MOTORWAY 1/14: Exit Val Vibrata and continue along the SS16 in direction of Pescara up to Lungomare Sud in Tortoreto Lido (Km 8)
BY PLANE: Pescara Airport (Km 50)
BY TRAIN: Station of Giulianova (Km 4) / Station of Tortoreto Lido (Km 1.5)
The beauties of our territory
Tortoreto, a Blue Flag beach since 1992 awarded for the clean sea and the 4 kilometres of beach, is waiting for you with wide stretch of fine golden sand and with the clear colours of its waters.
A long cycle lane goes along our beach surrounded by luxuriant palms, by the pinewood vegetation and also by the splendid green hills.
The town of Tortoreto Alta (227 metres above the sea), besides being a “terrace” overlooking the coast, holds artistic treasures. The hospitality of the inhabitants of this town and the food and wine culture of this area complete a picture that represents the perfect summarisation of our region: Abruzzi.
The coast of Abruzzi is 133 kilometres long, the sea is clean and slopes down gently, the bottom is sandy, and there are golden sandy shores, pine forests, cliffs, promontories and coves with pebbles gently shaped by the tides. The beaches are busy and joyful but there are also many secluded ones for those who love tranquillity.
Abruzzi is sea but also mountains with the peaks of Gran Sasso and Majella, breathtaking landscapes for hiking.
Harsh views, important peaks, highlands, lakes like that of Sant’Angelo, grottos like the Cavallone mentioned by the writer D’Annunzio, a flora including pine trees, edelweiss, violets and buttercups of the Majella, gentian and a fauna rich in hundreds of species of birds and over 40 species of mammalians among which the Marsican bear and the wolf belong to our two natural parks: the Gran Sasso and Monti della Laga National Park and the National Park of Abruzzi, Lazio and Molise.
The picture is completed with the evocative medieval villages, 21 of which are among the Most Beautiful Villages in Italy, embedded in the sweet inland hills, castles like the thirteenth century Rocca Calascio, archaeological ruins, churches, abbeys, cities of art.
Another pride and glory is the food and wine tradition: from fish recipes like the brodetto (fish soup) and the chitarrine alla tortoretana (typical narrow stripped pasta) to the many types of egg pasta, lamb dishes, the arrosticini (lamb skewers) and the many desserts and traditions passed on from one generation to another for the preparation of liquors like punch and the amaro Villesi, gentian and liquorice liquors and also the typical Centerbe.