A city fair of culture and sea, home to eclectic artists, Ortona is also one of the most popular seaside resorts on the coast. Its long coastline, after a first stretch of wide and sandy beach to the north (Foro, Lido Riccio and Lido dei Saraceni), changes its appearance and becomes a succession of inlets, bays, cliffs and promontories overlooking the sea with a rich Mediterranean vegetation. Here begins the evocative and peculiar "Costa dei Trabocchi" that extends to Vasto. Accommodation is good with modern hotels, campsites and B&Bs.
Francavilla al Mare is a delightful seaside resort, famous since the second half of the 19th century. Located in the province of Chieti, the town offers a wide range of entertainment and recreation options, with a good accommodation capacity. Ideal destination for families looking for quiet and well-equipped beaches, for young people who love sports activities and nightlife and for those who want a relaxing holiday with all the services at their fingertips.
Montesilvano, close to Pescara, is a town with a strong tourist vocation linked above all to summer bathing. The coast is dotted with hotels, many of them high level and equipped with numerous entertainment services. The greatest concentration is in the northern part of the Marina, which is why it is known as the "Great Hotels" area. The resort is also equipped to host important national and international conferences, thanks to the presence of a large and equipped conference halls.
Beautiful town of the Abruzzo Riviera, Pineto owes its name to the luxuriant and lush pinewoods that line the sea for more than four kilometers and embellish the picturesque landscape of the hills of Teramo. The historic pine forest was planted in 1926 by Commendator Luigi Corrado Filiani on state-owned land held under concession in the territory of "Villa Filiani", a hamlet in the municipality of Mutignano. Villa Filiani changed its name to Pineto, in honor of the famous poem by Gabriele D'Annunzio "La pioggia nel Pineto".
Among the most important municipalities in the province of Teramo, Giulianoiva boasts a harmonious hilly and maritime landscape that every year attracts many tourists. Roman colony born in 290 BC.
Tortoreto, in the province of Teramo, is a renowned seaside resort, destination of many Italian and foreign tourists who love to spend their holidays on the Adriatic coast. It is characterised by the clean sea with its gently sloping seabed, for the beach of fine golden sand in perfect symbiosis between the sea and the surrounding green hills, for the cycle paths that flank the coast, for the excellent quality of accommodation facilities and for the many cultural and sporting events that every year enliven the summer season.
On the border with Marche region, Martinsicuro is the first of seven pearls to welcome you to the "garden coast" of Teramo. It is an established tourist, commercial and bathing centre of Abruzzo and, although it was recently established as an autonomous municipality (1963), it boasts ancient origins. Archaeological excavations have allowed the identification, on the hilly complex above the river Tronto, of a large proto-historical village dating from the Bronze Age to the first Iron Age (1000-800 BC).
The church, originally dedicated to San Martino, was built in 1738; subsequently, following a miraculous event that ended a catastrophic drought, it was consecrated to the Crowned Madonna. In 1860 it was enlarged and the Capuchin monastery was annexed.
The Sanctuary of the Madonna dell' Elcina is located on a rocky hill, a short distance from the old town centre. The local stone church, in its present form, is recently built but of ancient foundation and has a remarkable historical, artistic and religious value for the whole valley.
The Sanctuary preserves a miraculous image of the Madonna and Child (stone bas-relief). It was erected at the end of the 16th century in the place where, according to tradition, the effigy of the Virgin, transported from distant lands, became so heavy that it could no longer be removed.