In a strategic position, from the Baia Turchese Tourist Village you can easily move to discover the Gargano, an area rich in history, culture, art and embellished by a still wild and truly breathtaking nature. Whether you are a lover of the mountains and woods rather than the sea, by staying in our hotel you will have the opportunity to live a complete experience.
Vieste (Vìst in Vieste dialect), "the Pearl of the Gargano", is located in the province of Foggia, in Puglia. Gargano seaside resort, for the quality of its bathing waters it has been repeatedly awarded the Blue Flag by the Foundation for Environmental Education. It is part of the Gargano National Park and the Gargano Mountain Community.
It is the easternmost town on the Gargano promontory and in the province of Foggia. The particular urban location of Vieste is linked to the karst nature of the Garganico Promontory, characterized by rocky layers often eroded by marine action.
The nucleus of the inhabited area rises in fact on a small rocky peninsula, with a more or less symmetrical shape, characteristic for its three bays separated by two points: Punta di San Francesco and Punta di Santa Croce. Among the main constructions, as in other Apulian cities, we remember first of all the Romanesque Cathedral Basilica and the Castle, both subject to the care of Frederick II of Swabia after the Venetians had caused great damage to the town.
The "Gargano", also known as the "Sperone d'Italia", is characterized by the presence of enchanting landscapes and beaches. The pretty Baia delle Zagare, 44 km from Peschici, is one of the best known and most popular beaches. There are many, along the coast, the "trabucchi", ancient fishing structures with long wooden arms.
Furthermore, the whole promontory is full of caves, with suggestive names: the Grotta dei Contrabbandieri, that of the Two Eyes, of the Pigeons, of the Marbles, of the Sirens, of the Snake. The Gargano, with its 140 km of coastline, is the ideal destination for those seeking relaxation and recreation but it is also the perfect destination for sportsmen, who can practice many different activities here, especially windsurfing.
There is no shortage of Sanctuaries, for those who prefer to follow religious itineraries: the Ancient Church of S. Maria delle Grazie in San Giovanni Rotondo; the Sanctuary of Santa Maria delle Grazie, the one dedicated to San Padre Pio.
Puglia is a treasure trove of art, history and nature. It is the land of sun and hospitality, located in the southeastern part of Italy, in a strategic position in the heart of the Mediterranean.
Centuries of history and enchanting landscapes are some of the wonders that make this place unique for a journey in which to live unforgettable experiences.
An extraordinary heritage, to which are added four exceptional Unesco sites:
Castel del Monte , the mysterious fortress of Emperor Frederick II, near Andria;
the Sanctuary of San Michele Arcangelo in Monte Sant'Angelo, a masterpiece of medieval art and an international pilgrimage destination ;
the ancient beech woods of the Foresta Umbra , in the heart of the Gargano National Park and the art of dry stone walls, recognized as an intangible heritage of humanity in 2018.
Among the most characteristic culinary products are the stuffed aubergines, the fish soup (ciambott), the k'lustr (fried Christmas sweets covered with honey and almonds), the calzungidd (sweets filled with chickpea paste and cocoa ), castaggnedd (biscuits with almonds and cocoa), mustazzul (biscuits with cooked wine and cloves), taradd nglppet (biscuits with sugar icing), chickpea jam, pettole, troccoli, dried tomatoes in oil, orecchiette with turnip tops and taralli with fennel and white wine.
The typical Vieste gastronomy is however remarkably varied, characterized by the numerous and original preparations of vegetables and vegetables as well as the inevitable dishes based on local fish.
Traditional local cheeses are also very popular, especially the varieties produced with podolica cow's milk (caciocavallo) and garganica goat's milk (cacioricotta caprino).