This homey, comfortable condominium is on the 13th floor of an older high-rise elevator building in a quiet residential neighborhood. While the apartment is not new, it is clean, and air-conditioned with modern amenities. Well appointed and well furnished, it commands views of the Adriatic Sea and the La Majella mountain range. The beach at Vasto Marina is ten minutes down the hill and accessible by car or bus. An easy 15-minute walk brings you to the historical city center. There is limited parking on-site and ample street parking across the road. Supermarket, butcher shop, bakery, fruit store, deli, cafes, newsstand within 5 minute radius. Wednesday farmer’s market around the corner. Saturday full scale outdoor market a 15-minute walk.
One of a Kind: 1,000 years older than Rome, Vasto is a unique combination of beach resort, historical interest, and cultural sophistication. Just off the A-14, Vasto is centrally located on the Adriatic coast. By car, it is three hours from Rome Airport and 45 minutes from Pescara airport. It can be reached by bus from Rome and by train from Pescara, Venice, and Bari. The buses bring you into the town at the top of the hill; the train station is just south of the Marina. There are at least two car rental locations for day-trips.
Simple, Yet Cosmopolitan: The spectacular beach in Vasto Marina features soft sand and clear, shallow, calm, warm waters. It is lined with beach clubs where it is possible to rent umbrellas and chairs by the day, week, or month. There are also stretches of free beach. Many of the beach clubs have restaurants and cafes which are open to all. At night the Marina has amusements for the children, stalls for shopping, and, later a lively disco and bar scene.
During much of the summer there are open-air events nightly, not only in the Marina, but up the the City Center, with August being the height of the season. Year-round you’ll find concerts, art and archaeological exhibits, historical and religious sights of interest, restaurants, cafes, art exhibits and the like. At the end of September the historical center assumes a carnival atmosphere for the feast of St. Michael the Archangel. Fall brings wine and olive harvests.
Something for Everyone: There is a wonderful water-park a short drive by car or bus. If you are interested we can connect you with local guides who speak English. There is also a local cooking school specializing in Abruzzese food and culinary tours, and a friend who has a business doing genealogical research. He will even take you to the town of your ancestors and try to find some cousins for you! Our local property manager is a playwright and a poet and is fluent in English, Italian and French. He manages a B & B and is a font of information on the local area.
If you have been to Italy before, and are looking for a unique immersion experience, this is for you! If you are a first-time visitor and want to see the real Italy, this is for you!