Fossacesia is a nice town on the hills that has all the main services such as bars, restaurants, shops, post office, bank. It’s very close to the main city of Lanciano and the property is just 4 minutes drive from one of the most beautiful beaches of Abruzzo. For this reason, Fossacesia is one of the members, since several years, of national associations such as Wine Cities. But if sparsely populated, Abruzzo is neither remote nor barren. There are good air and road communications, and you are within easy reach of the motorway network. The region is divided into four provinces: L’Aquila (the largest), Teramo, Chieti (the most populous) and Pescara , Abruzzo’s main economic centre.
The four provinces are further divided into 305 municipalities. The medieval castle was built there to protect its population. The surrounding, expansive vineyards near Campomarino suggest a visit to its wine cellar in order to appreciate the qualities of the Biferno’s DOC wines.
Abruzzo’s 129 km long sandy coastline (interrupted in places by pebble beaches) is home to many popular beach resorts. Beaches of Abruzzo are pristine and the waters of the Adriatic are warm. While growing grapes is becoming less popular growing olives seems to be everybody’s pass time in Abruzzo. If people are not at work, they are in the fields picking olives in November. The most popular places for kite flying and paragliders are the Gran Sasso massif and the Sirente-Velino. We can set up an appointment for those that are game.
The population of Fossacesia (6.046 inhabitants) triples during summer, notably thanks to several tourists which choose to enjoy the beautiful Trabocchi Coast. The shore line is rich in vegetation, sandy beaches and bays covered with scented ginestra flowers, and dominated by the Trabocchi, ancient wooden buildings used by local fishermen, which was celebrated by D?Annunzio (who was born in Abruzzo) and today protected by regional laws and considered cultural assets. Population on 1991: 4.843 inhabitants – Population on 2001: 5.349 inhabitants. Percentual variation: 10,45%. It is popular among climbers and mountaineers. You can start by visiting the Cavallone cave which is located in a valley near Lama Dei Peligni. Take a look at this video showing the cave and surrounding mountains.
For the ones that like shopping, Pescara is the best, for the ones that like music, Lanciano has a very intesesting summer programm. It is a nice and inviting house for a very quitet vacation. However, the Engineers, as they seemingly always did, overcame all obstacles, and carried on with their tasks at hand. Zio gave us the use of a small car and the we proceeded to the Marina at Fossacesia where the Mennas were waiting for us.
Mountain’s trekking at 1 car-hour. Touristic harbour at 5 minutes. Just 10km from Majella National Park, 25km from the ski resort, 25km from Chieti, 30km from the beach, 35km from Pescara airport.
The “sette sorelle” (seven sisters), seven seaside resorts in the province of Teramo, from Martinsicuro to Silvi , the Pescara and the Francavilla al Mare beaches, offer high level accomodation, night-clubs, and in Pescara itself, even a modern marina. To the south the scenery changes radically: from Ortona to Vasto and as far as San Salvo, sloping shores surrounded by the rich Mediterranean vegetation appear on the coastline. The coast south of Pescara is less developed than the northern stretch; the long ribbon of sand continues, followed by the train line and punctuated with mostly small resorts.