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.

Le Ginestre Family Wellness Hotel
Le Ginestre Family Wellness Hotel
4 out of 5
Località Mandrione, Vieste, FG, 71019
The price is ¥5,993 per night from May 28 to May 29
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! (47 reviews)
"We are traveling by motorcycle and had it rain on us for most of the day, we were dripping wet when we arrived. The front desk was very pleasant and got us to a room quickly for we could get out of our wet clothes. There was a balcony with a drying rack which was awesome."

Reviewed on Jul 21, 2019

Le Ginestre Family Wellness Hotel
Agriturismo Posta Pastorella
Agriturismo Posta Pastorella
Località Piano Grande, 7, 71019, Vieste, Foggia, 71019
The price is ¥11,507 per night from May 28 to May 29
Stay at this business-friendly farm stay in Vieste. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and an outdoor pool. Popular attractions Santa Maria di Merino Sanctuary and ...
4.8/5 Exceptional! (10 reviews)
"Posto meraviglioso, tranquillo, immerso nel verde, piscina grande e molto spaziosa la zona circostante. Ottima colazione e personale cordiale"

Reviewed on Aug 20, 2021

Agriturismo Posta Pastorella
Garden Hotel Ripa
Garden Hotel Ripa
4 out of 5
Lungomare E. Mattei, Vieste, FG, 71019
The price is ¥11,252 per night from May 21 to May 22
Stay at this 4-star beach hotel in Vieste. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and a private beach. Popular attractions Scialara o Castello and Pizzomunno are located ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (35 reviews)
"Great location, wonderful facility. Very relaxing."

Reviewed on Jun 14, 2021

Garden Hotel Ripa
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.
Hotel Residence Villa Coppitella
Hotel Residence Villa Coppitella
3 out of 5
Contrada Coppitella, 7, Vieste, FG, 71019
The price is ¥5,381 per night from May 27 to May 28
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 ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (24 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

Hotel Residence Villa Coppitella
Residence Fontana Vecchia
Residence Fontana Vecchia
Via Giovanni XXIII, 115, Vieste, FG, 71019
Stay at this beach aparthotel in Vieste. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast, and free bicycles on site. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the comfy beds in our ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (24 reviews)
Nice accomodation +location but check your invoice
"The accomodation was in a good state, AC works great but only when you are in the room (its key is attached to the room key, no card). Some suggestions maybe, limited cuttlery (we had one spoon for 2) and only one trash can in the bathroom for the room. Other than that, the accomodation was big, ..."

Reviewed on Aug 4, 2020

Residence Fontana Vecchia
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
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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