Population: 15.120 inhabitants
Altitude: m 550 s.l.m.
Area: 233,56 kmq
Postal Code: 71014
To visit San Marco in Lamis means to remain in enraptured for the pleasantry of the place, for the excitement of colors that stimulate the light, for the majestic mountains, green and harsh,for the wild nature of the land and its fruits, for the perfume in the air, for the colors of the flowers and its vegetation. Land of legends and folklore, San Marco in Lamis is a necessary destination for those who undertake the Via Sacra Longobardorum, a place that has been known for a very strong Franciscan and Marian spirituality, it is ideal to begin a real spiritual journey for the rediscovery of the most intimate emotions.
DSan Marco in Lamis has always been known as a religious place and not one the very striking of the Gargano. The history of the city entwines with that of the San Matteosanctuary, which at first glance, the structure can be mistaken for and ancient fortress. Thanks to the presence of this sanctuary and the one a short distance from Santa Maria di Stignano, the city is place of constant pilgrimages. The economy of the town is mainly based on religious tourism and agriculture.
The town is surrounded by green hills, where upon one rests Borgo Celano, a lively populated village, above all in the summer by vacationers from the surrounding province. San Marco in Lamis is also known for its Good Friday celebrations which they culminate with the preparation of "fracchie", enormous wooden cones, created with large trunks, held together by iron rings. Once lit they give life to the huge mobile bonfires, as they are made to parade along the main street of the town, on opposite floats. The historical centre is suggestive with low terraced houses.
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