Alba Adriatica (TE) rises on the Adriatic coast, a few kilometers from the border with the Marche. It can be reached from the A14 motorway, near the Val Vibrata exit and is reputed to be one of the most renowned seaside resorts on the Abruzzo coast.
Together with the centers of Martinsicuro, Tortoreto, Giulianova, Roseto degli Abruzzi, Pineto and Silvi, it represents one of the “seven sisters” of the Adriatic coast of the Teramo province. It has a splendid stretch of beach that makes it an ideal destination for both those seeking relaxation and for lovers of fun and active holidays.
Recently established (born as an autonomous municipality in 1956 following the detachment from nearby Tortoreto), it has been repeatedly awarded the Blue Flag and in 2019 also the orange flag of the Italian Touring Club. Alba Adriatica is also known as the Silver Beach due to the presence of a wide and sandy coastline with silvery tones and its crystalline waters that turn an intense blue in the warmer seasons.
The Guglielmo Marconi seafront that runs along it is equipped with a large and well-equipped cycle path, one of the first to be built in the region, an integral part of the Bike to Coast project relating to the construction of a single cycle path of the entire Abruzzo coast, in turn a segment of the national project of the Adriatic Green Corridor.
Traveling along the road in perfect safety (on foot, by bike or on skates) it is possible to admire evergreen plants, flowers and vegetation, enjoy a pleasant stop on comfortable benches or near monumental fountains or refresh yourself with good food in bars, chalets and premises in the area. Some places to visit are:
Il Torrione, a pyramid-shaped watchtower built by the Spaniards in the 16th century, with the upper base surrounded by Guelph battlements and used as a deposit for artillery pieces. Restored and redeveloped as a pizza restaurant, it is the only medieval monument preserved in good condition despite having become, over the years, part of the urban complex;
Fratino Beach and Giglio di Mare, protected area recognized by the WWF dedicated to the protection of the small wading bird and the spontaneous flower typical of the Mediterranean coasts, both endangered;
Villa Palma, recognized as one of the most beautiful and ancient residences in Alba Adriatica, built on the basis of a project dating back to 1308. Cylindrical in shape, spread over two staggered elements and is covered by a terrace surrounded by wrought iron railings.