The Coastline

The coast of Abruzzo and the seaside resorts

REGIONE-VERDE-D'EUROPAThe coast of Abruzzo is characterized by its clear waters and natural landscape. With 130 km of coast there is something for everyone. Running from north to south, the main seaside resorts are Alba Adriatica, Giulianova, Roseto degli Abruzzi, Silvi Marina, Pescara, Francavilla al Mare, Ortona and Vasto. Each is located in areas with particular characteristics: Teramo and Pescara are known for sandy or pebbly seashores, perfect for children and sea swimmers. Past Ortona and up to the border with the Molise, the coast is more wild and rugged and lined with bays.

Silvi Marina, a European Blue Flag winner since 2008

bandiera bluThe historic coastal towers of the Abruzzo shoreline once formed an ancient defensive fortresses. One of these towers, Torre del Cerrano, is at the center of a marine protected area that includes Silvi Marina in Pineto and extends for a total of 7 km.

TORRE DEL CERRANO (Silvi Marina and Pineto)

torre-del-CerranoThe protected area of Torre del Cerrano is located in Teramo between Pineto and Silvi. The marine area covers seven kilometres of coastline and is part of a program for the protection and enhancement of the environment and the marine ecosystem. The name Torre del Cerrano derives from two symbols of local history and identity: the Cerrano rapids, that descend from the Atri hills (a protected area with beautiful waterways ) and run into Silvia Marina in Silvi; and the tower, built in 1568 by the Spanish as a bulwark against the Saracen pirates. The fortress – restored as the headquarters for the Centre of Marine Biology – looks out onto the dunes, two kilometres from the center of Pineto. Torre del Cerrano has been awarded the European Charter for Sustainable Tourism (ETSC) as well as recognition by the ministry of the environment, ranking the area in second place among some 32 protected areas. Visitors can lose themselves in a natural environment rich in fauna and flora. We are happy to arrange guided tours of the area. Just speak to hotel reception for more information on this area of outstanding natural beauty.