You think you know Italy to the ground and yet it manages with the historic coastal town of Termoli, to make it an extremely pleasant surprise along the Adriatic coast. And this in the small neglected region of Molise.
The picturesque Termoli looks attractive from all sides, the Svevo Castle, the Old Town with the surrounding wall and colorful facades, the traditional fish products, Trabrucco and finally the long, wide sandy beach and waters of the Mediterranean.
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The old town, Borgovecchio, raises above the sea at a central location behind the unbroken city wall.
With good reason: there were many enemies over the centuries that passed by, trying to take over the city.
The well preserved old town is knitted by a maze of narrow streets, one of which opens many end up in small cozy squares. An interesting site in the center is the Romanesque cathedral from the 12th century, Castello Svevo, the fortress dates back to the Normans in the year 1000 - and it currently operates as a regional museum.The city celebrates every year on August 3, the Holy San Basso, while on August 15 they celebrate the plundering of Solimano II with a lot of fireworks.
At the foot of the old town you can find the long white sandy beach, which continues as long as the eye can reach. The first part of the beach is public and therefore free of charge, while the rest are beach resorts (Lidos). The beach is awarded the Blue Flag as a proof of its high standards. There is ample parking in Via Oliviero, which is centrally located on the beach and the old town.
Termoli is located in the Molise region along the Adriatic Coast. In the north it borders to Abruzzo and south to Puglia. It makes sense to fly to Pescara, from there it is about 110 km to Termoli. Alternatively, it is more than 300 km from Rome, about 200 km from Naples and also over 200 km from Bari, that is the best alternative as the whole road motorway and only takes about 2 hours. There are train stations in the city and the motorway A14 (Bologna-Bari).
Termoli fortunately has a working port from where it is the primary route to the Tremiti Islands. In addition it is possible to sail to the islands on a day trip with lines from Rodi Garganico, Peschici and Vieste. The port has ample parking for day trips to the Tremiti Islands. Other trips we recommend are the historic coastal town of Vasto (30 km) or the Gargano National Park, with its rain forest vegetation, beautiful sandy beaches and the white cliffs, only an hour drive away. Finally, it is advisable to explore Molise's authenticity in different ways. For example Agnone, known throughout the world for its production of church bells.