Where are


Fontana Vecchia Residence is in town a few meters from the sea and the Vieste Marinain the heart of Parco Nazionale del Gargano.

The location is the ideal starting point to explore around the area: the picturesque alleyways of the old city, the hinterland garganico with its diverse vegetation, the Umbra Forest and mystical places of San Giovanni Rotondo and Monte Sant'Angelo, among others, the charming coastline, punctuated by mysterious caves.

There are many natural and cultural attractions that will enrich your holidays in Vieste and offer valuable opportunities for fun. First, the city is particularly lively in the summer, thanks to a series of musical, theatrical and gastronomic events; Secondly, the entire area lends itself to the practice of sport activities (fishing, diving, sailing, windsurfing, kitesurfing, trekking) and excursions (on foot, mountain bike, quad or jeep).

Even without using the car, by our apartmentsduring your holidays in Vieste, you can easily reach the most beautiful beaches in the area, including that of Pizzomunno, characterized by the presence of a huge monolith, whose name is taken from the legend of an unhappy love, which has become the symbol of the city.


What you can do:

Tour of Puglia

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Alberobello and the Castellana Caves

A journey into the heart of Puglia to discover the "Trulli" of Alberobello, ancient dry stone buildings, famous throughout the world and declared by Unesco, and visit the enchanting caves of Castellana among the stalactites hanging from the ceiling, stalagmites, limestone formations on the ground and other bizarre shapes formed over the centuries. Departure only on certain days of the week on reservation from 7:00 at 19:00.

Cost: € 35.00 Adult excursion – Children 0/4 years gratis

(times and prices are subject to change depending on the season)


Fishing School Children

3/10/2015

Children's Fishing School: (maximum 6 passengers + 2 fishing):
Output: hours 08.30 – 13.30 hours return

Learn about safety at sea, on the equipment, fish, bait type, the via ferrata, retrieving, unhooking, and fishing in mackerel and horse mackerel in 2-3 nm. from the coast.

The fish will remain the property of the participants.


Jeep Safari

3/10/2015

We will enter the heart of Gargano National Park of the Umbra Forest, through an amazing journey in the countryside, with our expert guides of the territory.

You can choose from the daily trip from 9:00 to 17:00 with lunch on a farm, or the half day from 9:00 at 13:00 stopping appetizer.

Cost € 50.00 € 30.00 Children hike: 5/11 years – Adults

(times and prices are subject to change depending on the season)


Fish watching

3/10/2015

(maximum 8 people):
Output: hours 08.30 – 13.30 hours return

Photographic expedition looking for rare and exciting shots in altomare: dolphins, feeding frenzies, sunrises, sunsets, but also vessels at work, cruise ships, freighters and tankers from close range have absolutely spectacular images. Over the seasons 2007/2008 happened to also see blue sharks (JAWS Mediterranean), Carretta Carretta Turtles and cetaceans.


The fishing of height

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(maximum 4 anglers + 2 passengers):
Output: 07.00 hours-17.30 hours return

Deep sea fishing day single or teams of 2 or 3 items where components are divided the tasks and/or alternate image at various stages: fishing for live, the fight, the arraffio, etc. The type of prey and consequently of bait is dictated by species (yellowtail, Tuna, snapper, Mackerel, Dolphinfish, Sword, etc.) at that time fishing areas (forts, desks, etc.) which are located between 7 and 20 nautical miles off the North coast of Vieste. The cruising and fishing will be about 10, except in return for reasons of force majeure (bad weather, rough seas etc:).
The amount and size of fish will be in compliance with the regulations.
The equipment supplied for each individual or team consists of: 1 fishing rod fishing rod with reel 50 trolling alive, 1 lb, 2 weights 2-assembled for Big Game terminals, guardian, 3 artificial frames for vivo. Personal equipment allowed.

The fish will remain the property of the participants.


Tour of Gargano

3/10/2015

San Giovanni Rotondo and Foresta Umbra

Along the way, short stop at Umbra Forest to enjoy nature in the Pearl of Gargano National Park, a path that tells about the life, works and miracles to the Padre Pio Pilgrimage Church Sanctification through the sacred places: The sanctuary of Santa Maria delle Grazie, Chiesa di San Pio da Pietrelcina by architect Renzo Piano, Casa Sollievo della Sofferenza.

