Christmas it is a magical period and even if the Gargano it is above all a seaside destination, it is beautiful even in winter.
I villages of the Gargano, built perched on the rock, with irregular houses, look a bit like cribs. It is not uncommon, during the Christmas period, to find the innermost villages (such as Vico del Gargano e Monte Sant'Angelo) covered with snow and even more fascinating.
Between themed events and some exhibitions of cribs you can taste the typical sweets of the Gargano: thepettole, the Cartellate and calzuncidd (stuffed dumplings).
The 2023/2024 holidays in Vieste promise to be full of initiatives that will make the Christmas period particularly evocative. The main streets of the town will light up with enchanting Christmas lights, creating a magical atmosphere that will accompany residents and visitors along the main streets and in the port area. To welcome everyone at the gates of the town, there will be warm greetings and each parish church will be embellished with a bright star.
Many places of interest will be transformed into festive settings, including the “M.Petrone” museum, where an evocative nebula will be set up, and the Gardens of Via Vittorio Veneto, which will host a large luminous Christmas tree. Piazzale Jenner will also have its own tree, smaller but equally fascinating.
Events and demonstrations will take place in the streets, with evenings of entertainment, music, entertainment, and the presence of iconic figures such as Santa Claus, elves and cotton candy. There will be no shortage of appointments with the traditional "Zampognari di Monte Sant'Angelo", as well as performances by street artists and street bands.
The key event will be "New Year's Eve in the Square", a real festival of lights and sounds with DJ sets, speakers and dedicated scenography. Equally important will be the Christmas Market at Piazzale Jenner, with a variety of artisanal and food products.
Music will play a leading role with a gospel concert in the Cathedral Basilica on 22 December and a classical music concert with renowned opera singers on 6 January 2024 at the Cine Teatro in Vieste. Furthermore, a gesture of solidarity will enrich the meaning of the celebration: the distribution of Christmas parcels to needy families, children and the elderly, an act of care and attention for those less fortunate.
Also the calendar of Christmas events in Peschici for 2023/2024 it presents many initiatives and events
The winter sea retains its charm, certainly different from the typically summer one, but equally attractive, thanks to the presence of ancient coastal towers and trebuchets that embellish the already splendid coast of the Gargano promontory
One of the places in the Gargano to visit all year round is certainly la Umbrian forest.
La Umbra Forest, the green lung of the Gargano National Park is a 20-minute drive from Vieste.
Once in the forest, the landscape changes, passing from the beaches that have a melancholy charm in winter, to an explosion of colours. The carpet of dry leaves, holly and beech trees will take you to a fantastic world, a silent fairy-tale forest which becomes even more magical during the Christmas holidays.
In the lake area we could take a pleasant walk around the artificial lake, in a comfortable way thanks to the recently built walkway in a non-invasive and environmentally friendly way.
We could meet the fallow deer, in their area, protected by a net, about 400 meters from the pond area.
These very sweet animals, which look a bit like Santa's reindeer, will approach you curiously for the joy of the little ones.
The snow, often present in the forest during the Christmas period, usually does not create problems for traffic, but helps to create a typically Christmas and fun atmosphere, the riding field adjacent to the lake area is the ideal location for a snowball fight.
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