Villa Petrone is…
a beautiful and elegant seaview house in Rodi Garganico
in the Gargano National Park
where to spend
with family or friends
a peaceful and carefree holiday

Villa and services

Villa Petrone is a beautiful and elegant villa on the sea, just renovated, dating back to the early ‘900 in Art Nouveau style, rented for the summer.

The liberty style finds full expression in the architecture of the villa. The neo-baroque decorations are visible both on the exterior of the façade, taken from the design of the planters, and inside the villa, taken from the design of the floors. The latter, deliberately, have not been the subject of restoration actions in order to preserve its beauty and originality, testimony of an historical period so important for Italian and European history.

The “marina” of Rodi Garganico

The residence, nestled in the green of the pine forest, is located in a very picturesque setting: located a few meters from the beach, 100 meters from the railway station of Rodi Garganico, 200 meters from the marina with embarkation for the Tremiti islands and Croatia and with the possibility to rent small pleasure boats.

An internal view of tourist port in Rodi Garganico

The beach front is divided into a part open access and a concession beach resorts. The center of the village is about 1 km from the villa accessible on foot with some stairs in about 15 minutes or directly by car. Also nearby are the tourist centers of Peschici, Vieste, the Umbria forest and religious centers of international importance such as San Giovanni Rotondo and Monte Sant’Angelo.

Rodi Garganico view from the beach and the Borgo Antico

To reach the villa you need to climb 60 steps, distributed on short scenic steps, and from its terrace you can admire the sea, the port of Rhodes, sunrises and unforgettable sunsets. Rodi Garganico, in fact, is the only country in Italy where the sun rises and sets from the sea.

The house consists of 5 large bedrooms (2 with sea view and 3 overlooking the garden), for a total of 10-12 beds, furnished with new and functional furniture, two new bathrooms with shower and water heater, kitchen, living room with sea view. The 25mq communal terrace facing the sea offers the opportunity to relax and sunbathe. Everything is immersed in a spacious garden, including a shaded living area with a view of the sea, which can also accommodate your 4-legged friends (depositing a deposit).

There are all the necessary kitchenware, with the exception of mocha (coffee maker), real beds with new and comfortable mattresses, mattress cover wrapped in sanitized fabric. There is also a combined fridge, washing machine, ironing board, iron and clothesline.

On request, with a separate fee, a set of sheets and a towel set are available for each guest. Cleaning, initial and final, and one parking space on the property are free; any other cars may be parked on the state-owned seafront in front of the property or in a paid car park about 500 m away from the villa.

Sightseeing

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Rodi Garganico

Rodi Garganico is a village of ancient maritime traditions located on the north coast of the Gargano, in front of the Adriatic Sea.

Rodi Garganico view from the sea

It is characterized by long beaches interrupted only by the rocky point where the town is located and is surrounded by a lush and luxuriant vegetation consists mainly of olive groves, citrus groves, pine and fig trees. Very appreciated by tourists for the quality of its bathing water, for its particularly fine sand and for the fascinating and characteristic landscapes that surround it. The stretch of sea of the Gargano that affects the coast is shallow and therefore is a guarantee of safety for the less experienced in swimming and in particular for families with their children and teenagers.

The Sanctuary and the alleys of the ancient village

As proof of the remarkable tourist and environmental value of this part of the Mountain of the Sun, over the years numerous and coveted recognitions have arrived, first of all the Blue Flag of Europe for the beaches and the landings and the 4 Legambiente sails. The old town, of medieval origin and full of particular sloping streets, has particular houses built in such a way that from each one it was possible to see the sea. There are many points of cultural interest such as the Sanctuary of the “Madonna della libera” in Baroque style of 1700, the Church of the Holy Crucifix, the Church of St. Nicholas built in 1680, the ancient church of Santa Barbara in 1091 located 700 meters from the center inhabited, and finally the Church of San Pietro and the Santo Spirito.

EXCURSIONS The central position of Rodi Garganico compared to the Gargano makes the town an ideal starting point for many excursions between nature, art and religion to discover the most suggestive corners of the Gargano Promontory. Tourist resorts par excellence, Rodi, Peschici and Vieste, are considered for their beauty “the pearls of the Gargano”. Their beaches, historical centers rich in history and their culinary tradition have always been a strong attraction for tourists.

A basket maker of the village

A stay on the Gargano can not be separated from an excursion to the Tremiti Islands and the Umbra Forest and a boat ride along the coast, embellished by fantastic sea caves. A visit to the characteristic historical centers and sanctuaries of San Michele Arcangelo in Monte Sant’Angelo and San Pio da Pietrelcina in San Giovanni Rotondo is also a must.

