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.

Palace Hotel Vieste
Palace Hotel Vieste
4 out of 5
Via Santa Maria di Merino 7, Vieste, FG, 71019
The price is $141 per night from Dec 11 to Dec 12
$141
per night
Dec 11 - Dec 12
Stay at this 4-star beach hotel in Vieste. Enjoy free WiFi, 24-hour room service, and valet parking. Our guests praise the WiFi and the helpful staff in our ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (92 reviews)
Take a pass on this hotel
"The hotel is tired and in need of refurbishment. Walls and doors are marred with years worth of dirty fingerprints. Carpeting is tired. Clerk who checked us in was slow and demanded that we leave our passports with her so she could enter our information at her leisure. On our second attempt to retrieve ..."

Reviewed on Dec 31, 2019

Palace Hotel Vieste
Le Ginestre Family Wellness Hotel
Le Ginestre Family Wellness Hotel
4 out of 5
Località Mandrione, Vieste, FG, 71019
Stay at this 4-star hotel in Vieste. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking. Popular attractions Santa Maria di Merino Sanctuary and Scialmarino are ...
4/5 Very Good! (52 reviews)
"It’s a really lovely spot to relax and recharge. It has everything you want, done well without fuss or pretension. Very comfortable, great breakfasts, great pool, and nice location in the countryside away from all the tourist activity but close enough for convenient access."

Reviewed on Jun 13, 2022

Le Ginestre Family Wellness Hotel
Hotel Cristalda
Hotel Cristalda
3 out of 5
Via Giovanni Giolitti, 8, Vieste, Foggia, 71019
Stay at this 3-star beach hotel in Vieste. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and room service. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the convenient parking in ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (60 reviews)
"Nice enough hotel. Staff were really nice. Reception and dinner waiter all looked after us. Breakfast was good. Would recommend it."

Reviewed on May 26, 2022

Hotel Cristalda
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.
Villa Coppitella  Rooms & Apartments
Villa Coppitella Rooms & Apartments
3 out of 5
Contrada Coppitella, 7, Vieste, FG, 71019
Stay at this 3-star beach residence in Vieste. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and a rooftop terrace. Popular attractions San Lorenzo Beach and Pizzomunno are ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (28 reviews)
Fairly basic apartments, good view, nice pool
"Our apartment was reasonably spacious, but no air conditioning just two ceiling fans, and with one small window and door to the front it was impossible to clear the hot air from the room and so it was uncomfortably warm. Otherwise nothing specifically wrong with it, acceptably clean, but fairly basic. ..."

Reviewed on Sep 8, 2014

Villa Coppitella Rooms & Apartments
Gattarella Family Hotel & Residence
Gattarella Family Hotel & Residence
4 out of 5
Località lama le Canne, sn, Vieste, FG, 71019
Stay at this 4-star beach residence in Vieste. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and 4 restaurants. Popular attractions Scogliera dei Cavoli and Portonuovo Beach ...
4/5 Very 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 Sep 8, 2016

Gattarella Family Hotel & Residence
Villaggio Le Diomedee
Villaggio Le Diomedee
3 out of 5
Lit. Vieste - Peschici Km 5, Vieste, FG, 71019
Stay at this 3-star beach campground in Vieste. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and an outdoor pool. Our guests praise the restaurant and the helpful staff in ...
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.

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