The archipelago of the Tremiti Islands is a marine reserve in the Apulian Adriatic Sea off the coast of Gargano, province of Foggia. The islands of San Domino, San Nicola and Caprara can each be described in turn as 'green', 'rough' and 'wild'.
The 'green' is San Domino. As well as being the biggest, it contains many grottoes, much birdlife and is home to the delicious local lobster. It is the only one of the islands with any guest accommodation.
The 'rough' is San Nicola. The really fit and adventurous could try swimming the 500 meters from San Domino. It was used by the Emperor Augustus to banish his niece as well as a penal colony for the Bourbons.
The 'wild' is Caprara. Uninhabited, it is practically flat and the only buildings of note are a lighthouse and old isolation site for prisoners 'Casa dei Coatti'.
The Tremiti islands can be reached by passenger ferry from Ancona, Pescara and Vasto, as well as Bari. Or, if you are lucky as we were, by really small private light aircraft from the Gargano. Just don't take too much luggage!
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SPECIAL FEATURE: A Journey Coast to Coast in South Italy
A special first hand travel guide from Gargano in Puglia to Reggio Calabria in association with the Chambers of Commerce of Foggia, Matera, Potenza, Crotone, Cosenza and Reggio Calabria.