Geographically, Abruzzo is part of central Italy, stretching from the heart of the Apennines to the Adriatic Sea, and includes mainly mountainous and wild land. The Adriatic coastline is characterized by long sandy beaches to the North and pebbly beaches to the South.

The beaches vary considerably within a few kilometers: you will find sand, pebbles, gravel, rocks and cliffs. Here is a selection of our favorites grouped in three main areas, from north to south. They all have in common clean, safe and shallow waters, just like any beach of the Adriatic Sea, which is part of the Mediterranean Sea. The sea here is very calm and definitely not as rough as the ocean and temperatures are warmer than average, for example in July they can reach 25-27° C (77-81° F).

There are four main ports in Abruzzo: Pescara, Ortona, Vasto and Giulianova. Over the years the Port of Pescara has become one of the most important tourist ports of Italy and the Adriatic Sea. Heavily damaged in World War II, it underwent major renovations for some sixty years. It now consists of a modern marina with advanced moorings and shipbuilding facilities.

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