From the Majella mountains to the Adriatic Sea
TheTrabocchi Coast, which corresponds to the coastal stretch Adriatic of provence of Chieti, is a 70 kilometers coast from Ortona to San Salvo Marina, with coves and reefs below the hills that end at the Adriatic Sea marked by spread of Trabocchi, fishing machine on piles. It is a stretch of coast famous throughout Italy for itsnatural beauty and for its diversity; each of the countries of the Coast maintains its own characteristics and traditions.
Most famous attractions are ‘trabocchi’, old fishing machines protected as historical monuments by the honon ym National Park. Now trasformed in seafood restaurants.
The Trabocchi Coast, which corresponds to the coastal stretch Adriatic of provence of Chieti, is a 70 kilometers coast from Ortona to San Salvo Marina, with coves and reefs below the hills that end at the Adriatic Sea marked by spread of Trabocchi, fishing machine on piles. It is a stretch of coast famous throughout Italy for itsnatural beauty and for its diversity; each of the countries of the Coast maintains its own characteristics and traditions
San Vito Chietino is a little charming village above the sea.
Defined by the famous poet Gabriele D’Annunzio “the brooms’s town”, San Vito Chietino is a very interesting old town , with ancient buildings and decorative motifs from different eras.
Located on a rocky spur which stretches up to the sea, enjoys an open landscape on the Adriatic Sea and on the stretch of coast between Ortona in Vasto, in which are visible some overflows, from which such coast takes its name. Toward the inside are distinguishable Majella and, more in the distance, the Gran Sasso d’Italia.
The protected area is the first Reserve established in the coastline in Abruzzo and arises from the need to reconcile the naturalistic aspect of nature with the tourist one, such as the availability of beaches. The Reserve covers an area of about 285 hectares (400 arriving at the area of outer protection) and goes from the beach of Punta Penna, adjacent to the port of Vasto (Punta della Lotta), to the mouth of the river Sinello (the border with the town of Casalbordino).
The promontory of Punta Aderci (26 m asl) characterizes the whole area by providing a 360 ° view of the whole Reserve. In some cavities of Punta Aderci you can admire the Halymenia Flores, considered the most beautiful Mediterranean red seaweed. From Punta Aderci the view sweeps over the National Park of Maiella and Gran Sasso – Laga and of Sibillini: at sunset, with a good visibility, you can make out the Regional Park of Conero.
Connected by numerous routes departing from Termoli ferry port (1 hour distance by car), the Tremiti Islands are called the Pearls of the Adriatic, as they sit in a row surrounded by the azure sea. The five small islands are San Nicola, San Domino, Capraia, Cretaccio and Pianosa. The archipelago is located 40 km from the Apulian northern coast, north of Gargano Nature Reserve. The islands are popular and known for their beautiful coastal areas, the clean and clear waters and the many mysterious caves.
A Park completely made by mountain, the Mother Mountain of Abruzzi in the most inaccessible and wildest area of the Central Apennine, the Holy Mountain because of its many holy monuments which always inspire with profound religiousness and for this reason it was very dear to Pope Celestine V and to the hermits. It is the Park of the Wolf, the Bear, the vast plateaus of the high altitudes and of the wild and imposing canyons, but also the Park of the Retreats, the Abbeys, the dry-stone huts and the wonderful old town centres of the Municipalities which belong to the Park territory.