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Vieste is the Gargano peninsula's main town with approximately 13,000 inhabitants which is located on the peninsula's outermost tip. It is a vibrant town with many squares and small piazzas, restaurants and shops. The old town is beautifully situated on the rocky isthmus of San Fancesco with its white houses and narrow lanes. At the highest point of 43 metres above sea level, there are three naves of the Norman cathedral built by Frederick II. This is an excellent example of 16th Century Apulian building style.

Note that the town is a green area, and therefore there are strict rules for driving in town and in nearby streets. Keep an eye on the signs: ZTL.

On the south side of this white-washed fishing village are long golden sandy beaches. You will also find one of the most beautiful monuments in Vieste - the limestone monolith Il Pizzomunno - a giant limestone rock that stands in the middle of the beach with one foot in contact with water.

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On the north side of town there are docks and a marina. The town's lively port has daily trips departing during the summer to the surrounding caves and the Tremiti Islands. From here there are also views to the isolated island of Isola del Faro di S. Eufemia, where the old lighthouse majestically rises from the depths of the sea.

 
 

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