The Tremiti Islands, an archipelago of the south-western Adriatic Sea, rise about 20 km from the Gargano promontory.
L’arcipelago comprende cinque isole: l’isola di San Domino, the largest (2.08 km2) and the most fertile, the island of San Nicola (0,41 km2), Capraia (o Capperaia; 0,44 km2), lo scoglio del Cretaccioand 20 km away we find the farthest island Pianosa (0.13 km).
The "Tremiti Islands Marine Nature Reserve" was born in 1989 and in 1991 the management passed tothe Gargano National Park Authority..
The archipelago hosts some of the most evocative marine archaeological sites such as the wreck of Punta del Vuccolo (north side of San Domino), the remains of a cargo boat probably from the sixteenth century that sank 25 meters deep and is still visible, or as the even more famous statue of San Pio from Pietralcina placed in 1998 on the seabed of Capraia, it is three meters and eighty centimeters high, and is clearly visible even from the surface. The bronze work of the sculptor Mimmo Norcia.
The underwater panorama offers countless treasures, accessible both to the most experienced divers and to simple lovers of crystal clear waters with a mask and a snorkel: numerous wrecks to explore as well as the myriads of marine species that inhabit these splendid waters.
Not just seaside
The luxuriant vegetation present in San Domino and its conformation are also perfect for those who love small trekking and nature walks: the glimpses, panoramas and views from the cliffs will be unforgettable!