The Tremiti Islands are a unique and striking art and nature, the original name "Insulae Diomedeae" by the name of the Greek hero who landed there and lived until death caused by Venus; The current name is derived from Tremetis.

The Tremiti archipelago is made up of five islands:

SAN NICOLA

Common Palace - Island of San Nicola

The historic island, still called Tremiti by the locals, is the historical, administrative and religious center.

The island is named after a chapel built by the hermit Nicola, in honor of the saintly patron sailor.
It has an elongated shape with walls that are jagged and shaded, protected by ancient walls with a sophisticated system of fortifications in the west.

At the top of the island there is the medieval center which has been transformed over the centuries with the church of Santa Maria a Mare with a beautiful Renaissance facade. Two cloisters of which one with a 26-column ionic colonnade and 27 columns leading to the cut where monks have cut the island in two parts over the centuries by dividing the area inhabited by the uninhabited.

SAN DOMINO

Island San Domino

It is the largest of the archipelago and also the most equipped with beautiful tourist facilities and landscapes.

With a surface five times larger than San Nicola, with the richest variety of coastline, caves and shrines, San Domino is the island of breathtaking views and stunning ambience, the lush Mediterranean vegetation with pine forests that reach the sea make it an environmental masterpiece difficult to forget.

San Domino is named after a church dedicated to this bishop and martyr, which was formerly named San Giacomo Apostolo, even though in the ancient times the original name was "Trematis".

CAPRARA

Caprara Island

It is the second extended island, once wooded and rich of those capers that have given it its name, today it is completely uninhabited.

The predominantly rocky and vegetation-free island has its immense treasure in the richness of its backdrops: it is the ecological niche of the marine reserve where most of the marine species of the Adriatic find an ideal habitat for reproduce. The underwater rock walls are covered with mother-of-pearl, sponges and seaweed, while the backdrop is rich in curls and sea truffles and many species of precious fish.

Under the plain overlooking the Gargano, the stony statue of St. Pio by Pietrelcina among the largest bronze statues in the world is visited by several hundred thousand Tourists per year.

PIANOSA

Pianosa Island

A rocky plain also completely uninhabited and distant twenty kilometers from the other islands off Rodi Garganico.

Marine full Reserve since 1986 not navigable at 300 meters from its coast, true paradise of marine biodiversity, many species find the possibility to reproduce. With only one home used for shelter for shipwrecks and a lighthouse, inhabited only by wild rabbits. There are no tall trees for lack of fertile land but only Mediterranean scrub bushes with a rainbow of rainwater where rabbits are drinking.

 

CRETACCIO

rock of Cretaccio

A little more than a rock rock, yellow for its clayey nature, uniform for continuous currents and drainage.

It has no vegetation, shows what remains of its pointed socket.

 

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