A pearl of the Adriatic: Vasto and Vasto Marina
Vasto is a city dear to my heart.
The first time I went there, I was 6 years old. My father's family is from one of the Val del Trigno villages, in the Vasto's mountainous backcountry and it was the first time my brother and I were visiting. Once we were settled in the village, my dad took us to Vasto. It was the first time we were going to sea. And what experience!
In fact, Vasto is a city perched on a cliff with many medieval building and Vasto Marina is its more modern beach extension.
Vasto has changed over the years. It still remains a pretty family-oriented sea-side town but the space of public beach (especially on Spiagga Aurora) has been, unfortunately, greatly reduced. Don't let it spoil the fun. Vasto has a beautiful sterch of sand (it's a gulf and if you drive up to town, you'll see a splendid view of the Gulf) and clear water of the Adriatic Sea that will make you want to come back.
It has a very relaxed feeling, good restaurants and lots of attraction so... enjoy!