Vieste

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

Perched on cliffs on Italy’s Adriatic coast, this town exudes a relaxed charm, reinforced by its picturesque Old Town and stunning sandy beaches.

At the very tip of the Gargano peninsula, the medieval town of Vieste features bluffs, cliffs and calm blue sea. Surrounded by the Parco Nazionale del Gargano, one of Italy’s most unspoiled natural spaces, it offers activities for every vacationer, from water sports to sightseeing to sunbathing. Visit for the beaches and stay for the historic architecture and Puglian hospitality.

Wander through the narrow streets of the Old Town. Walk along the southern peninsula to the ancient monastery Chiesa di San Francesco, which looks east across the sea to Croatia and north to the stunning lighthouse Faro di Sant’Eufemia. See the walls of the 13th-century castle and visit the Romanesque cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta, crowned with an unusual dome that resembles the swirls of ice cream for sale near the beach.

Spend the afternoon lounging on the sun-drenched Baia di San Felice south of Vieste, surrounded by natural sandstone arches rising from the bright blue sea. Relax at Castello Beach and read a book in the shade of the Pizzomunno. The enormous stone monolith is said to be what remains of a young fisherman who was turned to stone by jealous mermaids. Rest under an umbrella at the lido or rent a canoe to row across the crystal clear water. Meander to the town square, tanned and content, and watch the sunset as you enjoy famous Puglian seafood to the strains of local bands and cabaret.

Drive to Vieste in 2.5 hours from the closest international airport in Bari or in 3.5 hours from Naples. Train service is available from Bari and other cities to the nearby town of Foggia, a 3-hour scenic bus ride from Vieste. Walk to places in downtown Vieste easily. Taxi services are available to go to beaches farther away.

Rent a water taxi to the pilgrimage site of St. Michael’s Grotto on the sides of Monte Sant’Angelo. Look back at Vieste’s white rocks and almond groves receding at the horizon.

Pizzomunno Vieste Palace Hotel
Pizzomunno Vieste Palace Hotel
5 out of 5
Lungomare Enrico Mattei, Km 1, Vieste, FG
Nestled on the beach, this Vieste hotel is steps from Gargano National Park, Pizzomunno, and Gargano Promontory. Scialara o Castello and San Lorenzo Beach are ...
4.2/5 Very Good! (62 reviews)
"Lovely hotel on the beach with its own private section. Own reserved sun lounger for my stay. Vieste is a lovely little town providing good places to eat in a scenic setting whilst also having a beach resort"

Reviewed on Sep 5, 2020

Pizzomunno Vieste Palace Hotel
Hotel Falcone
Hotel Falcone
4 out of 5
Lungomare E. Mattei, 5, Vieste, FG
With direct access to the beach, this Vieste hotel is in the city center, steps from Gargano National Park, Pizzomunno, and Gargano Promontory. Scialara o Castello ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (32 reviews)
"Location of the hotel was perfect close to the centre of town easy walk to the beach"

Reviewed on Jul 2, 2019

Hotel Falcone
Villaggio Le Diomedee
Villaggio Le Diomedee
3 out of 5
Lit. Vieste - Peschici Km 5, Vieste, FG
Nestled on the beach, this Vieste campground is just steps from Gargano National Park and Gargano Promontory. Scialmarino and Santa Maria di Merino Sanctuary ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (6 reviews)
Spiaggia Lunga
"Soggiorno tranquillo, il posto è direttamente sulla spiaggia. C'è uno spazio per spiaggia libera, diversamente ci sono gli ombrelloni e i lettini del villaggio a pagamento. Ortofrutta onesto dentro al villaggio. Spiaggia spaziosa e vento presente molto spesso, ideale per praticare wind surf e kite ..."

Reviewed on Aug 5, 2018

Villaggio Le Diomedee
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.
lovely weeks in Pugnochiuso - the pearl of Gargano
lovely weeks in Pugnochiuso - the pearl of Gargano
Vieste, Puglia
The price is $56 per night from Dec 7 to Dec 7
This family-friendly Vieste vacation home is located by the sea, steps from Gargano National Park, Pugnochiuso Beach, and Gargano Promontory. Cala della Pergola ...
lovely weeks in Pugnochiuso - the pearl of Gargano
Villaggio Le Diomedee
Villaggio Le Diomedee
3 out of 5
Lit. Vieste - Peschici Km 5, Vieste, FG
Nestled on the beach, this Vieste campground is just steps from Gargano National Park and Gargano Promontory. Scialmarino and Santa Maria di Merino Sanctuary ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (6 reviews)
Spiaggia Lunga
"Soggiorno tranquillo, il posto è direttamente sulla spiaggia. C'è uno spazio per spiaggia libera, diversamente ci sono gli ombrelloni e i lettini del villaggio a pagamento. Ortofrutta onesto dentro al villaggio. Spiaggia spaziosa e vento presente molto spesso, ideale per praticare wind surf e kite ..."

Reviewed on Aug 5, 2018

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

Reviewed on Sep 12, 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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