WHAT TO SEE
AT TERMOLI AND
We tell you previously what you can find once you arrive in Molise, a land of generous nature, uncontaminated sea and numerous villages, guardians of ancient traditions.
NOT TO MISS
If your walk starts from the Swabian Castle, the first thing you will appreciate will be the Belvedere dei Fotografi, a charming view point overlooking the sea among the bright colors of the houses that populate the alleys of the ancient village of Termoli. You can see also the suggestive views such as the “rejecelles” the narrowest street in Europe, piazza Duomo and the Cathedral of Santa Maria della Purificazione.
August is full of festivities that enliven the hot summer evenings. Among the best Known are San Basso, patron saint of Termoli and the historical sea procession; The Castle fire, event that recalls the assault on the old town by the Ottoman troops in 1566, on the Swabian Castle, with historical re-enactments, parade and fireworks that illuminate the sky and the walls of the old town. The Fish festival that takes place every year at the end of the month.
Before you leave, near the harbor, look away towards the open sea and if there is no mist, you can see Tremiti Islands on the horizon. Do not forget to stop at the small and typical restaurants downtown. They offer a typical, tasty and at the same time simple cuisine. Do you love to do sport? The promenade of Termoli, is the ideal place for a bike ride, a sea view ride or a relaxing walk at sun set. For those who love water sports and the wind, don’t forget that Termoli is also a destination for windsurfing, surfing and Kite surfing enthusiasts.
On the road that connects Termoli to Campobasso, you can find the famous Licione Dam, near the charming village of Guardialfiera. It’s a lake with wonderful colors, especially with the arrival of good weather days and the summer season. In the surroundings, you find several restaurants for a culinary break. If you love nature, in the area of Guardiaregia, there is also the WWF oasis: an opportunity to immerse yourself in the most authentic and uncontaminated nature. Moreover, the hinterland, in fact, is full of farmhouses with tasty local specialties.
A DAY AT
A real natural paradise, reachable from Termoli within the day, with frequent ferry connections. The Tremiti Islands are an archipelago composed by 5 islands. San Domino and San Nicola are still inhabited, while Cretaccio and Capraia can be reached only by sea to be visited on foot. Finally Pianosa, integral marine reserve in which it is not possible to access without authorization. What makes this place special are the untouched nature and the Crystal clear sea. But not only, the archipelago offers many things to do such as visit the cave of the Sea Ox, cross the Pinewood in San Domino, admire the Abbey-Fortress of St. Nicolas. A place for divers and snorkelers: the seabed tell stories of the past full of surprises. Finally the place offers pleasant surprises to taste.
AND SAN SALVO
Inhabited since prehistoric times, the area of San Salvo has ancient origins dating back to the 11Th and 12th centuries, and was colonized by Benedictine monks. Ideal destination for those who love the sea: not far from city center, you find marina di San Salvo with its wide beach and very fine sand. A few miles away, there is Vasto, a town on a human scale that overlooks the sea, where is the famous bronze sculpture, called Bagnante di Vasto. Is located in the water near the main beach. In the summer there are several events and opportunities to have a quiet and at the same time funny vacation. We suggest you to visit the numerous coves where are the famous Trabocchi, and the road that leads to the natural reserve of Punta Aderci, a suggestive promontory that you can visit during the day and that will leave you speechless. Moreover, Vasto hinterland is rich in villages and towns, real jewels set in nature that amaze for their beauty and historical and cultural richness.
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