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After we left the school in Castelraimondo, we drove east.  One of the towns we visited was Vieste. 

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It was a beautiful drive along the coast out to the headland with stunning scenery. We stopped at one of the road side vendors and bought fresh locally grown fruits.

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Then we arrived in the centre of the town. Vieste is a town and comune in the province of Foggia, in the Apulia region of southeast Italy. It is a marine resort on the Gargano promontory, a rocky mass that makes up part of the “heel” of Italy

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For years, Vieste was just another fishing village but now it’s a popular Mediterranean beach destination. The conditions for swimming, sailing or boating are fabulous. The water is crystal clear, clean and deep blue.

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We seemed to be the only English speaking people in town, although  Liane is from Brazil, however she speaks perfect English and very good Italian.  We sat for a coffee and worked out our plans for the day.

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After exploring the town by foot we took a jet boat ride to tour the caves which are on the coast and accessible by boat. It only costs about 10 euro each.

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We stopped at one of the local beaches for a wander around and a snack or in my case a gelato.

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We returned on the the boat to town for lunch, we then took a very long walk along the beautiful main beach with is exquisite white sand.

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Vieste’s tourist office is located in the centre of town.   In summer several companies offer trips to Isole Tremiti and to the Gargano coast to view the caves.

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Although we drove to Vieste in our rental car, you can get to Vieste by Sita bus www.sitabus.it  from Foggia. There are also other bus services from other towns on the promontory. www.ferroviedelgargano.com

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