A city fair of culture and sea, home to eclectic artists, Ortona is also one of the most popular seaside resorts on the coast. Its long coastline, after a first stretch of wide and sandy beach to the north (Foro, Lido Riccio and Lido dei Saraceni), changes its appearance and becomes a succession of inlets, bays, cliffs and promontories overlooking the sea with a rich Mediterranean vegetation. Here begins the evocative and peculiar "Costa dei Trabocchi" that extends to Vasto. Accommodation is good with modern hotels, campsites and B&Bs. The city stands on a hill and from its splendid "Oriental Walk" you can enjoy an extraordinary panorama. City with ancient origins, it had a remarkable development under the Frentani, especially for the presence of the port, the most important in Abruzzo. He lived his time of decline in the Middle Ages and then rose again under the rule of the Swabians. In the Second World War it was the scene of bloody battles and it was almost destroyed by bombing. Its past preserves a remarkable artistic heritage. The Farnese Palace, the Aragonese Castle, the Churches of Santa Maria delle Grazie and the Holy Trinity, the Cathedral dedicated to St. Thomas, which for over seven centuries has been jealous guardian of the earthly remains of the Apostle, the evocative historical centre and the many museums (Civic Museum, Diocesan Museum, Musical Museum Tostiano and Battle Museum) are it is worth visiting. Not far from the town centre you can visit the “Moro River War Canadian Cemetery”.
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