Gay Guide • VIESTE | What to See, Where to Stay, Best Gay Bars and Restaurants | LGBT Guide
Discover this City with our Quick and Practical Guide to Visit the Best Attractions, Savor Typical Dishes and Have Fun in the Best Gay Bars. All this through the Rainbow Eyes of the World Mappers
What to See, Best Places to Sleep, Where to Eat and to Have Fun in VIESTE ?
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WHAT TO SEE in VIESTE?
5 THINGS TO SEE in VIESTE
Historic Center & Ancient Village
It is the beating heart of Vieste, a set of labyrinthine alleys where you can go shopping, eat in a good local restaurant and admire the wonders of this town. Inside the historic center there is also the Cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta, a beautiful Roman Catholic church in the Apulian Romanesque style with three naves.
Stairway of Love in Vieste
Now become one of the symbols of Vieste, this stairway near the historic center has been covered with romantic phrases to remember the legend of Cristalda and Pizzomunno. The words were taken from the song performed by Max Gazzè at the Sanremo Festival 2018, The legend of Cristalda and Pizzomunno. Do not miss a beautiful romantic photo on the staircase!
It is an imposing limestone monolith about 25 meters high. You will find it on Castello beach, south of the historic centre. Legend has it that once upon a time Vieste was simply a village made up of huts and inhabited by fishermen. One of these fishermen was precisely Pizzomunno, in love with a beautiful girl named Cristalda. Pizzomunno faced the sea every day with his boat while the sirens tried to seduce him with their songs. They offered him immortality several times if he agreed to become their king and lover, but Pizzomunno always refused. One night the jealous sirens decided to attack Cristalda and drag her into the sea with them. Pizzomunno chased his lover in vain. The following day some local fishermen found the young man petrified by pain, right in the white rock that still bears his name today. It is said that every hundred years Cristalda returns from the abyss to join her young lover and relive their love for one night only.
Lighthouse of Vieste
Built in 1867 on the cliff of Santa Eufemia, in addition to emitting three beams of light every 15 seconds, it is located in a strategic position for the navigation routes of the Adriatic Sea. It is also possible to climb the lighthouse and observe the wonderful city of Vieste.
When it comes to shopping, the Vieste Market is the best place to buy souvenirs at very good prices. These shops mainly sell local products, some souvenirs, spices, fruits, food and everything you need.
Visiting this city at its best depends essentially on how long you have to fully enjoy it. Here is a solution based on the number of days available to you:
Day 1 - Walking in Vieste - Google Maps
(By opening the Maps with Google, you can easily follow our path)
WHERE TO SLEEP in VIESTE?
5 BEST GAY FRIENDLY HOTELS in VIESTE
Villa Merina ® Tested by World Mappers
WHERE TO EAT in VIESTE?
5 BEST RESTAURANTS in VIESTE Quality / Price
€€ - Sapore di Mare
€€ - Trattoria Il Paniere
€€ - Grottino
€€ - La Cantina Vieste
GAY NIGHTLIFE in VIESTE
5 BEST FRIENDLY PLACES, BARS & CLUBS in VIESTE
La Cantina Vieste (Cocktail Bar) ® Tested by World Mappers
Tirovino Food e Wine Bar Vieste (Cocktail Bar)
Brillo Parlante (Cocktail Bar)
Dejavù Lounge Bar (Cocktail Bar)
Il Ritrovo (Bistro)
TRAVEL TIPS about VIESTE by World Mappers
During your stop in Vieste you cannot fail to reach by car the famous panoramic point of Torre and Arco di San Felice, which has become the symbol of the entire Gargano. The arch of San Felice is a natural structure formed by the accumulation of limestone that forms the cliffs of this coast. The best point to take a souvenir photo is on the side of the Tower of San Felice (click here to get there).
Explore one of the many magnificent Sea Caves, huge natural cavities scattered along the spectacular coast between Vieste and Mattinata. Created by the elements, today they are an attraction not to be missed. You can visit them through an organized boat tour or by renting a private boat.
If you have a few days at your disposal, take the opportunity to go to the Tremiti Islands, a pristine marine environment a few miles from the mainland. Here you will find a crystal clear sea waiting for you. They can be reached from Vieste with one of the many daily ferries departing from the port.
The Most BEAUTIFUL PANORAMIC POINTS of VIESTE
Enjoy the city from the best viewpoints of Vieste that we recommend:
From the beach at the foot of this rock you will enjoy a unique perspective of Vieste, Pizzomunno itself and the white stone cliff that separates them.
Scialara Beach or Castle Beach
Ideal for a stroll at sunset, walk along the coast and you will be able to admire the image of the city that seems to float on the sea.
The panorama from here is truly suggestive, you can see the entire promenade of Vieste up to the Church of San Francesco.
The Most BEAUTIFUL BEACHES of VIESTE
If you want to enjoy some sea in one of the most beautiful beaches of the Gargano and Vieste, we recommend:
There are two beaches that make up this bay, but be careful because they are difficult to access (after Covid19, Baia delle Zagare has become accessible only if you stay overnight in the hotel of the same name).
If you prefer to sunbathe next to white cliffs and swim in a blue sea.
EAT in a TRABOCCO / TRABUCCO in VIESTE and GARGANO
You can't say you've been to the Gargano if you haven't eaten in a typical Trabucco, an old traditional fishing machine from the Adriatic coast between Abruzzo, Molise and Puglia. These machines were built on the seashore above the rocks, on sturdy wooden piles on which a platform rests. Today some of them have become spectacular restaurants (you always need to book to find a place!).
Among the Best Trabucchi of the Gargano we recommend:
Il Trabucco ® Tested by World Mappers
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