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Ancient city founded by Piceni, who, according to tradition, were led to the town by a woodpecker (a bird sacred to Mars) between the seventh and sixth century BC. Ascoli Piceno was built in a strategic position on a spur of rock at the confluence of Tronto, was a Roman colony (286 BC) and has traces of medieval urban planning and some Renaissance interesting monuments.
Charming art city on the Adriatic coast of Teramo, Atri has ancient origins (VII-V century BC). It was an important colony in the Roman era, then invaded by barbarians and ruled by foreigners during the Middle Ages, reborn under the control of the lords of Acquaviva.
The city center reveals still today all the charming beauty of its long history. Atri is filled up with monuments and historic buildings, churches, museums and really suggestive sights.
City among the most ancient of Italy, its historical origins are mixed up with mythology. Chieti is a center of major artistic and cultural heritage.
It was the capital of the Italian population of Marrucini and after an important Roman town (you can see it clearly form the vestiges of the Teather, from the complex of several temples and from the old tank of the ancient thermal baths).
It was destroyed by waves of barbarian Visigoths and Heruli. With the Angevins and especially with the Aragonese, reached its peak and was placed in charge of all the Abruzzi. The old town retains a remarkable heritage of civil and religious monuments and palaces, including the cathedral of San Giustino (with important masterpieces and the bell tower), the municipality palace courtyard with late medieval columns supporting the statue of Achilles (symbol of the town), the Palace of Justice, the Mezzanotte Palace, the church of San Francesco della Scarpa and many more historic buildings. There are also several interesting museums: the Museum of Civitella (Preistoric and Roman era), the Archeologic National Museum of Abruzzo, the Museum Costantino Barbella And the Diocesan Museum.
Defined as "Abruzzo's Posillipo", Giulianova has retained its atmosphere far from the clamour of the most touristic routes.
True economic center of the area, its port houses one of the most important and colourful fishing fleet of the Adriatic. Giulianova is also known for a widely renowned sand castles contest, held on the third Sunday of July. In the historical center you can admire the Church of "St. Maria a Mare", which retains one of the most interesting Italian 300 century portals, and the octagonal Renaissance Cathedral of St. Flavian, which dominates the town from above. Remarkable is also the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Splendor with valuable masterpieces including a painting of the school of Paolo Veronese.
In Giulianova there are also two weekly markets, one on Saturday in the square and streets of the historic center and one on Thursday on the central waterfront.
L'Aquila is the Abruzzo region's capital town. Most of those who decide to visit the city, placed at 721 meters above the sea, don't know that they probably have already seen the wonders of its territory in numerous films and commercials. Filmmakers from around the world have chosen this area as it offers at the same time, both historical, natural and architectural unique elements: charming medieval towns, archaeological sites, lush hills and picturesque mountains in large parts preserved by a natural park.
Just relax your gaze to the plateau of Campo Imperatore, real tip of Gran Sasso, to recall the memory of breathtaking scenes of major films or commercials.
After the First World War, at the mouth of the river Pescara there were two very different little cities. To the south, the oldest Pescara (Portanuova), grew on the ruins of a sixteenth-century fortress that controlled the river and the main Adriatic road conjunction with Via Tiburtina Valeria in the most important valley of Abruzzo.
North of the river, in the narrow strip of land that stretches between the hills and the sea a new city was rapidly developing especially after the arrival of the railroad and construction Station (1863).
The merger of the two municipalities happened in 1926, Advocate Gabriele D'Annunzio, with the appointment as the capital of a small province derived from those of Chieti and Teramo.
The dense central areas of employment after the post-conflict reconstruction pushed the city to expand outwards. The realization of the industrial area between Pescara and Chieti, the highways, the new locations of regional and national offices, the new central station and the harbour offered new possibilities to prepare Pescara for the challenge of the third millennium.
Surrounded by a very suggestive hills chain, Teramo is between the snow of Gran Sasso and sand of the Adriatic Sea. Such a peculiar position generated a peculiar cultural landscape, as fifty-two thousand Teramane blend together the stiffness of the rocks and hospitality of the seaside, in an alliance capable of great friendships and extraordinary leaps of generosity, but also of inviolable confidentiality. Protected, not isolated, by several mountains, Teramo enjoys a special accessibility: two highways (the Rome-Teramo A24 and the A14 Bologna-Taranto), a railway line grafted to the backbone Adriatic station of Giulianova and an airport near Pescara (only at 40 minutes drive). In Teramo each historical era is well represented, and there are no streets or squares in which eyes do not witness any relation with the past. Walking through the winding streets is like using a kind of invisible time machine that, with elegance and discretion, evokes the splendour of Plautus and Verdi scenes, of the mosaics and brocade robes and cloths from raw wool. A race with time in a city that has managed to grow without forgetting itself.
Roseto degli abruzzi
Roseto degli Abruzzi is a town of 24,533 inhabitants of the Italian province of Teramo in Abruzzo, overlooking the Adriatic Sea and from the mouths of rivers Vomano (south) and Tordino (north). It is one of the major cities of the coast and Teramo, after the capital, is the most populous of his province. The last decade has been affected by significant population growth through the development of some residential areas of the district and the villages of Campo Borsacchio a Mare and Voltarrosto.
The city has a well equipped and very popular seaside resort and its coast is also known under the name of tourist Lido delle Rose. Since 1999 boasts Blue Flag The town began to develop around the railway station built in the sixties of the nineteenth century, with the name of the quotas. In the decade since it was built the first church (dedicated to Santa Filomena) and an elementary school. In 1887, the agglomeration, which was then part of the town of Montepagano, was officially christened ROSBURGO by royal decree. Two years later, to give service to a growing population, was opened in a town registry office (1909). In 1927 the municipal seat was moved from a Montepagano ROSBURGO that, for the occasion, officially changed its name to Roseto degli Abruzzi.
The reason lies that the name of the municipality (ROSBURGO) had among the Italian soldiers during the First World War. This name clearly Germanic, bring to mind the Austrians and Germans against whom the soldiers were fighting. It is said that Li surdat (s) (that the soldiers in the dialect of Teramo), looking out the windows of the train that led them to the front war, did nothing but send boos and insults, when, passing through the station and read the name of town.
The ancient village of Lido delle Rose or Rose, linked its name to the great variety of roses and oleander trees that once adorned its streets and balconies of houses.
Montepagano is a village situated at the top of the hill overlooking Roseto degli Abruzzi. From the town enjoys a splendid view of the marina below.
It was once the main center of the surrounding area and seat of an ancient castle. The old town retains traces of ancient medieval fortifications, with four doors.
Montepagano has long been the property of the Abbey of San Giovanni in Venere. In 1251 he was included in the Diocese of Atri and from 1424 until the arrival of the French (1806) became a fief of the family Acquaviva.
Preserves monuments and works of art of the past that may be considered particularly prominent and important. It was for a millennium capital of a county whose founders were concerned to erect magnificent buildings and art treasures. There are some churches, private buildings that may have some interest to tourists, who grew up there (289 meters above sea level) to cover the vast landscape, wish to live the golden era of atmospheric remote.