Vieste is one of the most famous of the coast, set between beautiful beaches, repeatedly awarded the blue flag, and spectacular nature, with its quaint old town, which reveals the various dominations, have occurred over the centuries.
Greeks, Romans, Byzantines, Lombards and Anjou, first of the Bourbons, who ruled until the unification of Italy, helped to shape the town, with typical narrow streets winding through historic buildings: Romanesque cathedral, the Castello Svevo, which stands for its location overlooking the limestone rocks, the High Port that was in the past the main entrance to the city.
Vieste preserves its history even in the evocation of ancient traditions, especially during the holiday festivities, such as the feast of San Giorgio on 23 April and the Festival of Santa Maria di Merino the 8.9 and 10 of may, which sees lead in procession the icons of patron saints of the city. During the feast of Saint George the traditional horse race takes place on the beach of Pizzomunno.
Pizzomunno is a monolith about 25 meters and is steeped in legend of an unhappy love. It seems, in fact, that was very nice, a young fisherman Pizzomunno in love with a girl of Vieste, Falcone but adored by the sirens. The latter jealousy decided to lure the girl into the depths of the sea, killing her. So it was that Pizzomunno, petrified by pain, turned into the rock which today has become the symbol of the city.
Vieste is also one of the most popular, especially in summer, thanks to its convenient location and excellent environmental conditions are perfect not only for bathing and for excursions in the many bays and sea caves but also to practice some sporting activities such as windsurfing or kitesurfing.
The Residence Fontana Vecchia enjoys a privileged location in one of the most charming cities of Gargano sea. By our apartments You can easily reach, during your holidays, the major sites around Vieste. The latter is the ideal starting point for a tour of Puglia, for example, from the Gargano promontory to descend to the Salento and at the very tip of the boot. But it is also close to beautiful natural paradises like the Tremiti Islands, ideal for diving and snorkeling, looking so certain fish species protected and a fascinating underwater vegetation. Even the most religious will find in the Gargano a way to profess their faith, then taking in some of the most famous Mystics throughout the country, such as San Giovanni Rotondo and Monte Sant'Angelo. Also the holidays on Gargano will be great also with the Kids, that they will find many alternatives to avoid falling prey to boredom: in addition to the many possible excursions, observing the vegetation and animals, walking or cycling, children can have fun with the Jeep Safari, discovering the most inaccessible areas of the territory, or on the coast, try their hand at fishing. The Gargano offers possibilities for all types of tourist, delighting visitors with typical local cuisine. What are you waiting for? Join us at Vieste!