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Tremiti islands

The Tremiti Islands, with possible excursions to the archipelago and visits to the enchanting sea caves, can be easily reached thanks to the service of motorboats departing from the new Marina di Rodi Garganico.

The Tremiti islands

The Tremiti archipelago is reflected in water with emerald transparencies and represents an admirable concentration of natural beauty thanks to the fabulous natural scenery of beaches and inlets, rocks and cliffs, suggestive caves, rocks, stacks, coves, pine groves and Mediterranean scrub. The small archipelago consists of three major islands: San Domino, San Nicola, Capraia. To visit the Benedictine Abbey and the church of Santa Maria a Mare. The seabed in front of the islands is a place for fantastic scuba diving, unanimously recognized as an integral marine reserve.

The seabed of islands
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The coast

One of the most characteristic faces of the Gargano is its coast, rich in inlets and beaches of colored pebbles sheltered by white cliffs overhanging the sea.

The fascinating caves of the Gargano coast

The most suggestive show is that offered by the numerous and beautiful caves, dug over thousands of years, from the sea and the wind on this unique stretch of coast. Boats with daily departures from the Port of Rodi Garganico cover the entire stretch of coast between Rodi, Peschici and Vieste.

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Gargano National Park and Umbra Forest

Also from Rodi there are many excursions to discover the Gargano Natural Park and the Umbra Forest nature reserve.

The Umbra forest

The Gargano National Park, a well-known natural oasis rich in flora and fauna typical of the Mediterranean scrub, is an unspoilt and ideal place for all those who love to live in the middle of nature. The forest is equipped to receive tourists thanks to a network of footpaths, bike trails, picnic areas equipped with wooden tables and benches, bars, church, museum. The two brackish lakes of Lesina and Varano are also of particular interest in nature.

Varano lake
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Religious tourism

The Gargano, in addition to the remarkable natural heritage it boasts, is also a land of saints: destinations preferred by tourists from around the world are San Giovanni Rotondo and Monte S. Angelo. San Giovanni Rotondo, once a simple agricultural village, is today the destination of numerous religious pilgrimages as the land of Padre Pio of Pietrelcina, the humble friar of the stigmata who lived and worked here. The town houses the tomb of Padre Pio and the new sanctuary dedicated to him, designed in a modern style by the famous architect Renzo Piano. Father Pio also owes the realization of the “Casa sollievo della Sofferenza”, one of the most important hospitals in Italy. 

The Sanctuary dedicated to Padre Pio

Monte S. Angelo is the highest center of the Gargano, rests on a limestone rock, in which there are numerous caves. In particular, in the one dedicated to San Michele after the admirable apparition of the Saint, a suggestive Sanctuary was built. In addition to the Basilica, Monte S. Angelo also boasts a Norman Castle and numerous churches and baptisteries to visit, as well as the famous Pulsano Abbey.

Sanctuary of San Michele, the cave

According to tradition, the Archangel Michele would appear in a second cave, now a sanctuary, three kilometers from Cagnano Varano, this cave is little known compared to the first but equally impressive, is a hundred meters long and is located along the shore of the lake of Varano.

Pulsano Abbey

Location

HOW TO REACH US:

when you reach Rodi Garganico, continue along the state road towards the Riviera di Levante (towards Peschici – Vieste). Reached the seafront Rodi – San Menaio, near the embarkation pier for the Tremiti Islands, proceed for another 200 meters until you reach the villa Petrone.

HOW TO REACH RODI GARGANICO:

:: By car – highway A14 Bologna / Taranto with exit at Poggio Imperiale. Continue with the highway (state highway without tolls) to Rodi Garganico.

:: By bus – there are several bus lines that run daily from the main Italian cities.
The main bus companies are: 
Gargano Railways: www.ferroviedelgargano.com
SAPS: www.sapsbusline.it

:: By train – Foggia or San Severo railway station (www.trenitalia.it). Continues with Gargano Railways (www.ferroviedelgargano.com).

:: By plane – To reach Rodi Garganico by plane you can use the following airports:
Gino Lisa Airport (Foggia) – distance 95Km
Palese Airport (Bari) – distance 180Km
Capodichino Airport (Napoli) – distance 271Km
Abruzzo international airport “Pasquale Liberi” (Pescara) – distance 193Km

All these airports are connected to the major Italian and foreign cities and offer public transport and car rental services to reach the towns of the Gargano. Flights to Foggia are not always active, for more information we recommend visiting the Aeroporti di Puglia company website (www.aeroportidipuglia.it).

Contacts

Phone contacts:

– from Italy: Raffaele  +39 3384015384 (italian language)
– outside Italy: Mario +33 698338362 (english language)

Email: info [at] villapetrone.it

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