Peschici Old Town

In 970 the Schiavoni, led by Sueripolo and sent by Ottone I to free the Gargano, managed to drive the Saracens away and on the ruins of a destroyed farmhouse they founded Pesclizo. The name itself Peschici of Slavic origin, literally “sandy soil”. Typical sand and characteristics still of the Peschici. coast Until the tenth century there were numerous raids by the Saracens on the Gargano coasts. A famous document the 1053 Chartula offertionis in S. Maria di Devia declares that in the 11th century Peschici was inhabited by Slavs.

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