Vieste Tourism and Holidays Things to Do in Vieste Puglia Italy Vieste is a town and comune in the province of Foggia, in the Apulia region of southeast Italy. Cathedral of Vieste a renowned marine resort in Gargano, Vieste has often received Blue Flags for the purity of its waters from the Foundation for Environmental Education.
Vieste is a town of 14000 inhabitants of the Province of Foggia. It is part of the National Park of Gargano and the Comunità Montana del Gargano.
Gargano seaside resort, for the quality of its bathing water has been repeatedly awarded the Blue Flag, a prestigious recognition of the Foundation for Environmental
The town is bordered by Mattinata, Monte Sant'Angelo, Peschici and Vico del Gargano. Till a few decades ago, its main resources were fishing and agriculture. Now, however, the great development of tourism, with modern hotels, resorts and camping facilities, has transformed the town's appearance, economy and lifestyle.
Vieste's most famous point is Pizzomunno, a vertical rocky monolith standing at 25 m near the Spiaggia del Castello ("Castle Beach"). Other sights include:
The Castle, with a triangular shape and bastions at its vertexes.
Cathedral, in Apulian Romanesque style.
It has a basilica plan with a nave and two aisles. Its bell tower was rebuilt in Baroque style in the 18th century after the previous one collapsed.
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Gargano National Park
was founded in 1995 and covers a total surface area of 121,118 hectares (just under 300,000 acres). It is situated in the province of Foggia and includes most of the Gargano promontory and of the lower lying marshes and flatlands.
The institution of the park has lead to the protection of many rare habitats particularly under threat, from the rocky cliffs of the coastline to the dunes which surround the lagoons of Lesina and Varano, and from the wide, hot valleys of the southern slopes, rich in rare and endemic species of plants and animals, to the beech woods which grow at an altitude of just 300 m above sea level.
The Mediterranean pinewoods of the Gargano Pino d'Aleppo pine trees, perhaps the only autochthonous in Italy, contain specimens of over 500 years old, and the steppes, if we exclude those in Sardinia, are home to the last specimens of the field hen (Gallina prataiola).
At Gargano National Park, there is tourist accommodation available in hotels, farm holiday, farmhouse, residence self-catering accommodation, b&b, rooms for rent, holiday homes, camp sites and tourist villages.
Picturesque coastal scenery, with rocky headlands, small coves and sand beaches for swimming
A wide variety of paths - along the coast and into hills with scented scrub, pine woods, olive groves and sea views
Gargano National Park with its renowned flowers, including unique species of orchids and many birds
Historic pilgrim routes
Monte Sant' Angelo with its famous cave, venerated since 491 AD as the last place St Michael appeared on earth