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The Residence Chiesiola is an excellent starting point to easily reach the places that make Vieste famous all over the world.

I Trabucchi

A very typical presence you will find on our sea coast are the "Trabucchi", which is a very antique fishing system made of wooden poles that intersect with wire and pulleys. This was a very operative tool for catching fish especially on our sea coast.
The method is easy and consists in dipping in the water a large fish net which is supported by several antennas, over these antennas is positioned a lookout boat which can see from up high the large school of fish arriving.The people present on the trabucco will be signaled and will start to turn a very heavy wheel in order to capture the fish in the big net. This fishing system has been used for many years and has capitalized the migration of fish coming from north to south.

Tremiti islands

A trip you cannot miss is to the enchanting Tremiti islands. The archipelago is made of three islands: S. Domino, S. Nicola and Capraia. The unpolluted nature, the crystal-clear water, the variety of colors found on the bottoms and the history appeal makes these islands an obligated turist stop which no sea lover should reject. The most important and most beautiful island is S. Domino, fully covered with a lush pine forest. The splendid sea inlets named Arene, Inglesi, Matano are possible to reach by foot for spending days just bathing in the sun and submerging in the transparent multi coloured water. It is possible to hire small watercrafts and to move away from the crowded areas reaching the rest of the wonderful inlets that surround the island.

Monte S. Angelo

Monte S. Angelo, a suggestive medioeval town 800 meters above the sea level, with it’s famous sanctuary dedicated to S. Michael.

The most interesting and historical monuments of the "Town of the Archangel" are the Grave of Rotari and the Norman Castel Svevo-Aragonese. 

Sea caves

From one of the biggest carsic phenomenons of the Puglia coast you may admire the sea caves, sculpted from millions of years work due to rain water and from the sea’s corrosion. The suggestive scene of caves, swoops, and over hanging rocks is a magic scenery caused from the light reflections and the clear blue water. The fisherman have named the sea caves with strange names for example: Broken cave, Bell’s cave, Runner’s cave, cave of two eyes, pigeon’s cave, bat’s cave, the hot cave, the painting board cave, the siren’s cave, the dream cave, the pharaon cave, the smerald cave, the marble cave and the snakes cave.

Foresta Umbra

The name Foresta Umbra comes from the Italian term "ombra" which means shadow. It gets it’s name right from the characteristic darkness of the forest. Because of it’s vegetation, very typical of the forests up north, the Foresta Umbra is also called "the southern forest with northern trees". The Foresta Umbra stretches itself for 15.000 hectares and reaches an altitude of 800 meters. It has a great variety of essences and is composed by beech trees, maple trees, live oaktees, yew trees and a large diversity of splendid orchids. The Foresta Umbra is located 10 km from Vieste, and along the way it is possible to find many pic-nic areas and escursion trails. 

S. Giovanni Rotondo

The city of S.Giovanni Rotondo is the destination of many devoted and religious people. Here at S. Giovanni Rotondo it is possible to visit his grave.

There are several sacred places that witness the religiousness of this small town dominated by Monte Calvo which is the highest point of the Gargano.