Vasto city and beach

Città e spiaggi Vasto

Vasto is located in the southern part of the Abruzzo coast near the border with Molise

The town has about 40 thousand inhabitants and is the fourth largest municipality in Abruzzo by territorial extension. Vasto is divided into Vasto old and Vasto Marina connected by a short walk that descends from the hill to the beach. Vasto old stands on a hill 144 meters above sea level from which it dominates the gulf below (Golfo di Vasto) and the beautiful and long beach on the coast.

Inside the gulf of Vasto is the seaside resort of Vasto marina, which has been awarded the Blue Flag several times for the quality of its clear, calm and shallow waters. The beach has two souls: one sandy and one rocky, the first develops for 7 kilometers inside the gulf in a southerly direction. The north area, going towards Pescara, hosts the area of cliffs, bays and coves as well as the port of Vasto. In this area of the coast, as is typical of the southern part of Abruzzo, the characteristic constructions of the trabocchi can be observed.

The landscape of this area is unique, a combination of the colors and scents of the sea and those of the vineyards and orchards of the hilly hinterland, all framed by the nearby Majella massif.

The cuisine of the Vasto area is dominated by the fish soup and the ventricina which also testify to the meeting between the land and the sea at the table; also in the area there is the first museum in the world dedicated to the pig.

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