Vieste

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Vieste featuring rugged coastline, a gorge or canyon and a coastal town

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.

Hotel Palme Gemelle
Hotel Palme Gemelle
3 out of 5
S.P. 52 BIS, km 4, Vieste, FG
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! (61 reviews)
Nice place to stay
"Great apartment hotel ,great facilities good little resort."

Reviewed on 3 Jun 2016

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Hotel Palme Gemelle
Villaggio Capo Vieste Camping
Villaggio Capo Vieste Camping
3 out of 5
Litoranea Vieste - Peschici Km 7, Vieste, FG
Nestled on the beach, this Vieste campsite is just steps away from Gargano Promontory and Spiaggia di capo Vieste. Scialmarino and Spiaggia la Chianca are also ...
4.3/5Excellent! (3 reviews)
"Il luogo ideale per gli amanti di sistemazioni informali, con la possibilità di usare kite, sup, kayak, windsurf senza nessuna difficoltà. La ristorazione è eccellente con ottimo rapporto qualità/prezzo, all’interno sì trovano supermercato e fruttivendolo ben forniti. Consigliatissimo!"

Reviewed on 17 Sep 2021

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Villaggio Capo Vieste Camping
Spiaggia Lunga Camping
Spiaggia Lunga Camping
3 out of 5
Litoranea Vieste - Peschici Km 7, Vieste, FG
Nestled on the beach, this Vieste campsite is just steps away from Gargano Promontory and Gargano National Park. Santa Maria di Merino Sanctuary and Pizzomunno ...
4.2/5Very Good! (15 reviews)
"Non ho trovato la tavoletta nel water e sono lontano dalla spiaggia un po troppo."

Reviewed on 12 Sep 2021

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Spiaggia Lunga Camping
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Residence San Luca
Residence San Luca
Località La Valvola ss 89, Peschici-Vieste Km 103, Vieste, FG
The price is £84 per night from 24 Sep to 24 Sep
Situated in Vieste, this beach apartment building is steps away from Gargano National Park and Gargano Promontory. Umbra Forest and Archaeological Civic Museum ...
4.3/5Excellent! (3 reviews)
Nice familly run place in the middle of oilves
"Stayed 3 nights at the appartment with kitchen. Very nice familiy - as all Italians :) The place is located 5-7 min by car from Vieste town and beaches. I would go there again. The only down side was the watch dogs barked a lot during the nights. Nice pool and clean room. //bjorn"

Reviewed on 4 Oct 2012

Residence San Luca
Villaggio Capo Vieste Camping
Villaggio Capo Vieste Camping
3 out of 5
Litoranea Vieste - Peschici Km 7, Vieste, FG
Nestled on the beach, this Vieste campsite is just steps away from Gargano Promontory and Spiaggia di capo Vieste. Scialmarino and Spiaggia la Chianca are also ...
4.3/5Excellent! (3 reviews)
"Il luogo ideale per gli amanti di sistemazioni informali, con la possibilità di usare kite, sup, kayak, windsurf senza nessuna difficoltà. La ristorazione è eccellente con ottimo rapporto qualità/prezzo, all’interno sì trovano supermercato e fruttivendolo ben forniti. Consigliatissimo!"

Reviewed on 17 Sep 2021

Villaggio Capo Vieste Camping
Spiaggia Lunga Camping
Spiaggia Lunga Camping
3 out of 5
Litoranea Vieste - Peschici Km 7, Vieste, FG
Nestled on the beach, this Vieste campsite is just steps away from Gargano Promontory and Gargano National Park. Santa Maria di Merino Sanctuary and Pizzomunno ...
4.2/5Very Good! (15 reviews)
"Non ho trovato la tavoletta nel water e sono lontano dalla spiaggia un po troppo."

Reviewed on 12 Sep 2021

Spiaggia Lunga Camping
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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