Population: 19.135 inhabitants
Altitude: m 224 .s.l.m.
Area: 18,400 kmq
Postal Code: 71015
If you want to take a floral souvenir with you of the Gargano, then it is a must to stop in San Nicandro Garganico. This small urban centre contributes about 70% of the national production of dried flowers. Not only that, but they have a large importance in the Casearia e Olearia industry. Walking through the streets of the town you come to appreciate San Nicandro Garganico also for its historical centre , with its steep chalky staircases that connect the houses and the narrow arches whitened with quicklime.
The city also holds another important "record", so to speak, of an environmental type: it is the capital of the carsismo(chemical activity performed under water) of the Gargano.
In its terrtory you find Pian della Macinacave and the Dolina Pozzatina cave, one of the largest natural depressions in Italy, apart from tons of other dolines that have formed over the course of the decades, with the penetration of the waters, caves and caverns. Some of these caverns are important archeological sites, in the Grotta dell' Angelo(Cave of the Angel), for example, some Longobard tombs were discovered. The town also features a historical centre that should be visited as a whole, starting from the village of Terravecchia.
The modest high grounds that stretches around the city, are rich with almond groves, vineyards, and olive groves, an undoubtedy characteristic landscape. On the summit of one of these high grounds, Monte d'Elio, you find the ancient Roman-Apulian church of Santa Maria di Monte d'Elio.
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