The Italians flock here in August but foreigners have not yet discovered Peschici, so come out of season when the lovely beaches and fresh-fish restaurants are idyllically uncrowded and you can watch the fishermen sort their catch on the front. Francesco and Antonella’s 16th-century farmhouse is 500 metres from the sea: park under an ancient olive tree and climb up to the reception terrace to drink in the views. On another terrace, teak loungers flank a sparkling pool and the air is scented with citrus. The B&B rooms, some in the main house, some in an attractive separate building, are light, cool and simply furnished, with good little shower rooms. Family rooms have ladders up to childrens’ mezzanines. Your hosts, a delightful pair, vibrant and full of fun, have five hectares of olive groves and a big kitchen garden. The olive oil and vegetables supply their restaurant and the food is divine – hard not to love the typically Puglian dishes and the local wines. Breakfast on the terrace is a treat too, a wonderful start to a day among the splendours of the Gargano National Park. Fabulous for walkers.