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Italy in Photos

Photos of Italy taken on Walks in the Cities Towns & Villages of Italia

Welcome to Italy in Photos, a mesmerizing visual experience that unveils the hidden treasures of Vieste: – Vieste is a town located in the province of Foggia, in the Apulia region of southeast Italy. It is a marine resort with a rugged coastline, a castle, a cathedral and a legend about a sea stack. The town has received Blue Flags for the purity of its waters from the Foundation for Environmental Education. It is part of the Gargano National Park, which is a natural paradise of forests and beaches. The town is bordered by Mattinata, Monte Sant’Angelo, Peschici and Vico del Gargano. The town has a triangular-shaped castle with bastions at its vertexes. Vieste Cathedral is built in Apulian Romanesque style and is a notable building in the town. The town is also known for its sea stack, Pizzomunno, which stands 26.6 meters high and is situated on the Spiaggia del Castello (Castle Beach). The stone connects to a local legend about a fisherman called Pizzomunno whose true love was captured by sirens and imprisoned under the sea. The story tells how he swam out to rescue her, but became exhausted and gave up hope, turning to stone. Other myths about the rock are that it disappears on some nights, and that a wish made while circling it will come true. The town has interesting geology; cliffs composed of chalk-like white limestone, sparsely banded with thin layers of flint. Next to the town there are two large, straight beaches. The remainder of the coast is composed of gulfs and small, hidden sandy beaches. Erosion by water and wind has shaped the calcareous rock into grottoes and arches. The coast is rugged, and many interesting sights are accessible only by sea. Vieste is a delightful blend of Old-World charm and modern resort mixed together. The town’s primary economy was fishing and agriculture, but now tourism, with hotels, resorts and camping facilities, has transformed the town’s appearance, economy and lifestyle. Vieste is a beautiful seaside town on the little-known Puglian promontory.

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Photo Gallery of  Walk 1 – Località Sant’Andrea to Lungomare Cristoforo Colombo
Approximately 4.55  km – 2.83 miles

The walk starts in Località Sant’Andrea – Lungomare Europa – Via Venezia – Via Daunia – Piazzale Paolo VI’ – Lungomare Europa – Lungomare Amerigo Vespucci – Lungomare Cristoforo Colombo

Photo Gallery of  Walk 2 – Lungomare Cristoforo Colombo to Via Ripe
Approximately 0.88 km – 0.55  miles

The walk starts in Lungomare Cristoforo Colombo – Viale Marinai d’Italia – Corso Lorenzo Fazzini – Piazza della Liberta – Piazza Vittorio Emanuele II – Via Pola – Via S. Francesco – Chiesa di San Francesco, Via S. Francesco – Via Ripe

Photo Gallery of  Walk 3 – Via Santa Maria di Merino to Viale Federico II
Approximately km 6.10 – 3.79 miles

The walk starts in Via Santa Maria di Merino – Via Vittorio Veneto – Piazza Centrale – Via Madonna della Libera – Lungomare Enrico Mattei – Via Ruggiero Bonghi – Lungomare Enrico Mattei – Walk back along Lungomare Enrico Mattei to Viale Federico II – Via Nicola Santoro – Viale Federico II

Photo Gallery of  Walk 4 – Piazza Castello to Corso Lorenzo Fazzini
Approximately 0.66 km – 0.41 miles

The walk starts in Piazza Castello – Via Simone Vestano – Via Vescovado – Via Duomo – Cattedrale di Santa Maria Assunta, Via Celestino V – Via Cesare Battisti – Via Monte Grappa – Via Cesare Battisti – Via Camillo Benso Conte di Cavour – Via Santa Maria di Merino – Corso Lorenzo Fazzini – Parrocchia S. Croce, Via Croce – Corso Lorenzo Fazzini