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Vieste Italy Holiday Vacation Destination

Vieste Travel Guide

Vieste is a small but beautiful town on the most eastern part on the Gargano peninsula of Italy in the Puglia region. At its core, this town is a fishing village, but it offers a holiday or vacation traveler wonderful sights and beautiful culture and tradition.  One of the unique aspects of this ocean side town is that it has a lot to offer individuals, couples, and families.  Also, the local people welcome tourists and make them feel comfortable and welcome whether in Vieste hotels, restaurants, or historical sights, or activities.

You will not forget the water after you visit Vieste – the deep rich blue ocean is memorable due to the fact that the water is unbelievably clean (The Gargano region of Puglia has been the recipient of environmental awards for having “the cleanest sea water in Italy”).  Like the rest of the Puglia area, the beaches are also quite calm and perfect for many activities, and there is enough beach for a nice walk or bike ride.  A Vieste accommodation near the ocean offer activities and a beautiful view of the sunset.

On your holiday or vacation, don’t miss a visit to the sea caves along the southern coast of Vieste. Then take a trip up to the deep green Puglia forest called “the Macchia Meditteranea”. There you will find exotic and breathtaking plants, trees and animals. There are hundreds of beaches for every taste. In addition to sailing, windsurfing, kayaking, or jet skiing you can explore inlets and coves.  Your holiday or vacation in this beautiful seaside town will be memorable and beautiful!  If you choose one of the hotels in Vieste near the coast you may have breathtaking water views.  Your Vieste accommodations more inland will offer great views of nature while still having cool ocean breezes.

Nighttime is truly special in Vieste Italy. There are small bars in town and larger nightlife in other parts of Gargano and Puglia.  Then the next day there is a truly magnificent sunrise that every holiday or vacation traveler must see – spend a comfortable and warm night on a Gargano area beach at least once to watch the sunrise.

Here is some very basic information about Vieste Italy:

Region of Italy: Puglia
Province of Puglia: Foggia
Elevation: 43 meters (just above sea level)
Total Area: 167.52 km² (about an hour drive from end to end)
Vieste Population: around 14,000
Population Density: Fairly thick, at 210 people/sq mile
Gargano Time zone: CET, which is UTC+1
Gargano Dialing code: 0884
Gargano Postal code: 71019

About this Vieste Website:

About Us

We are a fully independent website dedicated to promoting the beautiful holiday town of Vieste in the Gargano area of Puglia Italy.  We cover Vieste Hotels, local attractions, and attractions in the wider province.  We will also bring the latest information and advice about going to this wonderful town with your family, your partner, or by yourself on our blog.  But why are we here?

We are not directly affiliated with any provider of hotels in Vieste Italy, nor are we involved in any way in the travel industry.  We are not from this wonderful town or the surrounding area.  We have nothing to gain or lose from whether you choose to travel to Vieste Italy or the surrounding area of Gargano in Puglia.  This way we can give truly independent and unbiased advice, something that is often missing from travel websites right now.  That said, it’s not too controversial to promote a wonderful holiday destination like this town.

Basically, we are just big fans of Vieste Italy and the surrounding Gargano area of Puglia and we see a lot to promote.  We think people will have a great time in this beautiful town and in wider Gargano, again whether traveling alone, as a couple, with a group, or with children.  it has a lot to offer, and we have a lot to say about it.  It is enjoyable to us to promote a place where people can relax, have fun, see great sites, and even learn a little.  Again, we do not profit if you choose to travel to Vieste Italy or any other parts of Gargano or the larger Puglia province, so trust that everything here is factual and in the service of being helpful.

Why we love Vieste

How many holiday destinations can you find that have wonderful beaches with soft sand and water that has won awards for purity, a lovely downtown with a lot to do and a great personality, many historical sights, and fun nightlife?  And the people of Vieste are welcoming and enjoy the fact that you have chosen their town as your holiday destination.  They are proud of their town and its history and hopeful that you will come to love it as much as they do.  Finally, how many holiday vacation destinations can you choose where if you actually decide you want to explore the area outside where you are staying, there is wonderful nature, nightlife, and historical sights to see beyond the area where you are staying?

We are proud to be a fully independent and unbiased site and as such we do not accept guest posts or other content besides that which is submitted as comments.  While we respect others’ enthusiasm for Vieste, Gargano, and the larger Puglia area we want to be sure that we remain a trusted resource that is not directly connected with anyone who would profit from your choice.  We may take a day or two with any comments submitted to be sure that they retain the spirit of independence that we are promoting here.

Copyright and Legal

All information about Vieste, Gargano, Puglia, and related topics contained here is original and protected by copyright.  We may allow some reproduction for certain purposes, but only with prior permission.  Our aim is to provide fully unbiased and independent information and advice about Hotels in Vieste and Gargano and what to do once you are there including attractions in the wider Puglia region, and therefore we will always publish original content.  We reserve all rights.  If you submit an informative comment, you retain the copyrights to it.

