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“A natural delight”
Review of Foresta Umbra

Foresta Umbra
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Useful Information: Baby buggy parking, Bathroom facilities, Wheelchair access, Activities for young children, Food available for purchase, Activities for older children
Reviewed 21 May 2017

This forest is vast and it takes nearly an hour just to drive from South to North. Unusually for this part of the world there are lots of beech trees, and if you're lucky you can see deer, wild boar and even wolves

Thank Chris P
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Reviewed 29 April 2017 via mobile

It's a huge expansive area of woodland, much of it very quiet and where few people seem to venture. Subsequently some of the minor tracks seem to disintegrate and disappear.

Many ruins to explore and wildlife to see. We were lucky enough to see some young wild boar piglets foraging.

Some walking routes are well marked and in places there are some good parking spots. Shame about fly tipping alongside the road in certain spots.

Thank Mr250
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Reviewed 1 March 2017 via mobile

Excellent lasagna and great wine selection in natural forest setting !
The ancient ruins were an added
bonus.

Thank ThomasMarvel
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Reviewed 26 February 2017

The Gargano promontory is home to a natural land and marine reserve.
Foresta Umbra (Shady Forest) is in the middle of the promontory, and is a nice shady shelter from the summer heat. Unfortunately I had no time to visit it, so I cannot provide more precise information, but I would plan a visit in case I come back to the area.
My husband did a quick your of the forest and he was enthousiastic.

Thank BurgerQueen78
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Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

Aptly named because of the massive first growth trees blocking the sun. It is the largest deciduous forest in Italy. As one climbs in altitude into the shade in Gargano, the temperature drops maybe 10 degrees C, and the vibe changes from beach to Nature. A member of our party was mobility impaired so we stuck with the vehicle, but there are scores of trails available. A caution, it will get very dark very early. If you aren't spending the night, leave early. Driving the twisting narrow roads in pitch black would be a challenge.

Thank mikek794
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