The Gargano, like all of the Apulia, is rich in history and culture with many places that you can discover and why not, also worth a stop at one of the farms on the Gargano to taste the typical products of the territory. A single holiday would not suffice to learn all the riches of our land!
Distance to Vieste :56.5 km, about 1 hour
Located on the Gulf and one of the most important ports in southern Italy, Manfredonia is considered the gateway to the Gargano. Worth visiting the Castello Svevo Angiolino Aragonese.
Vieste is less than an hours drive and along the coast, you can admire a wonderful panorama: the crystal clear sea and spectacular coastline such as the Bay of Pugnochiuso and that of Vignanotica.
Distance to Vieste: 40 km, about 40 min
Located in an endless expanse of olive, almond and prickly pear trees while boasting an amazing beach: miles of wet pebbles and a crystalline sea. It is here that tourist boats take their visitors to the caves and coves accessible only by the sea. Do not miss the Faraglioni, Zagare, Vignanotica and the Mattinatella Beaches.
For those who love to bike, we recommend a ride on the Monte Saraceno, site of one of the most important Bronze Age necropolis and the ancient Benedictine Abbey of Monte Sacro. Vieste is just a half hour along one of the most picturesque coastal roads of the Gargano.
Distance to Vieste: 57 km, about 1 hour
Perched on a hill 800 meters above sea level, it is best known for the shrine over the cave where the Archangel Michael apeared, an architectural gem recently included in the UNESCO heritage and for 15 centuries a destination for pilgrims from around the world.
Worth visiting the castle, where stands the Tower of the Giants overlooking the town from the top of a hill surveying below. From here the view of the Gulf of Manfredonia is extraordinary. 60 km from Vieste, and is also accessible through the Foresta Umbra.
Distance to Vieste: 22km, about 20 min
Situated on a cliff overlooking the sea and one of the most beautiful bays in Italy, the Bay of Peschici. Known as the “Pearl of the Gargano”, you won’t want to miss the old town with its narrow streets ad whitewashed houses, typical of the Apulian town. To visit the Swabian Castle, built between the tenth and eleventh centuries, and the Abbey of St. Mary Calena, where for a long time lived a community of Benedictine. Wonderful cliffs are thrown into the sea where you can often see trebuchets, ingenious ancient tools used for fishing.
San Giovanni Rotondo
Distance to Vieste: 70 km, about 1 hour
Known as the city where San Pio lived and one of the most visited religious sites in the world. At the Capuchin Convent you can visit the remains of the Saint and follow a path that tells his life. Next to the old church can instead be admired the modern church of Padre Pio, designed by Renzo Piano, a majestic architectural work built to accommodate the multitude of the faithful. From Vieste, it can be reached in a hour, taking the road along the Foresta Umbra by car or by bus lines departing daily from the town center.