Walk with us among legends, pirates and enchanting beaches
A truly magical place enriched with fascinating old adventure stories, legends related to the sea, of Pizzomunno and his beloved Crisalda, and with tales of Federico II and his octagonal castle.
⇒ POPULARITY: 8/10
⇒ THIS TOUR IS FOR people who love culture and art; for those who would love to discover the monuments and stories of a little-known part of Puglia; for those who enjoy getting lost in the ups and downs of spiral stairways that seem to wind on higher and higher.
⇒ YOU WILL BE THRILLED as you gaze at the Swabian castle perched on the hill, the highest part of the city, as if sheltering the small village under its mantle; while from the other side it resembles a lighthouse looking out towards the distant horizon and the sea. You will be captivated by the magnificent squares / and look-out points (belvedere) that will allow you to observe the majestic limestone monolithic, called "Pizzomunno", 25 meters high, which stands alone on the Scialara beach.
Returning to the shadow of the irregular alleyways, you will want to get lost amongst the shops selling the typical local products of the Gargano, to taste the podolic caciocavallo or the famous Paposcia.
⇒ DIFFICULTY: Easy
⇒ TIME: 1 hour and a half
⇒ TO PUT IN THE BACKPACK: A great desire to explore, a mobile phone or a camera to capture glimpses, panoramas, and monuments and even some selfies. Comfortable shoes because you will be walking on a limestone pavement, smoothed by thousands of footsteps.
⇒ WE PROMISE YOU that you will get to know this city much better through a full, authentic and engaging experience. You will be pleasantly surprised by the things you will discover and it will be love at first…. visit.
⇒ PRICE: € 35 per person Free up to 18 years. Includes tour guide.
⇒ TOUR IN BRIEF: After meeting with the guide in front of the Swabian Castle, we start our walk in the ancient medieval village with its maze of irregular alleys and terraced houses characterised by small balconies or galleries, as we proceed towards the 11th century cathedral sec. dedicated to S. Maria Assunta. We listen to the history of the rock called "Chianca Amara" following the sacking by the Saracens and continue to the panoramic viewpoints, from where you can admire the symbol of the city, the "Pizzomunno" stack.
How to visit Vieste
The guided tour of Vieste takes place in total safety following the guidelines provided by the ministry. The groups will be small and the guides will wear a mask. The meeting point for the guide is in front of the entrance to the Swabian Castle, where you will have no problem finding a parking space, paid for with a time slot. The shared group visit to Vieste is guaranteed from a minimum of 2 people up to a maximum of 15 people, so you can enjoy the shared experience and maybe even make new friends.
How long does it take to visit Vieste?
The duration of the guided tour of Vieste is 2 hours, but we are not always so fiscal with the time and we often linger more in the various stages, when people are particularly enjoying what they discover.
You will visit the exterior of the Swabian Castle, the Cathedral of S. Maria Assunta inside and out, the rock called "Chianca Amara" and the various panoramic points scattered around the old city.
Vieste guided tour: online booking of visits
To book your visit with a Vieste tour guide you simply need to use the online booking system, choosing your preferred date and time.There is one tour in the morning and one in the afternoon.
In summer, when it’s very hot, we suggest a visit from 6 pm onwards, with the possibility to enjoy the atmosphere of the town in the evening and a beautiful sunset.
There are no additional costs on the tour.
You can decide after the tour whether to visit the Archaeological Museum M. Petrone with the numerous finds and inscriptions dating back to the Daunian period, ticket to be paid on the day, or see the many trabucchi on the Gargano coast that characterise one of the oldest methods of local fishing.
Vieste guided tour: what to see in the surroundings
We recommend staying at least 2 nights in Vieste, perhaps in one of the wonderful buildings of the historic centre.
Or, if you prefer, you could stay right on the coast near to Vieste, with its jagged coastline, the Baia delle Zagare and the wonderful beaches.
Contact us for more information on holiday packages in Vieste and surroundings.
You should also allow yourself time to visit some of the many beautiful places nearby such as Rodi Garganico, Vico del Gargano and Peschici -where you can see the trabucchi. Why not take some relaxation time on one of the blue flag beaches or visit some of the other places you can discover with our guided tours. Our package to the Tremiti Islands is not to be missed, leaving the mainland for the islets is absolutely the most beautiful experience possible.