Departure only on certain days of the week on reservation from 8:00 at 13:00, or from 14:00 at 19:00.

Cost: € 25.00 Adults excursion – Children 0/4 years gratis


Motorata in Quad

3/10/2015

Quad bikes are single speed bikes on four wheels. You can drive with the B license, you can carry a passenger and require the use of helmets. The hike is similar to the jeep safari and includes: quad rental, driving, helmets, insurance against third parties, fuel, technical assistance. You can choose between: excursion 2 Base hours (25 Km)-Long Hike of 6 hours (70 Km) with lunch at the farm.

Fee hike starting from € 70.00 adult + € 15.00 Passenger added

Long excursion cost € 100.00 adult + € 40.00 Passenger added

(times and prices are subject to change depending on the season)


Tremiti Islands

3/10/2015

Daily departures to the beautiful islands quakes with passenger transportation around the archipelago, the sea caves of San Domino and the statue of Saint Pio of Pietrelcina. Complete the day of your visit to St Nicholas Island to discover its history among the monuments of the city.

From Vieste at 8:30 – Departure Tremiti Islands at 16:30

Cost € 25.00 adults – € 15.00 excursion: Children 5/11 years

(times and prices are subject to change depending on the season)


Coastal hiking and sea caves

3/10/2015

A fascinating trip along the South coast of the Gargano, to discover the beautiful bays, cliffs and caves that characterise this stretch of coast, pausing at one of the many coves to swim between the crystal clear waters lapping on the shore.

Departures from Vieste 2 times a day: at 9:00 and drop off at 12:00; at 14:30 and drop off at 17:30.

Cost 7.00 13.00 excursion 5 Children: € 11 years/adults – €

(times and prices are subject to change depending on the season)



How To Reach Us

With Google Maps and GPS

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GPS Location
+ 41.884092 (41° 53 ' N 2.73)

+ 16.170995 (16° 10 ' 15.58 E)

GOOGLE MAPS

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Photographer QRcode and reach us with your smartphone


By Train

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The main railway stations are Foggia and San Severo. Both are well connected to Vieste by bus and local trains.

Info:

ferrovie dello stato

 

Italian railways tel. 89.20.21.

ferrovie del gargano

 

Ferrovie del Gargano tel. 0882.22.14.14.

(Terminus at 10 meters from the Residence Fontana Vecchia)


By Bus

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(Terminus at 10 meters from the Residence Fontana Vecchia)
There are many connections by bus. The lines that depart from the main cities including Rome, Naples, Pescara, Bologna, Reggio Emilia, Modena, Parma, Turin, Venice, Padua, Milan. This service is guaranteed especially by Ferrovie del Gargano.

Info:

ferrovie del gargano

Ferrovie del Gargano tel. 0882.22.14.14.

Sita

South that s.i.t.a. is able to Transport tel. 080.57.90.111.


In car

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From The North:

Adriatica motorway A14 (Bologna-Bari) – exit Poggio Imperiale with continuation S.v. Gargano Vico del Gargano, Peschici-Vieste

From Center:

Highway A25 Roma-Pescara with placing on the highway (A14) exit Poggio Imperiale with continuation S.v. Gargano Vico del Gargano, Peschici-Vieste

From The South:

Motorway Naples – Bari (A16) exit at Foggia or Candela, continue towards Manfredonia, Mattinata (galleries Vieste-Peschici)

Info:

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By plane

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The nearest airports are: "Gino Lisa" (Foggia), "Karol Wojtyla" (Bari) and "international airport of Abruzzo (Pescara), all public transport and car hire services.

Info:

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Straight from the airport of Bari, comfortably at Residence Fontana Vecchia.

(Terminus at 10 meters from the Residence Fontana Vecchia)

aeroporti di puglia

Airport of Foggia "Gino Lisa" (98 Km) tel. 0881.65.05.39.

Bari "Karol Wojtyla" (169 Km) tel. 080.58.35.200.

Pescara airport "Inter Airport. Abruzzo "(226 Km) tel. 899,130,310

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Air navigation company with drawn Foggia – Vieste – Tremiti Islands and back tel. 899.32.52.92alidaunia