Vasto Things to Do
Palazzo d'Avalos is the finest building in Vasto... it's a square construction with a large courtyard at the centre, where at night, in summer, there are plenty of excellent and free concerts. The couryard, in the past, used to be a garden - the garden of delice. The palace as you see it today dates back to 1427, although some more recent...more
This beautiful cathedral was built in 1293, and the architecture is splendid - at least outside. Inside things are different - first of all it is not so old: the turks burned it in 1505, and what was not ruined by the turks was ruined by local people, during the 1890 renovation. it is now all in gothic style.The best part of the cathedral is the...more
This castle dates back to the first half of the 15th century and was built over another existing castle. Caldoresco comes from Giacomo Caldora, the man who came to aid Vasto people against the troops of King Ferdinand I of Aragon.After having served as defensive purposes, between 1605 and 1697 it served as a prison and courtroom... and then, in the...more
Who is this man to whom Vasto's main square id dedicated? Gabriele Rossetti... the name rang a bell - almost, but there was still something missing, something wrong. Gabriele Rossetti was a Vasto-born poet who moved to England, to write and teach... it's also the place where he died.He eventually died in London and left 4 kids... two of them were...more
The tower of Bassano is located in the older part of town of Vasto paese, and originally this is where the city walls would run. It's circular, made of bricks and was built in 1439 by the marquis of Bassano. Nowadays it has been incorporated in the city plan and it is attached to a private home.When it was built, thanks to the defensive walls, it...more
If you don't feel like spending 5 hours in the train, the alternative is take private bus lines. It will get you there faster but not cheaper (but not by much). Di Fonzo, a company whose seat is in Vasto, will take you there in over 3 hours: http://www.bus.it/difonzo/index.htm where you can book your trip. If you are in Rome, you can buy the ticket...more
If you don't have car, getting to Vasto is quite easy! You will need to catch a train from Roma Tiburtina to Pescara Centrale and from there, take another train to Vasto. The first train leaves at 7:45, then 10:36, 12:46; 14:03 and the last one you can take without arriving too late is 16:12 because the trip is 5-5h30. It will cost EUR 16,94. I...more
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A "trabocco" (plural trabocchi) are makeshift wooden structures made by fishermen to tie their boats or to fish. Their delicate structures are part of the landscape here. You can reach one (and get away from the crowd) starting from Spiagga Aurora (but you have to be able to swim if the "tide" is high). Walk along the beach toward the "Sirenetta" statue then carry on in the water (attention to the rock) after 5 minutes, you'll reach your reward: a small cove and the trabocco. try and walk on it: it's not as easy as it seems!
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