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Great drive

Some scary moments but well worth the drive through the forest didn't see a wolf, boar or deer... read more

Reviewed 6 July 2018
Ant_Spain
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La Manga del Mar Menor, Spain
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Nice drive through the forest

If on a hot sunny day you like a bit of a cool down, go to Forst Umbra, its beautiful for picnic... read more

Reviewed 10 June 2018
cvetter
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Frankfurt, Germany
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Reviewed 4 June 2017

After driving through millions of olive trees in southern Italy, we googled wild forest in Italy and discovered this National Park. We stayed in Mont Sant'Angelo and drove to the park by a lovely winding mountain road. We purchased a very poor map from the visitor centre and went for a lengthy circular walk. We managed to become a little lost, but Google Maps helped us back to the car. The forest is a magical deciduous wood filled with birdsong and easy trails. We saw wild cats and a fox. Worth driving through with a short walk or day long hikes.

Date of experience: April 2017
3  Thank Graham D
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Reviewed 22 May 2017

This forest is vast and it takes nearly an hour just to drive from South to North. Unusually for this part of the world there are lots of beech trees, and if you're lucky you can see deer, wild boar and even wolves

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank Chris P
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Reviewed 30 April 2017 via mobile

It's a huge expansive area of woodland, much of it very quiet and where few people seem to venture. Subsequently some of the minor tracks seem to disintegrate and disappear.

Many ruins to explore and wildlife to see. We were lucky enough to see some young wild boar piglets foraging.

Some walking routes are well marked and in places there are some good parking spots. Shame about fly tipping alongside the road in certain spots.

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank Mr250
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Reviewed 1 March 2017 via mobile

Excellent lasagna and great wine selection in natural forest setting !
The ancient ruins were an added
bonus.

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank ThomasMarvel
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Reviewed 27 February 2017

The Gargano promontory is home to a natural land and marine reserve.
Foresta Umbra (Shady Forest) is in the middle of the promontory, and is a nice shady shelter from the summer heat. Unfortunately I had no time to visit it, so I cannot provide more precise information, but I would plan a visit in case I come back to the area.
My husband did a quick your of the forest and he was enthousiastic.

Date of experience: June 2016
Thank BurgerQueen78
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