Vico del Gargano tour: quaint old town with traditional builkdings
Just 10 km from the Umbra forest, in the heart of the Gargano, stands Vico del Gargano, one of the most beautiful villages in Italy. The guided tour will make you discover the two districts Civita and Casale and the main places of interest such as the church Matrice with its bell tower and, inside the altar dedicated to St. Valentine, patron saint of the town. The historic center still partially retains its walls which have become, in part, houses. After a few steps you will reach the castle of quadrangular form, probably Norman edification, has undergone changes already under Frederick II who converted it into Domus and then, later, occupied by the Aragonese. The tour continues with the external visit of Palazzo della Bella, designed on the model of Palazzo Vecchio in Florence, a neo-Gothic current. <br><br>The tour ends with a visit to the Museo Trappeto Maratea, an ancient olive oil mill from the 14th century carved into the rock.