In the Gargano one can find different kind of colored fruits, meat, fresh fish, vegetables, chees and soups. Colours and smells are reinforzed by parsley, basil, garlic, capers, oregano, wild arugula. The typical Garganica cooking is often basic but really good. Bread, fresh pasta, olive oil, vegetables, fish, shellfish, mollusks, meat of goat are the main ingredients of this cooking.
Everything comes from our territory, so it is possible to guarantee a connection with the past.
Bread and homemade pasta are the main ingredients for a lot of recipes.
With bread, olive oil and tomatoes, for instance, are made the typical "bruschetta", the pancotto, the caponata.
In the cooking of the Gargano there is all the history of this land: lamb, goat, eels, soppressata, orange and lemon salads, filled "ostia" (a kind of wafer), caciocavallo, fava bean and cotiche, snails soup, vincotto, prickly pears, maccheroni with goat ragu...
Who visits the Gargano will fall in love for our olive oil, the DOP Dauno oil, that is made on this promontory with excellent varities of olive...
FESTIVAL AND TRADITIONS
End of April: Oranges Festival.
2/3 July: Feast of the Saint Patron in honour of Maria SS della Libera and S. Cristoforo.
11/19 August: Feast in the name of Saint Rocco.
August/September: Piano Festival of the Gargano promontory.
In Gargano a lot are the occasions to have fun and discover this territory: feastivals, feasts, everything help to preserve culture, legends, tastes and believes of who live here.
Here there are some of the most important ones, you do not have to miss them!
"Carnevale Dauno", in Manfredonia: floats and masks parade. In the city are organized tailor's and coreography courses on the occasion of Carnival, that in Puglia, by 1954, it is considered an event of Regional interest. Typical dishes one can taste during the Carnevale Dauno are the farrata, spelt and ricotta based, and the scagliozzi, slices of polenta that are fried.
In Vieste, every year it is held the "Vieste Film Fest", during which are promoted a lot of national and international movies. The Festival is visited by a lot of very important actors and directors.
In July, on Monte Sant'Angelo, it is held the "Festambientesud - Pane, Olio e Meridione", organized by Legambiente to preserve the cultural and natural heritage of this place. In many other cities, between the second half of July and the second half of August, it is held the Tarantella Fest, a music event during which this dance is celebrated.
Original is the Jazz festival "Suoni in Cava", that is held after the 15th of August into the stone caves of Apricena.
Another important event is the "Notte dei Faraglioni", that is held in the early of August in Mattinata and during which is awarded who has tried to protect the environment.
At the early of August, in Carpino, it is possible to participate in the "Carpino Folk Festival", a musical event.
With the starting of the harvest of olives, in Mattinata, among the end of november and the early of December, there is the "Festa dell'Olio Nuovo".
In Vico del Gargano, two are the main events one cannot miss: the "Messa Pazza" during the Holy Thursday and the Procesison of the Holy Friday; on the occasion of the 14th of February, the "Settimana Valentiniana", to celebrate Saint Valentino, who is the Saint Patron of the village.
These and many others are the events that will make great your holidays on the Gargano and will let you be introduced to the extraordinary culture of this promontory and to the charm of its inhabitants.
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