Type of protected area - Where it is located
Typology: State Natural Reserve of Animal Population; established with D.M.A.F. of May 5, 1980, falls within the Gargano National Park.
The Palatt di Frattarolo State Nature Reserve, covering 257 hectares, involves a wetland characterized by the presence of brackish marshes.
Palude di Frattarolo - Mouth of the Candelaro river (photo www.naturainpuglia.it)
The Palude di Frattarolo is a wetland area, adjacent to Lake Salso, covering 500 hectares (including the mouth of the Candelaro), of which 257 ha are protected as a natural reserve for animal population. In the past, the area was affected by the flooding of the Candelaro stream which limited the periods of water scarcity. The area represents an important resting place and nesting place for many birds, among which we remember the great blue heron, the Italian knight, the moorhen, the marsh harrier and many others.
Information for the visit
Umbra Forest Village
71030 Vico del Gargano (FG)