Discovering Gargano: the Umbra Forest

Nov 19, 2021 149

The Gargano is a beautiful area in the north of Apulia, generally remembered for its awesome sea and beaches, but inland, not even 20 km from the coast, there is a protected green area that is a real treasure to discover.

The vegetation is so lush and dense that the whole forest probably takes its name from it. According to some, in fact, Umbra Forest is supposed to mean "forest of shadows", however others believe that the name refers to the Umbrians, the first population to have inhabited this area in prehistoric times.

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