Ischitella is a village that rises on the Gargano promontory, overlooking the sea, to which it has always entwined its history and traditions. From the village, the view sweeps across the wide open space of the sea, touching the Tremiti Islands and even reaching the Croatian coast. The village, in its most historical part, is as if divided in two: while the Terra Vecchia quarter has narrow streets and terraced houses reminiscent of the medieval past, the Rione Ponte district recounts the style of the 18th century, with its elegant and regular lines. It was an ancient fortress, Ischitella, that had to defend itself from attacks coming from the sea, and today the gates to the centre and the castle remain of these fortifications. Finally, splendid is the Lago di Varano, a lagoon that is now protected thanks to the establishment of a nature reserve.