We do not collect any information about our visitors.  We will not contact you in any way or publish or otherwise use information about you.  If you do submit comments we will only publish what you ask us to publish, and if we have any question about that we may contact you.  We are not affiliated in any way with any provider of services in Vieste, Gargano or Puglia, such as tourism, travel, accommodations, etc., and certainly would turn down any requests for information about visitors to our website.

Our Sections about Vieste

Please note our sections (navigation is to the left), which are highlighted by:

- The Natural Beauty of Vieste breaks down all aspects of your holiday vacation in terms of the beautiful array of colors you will experience

- What to do in Vieste provides information and advice about activities, Viete Hotels, and sights in this ocean side town

- Pages about Gargano and Puglia provides information about and things to do in the surrounding area and the larger Puglia region

- Vieste Accommodations gives valuable advice about where to stay – the hotels in Vieste

- A Typical Day in Vieste describes one possible day in this beautiful Italian town

- Travel Tips gives helpful information and advice about planning your holiday including looking into the hotels in Vieste

- Vieste Blog gives the very latest information and advice to any prospective traveler to Vieste, Gargano and all of Puglia

Travel to Vieste

Deciding exactly when to got to Vieste can be complicated, especially if work and school schedules are not major factors.  This beautiful town offers many different activities and attractions that you might enjoy at any time of year.  In fact, frequent travelers to Vieste Italy often purposely choose to go at different times of year in order to vary the food, activities, and nightlife they might enjoy.  This is also good news of course for those who must go during school vacation, or specific times when they can take off from work, since you almost can’t lose as far as when you go.

But let’s say you do have some say, then when should you plan your Vieste vacation?  Let’s start with the factors that may lead to your decision:

Price of traveling to Vieste Italy

The cheapest time to travel to Vieste is the two times of year referred to as “Shoulder Season” – roughly the spring and fall.  Because fewer people take trips at these times, especially expensive trips to Europe, airline tickets are cheaper, Vieste itself may be less crowded, and the costs of many things may go down.  These times also offer the most moderate weather – warm enough to go swimming in the ocean almost every day, but not too hot.  If you do not have work or school schedules to keep in mind, the shoulder seasons is likely a great choice.

The Weather in Vieste Italy

As we mentioned above, shoulder season may also be the most comfortable weather wise, given that Vieste is so far south and summers can be very hot.  Winters in Vieste are far from cold, but they do offer fewer really pure beach days than other times of year.  So it really depends on your hopes for your trip to Italy – are you a beach person who wants to lie out and enjoy the clean waters, or are you a nature lover who wants to hike the forest and then enjoy the nightlife indoors?

Crowds in Vieste

One thing that many travelers to Italy do not realize is that the holiday vacation season in Europe is much more pronounced than it is in the US.  In August and early September many Europeans take holidays at the same time, especially if they are going on beach holidays.  So if you avoid those times your trip to Vieste may be less crowded (if you ant it that way – some people enjoy meeting a lot of people), though this beautiful holiday town does not get too crowded at any time anyway.

You should ask your travel agent or perhaps even contact a travel expert in Vieste to see what special events are going on at certain times of year.  There are festivals and other events that you may either want to avoid due to the crowds or because the celebration is not interesting to you, or perhaps make sure you are there for if they sound fun and exciting.

Who else will be in Vieste

At certain times of year Vieste and other holiday towns tend to have certain populations of visitors.  If you want to meet people from all over Europe, you should visit Vieste during the late summer as noted above.  If you are traveling alone or as a couple, you may want to avoid heavy family times during school vacations.  And on the other hand if you want your kids to have a chance to meet other kids, you may choose to travel to Vieste Italy during school vacations.

When to go to Vieste

Of course the most obvious time to go to Vieste is during the summer when the water is warm and there are an abundance of outdoor activities.  That said, there are other times to enjoy as well, including:

Spring in Vieste

Vieste Italy remains a popular – but not too popular – destination for a wide variety of travelers.  Your choice of when to go to Vieste Italy may have to do with a lot of factors, but in spring you should know that soon this wonderful holiday town will be bustling with all types of traveler, including families with children, young adults, groups, and older adults.  That is what happens in the summer in any oceanside town, and especially a wonderful little holiday destination.  For some of you, the idea of there being many children and families is actually not what you want because you are looking for quiet and tranquility, something that this town does offer a lot of the year but not all summer.  But you want to go to the beach just the same.  Thus the spring may be the perfect time for you to travel to Vieste Italy – when it warms up but before school gets out.

Should you decide to travel to Vieste Italy in the spring you will find that most everything is open – even many places that do their best business in the summer – yet the town is not too crowded and is quite relaxing.  The food remains top-notch and there are many activities to enjoy.  And the surrounding areas of Puglia and Gargano are enjoyable as well.  Of course on the flip side if you are traveling with children or you are a young adult looking for a social scene, you may find that this is not as ideal a time as summer for your travels.

