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In the hilly area facing onto the Adriatic Sea, just a few minutes drive from Marina Sveva, stands the city Vasto.
One the ancient city of Histon, it has been destroyed and rebuilt many times. The traces of its tumultuous past show the various factions that have dominated the city can be found along its roads and buildings.
VISITING THE CENTER
We start our visit in piazza Barbacani, where we can look out over the impressive mass of Caldoresco Castle. The oldest side of the structure to the north stands over the square with its 15th century gate, the curtain wall and two bastions on ogival bases.
Then we continue south and find the loggia Amblingh for a stroll of unparalleled beauty looking out over the sea. The walk ends in the gardens of Palazzo D’Avalos, a Neapolitan garden with esthetic taste combined with a functioning orchard. Don’t miss the Palazzo D’Avalos itself, which looks out over the sea and is a symbol of the city and now houses the Archeological Museum
THE CERAMICS SHOP
Next we can visit the ceramics workshop of the Percorsi d’Arte (Path of Art). We can admire artist’s ceramics and paintings by Muzzi, a very original artist who uses the strangest materials that drifted onto the beaches of the Adriatic Sea.
LEARN TO MAKE GELATO
In the afternoon we can meet up with Loredana at “La Dolce Vita” so we can find out the techniques and secrets so that we can make our own artigianal Made in Italy gelato.
Not to miss:
- Piazza Rossetti
- Caldoresco Castle
- Loggia Amblingh
- Palazzo d’Avalos
- The artiginal shops of the center
- Artiginal gelato
- The paintings of the artist Muzzi
- A visit to the Trabocchi fishing piers
- The local seafood
- Lunch along the coast
Just 11 km away, Vasto can be reached from Marina Sveva in 15 minutes.
Marina Sveva recommends an unforgetable lunch at a trabocco, an ancient means of fishing, where you can taste the very best of Vasto and the freshest local fish in a one of a kind environment, suspended above the sea.