of locusts that was destroying the crops. In the church there is a beautiful high altar and six side chapels, two located on the left and four on the right. Three Latin inscriptions are also of some importance: the first above the crucifix located behind the main altar; the other two are in the Libetta Chapel, which also houses that of Prince Pinto from 1736, sculpted on the occasion of the donation of a painting. Every year, from 19 to 21 July, Peschici celebrates Sant’Elia with three days full of folklore that end with fireworks.
Mass hours: Mon-Sat 17:00 | Sun 7:30 am; 11:00 am; 17:00
The market in Peschici takes place every first and third Saturday of the month at the old sports field, near the cemetery and the bus stop. Inside the market you will find the typical products of the Gargano in terms of food and wine, clothing, objects, fruit and vegetables, and many other products. The market opens at 7:30 am and closes at 1:30 pm