In this itinerary we propose you to dedicate a day to the sight of three beautiful places that are located on the Costa dei Trabocchi, near Vasto.
The first stage of this itinerary sees the visit of a pretty village that preserves ancient medieval walls, a belvedere overlooking the beauty of the Costa dei Trabocchi and a castle on the sea.
Rocca San Giovanni is a small town in the province of Chieti of extraordinary beauty, rich in traditions and architectural views, between the Middle Ages and the Renaissance. The most significant remains of the imposing walls of the fortress, built after the sack of 1061 by the Normans, are located along via Abate Odorisio, culminating in the still well-preserved Filippini tower. The cobbled stone scarp walls once surrounded the entire medieval village of Rocca San Giovanni, founded a short distance from the end of the fortified wall to offer shelter to the surrounding populations in the event of a siege: in fact, they testify to the ancient function of the town, a fortress in defense of the abbey of San Giovanni in Venere (Read more)
Belvedere Guglielmo Marconi or Colle di San Vito Chietino is an exceptional balcony on the Costa dei Trabocchi easily accessible from the town. You can cast your gaze on the horizon, admire the shades of color, the trabocchi and the Via Verde cycle path (Read more)
The Aragonese Castle of Ortona, built in the fifteenth century, stands on the promontory called “La Pizzuta”, which falls overhanging the sea, from which it dominates the articulated and suggestive Adriatic coast. Over the centuries, it underwent various modifications and renovations. Originally the manor had a trapezoidal plan, not exactly regular, with cylindrical towers, highly scarped, at the corners, according to the Aragonese scheme widespread throughout the south (Read morre)