While staying in this resort of world renown, stroll along the coastal boulevard of the Beach of the Roses and head up to the castle and churches of the Montepagano village.
A charming promenade and flourishing neighborhoods complement the iconic beaches of Roseto degli Abruzzi. The lively promenade awash with fountains and monuments separates the burgeoning inland districts of Roseto degli Abruzzi from the town’s immaculate white beaches. The village is known for its array of roses and oleander trees decorating its alleys and terraces. Make your way along the strip of sandy beach and rent deck chairs for the hot and dry summers in this beach resort.
In the heart of the town lies the Lido Aurora, dotted with stylish umbrellas and lounge chairs. Rent a kayak to take out on the sea, which is surveyed by lifeguards. Trampolines, slides and model horses compete for the kids’ attention.
Adjacent is the Bagno Oltremare, which offers beach tennis and meditation courses, among other activities. Try the delectable cuisine in the restaurants here and have a drink at the bar of the Bagni Marini.
Offering a welcome contrast to the beaches are the quaint hilly lanes of the Montepagano district. Attend the occasional events and wine festivals held in the main square.
Marvel at the sight of the Castle of Montepagano, perched atop a verdant hill. It has an important collection of artworks and monuments. Pass through a Gothic archway to reach the early 17th-century La Santissima Annunziata, known for its Romanesque and Baroque bell tower.
A short trip north along the coast takes you to the Borsacchio Nature Reserve. As you trek up and down the rolling hills, gaze up at the rare birds patrolling the skies.
Ride the Adriatic Railway along the coast to arrive at the Roseto degli Abruzzi railway station. The scenic strip of beaches stretches north from the mouth of the Vomano River in Teramo province, on Italy’s eastern coast. Visit the myriad attractions of nearby towns such as Atri, Montesilvano and Giulianova.