Tortoreto is a town in Central Italy, surrounded by greenery, and it finds its own dimension by gently descending from the ancient village of the upper city down to the sea with its sandy beaches.
Although being touched only on one side by the sea, Tortoreto is an island where, from the very first morning light, you can enjoy a ‘therapeutic’ atmosphere for your body and mind. Birds tweeting in the most varied tones, the scent of pittosporum, lime trees and pines pervade the air, a wonderfully preserved nature waits to be discovered by those seeking wellness in unspoiled places.
Wide cycle paths, with a length of more than twenty kilometres, connect Tortoreto to nearby destinations; moreover, the town boasts twenty-five thousand square metres of public green, where you can have a break for reading, lulled by the shade of palm trees; for the joy of children, there are also equipped playgrounds with fountains of clear water where you can cool off in hot days.
Then you can play soccer, beach volleyball and beach-basket in equipped facilities, enjoy a game of bowls in the modern covered bowling alley, or a tennis match in a multipurpose facility with covered and uncovered courts plus adjoining restaurant; or again, you can go skating along the bike paths without the fear of traffic and cars, enjoy nature trails on horseback or by mountain-bike, go jogging on the beach or on pedestrian streets, go windsurfing and practice other water sports. These and many other activities are offered to lovers of active holidays.
And for those who love the sea, a very high quality of bathing is ensured, since sea water is tested by over fifty samples every year; moreover, the Blue Flag has been obtaied for the entire coast under its jurisdiction.
Sea and hills are the authentic essence of Tortoreto, the two great mental references of those who have already walked at sunset along the fine sandy beach and have appreciated centuries of history by immersing themselves in the medieval atmosphere of the streets in the town centre. A privileged ‘observatory’ from which, thanks to the numerous natural balconies suspended in the air, it is possible to enjoy a unique view of the coast, as well as Salinello, Val Vibrata and Gran Sasso valleys.
The Old town of Tortoreto is a network of small squares, narrow streets, arches and towers characterized by the warm tones of bricks. It still preserves intact the structure of the fortified village, which once hosted in its upper part the local nobility, while today it houses the Town Hall and some important cultural events.