Winter in Vieste

Many of you may have either already been to Vieste Italy, or have looked into it before as a possible holiday vacation destination.  Here we always want to provide the very latest news and information about this small ocean side Italian town.  In 2013 we actually have seen few huge changes in the town, with most of the major sites, restaurants, hotels, and beaches staying open and in great shape.  In fact, with an improving economy the main changes in this holiday town have been updates and improvements that are more subtle but might make your stay that much more comfortable, secure, or enjoyable.

Vieste Italy remains one of the cleanest places you can visit, from the water to the streets, and the local people are quite proud of this.  Nothing has changed in that regard.  Over the past year a few new cafes and markets have opened, but the streets are still open and not cluttered, and this vacation town does not feel crowded or hard to get around.  You may notice a few more travelers if you’ve been to there recently, since an improving economy in places like the U’S. have attracted more people to this holiday destination.

Vieste Travel Tips

So you’ve made the excellent decision to travel to Vieste for your holiday vacation.  You can’t go wrong given all that this wonderful area of Italy has to offer.  That said, we’d like to offer some helpful tips for your holiday vacation in Vieste Italy:

1. Choose your accommodations in Vieste Italy carefully.

There are many choices from hotels to houses to villas.  Even within the group of hotels there are small family run accommodations as well as larger chains.  The amenities will differ between hotels and villas – our Accommodations page may help you decide.

2. Choose the location of your accommodations within the town carefully.

Vieste is not a large area but you can be near the beach or right in downtown.  You can also be away from it all and still within walking distance of most everything.  Your view from your hotel or villa may also be important – make sure to ask what your particular accommodation will face.

3. If you are traveling with children, look into what accommodation has other children.

One of the oft overlooked positives about traveling internationally is that your children might meet new friends from different countries and different cultures.  Also, Vieste Italy accommodations that are used to families traveling with children may be more patient and accommodating about noise.

4. Don’t skimp on time spent on your Vieste Italy Holiday.

Sure, this one is obvious, but the town and the are in surrounding Gargano have so much to offer you just don;t want to be rushed and miss anything.  Check out our “Vieste to do list” and “Gargano” pages and you’ll see what we mean.

5. Bring your appetite, and be adventurous about it.

There are so many terrific places to eat in Vieste Italy and surrounding Gargano that you may be sorry if you decide to skimp.  And since so many restaurants are so good – from the bigger to the smaller to even the holes-in-the-wall, be adventurous about where you eat.  And as far as weight gain?  Don’t worry, the beach is so beautiful that you can take a long enjoyable walk to burn off the calories.  There are also plenty of ocean sports you can partake in.

6. Be brave in choosing your activities.

There are many exciting things to do in Vieste Italy such as parasailing and scuba diving.  You may have to be brave to do these, but they will be incredibly fun.  When parasailing you will be able to check out the beautiful town and surrounding area of Gargano by air, and scuba diving in the award-winning clear waters cannot be beat.

7. Don’t hesitate to ask for advice from locals.

The people in this wonderful town are glad you are there, and look forward to sharing their rich history and everything there is to do.  They hope you will enjoy your trip and are genuinely friendly and helpful.  As opposed to other travel destinations, you do not need to hesitate to get to know the local people.

8. Meet other Vieste Italy holiday travelers too.

Vieste Italy is an international destination for individuals, couples, and families.  You should be able to meet new people who are also enjoying the sights, and take advantage of being able to learn about their part of the world and their own culture.

These are just a few travel tips for your trip to Vieste.  You may come away with your own tips for new travelers to the region and we hope you will share them in the comments section below.  It’s hard to go wrong with your choice of traveling to this beautiful Italian town, so writing a travel tip page was perhaps the easiest task yet as far as our website!  We will update this page as time goes on, both with new tips from our readers and our own new ideas about tips for accommodations, sightseeing, eating, exploration, and activities in the area.

Our advice on subsequent pages about hotels, cafes, restaurants, and activities remain up-to-date.  In some cases we have added newer places.  If you’ve recently traveled to this wonderful town and notice anything on our site that it is not up-yo-date, we hope you will let us know!  thanks for looking into Vieste!

  2 Responses to “Vieste Italy Guide”

  1. Hi there – thank you for sharing this great information about Vieste! My fiancé and I will spend our honeymoon in Vieste and wonder whether you might know of a place to rent a scooter/motorcycle in Vieste. Is this something you would suggest?

    Thanks,

    Matt

  2. Hi Sidney

    Thanks for following our Twitter, such as it is.

    As a Tour Operator to Italy for individuals I sam very interested in Pugila. We visited last October spending most of our time in Lecce and Monopoli but saw a good portion of the country from the south as far north to Barletta.

    End result was gathering experiences and contacts and shortly we will introduce our 2014 Puglia for Beginners Luxury Tour and am looking to expand our coverage in the coming months and years. I’d like to hear more from you about Vieste. Email me direct;ly so we can see what can be done

    Best regards,

    Steve

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