Abruzzo green district of Europe
The gold of the wheat fields, the green of the forest, the blue of the sea, the white of the snowy peaks. The colours of Abruzzo tell of a very varied landscape. Nature is the absolute protagonist of this region and preserves its ancient beauty. Explore it, is so easy, just plan an excursion inland, to the famous Gran Sasso and Majella National Parks, or alternatively to the magical reserves of Monte Velino, Lake Campotosto or Feudo Intramonti. For those who prefer the sea, it is possible to explore plenty of beaches by moving along the A14 motorway or the State Road 16. It will be very easy to find your relax spot, even in the busiest periods.
Lands of sailors and poets
The Abruzzo coast is characterized by its clean waters and a well-preserved landscape. The 130 km of coastline have quality facilities for a comfortable holiday. From North to South, the main coastal towns are Alba Adriatica, Giulianova, Roseto degli Abruzzi, Silvi Marina, Pescara, Francavilla al Mare, Ortona and Vasto. Each of these place is located in areas with special characteristics: in the area of Teramo and Pescara there are large sandy beaches, perfect for children and for those who want to become familiar with the sea. From Ortona to the border with Molise, the coast becomes jagged, with coves surrounded by dense Mediterranean vegetation.
Silvi Marina is on the European Blue Flag list since 2008
The Gulf of Vasto, the Gulf of Venus and the Costa dei Trabocchi (from the name of the typical fishing machines of this region), are stretches of coast famous for their incredible natural beauty. Of great historical value are the coastal towers of Abruzzo, immersed in a fairytale context a few meters from the sea, in eternal memory of their defensive function and sighting. One of these towers, known as Torre del Cerrano, is at the center of a marine protected area that extends from Silvi Marina to Pineto, for 7km full of charm.
Torre di Cerrano Marine Protected Area (between Silvi Marina and Pineto)
The spectacular marine protected area of the Torre del Cerrano is located in the Teramo area between two municipalities, Pineto and Silvi Marina The marine area extends for 7 km of coast, including the network of underwater oases that have allowed the enhancement of the environment, the preservation, repopulation and study of the marine ecosystem. The name Torre del Cerrano tells of two symbols of the history and identity of this land: the stream Cerrano, which falls down from the hills of Atri – a protected area with beautiful gullies – and flows into the sea of Silvi, and the Tower, built in 1568 by the Spaniards, bulwark against Saracen pirates. The tower, completely restored and home to the Center of Marine Biology, is overlooking the dunes, north of the coast of Silvi Marina. Torre del Cerrano has obtained the European Charter for Sustainable Tourism (CETS). A coveted recognition that adds to that of the Ministry of the Environment that has rewarded it for managerial efficiency placing it in second place overall in the ranking of 32 protected areas.
“Getting lost in the green” could be the expression that best sums up what it feels like to walk in the Torre del Cerrano protected marine area. The traveller can admire an intact environment, with a lush fauna and flora to photograph. Guided tours are organised on a weekly basis.
More details about the territory and its surroundings, will be given at the hotel’s reception. Come and discover a land full of emotions.
Not only nature but also boroughs, castles and many festivals
Abruzzo’s boroughs are authentic pearl of beauty. Santo Stefano di Sessanio, Rocca Calascio and Scanno are just a few names. There are also many castles (Celano, Pacentro, Anversa degli Abruzzi, Avezzano, Balsorano), hermitages (Santa Croce al Morrone, San Giovanni, San Bartolomeo), sanctuaries (Volto Santo di Manoppello, San Gabriele dell’Addolorata) the convents (Ritiro della Santissima Annunziata del Poggio, convento della Madonna del Carmine) and the abbeys (San Clemente a Casauria, San Liberatore a Majella, San Giovanni in Venere). Among the most important festivals we mention Flaiano Festival dedicated to cinema, the Jazz Festival and the Fuori Uso for those who love contemporary art.