The Costa dei Trabocchi
“… stretched out on the rocks, like a monster in ambush, with its hundred limbs…”
This is how the poet Gabriele D’Annunzio described the trabocchi, observing one of them from his hermitage overlooking the sea in San Vito Chietino, where he spent an inspired summer stay.
These complex wooden structures, reminiscent of pile dwellings, enabled the local farmers, who were not very accustomed to the use of boats, to reach out into the sea to fish with nets, withstanding the weather for centuries.
This part of This rocky and rugged part of the Adriatic coastline is particularly appealing for its diversity. It alternates between sandy beaches (such as Punta Penne is Casalbordino Lido ) ans pebbly ones (such as Fossacesia Marina is Ripari di Giobbe ), Not to forget the many charming coves and inlets (above all the two nature reserves of Punta Aderci to Vast is Punta di Acquabella to Ortona ).
Thanks to the recent completion of the Via Verde dei Trabocchi, a cycle/pedestrian path with afull view of the sea that allows you to explore the entire coastline comfortably on two wheels. it is also an ideal destination for cycling tourism