Il Gargano

The National Park of the Gargano is famous for its wildlife. It is located on the spur of the Italian Boot, the Gargano. This peninsula consists of limestone and is intensive karstified. The famous karst related sights are sea caves and natural bridges along the coast, dolines and springs inside the peninsula.

52 caves on the Gargano show signs, that they were inhabited by prehistoric man. Some were used as a burial place. Until today the caves are used to protect the animals at night, to store food, and as a site for worship.