Oh my! What a lovely place for our family to stay during our trip around Italy! Vico del Gargano, also known as the Village of Love, is a small, ancient, charming village in the heart of the Gargano National Park. It nestles against the Umbra Forest and looks out over the sea and centuries old olive groves. To me the town still belongs to the locals. It's not filled with tourists, but it certainly has all the amenities that one would want to have fun, experience the Italian lifestyle, enjoy incredible food, and relax! There is hiking in the forest, long sandy warm water beaches complete with lounge chairs and restaurants to bring you food, and interesting sights to see in the surrounding area.
The online pictures of Villa Moreschi do not do it justice. It is a garden oasis, truly lovely. The grounds are spacious, peaceful and inviting. The villa apartments are large, comfortable, well-stocked, nicely decorated and spotlessly clean. Several have ocean views. It's an easy stroll into downtown Vico, where you can enjoy great food at places like Tony's Pizzeria, find a bench in the piazza and watch the world go by, or get lost wandering the narrow, winding cobblestone streets of ancient Vico.
The owners of Villa Moreschi, Tony and Cinzia, were the perfect hosts- friendly, gracious, caring, conscientious. It is clear that they genuinely want their guests to have a delightful visit. It was especially nice that they offered a choice of the typical Italian breakfast or an American one. There were quite a few of us during our stay, so a large, varied, and delicious spread was put out for us each morning in their gorgeous breakfast room with walls of large windows looking out to the sea. I have to mention that the eggs were fresh from the villa's hens each morning!
It was a very special stay for us!