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by Jeff Matthews

In my hurry to get down to the bottom of the heel of the boot (item, above) I overlooked the Gargano "spur", one of the most conspicuous bits of Italian geography, jutting out, as it does, into the Adriatic, some 275 km/170 miles north of the southern tip of the heel, but still in the region of Puglia. (There is a separate entry here on the Gargano.) As the image indicates, the entire spur, this mini-peninsula, is now the Gargano National Park. If you move out towards the tip of the spur towards the green patch marked Foresta Umbra and imagine a vertical line from north to south drawn down  through, say, the "F" in Foresta, coast to coast, that "tip" is about 50 km/30 miles around by sea. It's a marvelous boar ride and a caver's delight, particularly as you move...


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