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If it is a holiday at the beach, enjoying the sun, the splendid view and good food, then Vieste, a town and marine resort located in the province of Foggia in the Apulia region is the right place for you.

Situated inside the Gargano National Park, the town is famous for its beautiful beaches and the purity of its sea, for which it has received the Blue Flag award from the Foundation for Environmental Education. Moreover, the coast of this area of Italy is not only interesting from a geological point of view – numerous fossils have in fact been found here – but also quite striking for its particular landscape. Next to the town, in fact, are straight, large beaches, ideal for children and families, but the rest of the coast consists of gulfs, arches and grotto, peppered by small, sandy beaches which can often be reached only by sea, making them perfect for those who prefer quiet solitude during their holidays.

Sightseeing is also in order, however, as Vieste is home to a few interesting buildings, such as a castle, particular in its triangular shape and bastions, and the beautiful cathedral, the main body of which was built in Apulian Romanesque style while the bell tower strikes as odd as it was restored in the Baroque style after the collapse of the original structure.

And while you are in the area, why not stay at the Hotel Yria? Named after a mythological figure – "yria" in fact was a siren, or a minor goddess of extraordinary beauty – the hotel boasts 36 beautiful rooms, all with verandahs and a splendid view on the beach. Moreover, the rooms’ furnishings mix tradition with modern comforts: while the furniture was built by local artisans, the rooms are also up to date and include air conditioning, free Wi-Fi, LCD TV, safe, and telephone for both internal and external calls. The bathrooms also include a shower cabin, hairdryer, scale, fresh towels, and a welcome set consisting of soap bars and shower gel.

Attentive to the comfort of its guests, Hotel Yria relies on the beach La Bussola to take care of its more sea-loving guests, while those who prefer a more quiet environment can choose the small pool with whirlpool corners inside the premises of the hotel, or enjoy the use of a small but well-provided library with books not only in Italian but in German and English as well, which is at the guests’ disposal free of charge. Free of charge is also the use of the hotel’s range of bicycles, some of which also provide child seats, and which are a great way to explore the town of Vieste and the surrounding area in a healthy and eco-friendly way. Also free for guests is the use not only of Wi-Fi, available in the whole hotel, but of the "Sala Minerva" as well, a room where Ethernet sockets, as well as two computers and printers, are available for the guests’ needs.

As an evening entertainment, moreover, the hotel organizes free movie nights with both new and classic movies in the open-air cinema on the hotel’s premises.

So what are you waiting for? Book your stay in Vieste, and at the Hotel Yria, today!

For further information: www.hotelyria.it

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