Vieste is a charming and picturesque town in the Gargano, famous for its splendid beaches and its historic center full of history and culture. In this guide, we present the most spectacular and photogenic places in Vieste, perfect for enriching your Instagram feed.
The evocative Arch of San Felice
Immersed in the lush cliff, theArch of San Felice it is a natural masterpiece visible from the panoramic point of Torre San Felice, along the road that connects Manfredonia to Vieste. To best capture the beauty of this scenery, we suggest you visit it in the afternoon, when the sun creates fascinating plays of light on the crystalline water.
The panoramic "quay"
Walking along the Cristoforo Colombo promenade, you cannot fail to admire the suggestive view of the bay Marina Piccola and the historic center of Vieste from the Quay. Continuing in the direction of the lighthouse, you will reach "the tip of the Banchina", an ideal place to immortalize the Lighthouse of Vieste and the islet of Santa Eufemia. The best time to shoot is dawn, when the sun comes out of the sea or in the evening, when the village lights up.
The stairway of love
Made for the first edition of Vieste in Love, the stairway of love joins the upper part of the old city to Corso Fazzini, near the town hall Municipality of Vieste. Decorated with little hearts and the lyrics of the song "La Leggenda di Pizzomunno e Cristalda" by Max Gazzè, this staircase offers an excellent photographic opportunity, especially in the morning when the influx of tourists is less.
The historic Via Barbacane
Via Barbacane, once the site of a fortification turret of the city walls, offers a unique glimpse of the lighthouse and the roofs of Vieste. Located just outside the Old Town, this panoramic road will give you a spectacular view of the city and the sea. For an even more suggestive image, climb the small wall on the left and take the photo at sunset, when the village is tinged with shades of orange.
The picturesque alleys of Vieste Vecchia
Another hidden jewel of Vieste are its suggestive alleys that characterize the Old Town. Walking through the narrow paved streets, surrounded by ancient buildings, you will find yourself immersed in a unique and fascinating atmosphere. In many points, between the houses, you can glimpse the crystal clear sea that forms the backdrop to these enchanting places.
Don't hesitate to explore these alleys and take photos that capture the authenticity and beauty of old Vieste. Among the narrow streets, you could discover hidden corners and breathtaking panoramic views of the sea, which will be the perfect setting for your photos on Instagram.
The suggestive Via Judeca
In the heart of the historical centre, Via Judeca extends over the ancient Jewish ghetto, offering a spectacle of contrast between the infinite Adriatic and the town overlooking the sea. From here, you can admire the Church of San Francesco and take unforgettable panoramic photos. Continuing along via Judeca it will be possible to reach "la ripa", and find the same panorama from another perspective, with a beautiful trebuchet that has just been restored.
The panoramic cliff of Punta San Francesco
Continuing along the historic centre, you will come across the small church of San Pietro d'Alcantara and then arrive at Punta San Francesco, a splendid peninsula with a fascinating religious complex dating back to 1438. Going down the stairs to the left of the church, you will reach a panoramic rock which offers a breathtaking view of old Vieste. It is the perfect place to capture a unique moment with the village in the background.
The beach seen from the Castle
Located at the edge of the old town, the Swabian Castle of Vieste it dominates the Scialara beach, also known as “Castle beach”. Although it is a military headquarters and only open to the public during certain events, it is worth visiting to admire its impressive exterior and enjoy the breathtaking view over the beach and Pizzomunno.
The symbol of Vieste: Pizzomunno
Il Pizzomunno it is an impressive limestone formation 25 meters high, located at the beginning of the beach south of the town, called "del Castello", "Scialara" or "del Pizzomunno". This white monolith has become the symbol of Vieste and stands majestically as a guardian of the city. To take an unforgettable photo, we advise you to go to the free beach area during the early hours of the morning, when the flow of tourists is less. You can experiment with different angles depending on the time and the light.
The caves of the Gargano
If you want unique photos, you cannot help but visit some of the many caves that are found along the coast of the Gargano, some accessible only by boat. The cave that I show you is on the Portonuovo beach. The caves, with the light reflecting off the water, are a perfect location for original photos.
These are some of the many suggestive corners and breathtaking views that will make your Instagram profile enviable. From historical monuments to natural beauties, this charming Gargano town will conquer the heart of every visitor and photography enthusiast.
Exploring this fascinating Gargano area, you will have the opportunity to take unique and unforgettable photos. To discover even more spectacular places and receive advice on where to take the best photos in Vieste, we invite you to follow the Instagram profile of turismovieste.it. Follow the page to stay up to date on news and events in this enchanting city and to immerse yourself in its magical atmosphere. Have a good trip and have fun in Vieste!