Along the southern coast of Vieste, you can see a small beach that owes its name to the imposing rock that monitors the city and its inhabitants from high: the beach of Pizzomunno.
Here there seem to have taken place an interesting and wonderful story that has as protagonists two young lovers, both from Vieste .
Pizzomunno, young and attractive fisherman, and Cristalda, beautiful girl with long golden hair, tenderly loved one each other and lived in the belief that nothing in the world could affect such a strong and sincere feeling.
Every evening, Cristalda walked down to the beach to greet her beautiful Pizzomunno before he left with his boat towards the open sea
Every night, at sea, Pizzomunno received the visit of the sirens who tried to bewitch him with their sweet songs. The queens of the sea fervently wanted Pizzomunno to become their king and lover.
The young man, however, never yielded to the temptations of the sirens, having already given his heart to pure Cristalda.
The many refusals of Pizzomunno unleashed the wrath of the sirens.
One evening, the sirens reached the two lovers on the beach and attacked Cristalda with great ferocity, letting her be swallowed by the depths of the sea.
Pizzomunno felt such a devastating sorrow, to get petrified forever.
The following day, the fishermen of Vieste found Pizzomunno petrified on the rock that now bears his name.
The legend tells that, every one hundred years, Cristalda emerges from the depths of the sea to meet Pizzomunno and live back the old thrill of a night of love on the same beach where they first met.ry of the wonders of Vieste.