Peschici

Curiosities:

  • Peschici is a unique village from which you can admire both sunrise and sunset over the sea
  • The typical dish of Peschici is called “Panmbuss pu cefl”, a mullet soup on stale bread
  • The coasts of Peschici are full of Saracen Towers, ancient defense for invasions enemies
  • The name ‘Peschici’ derives from the Slavic language, a population that has lived in the past in these lands

Not to Miss:

Walking in the historic center

Panoramic view from the historic center

The most evocative part of Peschici is certainly the historic center, a labyrinth of alleys to be discovered.
White houses, craft shops, spectacular sea views, box offices where you can try typical local products: this is Peschici!
Don’t miss a visit to Castle and the Torture Museum.
The entrance to these attractions is located on one of the most panoramic squares of the entire Gargano.

An alleyway of Peschici

In the historic center of Peschici there are artisan workshops and artists’ workshops.
Stop to look at the unique pieces asking for information on the particular workmanship of the very kind craftsmen.
Many of these objects exude history.

A craftsman shows his art to a tourist

We suggest you to taste the typical products: taralli, stuffed wafers, caciocavalli, the “Limolivo” or the “Veleno del Gargano”.
Don’t miss the most characteristic ice cream shop in Peschici, By “Michel”.
You can taste “Gargano” tastes, like the ice cream with podolico caciocavallo !!

– Watch the Sunset on a Trabucco in Peschici

Peschici is famous for having both sunrise and sunset over the sea.
If you are a bit lazy for the sunrises, you can enjoy the sunset over the sea, perhaps seen from one of the trabucchi of Peschici.
In recent years, the trabucchi of Peschici have been transformed into special locations where you can have an aperitif or dine.
Please, book well in advance!

Sunset on the Trabucco in Peschici

– Beaches of Peschici

The beaches of Peschici are completely sandy, with shallow water.
Among our favorites and not to be missed we suggest these:

Baia Jalillo

Baia Jalillo has several lidos in a beautiful sandy beach with shallow water.
Place where you can enjoy a beautiful sea and make a beautiful landscape being able to admire the panorama of Peschici with its white houses.

Baia Jalillo Peschici

Baia Jalillo overlooking Peschici

The beach is very suggestive, due to the presence of some majestic stacks, which can be visited by walking in the opposite direction of Peschici.
The beach is accessible for people with disabilities.

Zaiana beach

After having parked the car, you go down a flight of steps to find yourself on a dark sand beach nestled between the cliffs. Simply marvellous.

La Spiaggia di Zaiana Peschici

Zaiana Beach

Much of the beach is free.
The road to reach the car park is a bit narrow and the steps a bit steep, but the view of the beach will amply repay the effort.
There is a panoramic path that connects Zaiana beach to Mannacora beach.

Mannacora beach

It is a beach with shallow water, full of good quality bathing establishments and a good portion of free beach. Definitely worth a visit.

La Spiaggia di Mannacora Peschici

Mannacora beach

Procinisco beach

Beautiful beach with fine sand, surrounded by Mediterranean scrub, not very crowded, a few kilometers from the center of Peschici.
Well equipped, for those who wish there is a bar and a restaurant.

La Spiaggia di Procinisco Peschici

Procinisco beach

Nearby there is a car park available. The road to access the beach is a bit steep.
The panorama up to the trabucco where you can also see the Zaiana beach is recommended.

– What to do in Peschici in the evening

Peschici is completely transformed in the summer (July and August) and the many cafes in the historic center come to life, with live concerts, theme nights, and events of all kinds.
Conversely, the Lidos near Peschici organize music evenings on the beach.
In the other months of the year Peschici is a town that travels at a slow, surprising pace.

Peschici By Night

Peschici By Night

– What to visit around Peschici

Peschici is located a short drive from the Umbra Forest, a UNESCO site (click here)
You can organize one of the many proposed activities, including tekking, MTB and E-Bike.
We organize tours suitable for young and adults.
For info and reservations write on whatsapp at +39 328/9559567

Ebike rental and tour in the Umbra Forest

Where sleeping in Peschici

Here are our choices for a Peschici stay:

– B&B Peschiciano
The B&B is located in the characteristic center of Peschici but slightly set back from the busier areas, which guarantees greater tranquility.
Very well-kept facility and super breakfast! (info here)

– B&B Villa D’Amato
«B&B located in a strategic position a few steps from the sea, the historic center and the port for boarding ferries to the tremiti islands.

Very kind and attentive staff. Breakfast with homemade cakes. Super recommended. (info here)

Travel Tips:

– Ferries leave from the port of Peschici to the Tremiti Islands;

– During high season it can be difficult to find parking in the historic center of Peschici;

– In high season the nightlife flows through the narrow streets of Peschici and continues on the long sandy beaches up to late night;

– The tours we offer have a pick-up service from Peschici (click here for more information);

Photo gallery:

Discover the Pulsano Abbey

1 Peschici seen from the trabucco of Monte Pucci;

2 The beach of Peschici;

3 Mimi’s trabucco, museum-restaurant;

4 Zaiana beach;

5 The dawn of Peschici;

6 Photos of the port of Peschici;

7 The alleys of the historic center;

8 A craftsman teaches his art;

9 Panorama of Peschici, night view;

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