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ViesteItaly

If you go on a holiday in Vieste you will get to discover this lovely small town and the surrounding Gargano area. Vieste is an ancient town overlooking the sea full of narrow alleys and little white houses, their windows adorned with basil. At the very edge of the cliffs the view is spliced in two by the azure of the sky and the blue of the sea.

Vieste is a great base for exploring the natural beauty of the surrounding rugged land of the Gargano, including Peschici, Rodi, the Tremiti Islands and Monte Sant’Angelo. Today, the attraction of both Italians and visitors from further afield has affirmed that Vieste is one of the most popular destinations, making it one of the Apulia Region's capitals of tourism.

Visiting Vieste should begin with an excursion to Oasi la Salata, characterised by early-Christian necropolises and an evocative natural landscape with two natural springs. Continue your visit by checking out one of the symbols of the city, the Pizzomunno white monolith, then move on to the medieval historic centre, strolling down the lanes lined with local artisans' workshops, churches and souvenir shops, then head over to the Jewish Quarter, the cathedral and the Svevo Castle. A visit to the cathedral is a must; built in the second half of the 11th century, just 100 metres from the castle. The building has survived countless events throughout history, like when it was sacked several times and destroyed by the Saracens.

Thanks to its favourable position and the wind that blows in the entire area, Vieste is also the place to go for water sports like kitesurfing and windsurfing. Above all, Vieste's success as a tourist spot is due to the sea and beautiful coast, and to its history made of cathedrals, castles, "trabucchi", coastal towers, marvellous sea caves, and ancient abbeys like the one atop Mount Gargano.

From San Lorenzo to Punta Lunga, passing through to Pizzomunno and Scialmarino, holidays in Vieste guarantee picture-postcard beaches with fine white sand and crystal-clear water. Another beach to definitely visit is San Felice, nestled between the "Architiello", a symbol of Vieste's coast, and the cliffs topped by a 16th century watchtower. From here you can admire a view of the city of Vieste from a distance, completely immersed in nature, and set out to explore the nearby sea caves of “Contrabbandieri” and “Campana Piccola”. Set far back in a small bay San Felice is in an ideal where it is shielded from the wind, while the facilities available, including beach umbrellas, deckchairs, restaurants and cafés, make it a great place for families with children. Campi Beach, Porto Greco, Porto Piatto and Cala della Pergola are also great spots. The seabed is another main attraction for snorkellers and scuba divers. You can't miss the enchanting sea caves and the coastline with its countless bays and inlets. Amongst the over 26 sea caves in the area, the most worthy of mention are la Sfondata, la Grotta delle Sirene, la Grotta dei Sogni, la Tavolozza and la Grotta Smeralda. So take a look at the holiday packages to Vieste and get ready for a new unforgettable adventure.

Top hotels in Vieste

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Gattarella Resort Residence
Gattarella Resort Residence
4 out of 5
Località lama le Canne, sn, Vieste, FG

Nestled on the beach, this Vieste residence is just steps away from Gargano National Park and Gargano Promontory. Portonuovo Beach and Scogliera dei Cavoli are ...

4/5Very Good! (3 reviews)
carino

"Bravi animatori, spettacoli serali divertenti nell'anfiteatro. Cordialità e affabilità. A disposizione sono i campi da tennis, campi da calcetto, biciclette, canoe e pedalò. Appena arrivati l'appartamento era molto pulito, peccato che durante tutto il soggiorno non è venuto mai nessuno per rassettarlo. ..."…"

Reviewed on 8 Sep 2016

Gattarella Resort Residence
Hotel Palme Gemelle
Hotel Palme Gemelle
3 out of 5
S.P. 52 BIS, km 4, Vieste, FG
The price is £36 per night

Situated in Vieste, this beach hotel is steps away from Gargano National Park and Gargano Promontory. Santa Maria di Merino Sanctuary and Scialmarino are also ...

4.2/5Excellent! (39 reviews)
Nice place to stay

"Great apartment hotel ,great facilities good little resort."…"

Reviewed on 3 Jun 2016

Hotel Palme Gemelle
Pizzomunno Vieste Palace Hotel
Pizzomunno Vieste Palace Hotel
5 out of 5
Lungomare Enrico Mattei, Km 1, Vieste, FG
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £218 per night

Nestled on the beach, this Vieste hotel is just steps away from Gargano National Park and Gargano Promontory. Pizzomunno and Scialara o Castello are also within ...

4.1/5Very Good! (49 reviews)

"The staffs are very good and professional! I will recommend to my friends. Also , come back again!"…"

Reviewed on 20 Sep 2019

Pizzomunno Vieste Palace Hotel

Popular places to visit in Vieste

Pizzomunno
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Pizzomunno

Marvel at the large limestone rock that is the source of an intriguing story on this attractive beach perfect for sunbathing, swimming and coastal walks.

Vieste Castle
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Vieste Castle

You can learn about the history of Vieste when you stop by Vieste Castle. While you're in the area, stroll along the beaches.

Vieste Harbour
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Vieste Harbour

4/5(1 review)

Explore the waterfront in Vieste with a trip to Vieste Harbour. While you're in the area, stroll along the beaches.

Top things to do in Vieste

Sensorial Wine Tasting at the winery in Vieste
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Sensorial Wine Tasting at the winery in Vieste

£50
Per adult
Dining experience at a local's home in Manfredonia
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Dining experience at a local's home in Manfredonia

£76
Per adult
Tour & transfer from S.Giovanni Rotondo to Monte Sant'Angelo
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Tour & transfer from S.Giovanni Rotondo to Monte Sant'Angelo

£76
Per adult
Private cooking class at a Cesarina's home in Manfredonia
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Private cooking class at a Cesarina's home in Manfredonia

£130
Per adult
Small-group Street food tour in Manfredonia
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Small-group Street food tour in Manfredonia

£80
Per adult
Walking Tour Monte Sant'Angelo UNESCO site
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Walking Tour Monte Sant'Angelo UNESCO site

£31
Per adult

Reviews of Vieste

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1 Oct 2019

Lovely walkable town with beautiful views

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Peschici

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