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 village rises on the area once occupied by Castrum Truentum, a Roman site at the mouth of the Tronto river. The toponym derives from Captain Martin de Segura who, in the sixteenth century, built the "Tower of Charles V", a mighty quadrangular building, a bulwark of sighting. Inside, the brand new Antiquarium di Castrum Truentinum, where there are important exhibits of ancient settlements dating back to the Bronze Age. The newsstand on the façade, which contains the heraldic signs of Emperor Charles V, is interesting. The Church of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, which houses a valuable painting by Giuseppe Pauri and Villa Barnabei, a stately residence dating back to 1866, should also be remembered.
Learn more about it: http://www.martinsicuro.gov.it