Umbrian Forest Nature Museum:
Four seasons, many colors

Umbrian Forest Nature Museum:
An oasis to discover

Umbrian Forest Nature Museum:
Immersed in nature not to be missed

The Museum

The Umbrian Forest Nature Museum is located within the Umbrian Forest area (Unesco heritage), in the Gargano National Park.
The Naturalistic Museum consists of three internal and one external sections.
In the three internal sections you can see:
1) the flora of the Gargano (thanks to luminous panels on the species of the Gargano National Park) and a flat - altimetric model of the Gargano;
2) Gargano archeology, with numerous lithic artefacts dating back to the Paleolithic and Neolithic times found on the Gargano and the reconstructions of flint tools such as axes, picks and prehistoric scrapers;
3) the fauna, with about two hundred animals (mammals and birds) of the Gargano on display.

The external section, on the other hand, is dedicated to the activity of the Gargano woodcutters and charcoal burners. The route includes a visit to the lumberjack's house and observation of everyday tools, a charcoal pit and the tools and working techniques used by charcoal burners and woodcutters to carry out their activities.

Near the museum it is possible to visit a wildlife area that hosts Daunis and Mouflons.
In the Museum it is possible to buy the Umbra trail map and the information material of the Gargano National Park or book a guided tour inside the Umbra Forest. The Museum is open every day (from 9.00 to 13.00 and from 14.00 to 19.00) from Palm Sunday until the 4th of October. In other periods it is possible to visit it by reservation.

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About us

The Naturalistic Museum of Umbra is managed by the Temporary Association of Purpose (ATS):
  • Coordination of the Volunteers of the Civil Protection Associations - Second level association. It groups together the associations of civil protection volunteers of the province of Foggia - Foggia (leader)
  • Soc. Coop. Pact Consulting Social Enterprise. Type A social cooperative. Decades of experience in the field of educational and training activities in the environmental field - Foggia (component)
  • Soc. Coop. STARS. Type B social cooperative. It carries out social inclusion interventions in the cultural - tourism and environmental sector - San Giovanni Rotondo (component)
  • La Montanara Viaggi by Massimo Totaro - Coach hire agency, travel organizations - Monte Sant’Angelo (member)

A falling tree makes more noise than an entire growing forest.


A fantastic adventure
waiting for you

We invite you to discover the wonders
of the Umbrian Forest and the Gargano!
  • +39 376 1633650

    How to Get

    By car, from the A14 Adriatica motorway – Poggio Imperiale-Lesina exit.
    Take the Gargano expressway, towards Vico del Gargano.
    From Vico del Gargano, follow the signs for Foresta Umbra-Monte Sant’Angelo.

    By train, the reference stations are Foggia and San Severo.

    By plane, the closest airports are Bari-Palese and Naples-Capodichino. From October 2022, also Foggia airport (only to and from Turin, Catania, Rome and Milan)

    * The stations and airports offer public transport services.
    For private transfer service: La Montanara Viaggi (349/8842229)