Vieste is one of the gems of the Gargano, awarded the blue flag several times for the clarity of the waters that lap its coast.
The Vieste lighthouse , which can be admired from most of the city, stands on the islet of Santa Eufemia (or more precisely Santa Eugenia), located between Punta Santa Croce and Punta San Francesco, closing the bay of Marina Piccola .
Its position is strategic for the navigation routes between the middle and lower Adriatic. It was designed in 1867 and the tower on which the lantern is located is located on the old house of the lighthouse keeper, which today, thanks to complete automation, is uninhabited.
Above the lighthouse tower you can admire a spectacular brass lantern, which lights up every day at dusk and illuminates the town of Vieste with its beams of light. The lighthouse is completely controlled and managed by the Lighthouse Area Command of the Navy based in Venice.
The sea caves of Vieste
There are about twenty sea caves. There coast of the Gargano , in particular the stretch that goes from Vieste to Mattinata is one of the most evocative landscapes of Puglia: high white cliffs overlooking the sea, with pines, brooms and rock roses that stretch out over the blue waters alternate with small coves and spread out of white gravel reachable only by sea.
The Sea Caves of Vieste can only be reached by sea, several tours are organized during the summer season and allow you to discover a spectacular landscape.In the summer season the tour of the caves is organized by motorboat from Motobarca Desirèe departing from the port of Vieste both in the morning and in the afternoon, where you can also admire from the sea the bay of San Felice with the famous “Architiello”, the bay of Campi, the stacks of Baia delle Zagare and the beaches of Porto Greco, Vignanotica and Pugnochiuso. Tickets are also available online at grottemarinegargano.com .
The Sea Caves of Vieste and Gargano for their beauty and their shape have inspired the old fishermen with the most unusual and curious names.