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Tremiti islands, san domino, san nicola, cretaccio, capraia, pianosa

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Puglia Information
Location of Puglia
Area: 19,366 km²
Population: 4 million
Density: 210/km²
Capital: Bari

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Comunes
  • Bari
    • Acquaviva delle Fonti
      Adelfia
      Alberobello
      Altamura
      Bari
      Binetto
      Bitetto
      Bitonto
      Bitritto
      Capurso
      Casamassima
      Cassano delle Murge
      Castellana Grotte
      Cellamare
      Conversano
      Corato
      Gioia del Colle
      Giovinazzo
      Gravina in Puglia
      Grumo Appula
      Locorotondo
      Modugno
      Mola di Bari
      Molfetta
      Monopoli
      Noci
      Noicàttaro
      Palo del Colle
      Poggiorsini
      Polignano a Mare
      Putignano
      Rutigliano
      Ruvo di Puglia
      Sammichele di Bari
      Sannicandro di Bari
      Santeramo in Colle
      Terlizzi
      Toritto
      Triggiano
      Turi
      Valenzano

  • Barletta-Andria-Trani
    • Andria
      Barletta
      Bisceglie
      Canosa di Puglia
      Margherita di Savoia
      Minervino Murge
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      Spinazzola
      Trani
      Trinitapoli

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      Carovigno
      Ceglie Messapica
      Cellino San Marco
      Cisternino
      Erchie
      Fasano
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      Latiano
      Mesagne
      Oria
      Ostuni
      San Donaci
      San Michele Salentino
      San Pancrazio Salentino
      San Pietro Vernotico
      San Vito dei Normanni
      Torchiarolo
      Torre Santa Susanna
      Villa Castelli

  • Foggia
    • Accadia
      Alberona
      Anzano di Puglia
      Apricena
      Ascoli Satriano
      Biccari
      Bovino
      Cagnano Varano
      Candela
      Carapelle
      Carlantino
      Carpino
      Casalnuovo Monterotaro
      Casalvecchio di Puglia
      Castelluccio dei Sauri
      Castelluccio Valmaggiore
      Castelnuovo della Daunia
      Celenza Valfortore
      Celle di San Vito
      Cerignola
      Chieuti
      Deliceto
      Faeto
      Foggia
      Ischitella
      Isole Tremiti
      Lesina
      Lucera
      Manfredonia
      Mattinata
      Monte Sant'Angelo
      Monteleone di Puglia
      Motta Montecorvino
      Ordona
      Orsara di Puglia
      Orta Nova
      Panni
      Peschici
      Pietramontecorvino
      Poggio Imperiale
      Rignano Garganico
      Rocchetta Sant'Antonio
      Rodi Garganico
      Roseto Valfortore
      San Giovanni Rotondo
      San Marco in Lamis
      San Marco la Catola
      San Nicandro Garganico
      San Paolo di Civitate
      San Severo
      Sant'Agata di Puglia
      Serracapriola
      Stornara
      Stornarella
      Torremaggiore
      Troia
      Vico del Gargano
      Vieste
      Volturara Appula
      Volturino

  • Lecce
    • Acquarica del Capo
      Alessano
      Alezio
      Alliste
      Andrano
      Aradeo
      Arnesano
      Bagnolo del Salento
      Botrugno
      Calimera
      Campi Salentina
      Cannole
      Caprarica di Lecce
      Carmiano
      Carpignano Salentino
      Casarano
      Castri di Lecce
      Castrignano de' Greci
      Castrignano del Capo
      Castro
      Cavallino
      Collepasso
      Copertino
      Corigliano d'Otranto
      Corsano
      Cursi
      Cutrofiano
      Diso
      Gagliano del Capo
      Galatina
      Galatone
      Gallipoli
      Giuggianello
      Giurdignano
      Guagnano
      Lecce
      Lequile
      Leverano
      Lizzanello
      Maglie
      Martano
      Martignano
      Matino
      Melendugno
      Melissano
      Melpignano
      Miggiano
      Minervino di Lecce
      Monteroni di Lecce
      Montesano Salentino
      Morciano di Leuca
      Muro Leccese
      Nardò
      Neviano
      Nociglia
      Novoli
      Ortelle
      Otranto
      Palmariggi
      Parabita
      Patù
      Poggiardo
      Porto Cesareo
      Presicce
      Racale
      Ruffano
      Salice Salentino
      Salve
      San Cassiano
      San Cesario di Lecce
      San Donato di Lecce
      San Pietro in Lama
      Sanarica
      Sannicola
      Santa Cesarea Terme
      Scorrano
      Seclì
      Sogliano Cavour
      Soleto
      Specchia
      Spongano
      Squinzano
      Sternatia
      Supersano
      Surano
      Surbo
      Taurisano
      Taviano
      Tiggiano
      Trepuzzi
      Tricase
      Tuglie
      Ugento
      Uggiano La Chiesa
      Veglie
      Vernole
      Zollino

