Vieste, Italy

Italy, Puglia, Vieste


The Pugliese town of Vieste is uniquely located at the end of a beautiful peninsula called the Gargano. The tiny beach town has natural grottoes, sea arches, and white weathered rock formations. The Pizzomunno is a large white limestone monolith on the shoreline that stands alone and reaches heights of over 80 feet tall. The enormous stone monolith is said to be the spirit of a young heartbroken fisherman who was turned to stone when the sirens of the sea took the life of his lover. It is one of the most picturesque beaches in all of Italy. The bright blue sea is calm and the water is pure. The coastline is surrounded by the Gargano National Park, an unspoiled mountainous area with some of the Italy’s oldest trees.

The Small List

Best Hotel

Palace Hotel Vieste – The Palace Hotel is a historical house dating back to the 15th century. The distinguished home was renovated and is now a welcoming place to stay. The four star hotel is located in the heart of Vieste and is the perfect destination for a seaside holiday.

Best Restaurant

Al Tramonto – Chef Matteo Pupillo is the master at creating an unforgettable seaside experience. Three brothers are skillful with the freshest fish from the sea. The high quality ingredients are local and the cuisine is authentic. The ambience is heartwarming and you will feel like family the moment you arrive. The view overlooking the sea is breathtaking. The sunset, undeniably, steals the show.