The charming town of Roseto degli Abruzzi , offer one of the most beautiful beaches of Abruzzo. Featuring a well-equipped marina is the ideal place for small boats. To those who love sports Roseto offers tennis courts, ice rinks, school of windsurfing, horseback riding, sailing club and water slide. In addition, the promenade is ideal to relax and enjoy the various events that are presented during the summer season.
Roseto degli Abruzzi offers a relaxing and great vacation, thanks to the numerous artistic and cultural initiatives, the full summer program of events and sporting events of international standing, who were able to extend the summer season from April to October. The city also offers much to lovers of art and culture, thanks to churches in cities and villages, the "Museum of material culture" of Montepagano and "Civic Art Collection", housed in the Villa Comunale. The "Public Library", which is located inside the Villa, collects numerous prestigious donations. Roseto degli Abruzzi is a town active, energetic, which has always been able to link their name in international events both in the cultural field and in the sports field.
The pride of the city is the basketball tournament "Trofeo Lido Delle Rose", the oldest summer tournament in Europe and perhaps the world, which takes place since 1945. The link between culture and food and wine is very sensitive for over thirty years, "Mostra dei vini tipici" on Montepagano.
Montepagano, is a charming village whose walls are erected on Roseto hill about 2 km away from the town, a town that boasts medieval origins, is the most famous village, ancient and noble, for both the history and the richness of the monuments that It owns. The Montepagano Castle is one of these; it is a perched castle that still preserves works of art and monuments of the past, really important. Pur being a small village, Montepagano possesses an ancient and important history that winds through the town, among his memories and among its squares. It has important monuments such as the Porta da Borea with the pointed arch, the rest of the imposing walls of the medieval walls; also several churches, among which the most important is the Santissima Annunziata, completed in 1602 and still the seat of the most important religious Paganese, another important monument is the famous bell tower linked to the legend of St. Antimo priest and Christian martyr in the times of persecution Roman against Christians who drove out with a miracle, blinding them, the Turks who wanted to attack the country. From its belvedere and its walls you can see the beautiful view of the Adriatic Sea.
ABRUZZO NATIONAL PARK & GRAN SASSO
The National Park of Gran Sasso-Monti della Laga culminate with the spectacular rocky massif of the Gran Sasso and includes the faces of Corno Grande and Corno Piccolo. For nature walks in summer and winter for those who love the ski slopes, you can also visit villages and very interesting historical places like Pietra Camela and Isola del Gran Sasso. Other recommended activities: hiking, horseback and mountain biking. Guided educational tours. Trekking. naturalistic pictures. observation of animals in the wildlife areas and freedom '. Birdwatching in Campotosto. Cycling. Mountaineering on the faces of Corno Grande, the little horn, Mount Camicia and Pizzo d'Intermesoli. sport climbing. Canyoning. Canoeing and windsurfing in Campotosto. of hiking and cross-country skiing on the slopes of Castel del Monte, Santo Stefano di Sessanio and Pietracamela. Backcountry skiing. winter mountaineering. Climbing up frozen waterfalls. downhill skiing.
CASTELLI - ATRI - CAMPLI - TERAMO
The village of Castelli is located in the hills called the country home of Abruzzo pottery, she conceals extraordinary treasures of art in Abruzzo. The church of St. John the Baptist, built in 1601 in Renaissance style, features, walled in the façade, the remains of the twelfth-century pulpit, from the Abbey of San Salvatore. Inside there is a wooden sculpture of the thirteenth century, depicting St. Anne with the child Mary in her lap and a tiled altarpiece attributed to Francesco Grue one of the leaders of the family of potters. The church and former convent of the seventeenth century Franciscan, has a cloister with porch and pillars decorated with majolica plates, now home to the local museum. also deserves the attention of St. Donat church that preserves part of the ceiling and the floor in majolica tiles of the '400.
Atri is considered the jewel of Abruzzo, the citizen, conserves its ancient appearance, hiding the evidence of considerable value. Built on an earlier church of the ninth century, the Cathedral, dedicated to St. Mary of the Assumption in 1223, still preserves evidence of the early building stages, built on a Roman cistern. The façade has a beautiful portal tripartite Mastro Rainaldo. Atri, is dominated by a beautiful rose window. The bell tower crowned by a spire is decorated with majolica bowls. The interior also features a choir that dates from the twelfth century. To make it particularly attractive Atri the landscape is the presence of gullies, karst formations resulting from a particular form of erosion, now included in the Natural Reserve of the Badlands of Atri, which includes 350 hectares of land.
Campli is situated on a hill between the valleys of Fiumicino and Siccagno, art city, famous national value, rich in architectural monuments still retains traces of the primitive settlement in the fortified structure and the fourteenth-century turreted Eastern gate. The oldest part of the fifteenth century is characterized by houses with stone frames and floor often porch. Deserve special attention of the House and the House of the Pharmacist Doctor with contemporary courtyard of the Parliament building, with arcade with seven arches on large pillars. The building of the Municipality, which began in the fourteenth century, has undergone renovations in 1520, but has been restored several times. The Collegiate Church of St. Mary in Platea dates back to the fourteenth century.
Teramo city of art and capluogo of the province is framed in the backdrop of the Gran Sasso and Monti della Laga, which runs in the background of the city a formidable crown of peaks and walls, but also reaching out to the beautiful sea of its coast, a few dozen kilometers, Teramo is rich in history, nature and a vibrant cultural life. In the heart of the historical center, among the remains of the theater and the Roman amphitheater, there is the Cathedral, dedicated to San Berardo (1158, enlarged in the fourteenth century, three naves, beautiful mullioned windows; portal of Diodato Romano, with beautiful statues on columns side of Nicola da Guardiagrele, whose inside is guarded the masterpiece, the famous silver Paliotto; Altarpiece of St. Augustine, the Venetian Jacobello del Fiore and frescoes).
SANTUARIO DI S. GABRIELE DELL'ADDOLORATA
The sanctuary of St. Gabriel, at the foot of Gran Sasso, in the province of Teramo, is among the most popular in Italy and Europe. A recent ranking him among the top fifteen most visited shrines of mondo.Due million pilgrims come each year to pray at the tomb of the young student Passionist St. Gabriel. His fame knows no boundaries. By the early Church and 'can follow a guided tour of the Holy remember starting from the great room, which exposes the votive offerings for favors received. Then comes the Transit House, converted into a chapel and adorned from sacred images. The sanctuary of San Gabriel is located in the center of a sacred triangle that includes three of the most famous shrines in Europe: Loreto, San Gabriel, San Giovanni Rotondo. In these three shrines every year, some thirteen million pilgrims.