One of the most fascinating Italian territories overlooking the Adriatic Sea is undoubtedly the Sea of the Trabocchi: in Abruzzo. It is a stretch of coast that includes seven municipalities in the province of Chieti. This is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful places in Abruzzo and it is also particularly fascinating. In fact, the name derives from ancient fishing machines on stilts typical of the marine villages of this area.
Today there are 23 of them on this stretch of coast of the Adriatic Sea. Here, in addition to discovering where the Coast of the 7 sisters is located, you can also get to know the most fascinating beaches of the Abruzzo coast. In addition, you will also know the activities that can be carried out in these locations and discover the recipes of traditional cuisine. Finally, you can also know which are the places where you can stay in these seaside resorts.
Where is Costa dei Trabocchi?
The coast of the trabocchi, also called by the coast of the 7 sisters, is that stretch of coast of the Adriatic Sea that is located in the province of Chieti. It is one of the most fascinating and authentic stretches of coast that winds along the path of the Adriatica road 16 starting from Francavilla al Mare to San Salvo.
Along the way it crosses the cities of Ortona, Fossacesia, San Vito Chietino and finally Vasto. The latter has a marine coastline of over 20 kilometers in length. The first town you meet is Ortona where you can enjoy breathtaking views and a wonderful sea. San Vito Chietino stands on a hill that reaches the sea. Then continuing you meet Rocca San Giovanni which is one of the most beautiful villages in Italy. Then meet the towns of Torino di Sangro and Fossacesia. The coast ends with Casalbordino and San Salvo which is the last town of the suggestive and fascinating coast of the Trabocchi.
The most beautiful beaches of the Trabocchi coast
The Trabocchi coast is more than 130 kilometers long and allows you to find spectacular green beaches within protected nature reserves as well as in other areas of Italy where there are some important national parks. In one of these, the natural reserve of Punta Acquabella in Ortona, is the most suggestive beach in the area
This one is pebbly and has turquoise water. Another fabulous beach is that of Calata Turchino in San Vito. In Vasto there is Punta Penna with golden sand. A very suggestive high beach is that of Fossacesia covered with white pebbles.
Costa dei Trabocchi: here’s what to do
Undoubtedly, one of the things to do in the trabocchi coast area is to spend a day at the beach on one of the beaches seen above. But that’s not all, in fact you must know that there are many sports and cultural activities that can be carried out in these wonderful places.
Children can have fun in complete safety with water activities designed for them. Also, you can make wonderful bike excursions on the cycle paths that are present along the coast following the railway line. The cities of the area such as Vasto and San Vito are undoubtedly also worth a visit.
The specialties of Abruzzo cuisine: here’s what to eat in the Costa dei Trabocchi area
Traditional Abruzzo cuisine is particularly varied as it presents characteristics of the pastoral tradition of the hinterland and of the costal, marine, one. The most popular specialties are undoubtedly those based on meat, cheese and bread.
Among the first courses there are macaroni alla chitarra, traditional egg pasta and crepes in broth. One of the best known and most appreciated dishes of Abruzzo cuisine are the arrosticini, dish of ancient origins, composed of skewers made up of cubes of sheep meat. Finally, with regards to the desserts, the nevole is a traditional dessert from the Ortona area.
Costa dei Trabocchi: where to sleep?
If you are looking for a place to stay on the Costa dei Trabocchi you must know that here there are many equipped tourist facilities that will be able to satisfy the different needs of visitors. From luxury hotels to camping sites or holiday homes, here you will surely find the ideal solution for you. Furthermore, you should know that there are also numerous accommodation facilities that offer services specifically dedicated to families with children.
Cover Image: Abruzzo Camping