Foresta Umbra

Foresta Umbra, Monte Sant'Angelo: Address, Phone Number, Foresta Umbra Reviews: 4.5/5

Foresta Umbra
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Mira V
15 contributions
A very lonely place
Sep 2021
This place is special because this is the only forest far and wide. I practically saw no forests in Puglia, but this one is really vast. It is located on the Gargano peninsula and covers a large part of Monte Gargano. We crossed it on our way from Monte Sant'Angelo to Peschici on the northern coast of the peninsula. We drove through this forest for two hours. Although the trees are not very high, the forest is dense and dark, the road is winding through it, the branches are hanging over the road, no living soul anywhere. It was quite a challenge for our bus. But if you are travelling by car, trees do not present a problem.
Written 10 October 2021
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LotharHeim
Berlin, Germany2 contributions
Magnificient wood!
Jul 2020
Magnificent and luxuriant forest within the Gargano National Park. We spent two nights there and took long walks.
Written 5 August 2020
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GRS-SJS
Sebastopol, CA1,284 contributions
Peaceful break for an afternoon
Oct 2019
Being from Northern CA. we wanted to see an Italian forest. We were there in Oct. and it was a bit cold and very quiet. The forest areas are very dense and dark this time of the year. We saw some deer we hadn't seen before that were fenced in. We took a short hike and headed on to see the other end of the forest.
Written 21 January 2020
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Andy Q
Sydney, Australia595 contributions
A forest?!
Oct 2019
It was pretty, but we couldn't find any of the trails for walking. We did stop by and say hello to some deer and an elk, that seemed to be in an enclosure. It was a rainy day, and October, so very quiet. Looks like there are picnic areas all over the place (and people who didn't pack out their garbage!). It was quite pretty and worth a drive through, but there sure wasn't the same infrastructure as in some parks: explanatory signage in English, marked trails, a map of the forest. I think the local officials could do so much more with this forest to make it better used and enjoyed by travelers.
Written 7 October 2019
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bebsaurus_13
Paris, France732 contributions
Lovely wild forest with many poorly marked trails
May 2019 • Couples
We set out for a 6 hour hike with the official map from the visitor's centre, found the marker announcing the beginning of the trail and followed the coloured markers for about 2 hours into the forest. After a while we lost the markers but still had a clear trail so kept going into we hit a fence and found a sign saying that we were nowhere near where we were aiming for.

Despite not going where we wanted we had a wonderful time. The forest is quiet and calm, all you can hear are the birds, the wind and the cow bells.

The trees form a nice protective canopy so it doesn't get too hot.

We had a really nice time.
Written 7 May 2019
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Danny S
Ramat Gan, Israel993 contributions
Nice forest
Apr 2019 • Couples
We visited in April, which is a bit "off season". The forest is nice and the trail we followed was quite easy, but I can not say this was "overwhelming".
Written 29 April 2019
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Welletjes
Terheijden, The Netherlands186 contributions
Cool place
Aug 2018 • Couples
The zig zag road up the hill is nice, there are several stop along the way where you can stop for a picnic or start a walk, we drove to the top where it was almost 10 degree cooler then in the lower part. We were disappointed in what we found, we took a short walk around a lake with some turtles in it. If you want to cool down from the heat it might be worth the trip otherwise do not bother.
Written 4 September 2018
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Ant_Spain
La Manga del Mar Menor, Spain492 contributions
Great drive
Jun 2018 • Couples
Some scary moments but well worth the drive through the forest didn't see a wolf, boar or deer which was a shame..
Written 5 July 2018
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cvetter
Frankfurt, Germany120 contributions
Nice drive through the forest
Jun 2018 • Solo
If on a hot sunny day you like a bit of a cool down, go to Forst Umbra, its beautiful for picnic and nice walk in the forest.
Written 9 June 2018
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Peter S
209 contributions
Trees flowers and views
Apr 2018 • Business
Much of the Gargano Peninsula is forested and a large part forms one of the newest National Parks designated in Italy
Written 7 May 2018
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