Category Archives: Beach and sea

Tremiti Islands Archipelago

Tremiti Island archipelago is formed by 5 isles: San Domino, San Nicola, Capraia, Cretaccio and Pianosa. Only two of them are inhabited, San Domenico and San Nicola, where reside almost 400 persons. (more…)

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Vasto Marina Beach: The Mermaid

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In Vasto Marina you will find a suggestive statue considered the symbol of the beach. It represents  a woman in a bikini that seems to be about to taking of her swimming suits and to dive into the sea. The statue is 3,60 metres tall, completely made out of bronze, and it weights almost half ton. It has been realized in the 1979 by the sculptor Aldo D’Adamo. The statue is an homage to all the beautiful ladies that in summer populate the beach.

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A walk amongst Trabocchi

Down along the Chieti coast, between Francavilla and Vasto there is what is called ‘Costa dei Trabocchi’, fifteen  kilometres of pebbled coastline  that makes a wonderful morning or evening long walk. A trabocco is a massive construction built in structural wood, which consists of a platform anchored to the rock by large logs of pine, jutting out into the sea, from where two (or more) long arms called antemna stretch out suspended some feet above the water and supporting a huge, narrow-meshed, net. (more…)

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