I have just returned from an enjoyable week at the “Blogger House” on Puglia’s Gargano Peninsula. This was part of a novel programme by the Pizzicato Eco B&B in Vico del Gargano to provide accommodation to bloggers who want to write about the area, and I was lucky enough to be offered a place.
It is a good initiative. This part of Italy is a popular destination for the Italians themselves but seems to be largely ignored by other nationalities. Which is a pity: this is Italy’s mezzogiorno (place of the midday sun), an unspoilt area of stunning countryside and traditional hill towns. My role was to explore the area and share my experiences with others – not a bad way to spend a week!
Pizzicato Eco B&B and Bar Pizzicato
The Eco B&B had a great location near the edge of Vico del Gargano, an old hill town just a few miles from the sea. We could walk to everywhere in the town from there, but if we turned in the opposite direction we soon came to farms and olive groves, perfect for an early morning stroll.
And each morning we walked down to the Bar Gelateria Pasticceria Pizzicato, the Eco B&B’s associated enterprise, for our breakfast. This is a family business and, as the name suggests, it is a bar and ice cream parlour that also happens to sell delicious cakes. It seems to act as a social centre for the town, always full of locals as well as visitors.
Activities in the Gargano Peninsula
We spent the week hiking, visiting historic towns, eating and drinking, and much more. I’ll be writing about our experiences over the next few weeks, so watch this space!
I stayed in the Blogger House as a guest of Pizzicato Eco B&B.