2013's Best Seven-Day Vacations

Gargano Promontory, Italy
Peschici Castle, Italy
Peschici Castle, Italy (iStockphoto)

2013's Seven-Day Vacation Winner: Gargano Promontory, Italy
Once an uber-low-budget alternative to the likes of the Amalfi Coast and Cinque Terre, these 110 miles of shoreline—plus dramatic cliffs and 300 varieties of orchid—have seen the opening of small boutique hotels, pensions, and higher-end restaurants in the past few years. So much so, in fact, that Gargano locals who rent rooms have waiting lists for the May to September high season. Base yourself out of Peschici, Vieste, or Mattinata; rent a car to drive the coastal road; and stop at empty beaches along the way.

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Published: 15 Dec 2012 | Last Updated: 20 Dec 2012
Details mentioned in this article were accurate at the time of publication


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