Published On: Thu, Mar 5th, 2015

San Nicola

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100,000 visitors come to San Nicola in the Tremiti Archipelago in Puglia in the summer season. Ferry services from the mainland operate from Termoli, Foggia, Vieste, Rodi Garganico and Capoiale…

The Isole Tremiti are an archipelago in the Adriatic Sea, and their name relates to their seismic hazard – tremiti translates to tremors. The area is known for its crystal-clear waters and pleasantly mild climate. Of the five small islands, San Nicola is the smallest but also where most of the area’s population resides as a small tourist centre that is home to only a small handful of restaurants, but surrounded by 30km of stunning sea. The island was used as a penal colony during Benito Mussolini’s Fascist regime and also boasts a fortress that was built to protect against pirates and invaders. Don’t let this small island’s size fool you though, because there is so much to do here that you’ll find yourself spending more than a day exploring it.

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