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Operation Vacation 2013: Seven-Day Getaway to Gargano Promontory

You work hard for your vacation days, and we're working hard to bring you the best options for when it comes to cashing them in for a seven-day getaway. Our final pick is Italy's Gargano Promontory. 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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