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Peschici

Perched above a turquoise sea and tempting beach, Peschici, like Vieste, is a cliff-clinging Amalfi lookalike. Its tight-knit old walled town of Arabesque whitewashed houses acts as a hub to a wider resort area. The small town gets crammed in summer, so book in advance. Boats zip across to the Isole Tremiti in high season, and there are a couple of excellent places to eat.

Year-round the compellingly gruesome Museum of Torture in Peschici's Castello is a fascinating diversion from the town's spectacular hilltop labyrinth.

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