The present name of Peschici is however of Slavic origin. In 970 AD a Slav captain serving under emperor Otto I with his army freed the whole Gargano peninsula of the Saracens and as a reward the emperor established in the area two colonies of Slavonic settlers in Vico and Peschici.
Peschici, Province of Foggia, Puglia, Italy
This small sea town, included in the Parco Nazionale del Gargano, is among the most enchanting centers in the area, with the white-washed houses with domed roofs along steep, narrow lanes, the deep blue sea, the beautiful green of the pinewood.
Altitude: a.s.l -- Population: ca. 4,000 inhabitants -- Zip/postal code: 71010 -- Phone Area Code: 0884 -- Patron Saint: Sant'Elia celebrated on 20 July
In the Gargano area, according to Roman historians, there were seven towns: Sipuntum, Matinum, Merinum, Apeneste, Portus Agasus, Portus Garnae and Uria, which are commonly identified with Manfredonia, Mattinata, Peschici, Vieste, Rodi and Ischitella.
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