10 Things to Do in Mattinata That You Shouldn't Miss

July 29, 2017 Myesha Cogley

Mattinata in Italy, from Europe region, is best know for Beaches. Discover best things to do in Mattinata with beautiful photos and great reviews from traveller around the world here!
Restaurants in Mattinata

1. Baia di Vignanotica

Sp 53, Mattinata, Italy
Excellent
57%
Good
30%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
3%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 185 reviews

Baia di Vignanotica

Reviewed By Gubias - London, United Kingdom

Vignanotica is a very nice beach, easily accessible but a bit secluded so that you have a minimum level of services (bar, restrooms) but the beach is not overly crowded. Also, you can easily choose to rent "ombrelloni" or to go the the free beach.
The ladscape and the view is astonishing and the sea has a colour between green and blue. Watch out that this is not a sandy beach but has small stones.
One tip, although we liked Vignanotica, we prefer a smaller but hidden beach close to Pugnochiuso (~10km from Vignanotica towards Vieste). Not sure about the name of the beach but to get there, from Vignanotica, go to Vieste and then turn right when you find the Pugnochiuso sign. Keep going for ~5/6km, pass a resort and when you see a few cars parked on the side of a mountain road, park there and follow the trail. The trail is a bit steep but in 10minutes you will be in the beach we loved the most

2. Abbazia ed eremi di Pulsano

Sp 57, 71037 Monte Sant'Angelo, Italy +39 0884 561047
Excellent
88%
Good
11%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 213 reviews

Abbazia ed eremi di Pulsano

Reviewed By Auksidegoff - Barnard Castle, United Kingdom

Superb views, fascinating seeing the old Ermi built into the hillside but the climb down is not for the faint-hearted, nor the disabled.
With better mapping - either a tourist guide, better signposting or an overall map of the site, we would probably have discovered far more than we did. The Abbazia is currently undergoing restoration.

3. Baia delle Zagare

Vieste, Mattinata, Italy
Excellent
58%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
3%
Terrible
9%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 390 reviews

Baia delle Zagare

Reviewed By HJteK - Amsterdam, The Netherlands

The beach with the elevator!! Outrageous, extra points for that! Picture perfect, gorgeous white cliffs, blue sea. BUT: it's a very narrow beach, feels a bit cramped, pebbles no sand, thus sun is gone early in the afternoon and basically it's the beach that belongs to the expensive hotel on top of the cliffs so very few facilities, just an overpriced snackbar with snooty staff.

4. Santuario di San Michele Arcangelo

Via Reale Basilica 127, 71037 Monte Sant'Angelo, Italy +39 0884 561150
Excellent
81%
Good
15%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 1 reviews

Santuario di San Michele Arcangelo

Reviewed By Niccolò B - Cesena, Italy

Half the beauty of this sanctuary is the walk downstairs towards the cave. Suggestive and surprising setting for a sanctuary.

5. Baia di Mattinatella

71030 Mattinata, Italy
Excellent
46%
Good
32%
Satisfactory
15%
Poor
2%
Terrible
5%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 124 reviews

Baia di Mattinatella

Reviewed By jmeyerdo - Dortmund, Germany

We've been in Mattinata in October 2015 and during our hikes/trailruns we were to this Baia several times. Every time we were alone or with 2 more people only. Wonderful Baia/beach. You should do this! Maybe with a hike from Mattinata (following Gargano hike marked blue) also.

6. Foresta Umbra

Parco Nazionale del Gargano, 71037 Monte Sant'Angelo, Italy +39 0884 962721
Excellent
66%
Good
26%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 478 reviews

Foresta Umbra

Reviewed By Mike K - Phoenix, Arizona

Aptly named because of the massive first growth trees blocking the sun. It is the largest deciduous forest in Italy. As one climbs in altitude into the shade in Gargano, the temperature drops maybe 10 degrees C, and the vibe changes from beach to Nature. A member of our party was mobility impaired so we stuck with the vehicle, but there are scores of trails available. A caution, it will get very dark very early. If you aren't spending the night, leave early. Driving the twisting narrow roads in pitch black would be a challenge.

7. Baia dei Mergoli

Mattinata, Italy
Excellent
65%
Good
23%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
1%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 63 reviews

Baia dei Mergoli

Reviewed By Peo772 - Pescara, Italy

Attenzione la baia non è raggiungibile se non si è clienti dell'albergo. Nonostante ci sia una riserva naturale all'interno del parco nazionale l'hotel lì vicino si è appropriato di questa bellissima baia. Un vero peccato

8. Rione Junno

Vico Macchia SNC, 71037 Monte Sant'Angelo, Italy
Excellent
62%
Good
37%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 102 reviews

Rione Junno

Reviewed By voyager57 - East Midlands

You could walk through this atmospheric part of Monte Sant'Angelo for ages and still find something new to impress you. The streets are still the narrow, twisting mediaeval places they were centuries ago and the place is full of narrow alleys and flights of steps, sharp corners and sudden magnificent views of the sea far below. There are several marked trails which cover the major points of interest and help you not to get lost, but we rather enjoyed just wandering around and eventually finding our way back.

9. BAR SERAFINO

Corso Matino 227, 71030 Mattinata, Italy +39 0884 550221
Excellent
44%
Good
40%
Satisfactory
14%
Poor
2%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 35 reviews

BAR SERAFINO

Reviewed By kapitanfind-us - Turin, Italy

I went to have breakfast here because of the big Illy sign outside. You cannot go wrong, the cappuccino was superb.

10. Castello di Monte Sant'Angelo

Largo Roberto Il Guiscardo 2 | Parco Nazionale del Gargano, 71037 Monte Sant'Angelo, Italy +39 0884 562062
Excellent
42%
Good
40%
Satisfactory
14%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 464 reviews

Castello di Monte Sant'Angelo

Reviewed By Mike K - Phoenix, Arizona

The scenic drive and the views alone would make this a destination. Throw In that it has history from the 6th century and a dominating strategic fortress from the Crusades and the history buff in me is inflamed. As in many Castles there is not much to see inside, and it is not curated. As others say let the stones do the talking. Take time to stroll the streets of this unspoiled medieval town. There is a large paid parking lot adjacent to the fortress.

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