A small and cute village on Daunia Mountains
Your next holidays? Explore Puglia in its every little village.
Puglia is a very heterogeneous land, explorable easily in two weeks, visiting cities, cultural and natural sites, beaches and mountains.
Northern Puglia indeed is also featured by a mountain chain, not so high but still beautiful.
In front of the marvelous beaches of Gargano, there’s the land called Daunia Mountains.
Bilingual tradition and fascinating history
Explore Puglia also means visiting the smallest Apulian village, and here we are!
Celle di San Vito is a small and cute village of the Daunia Mountains, and it is the smallest village of Puglia.
Only 165 citizens live in this village built up in the old days by some monks as a safe shelter for pilgrims while they were going to the Holy Land.
After in 1200, when the cells and the hermitage were already abandoned by the monks, a community of Angevin former soldiers took here its place.
So, the village of Celle di San Vito was born.
Thanks to the Angevin community, a Franco Provençal cultural and language tradition started here.
Celle di San Vito indeed, with the nearby Faeto, represents the Daunia Arpitana, which is the only Franco Provençal language area of mainland Italy.
Visit Celle di San Vito
Explore Puglia comes to mean exploring Celle di San Vito.
The old village of Celle di San Vito is characterized by a few particular narrow streets where charming stone houses stand up. But here, the signs with the names of the streets, written both in Italian and Franco Provençal language, are included in the most fascinating things.
After visiting the old village with the Church of Santa Caterina, you can’t miss a stop at the amazing panoramic viewpoint.
What better than great homemade food after a trekking experience?
Celle di San Vito is also famous for the traditional homemade pasta: the Cicatelli. We also learnt how to make it, the first time we visited this adorable village, and it was great!
Well, actually, we literally fell in love with Celle di San Vito and we promised ourselves one day we’ll buy our little hermitage in this village.
We love to explore Puglia, but sometimes have a rest in a quiet and folkloristic place is the best way to get some rest.
If you’d love to visit Celle San Vito and need some support, please contact the Municipality by the form below!
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