  • Taranto
    • Avetrana
      Carosino
      Castellaneta
      Crispiano
      Faggiano
      Fragagnano
      Ginosa
      Grottaglie
      Laterza
      Leporano
      Lizzano
      Manduria
      Martina Franca
      Maruggio
      Massafra
      Monteiasi
      Montemesola
      Monteparano
      Mottola
      Palagianello
      Palagiano
      Pulsano
      Roccaforzata
      San Giorgio Ionico
      San Marzano di San Giuseppe
      Sava
      Statte
      Taranto
      Torricella

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Puglia Details
Holiday Information
Puglia, at your own pace.
Explore Puglia on foot or by bike, savouring life’s simple pleasures.

www.inntravel.co.uk
Holiday Lets
Holiday Lets in Puglia
We select properties on the basis that the basic necessities, modern comforts and added personal touches are part and parcel of your holiday home.

Once you have settled in you can relax knowing that we are at hand to organise wine or olive oil tours, guided walking and cycling itineraries and even an in-house local pugliese chef to ease and tease you into holiday mode.

www.relaxpuglia.com
Property For Sale
Property For Sale in Puglia
Real Estate Cisternino has a portfolio of properties to suit any budget with houses in different conditions and locations in the country, town, village or on the coast.. We also have building land for sale to enable you to design your dream home.

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Tremiti islands
Cretaccio, Tremiti Islands - Photo: Giuseppe Palumbo
The Tremiti islands are located in the Adriatic sea, off the northern coast of the province of Foggia in Puglia. The archipelago consists of five small islands: San Dòmino, San Nicola, Cretaccio, Capraia and Pianosa, and are part of the Gargano National Park. Their solitude and the clear blue water that surrounds them attracts more than 100,000 visitors a year who arrive on ferries from the ports of: Termoli, Foggia, Vieste, Rodi Garganico and Capoiale.
Tremiti islands, san domino, san nicola, cretaccio, capraia, pianosa

San Dòmino
The largest island is San Dòmino. It is 2,600 metres long and 1,700 metres wide with a total area of just over 2 square kilometres.

Tremiti islands, san domino, san nicola, cretaccio, capraia, pianosa
Harbour at San Dòmino - Photo: Robby Ferrari

The highest point is just over 100 metres. It is the nearest island to the Gargano Peninsula and is the main tourist attraction. It has a population of around 250 people.

San Nicola
450 metres to the north east lies the island of San Nicola. 1,600 metres long and 450 metres wide, it has a total area of just under half a square kilometre. The highest point is 75 metres. It has a population of around 150 people.

Tremiti islands, san domino, san nicola, cretaccio, capraia, pianosa
San Nicola - Photo: Rabboe001

Cretaccio
The island of Cretaccio, lying between San Dòmino and San Nicola, is little more than a rock and is uninhabited.

Tremiti islands, san domino, san nicola, cretaccio, capraia, pianosa
Cretaccio - Photo: Giuseppe Palumbo

Capraia
The island of Capraia, named after its population of wild goats, is the same size as San Nicola but is uninhabited.

Tremiti islands, san domino, san nicola, cretaccio, capraia, pianosa
Capraia - Photo: Bultro

Pianosa
The island of Pianosa lies away from the main group, 20 nautical miles from the Italian coast. It is 700 metres long, 250 metres wide and only 15 metres high. It has a total area of only 13 hectares (32 acres) and is also uninhabited.

One explanation of the name, 'Tremiti', is that it refers to the frequent earth tremors and the islands' long history of earthquakes, although another explanation is that it refers to the Greek, 'Trimeros', meaning 'Tree Islands'. Whatever the origins of the name, the islands have had a very long history and have been inhabited since the 4th century BC.

An abbey, Santa Maria a Mare (Holy Mary on the Sea), was established on the island of San Nicola around the 9th century by Benedictine monks. Politics and piracy led to the decline and eventual destruction of the abbey in the 13th century. In the 15th century, the abbey was restored and fortified to the extent that it withstood an attack by the Ottomans in 1567.

During the 18th century, the islands became a penal colony under the king of Sicily, Ferdinand IV. Mussolini also used the islands as a prison camp when he deported hundreds of homosexuals and interned them there in the period before the second world war.

In 2012, the islands became involved in scandal when the local government tried to sell off some of the land for several millions of euros. The locals were outraged, but it all came to nothing as there were no bidders!

So, for now, the Tremiti islands continue to be a favourite destination for those holiday makers who have discovered them...

