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Giulianova, an "ideal city" of the Renaissance

Giulianova appears today as a modern city and well-balanced, grown following the lines of the hills on which extends and respecting the sinuous border of the sea and its wide sandy beach. A lot of the urban harmony is not a case: not all of you know that Giulia (now Giulianova) was an “ideal city of the Renaissance”.
Its streets and squares, the churches and all the structures respond to the draft general functionality and liveability, rich, educated, symbolic references, inspired by the latest ideas of the humanists, such as Leon Battista Alberti and Francesco Di Giorgio Martini.

Giulianova is also rich in historical monuments, among which stand out first the Cathedral of San Glaviano, known as "la Rotonda", and the Sanctuary of the Madonna dello Splendore. The latter is one of the marian shrines most well-known in the Centre and South of Italy and every year it hosts thousands of pilgrims. It is reached by a pleasant walk along the avenue dello Splendore, where you can admire the magnificent examples of the art nouveau villas, such as Villa Castelli, with its tower covered with majolica tiles, and the Villa De Santis with its findings.
Is also worth a visit Giulianova alta and the Belvedere, from where you can overlook the sea and the town below.

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Those who choose the tranquility of Giulianova Lido can not do the four steps in the waterfront monumental, ideal for beautiful walks without ever losing sight of the sea. From here, walking or cycling along the bike path, it is possible to reach the port. The south pier, with its "caliscendi", the old large fishing nets, the fishermen and the card games, it is a show that is timeless. From here you can enjoy the best of the landscape that distinguishes Giulianova: the sea, the upper town and the mountains behind, among which you can also see the massif of the Gran Sasso.

Abruzzo

From the mountain to the sea, from snow to water sports, from the hermitages to the beaches, Abruzzo is waiting for you!

The mountains and Natural Parks

Let yourself be enchanted by the unique wildlife heritage of the national Park of Abruzzo, Lazio and Molise. A visit to the Park is a unique opportunity and unforgettable experience to live immersed in nature and rediscover the pleasure of walking: in this way you will be able to identify, observe, and listen to the wildlife, admire the trees and flowers, enjoy the warmth offered by the forest.
If however you love the winter sports, the Gran Sasso will surely surprise you: snowshoeing and skiing but, above all, unforgettable views!

Villages and cities of art

With well twenty-three countries in the Club of the most beautiful Villages of Italy is a journey through enchanted places. Not too far from Giulianova there is Civitella del Tronto, one of the fortresses greatest of Italy: visit the village freely usable and immerse yourself in the ancient history that is breathed in every corner.
Among the pearls of Abruzzo there is also the village of Pietracamela, a handful of houses, a natural jewel at the foot of the Gran Sasso.
Castles in the province of Teramo, from centuries and centuries, is famous for its ceramics. The quality and sophistication of the artefacts were known not only in Italy but throughout Europe. Just outside of the village, after the last houses, in a secluded position, is situated the chapel of San Donato. The ceiling is entirely covered with a thousand decorated tiles, so as to be defined by Carlo Levi “the Sistine Chapel of Abruzzo”.
In Abruzzo every village is a little gem, perfectly integrated in the territory of abruzzo. You can also take a day to visit the castle of Rocca Calascio, a medieval fortification in the 1,464 metres in height, one of the fortresses the highest in Italy.
If you want to get to know the culture of abruzzo, program a visit to the Museum of the People of Abruzzo in Pescara. The route is rich in archaeological and ethnographic artifacts, exhibits and evocative period photos. During the visit, also, you will be accompanied by the melodies of popular songs.

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