Vieste, A Perfect Summer Destination

Jul 11, 2019 194

Perched on a cliff on the Gargano promontory of Puglia, Vieste is a great summer destination. The town has been awarded the Blue Flag by the Foundation for Environmental Education several times thanks to the quality of its waters, part of the Gargano National Park. Vieste's most known site is Pizzomunno, a vertical rocky monolith standing at 25 m (82 ft) near Spiaggia del Castello. The harbor is where you go for water sports, while the surrounding Parco Nazionale del Gargano is ideal for cycling and hiking lovers.

Vieste is also the starting point for excursions to the Tremiti Islands, off the coast. The old town is fascinating, with its narrow alleys, Romanesque Cathedral and the Castle, a massive building built by the Swabians, which overlooks the town with its imposing profile. Along the coast are the trabocchi, ancient fishing machines on piles that in Puglia are only found in this area as they are more common along the coasts of southern Abruzzo and Molise.

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