Unforgettable places to visit when in Vieste

The Gargano area has been one of the most popular holiday spots for tourists from all over the world. Nevertheless, the Mediterranean crystal clear waters and the sunny beaches are not the only wonders in the area.

Are you ready to find out which are the Gargano’s gems you have to visit if you are spending your holidays at Residenza SantAndrea in Vieste? Here are the best six!

The Gargano’s lakes

Do you want to immerse yourself in a fun day of adventures? Then the Gargano’s lakes are the place for you! Located in the northern part of the promontory, the lakes Varano and Lesina are places full of peace and tranquillity. If you have the chance, you should ask the locals about the old legends about these lakes, they’re quite interesting.

The Umbra Forest

Located in the Gargano National Park, the Umbra Forest is another magical place you can find near Vieste; it extends for over 400 hectares. Those who have already visited the forest say they fell in love in an instant. The forest provides picture-perfect landscapes and the chance to discover plants and animals uncontaminated, which can’t be found anywhere else in the world.

The trabucchi

Memories of old traditions, the trabucchi are a type of old fishing machinery that are scattered all over the Gargano shore. Thanks to recent actions taken to save and restore them, they’re now back to their original splendour and tourists have the chance to find out more about the traditions that shaped the Gargano and its inhabitants.

The caves

If you love the beach then you will surely enjoy the underwater caves, which sometimes you can see from the shore. They are almost 700 and they can be found on many of the beaches in the area. If you want to enjoy a completely amazing experience, we suggest you use a kayak instead of a regular boat to reach them.

The Tremiti islands

Unforgettable is also the Tremiti archipelagos, 5 islands that represent one of the most beautiful places on Earth. While on the islands you can enjoy wonderful beaches and relax under the warm sun. The landscape is gorgeous, the sun always shining, the food delicious and you can enjoy a breathtaking view of the whole Gargano area.

The nearby towns

If you really want to discover the gems the Gargano has to offer, then you should explore all the towns located near Vieste (the city centre is about 5 minutes away from the Residenza SantAndrea). Peschici and Rodi Garganico are two of the most beautiful ones. The narrow roads, the old shops, the monuments, and the crystal clear waters (Peschici’s sea is one of the cleanest ones in Italy) deserve to be seen at least once in your life.