Vieste city centre is divided into the new city and the old one. Old Vieste is a typical Mediterranean suburb with small pedestrian strees, tiny restaurants and shops and old ladies dressed in black sitting outside the door.I particularly suggest a visit in the evening since the small streets become even more beautiful.Pay attention at restaurants!...more
The Gargano promontory rock has been heavily shaped by the wind and the sea water, giving birth to many caves visible only from the sea. There are different boat companies offering half-day boat trips to the caves (Le Grotte), and stopping on unspoilt beaches for a bath. The price is 15€ per person.I particularly enjoyed this trip, caves are really...more
The Gargano promontory is home to a natural land and marine reserve.Foresta Umbra (Shady Forest) is in the middle of the promontory, and is a nice shady shelter from the summer heat. Unfortunately I had no time to visit it, so I cannot provide more precise information, but I would plan a visit in case I come back to the area.My husband did a quick...more
All Vieste beaches deserve a visit: just drive along the seafront and stop whenever you like! Some beaches are free, other are "paying" beaches (usually equipped with bars, beach umbrellas and sunbeds) that could be quite expensive in high season. In June, we paid 3€ per person/day for a beach umbrella and 2 sunbeds.All beaches are sandy and the...more
The tremiti Islands are about 135Km from the foggia area and it consists of San Domino, San Nicola, Caprara. If you are in the viesta area, definitely it is worth the trip. You can buy the ticket at the Marina and they have boat tickets that will take you out to the island around 9 a.m. and take you back to Viesta around 5:30 p.m. The three island...more
It is a local restaurant with really good food. It has a outdoor patio area that is filled with old used clay pot. The price is decent and not too expensive. The ambience is like a local hangout place. We ate there for couple nights and everytime the food is fantastic. tortellini, risotto (minimum two orders)the fresh seafood platter with fresh...more
Vieste (as well as Puglia, Vieste region) is well known because of its food. Any restaurant will be OK as far as food quality is concerned, my only suggestion is to have a look at the price list before entering since some restaurants can be quite expensive because they are very touristic. As a rule, I have noticed that restaurant in Old Town are...more
In Vieste you can find many restaurants and every one of them has it own charm.You should try fish and octopus on grill and many other great dishes and try some of the local pasta like orecchietti or troccoli..so if you like the touch of a sea breeze while trying some new cuisine come..more
Getting to Vieste is not easy if you don't have a car. My suggestion is to get to Bari Palese airport and to rent a car from there. Some low cost airlines are flying there, but also check Alitalia prices, they may have nice offers.
You may also need a navigator, Italian road signs may not be that helping!
Trabuccos are pine-wooden platforms used for fishing that you can only see in this region of Italy. Trabuccos are usually built on rocks overlooking the sea, and include wooden arms where fishermen put their nets.
It seems that the first trabuccos where created by the Phoenicians, and they are still used today.
Some fish restaurants owns their own trabuccos.