Visiting Giulianova

Biking on the “lungomare”

With its 131 kilometers, the coast of Abruzzo is very soon going to be the longest bike path of Italy. For the time being our “lungomare” is already connected to other towns towards north and south: Tortoreto and Alba Adriatica (North), Cologna and Borsacchio (South).
In hotel you can hire bikes for you and for your children. Biking is the best way to move in town and in the sorroundings.

A visit to the harbour

Our harbour is worth visiting: if you walk or ride there at sunset you can see the fishing boats which come back , one after the other.
You can also have a look at the touristic port but, if you feel like walking a bit more, you can visit the south part of the harbour, where you can admire the “Caliscendi” (old timber structures with fishing nets typical of our region) and Castelli tiles.
Another little effort, please: reach the lighthouse and then turn: you’ll see the Gran Sasso just in front of you. A wonderful view!

The old town

Our town is not only on the coast, but also on the hill. It’s actually on the hill that the town was built at the beginning: it was called “Castrum Novum”.
Much later, in the XV century, the duke Giulio Antonio Acquaviva d’Aragona, rebuilt the town using the typical pattern of a Renaissance city and gave it his name.
You can reach the old town on foot and have a look around: you can see the “belvedere”, Buozzi square, the Churches of San Flaviano and Sant’Antonio, the three towers, the archeological museum in the tower “Il Bianco”, the MAS museum, Bindi’s house-museum and “Palazzo Re”.

Visiting the surroundings

Abruzzo is full of little villages where it seems that time has stopped. We recommend to visit:

Atri Abruzzo Calanchi Natura


Atri is certainly famous for its old town. But it’s interesting to have a look at its “calanchi”: they are a very typical geological formation of the hills, a sort of natural sculptures..

Civitella del Tronto Piazza Borgo Abruzzo

Civitella del Tronto

it’s a very ancient fortress inside the National Park of Gran Sasso and Monti della Laga, located at 589 metres on the sea level. It was the last Borbonic bulwark before the unification of Italy. The fortress is open to the pubic and from there the view is absolutely gorgeous.

Campli Abruzzo Borgo


Traditions and history are the main feature of this small town of 7000 inhabitants: it’s worth visiting its “Museo Archeologico Nazionale”, in which you can admire a lot of interesting local archeological finds.
Campli has a very strong connection with the spiritual world: you can visit the “Scala Santa”, built by Pope Clemente IX in the XVIII century. Its 28 steps lead to an altar which contains a wooden reliquary and two fragments of Christ’s Cross.
And… from the sacred to the profane… don’t miss the famous “porchetta”! .

Castelli Abruzzo Borgo Ceramica Arte


It’s one of the most beautiful small villages of Italy and its famous for its long tradition in the art of pottery. It’s possible to visit its numerous “botteghe” in which artists make and paint pottery .