Vasto: city of art, history and culture!
Walking through the alleys in the centre of Vasto, it is easy to recognize the traces of a glorious past which rooted in the pre Roman Age. You will discover the wonderful mosaics of the Roman thermae, Palazzo D’Avalos with its enchanting gardens, and we will accompany you for a promenade along the Loggia Amblingh, where you will admire one of the most striking views of Abruzzo.
THE TRABOCCHI: The Trabocchi (a sort of pilework huts used for fishing) are scattered along the Abruzzese coastline. It seems they have been set there “by chance”, anchored to the rocks, loyal and quiet, as guards being on lookout of the beauty of this coast. Their origin can be found in a remote past. It is thought that their invention was originated because of the fear of open-sea fishing. So men thought it was safest and better to fish standing in a point, on a steady platform, bound to the dry land through a wooden foot bridge.
PUNTA ADERCI: Established in 1998, this nature reserve includes 285 hectares of rocky coast between Vasto and Casalbordino. This area of great botanic and geological interest gives great opportunities for birdwatching. Spring is the most interesting season, while in summer Punta Aderci is the ideal place for swimming and immersions.
VASTO AND ITS ENOGASTRONOMY: Together to its wonderful sceneries panoramas and its historical richness Vasto offers the visitors a series of typical culinary products, as well unforgettable. Among the most famous and tasty delicatessen worth a mention is the “Ventricina”: a pork meat salami made with a very characteristic homemade process.
On the coast and particularly in Vasto, you can taste the famous Brodetto alla Vastese (Fish soup), a work of art of the typical local homemade gastronomy. A dish rigorously made of Adriatic fish so of small and medium size, cooked in the traditional terracotta pot called tijelle.