Tremiti Islands and Capraia (Puglia region): an experience for all the people

Tremiti Islands and Capraia (Puglia region): an experience for all the people

lighthouse of Capraia-Tremiti

Capraia, or Caprara Capperaia, is an island of the archipelago of Tremiti in the Adriatic, about twenty kilometers off the northern coast of the Gargano. This enchanting archipelago strikes for its variety: the small islands, with a population of 400 inhabitants, offer a sight that pleases the most demanding people: in about 20 km of coastline you can meet both low coast with sandy beaches, bays and promontories, both high coast with cliffs overlooking the sea.

Capraia is a little gem: uninhabited, full of flowers and herbs, but without trees is a favorite place of an enormous colony of gulls. Ideal for all tastes: the coast to the north is high and rocky, while the south slopes gently towards the sea. The famous lighthouse of the narrow peninsula of Punta Secca, on the northeast end of the island, is still working. On the West coast is Sorrentina Bay, with its turquoise sea. The rocks are magically shaped by the wind and the sea and have impressive arched rock, called “architielli”.

The most famous is near the lighthouse, the architiello of Capraia, which encloses a emerald green pond: the tradition states that couples who exchange a promise of love under the architiello will love each other for a lifetime.

What a romantic place!