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Puglia Information
Location of Puglia
Area: 19,366 km²
Population: 4 million
Density: 210/km²
Capital: Bari

Find a hotel in Puglia
Provinces
Comunes
  • Bari
    • Acquaviva delle Fonti
      Adelfia
      Alberobello
      Altamura
      Bari
      Binetto
      Bitetto
      Bitonto
      Bitritto
      Capurso
      Casamassima
      Cassano delle Murge
      Castellana Grotte
      Cellamare
      Conversano
      Corato
      Gioia del Colle
      Giovinazzo
      Gravina in Puglia
      Grumo Appula
      Locorotondo
      Modugno
      Mola di Bari
      Molfetta
      Monopoli
      Noci
      Noicàttaro
      Palo del Colle
      Poggiorsini
      Polignano a Mare
      Putignano
      Rutigliano
      Ruvo di Puglia
      Sammichele di Bari
      Sannicandro di Bari
      Santeramo in Colle
      Terlizzi
      Toritto
      Triggiano
      Turi
      Valenzano

  • Barletta-Andria-Trani
    • Andria
      Barletta
      Bisceglie
      Canosa di Puglia
      Margherita di Savoia
      Minervino Murge
      San Ferdinando di Puglia
      Spinazzola
      Trani
      Trinitapoli

  • Brindisi
    • Brindisi
      Carovigno
      Ceglie Messapica
      Cellino San Marco
      Cisternino
      Erchie
      Fasano
      Francavilla Fontana
      Latiano
      Mesagne
      Oria
      Ostuni
      San Donaci
      San Michele Salentino
      San Pancrazio Salentino
      San Pietro Vernotico
      San Vito dei Normanni
      Torchiarolo
      Torre Santa Susanna
      Villa Castelli

  • Foggia
    • Accadia
      Alberona
      Anzano di Puglia
      Apricena
      Ascoli Satriano
      Biccari
      Bovino
      Cagnano Varano
      Candela
      Carapelle
      Carlantino
      Carpino
      Casalnuovo Monterotaro
      Casalvecchio di Puglia
      Castelluccio dei Sauri
      Castelluccio Valmaggiore
      Castelnuovo della Daunia
      Celenza Valfortore
      Celle di San Vito
      Cerignola
      Chieuti
      Deliceto
      Faeto
      Foggia
      Ischitella
      Isole Tremiti
      Lesina
      Lucera
      Manfredonia
      Mattinata
      Monte Sant'Angelo
      Monteleone di Puglia
      Motta Montecorvino
      Ordona
      Orsara di Puglia
      Orta Nova
      Panni
      Peschici
      Pietramontecorvino
      Poggio Imperiale
      Rignano Garganico
      Rocchetta Sant'Antonio
      Rodi Garganico
      Roseto Valfortore
      San Giovanni Rotondo
      San Marco in Lamis
      San Marco la Catola
      San Nicandro Garganico
      San Paolo di Civitate
      San Severo
      Sant'Agata di Puglia
      Serracapriola
      Stornara
      Stornarella
      Torremaggiore
      Troia
      Vico del Gargano
      Vieste
      Volturara Appula
      Volturino

  • Lecce
    • Acquarica del Capo
      Alessano
      Alezio
      Alliste
      Andrano
      Aradeo
      Arnesano
      Bagnolo del Salento
      Botrugno
      Calimera
      Campi Salentina
      Cannole
      Caprarica di Lecce
      Carmiano
      Carpignano Salentino
      Casarano
      Castri di Lecce
      Castrignano de' Greci
      Castrignano del Capo
      Castro
      Cavallino
      Collepasso
      Copertino
      Corigliano d'Otranto
      Corsano
      Cursi
      Cutrofiano
      Diso
      Gagliano del Capo
      Galatina
      Galatone
      Gallipoli
      Giuggianello
      Giurdignano
      Guagnano
      Lecce
      Lequile
      Leverano
      Lizzanello
      Maglie
      Martano
      Martignano
      Matino
      Melendugno
      Melissano
      Melpignano
      Miggiano
      Minervino di Lecce
      Monteroni di Lecce
      Montesano Salentino
      Morciano di Leuca
      Muro Leccese
      Nardò
      Neviano
      Nociglia
      Novoli
      Ortelle
      Otranto
      Palmariggi
      Parabita
      Patù
      Poggiardo
      Porto Cesareo
      Presicce
      Racale
      Ruffano
      Salice Salentino
      Salve
      San Cassiano
      San Cesario di Lecce
      San Donato di Lecce
      San Pietro in Lama
      Sanarica
      Sannicola
      Santa Cesarea Terme
      Scorrano
      Seclì
      Sogliano Cavour
      Soleto
      Specchia
      Spongano
      Squinzano
      Sternatia
      Supersano
      Surano
      Surbo
      Taurisano
      Taviano
      Tiggiano
      Trepuzzi
      Tricase
      Tuglie
      Ugento
      Uggiano La Chiesa
      Veglie
      Vernole
      Zollino

  • Taranto
    • Avetrana
      Carosino
      Castellaneta
      Crispiano
      Faggiano
      Fragagnano
      Ginosa
      Grottaglie
      Laterza
      Leporano
      Lizzano
      Manduria
      Martina Franca
      Maruggio
      Massafra
      Monteiasi
      Montemesola
      Monteparano
      Mottola
      Palagianello
      Palagiano
      Pulsano
      Roccaforzata
      San Giorgio Ionico
      San Marzano di San Giuseppe
      Sava
      Statte
      Taranto
      Torricella

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