Population: 6.400 inhabitants
Altitude: m 75 s.l.m.
Area: 71,770 kmq
Postal Code: 71030
Mattinata is found at the feet of Monte Sacro, in ancient times known as Monte Dodoneo, upon which an ancient temple resides. Cited by the great poet Orazio, today Mattinata is one of the most developed tourist beach areas along the coast, while maintaining a wild beauty, with beautiful beaches, some of which are only accessible by sea, the majestic sea caves, the white rocky coast and the two â??Faraglioniâ?, sea stacks, that guard Mergoli Bay or Faraglioni Bay.
Stretching across a plane of olive groves of the Carbonara valley, Mattinata, is the white city of the Gargano. Its origins go back to settlement of the Bronze Age. Over the centuries it became an important port stopover for the trade of wine and oil. Today, above all Mattinata attracts tourists with its enchanting landscapes.
It is an ideal place, not only for sea-lovers but also for the gourmet lovers that can delight their palates with the best Garganic cuisine, strongly tied to local traditions.
An enchanting village of a thousand colours and of penetrating scents of nature surrounded by two small mountains, Monte Saraceno and Monte Sacro which each repsectively keep the fascination the ancient Dauna civilization and the sacred mystery of a congregation of Benedectine monks.
The frame that wraps the village is its prosperity of olive trees, almonds, Indian figs, and apricots. Beyond the picturesque along with the small white buildings, all adorned with nifty balconies with a view of the bay below, Mattinata offers beautiful glimpses of the sea. Its pebble beach is amongst in Gargano.
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