The fortress of Civitella del Tronto is one of the most impressive military engineering works in Italy: in fact, it extends for more than five hundred meters in length on a rocky ridge. All its bright history is linked to the strategic position it has had, for a few centuries, as a stronghold to guard the northern borders of the various Neapolitan realms. The fortress and the connected village suffered multiple sieges but what has gone down in history is the unfortunate defense sustained against the Sardinian Piedmontese army in 1860/61, which ended with the surrender on 20 March 1861, the last Bourbon stronghold to bend to the nascent unity Italy.
Lapped by the crystal clear waters of the Adriatic and by the long silvery ribbon of its beaches, Abruzzo offers you everything you can expect from a holiday that turns off stress and rekindles enthusiasm: its one hundred and thirty kilometers of coastline with suggestive sandy beaches they melt, as if by magic, with the gentle green hills of the hinterland and then become majestic and imposing peaks like those of the Gran Sasso.
In fact, Abruzzo is also called the “Green Region of Italy” for its natural parks and its numerous reserves where you can still admire splendid and rare specimens such as the bear, the chamois, the wolf and the golden eagle.
The medieval villages perched on the hills, the necropolises scattered in the landscape, the cities of art and the castles will make your holiday even more suggestive, without forgetting the sport and the healthy fun of the seaside resorts. Come and discover Abruzzo “strong and gentle”, the region with a rich range of proposals to spend unrepeatable holidays!