The historic center, built almost entirely of travertine, is among the most monumental in Italy, and in it is the Renaissance Piazza del Popolo. In medieval times it was characterized by the presence of about two hundred towers, the erection of which began soon after the year one thousand. According to tradition, Frederick II had ninety-one of them destroyed in 1242, and their reduction continued over the following centuries. It still preserves several examples of noble towers and bell towers and is known as the City of a Hundred Towers.
Rising on the shores of the Adriatic Sea and located north of the mouth of the Tesino River, the town extends along the coast to the slopes of the nearby hills where the ancient medieval village stands out. Intense urban development, still in progress, causes the town to extend toward the mouth of the Tesino River and along its course inland. South of the Tesino estuary is the hamlet of Ischia, which over the years has become an area of the city that forms a single urban agglomeration with neighboring San Benedetto del Tronto.
It is the southernmost coastal municipality in the Marche region. The natural boundaries to the south (Tronto River) and east (Adriatic Sea) are well defined while to the north and west are not as identifiable.
The typical dish of San Benedetto del Tronto is brodetto alla sambenedettese(lu vrudètte) a fish soup, without tomatoes (at the limit with green tomatoes) and with the addition of peppers and vinegar, which is unique.
Included in the club of I borghi più belli d’Italia. The historic center of Civitella del Tronto is located 589 m above sea level on a rocky travertine cliff and is overlooked from the fortress, the last bastion of the Bourbons of Naples and the Kingdom of the Two Sicilies that strenuously resisted the siege of the Royal Sardinian Army, surrendering only three days after the Unification of Italy.
Inside the Civitella fortress, the Museum of Ancient Weapons and Maps was opened in August 1988.
Following the destructions, first of the Roman center(Castrum Novum Picenii) and later of the medieval center(Castel San Flaviano), the city was refounded in the second half of the 15th century by the Duke of Atri, Julius Anthony I Acquaviva of Aragon, who named it after him and made it an example of an ideal Renaissance city. The city is home to one of the region’s four ports, the only one in the province. The built-up area is divided into two main agglomerations, Giulianova Paese or Giulianova Alta, and Giulianova Lido or Giulianova Spiaggia. The former includes the historic center and stretches over a hill of modest elevation about a kilometer from the coastline, while the coastline contains the more modern and touristy part.
It is the most populous municipality in the region. The city has a predominantly modern appearance, mostly due to reconstruction following a series of heavy bombings suffered during World War II, which caused the destruction of much of the urban center. The most famous of Pescara’s writers is Gabriele d’Annunzio, also known as the “vate,” who represents one of the greatest exponents of Italian literature and culture at the turn of the 19th and 20th centuries.
Established in 1991. Third protected nature reserve largest in Italy by territorial extension, is located mostly in Abruzzo (province of L’Aquila, Pescara and Teramo), making it one of three national parks in the region, and to a lesser extent in the adjacent areas of Lazio (province of Rieti) and Marche (province of Ascoli Piceno).
The park covers an area of about 141,341 hectares on predominantly mountainous terrain, including the Gran Sasso d’Italia massif and the Monti della Laga range, located just north of this along the same eastern ridge of the central Abruzzo Apennines. The park territory is divided into 12 districts.
Set on a slight rise at 630 meters above sea level in the province of Teramo, it is rich in scenic wonders and unspoiled places, in which one encounters a variety of environmental situations: centuries-old chestnut groves, floral prairies, pure rivers and streams, all surrounded by stone villages and old abandoned mills.
Chestnut, beech, oak, elm, ash and linden trees are encountered, but the rarest is definitely the white spruce. The mountain climate with snowy winters and mild summers favor the emergence of porcini mushrooms, which along with chestnuts are recognized throughout Italy for their goodness.
It is the first marine protected area in Abruzzo and the mid-Adriatic Sea. It is located between the municipalities of Silvi and Pineto, in the province of Teramo, and includes a coastal strip of about 7 km, between the mouth of the Calvano creek in Pineto and Piazza dei Pini in Silvi. The dune environment of the A.M.P. is characterized by the presence of the Kentish plover, which comes to these places in the spring to nest, then leaves again in the fall. On the other hand, the marine environment is populated by the common clam, bream, sea bass and especially the rare gastropod mollusk.
The Trabocchi Coast is a stretch of the mid-Adriatic coast of Abruzzo corresponding to most of the coast of the province of Chieti, whose name derives from the widespread presence on the coast of trabocchi, ancient fishing machines on stilts dating back to the 18th century.
In 2004, following the decommissioning of the old Adriatic Railroad route between Ortona and Vasto, built in the late 19th century close to the coast and replaced by a new section further inland and mostly in tunnels, work began on converting the entire route into a bicycle path that is part of the larger Adriatic Cycleway project. The so-called cycleway (or greenway) of the Trabocchi, which also includes routes further inland from the former coastal railroad route, has been built along many sections of the long coastline, and despite numerous delays that have characterized the work over the years, it is planned by the province of Chieti that the entire work between Francavilla al Mare and Vasto will be complete by 2023. The Ortona-Fossacesia section has been chosen as the start of the Giro d’Italia 2023.
Inside the Tod’s Group Outlet in Sant’Elpidio a Mare, located near the Headquarters, you can buy footwear, leather goods and clothing from Tod’s, Hogan and Fay Brands. The Outlet is located in the Brancadoro Industrial Area in Sant’Elpido a Mare. The Outlet is open to the public every day of the week with continuous hours from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. For days where holidays occur, please check the opening hours.
The WWF Fosso Giardino Oasis is a corner of paradise where inside we are passionately dedicated to organizing activities and services dedicated to families and recreational activities such as Adventure Park, educational workshops focused on nature, art and recycling, educational farm and sports in nature.
Thanks to the excellent geographical location between the Vibrata Valley and the Tronto Valley, within the nature park it is possible to enjoy a view of the sea at an altitude of about 50 meters.
120,000 sq. m. to dive into the fun: from Kamikaze at dizzying heights to multi – slope waterslides, from carpets where you can slide at full speed to the Blue Hole to go down the hill with our inflatables to the fantastic wave pool. You can apply at the Front Desk for reductions for admission to Abruzzo’s largest Water Park.