Places of art and culture, ancient villages and tourist places to visit.
Abruzzo is just waiting to be explored! Discover the magical places close to the Stork Camping Village.
The art and culture of Abruzzo are all to be discovered: among suggestive ancient villages rich in history, seaside resorts between tradition and innovation, magical and postcard-like places, immersed in nature and in an unforgettable landscape.
You will be spoiled for choice. And all at a very short distance from the Stork Camping Village.
Roseto degli Abruzzi
Directly on the Adriatic Sea, Roseto degli Abruzzi is the "Lido delle Rose": everywhere you can breathe the scent of roses, which adorn the streets, flower beds and balconies.
Initially her name was "Rosburgo", but following the unpopularity of her name during the First World War among the soldiers ("i surdat", in Abruzzese), who mocked her with whistles and insults passing through the railway station as she evoked in their minds the Austrians and Germans they were fighting against were changed to "Rose Garden", the city of roses.
Today Roseto degli Abruzzi is one of the best known seaside resorts on the Abruzzo Riviera, with its wide sandy beaches and the low and clean seabed which, since 1999, has allowed it to obtain the "Blue Flag".
But if Roseto is mainly known for its sea, its hill is ideal for discovering another magical face of the city. Born from the medieval village of Montepagano, Roseto preserves, in the hilly area, the ancient fortifications and the four entrance doors to the ancient village.
Resting on a very suggestive game of hills, the city of Teramo is equidistant between the snows of the Gran Sasso and the sands of the Adriatic, happy with those 265 meters above the level of the waves that allow it to smell the salt and that of the sea. undergrowth, the taste of stewed fish and that of grilled meats.
A geographical position that could not fail to generate a particular culture, as the fifty-two thousand Teramani blend together the proud rigidity of the rocks and the boundless hospitality of the sea, in a combination capable of great friendships and extraordinary impulses of generosity, but also of inviolable confidentiality.
Protected, not isolated, from the mountain back and the undulating cover, Teramo enjoys a particular accessibility: two highways (the A24 Rome-Teramo and the A14 Milan-Bari, Mosciano exit), a minor railway line (which, however, joins the backbone Adriatica at Giulianova station), and an airport (the "Liberi" of Pescara, 40 minutes by car).
A small city, therefore, but of great charm, because each historical period is well represented, and there is no street or square where the eye does not encounter a testimony of the past. Walking through the streets designed over the centuries means relying on a sort of invisible time machine that, with elegance and discretion, recalls the glories of the theater of Plautus and Verdi's operas, the times of the mosaic and those of the mullioned windows, the brocade robes and the cloths of raw wool, in a run through time, but timeless, in a city that has been able to grow without forgetting itself.
One of the most famous cities of the ancient world and very dear to the Romans, because from here came the family of Emperor Hadrian, who always called it his "second home".
Close to the Teramo coast, according to Tito Livio Atri took its name from the Adriatic Sea. The city, with very ancient origins, was an important colony in Roman times, underwent barbarian invasions and foreign dominations during the Middle Ages, and then "reborn" definitively under the control of the lords of Acquaviva.
And it is in the center of the town that the charm of this long history continues to reveal its evocative force today. Monuments and historic buildings, churches, museums, suggestive views, these are the many pieces of the splendid mosaic that Atri offers to its numerous visitors.
Immediately outside the city it is possible to see the famous "caves", probably prehistoric houses, and the "badlands", real natural sculptures generated by the erosion of the clay soil, now protected by a WWF nature reserve.
Called the "Posillipo d'Abruzzo", Giulianova is one of the most famous seaside resorts in Abruzzo that has managed to keep its atmosphere far from the hype of the most popular itineraries with a varied tourist offer.
On the third Sunday of July, the city becomes the kingdom of sand castles, with a famous international competition that sees participants of all ages and all nationalities in a spectacular competition of sculptures and sand castles.
The strong link between the sea and the city is evident walking in its port: a rainbow of sails and fishing boats and, in the south pier, the theater of "caliscendi", large fixed scales used since the early twentieth century for fishing, suggestive to admire especially at sunset.
City with a sea soul, Giulianova also has another face, made of culture and architecture. In the historic center you can admire the Church of S. Maria a Mare which preserves a very particular portal, built in 300 and the Renaissance Cathedral of S.Flaviano, with an octagonal and terracotta plan, which dominates the town from above. Noteworthy is also the Sanctuary of the Madonna dello Splendore with valuable works of art including a canvas from the school of Paolo Veronese.
A magical place, like a postcard.
Rocca Calascio is an ancient medieval fortification at over 1400 meters high, immersed in the Gran Sasso Park, a white stone fortress reachable only along characteristic mountain roads.
Once at the top, you will be able to admire a magnificent panorama and it will seem to you that time has stopped. It is no coincidence that Rocca Calascio was chosen as the set of "Il Nome della Rosa" and "Lady Hawke".
Civitella del Tronto and its Fortress
Great and majestic military engineering work, one of the most beautiful villages in Italy. Among the largest fortresses in Europe, Civitella del Tronto will enchant you with its ramparts, walkways, lodgings and parade grounds. During his visit you will come across the "ruetta", the narrowest street in Italy.