A holiday on the Adriatic Coast of Italy makes you think of sunny days, clear blue waters, sandy beaches and lots of fun by the sea. This is definitely the correct train of thoughts, and to all of these you can also add a most stunning landscape, with views that have you feeling like you've just stepped into a masterpiece painting of some great Italian artist, and a cuisine that takes you a step closer to heaven. Ready? Embark... set sail on an unforgettable holiday on the Adriatic Coast!
The Adriatic Coast of Italy stretches to the east of the country, and comprises some amazing cities with historical attractions among others. Bologna for example is a city that prides itself with being the home of the oldest university in the world, definitely worth a visit from a holiday home on the Adriatic Coast. Museums and galleries in the city complete the “menu” of your perfect vacation. Venice is a must see. Cattolica is a beautiful resort by the sea with many markets. perfect for those looking to combine the water sports with some great sites. On the same Adriatic Coast, San Marino is the oldest Republic in the world; it is also one of the smallest sovereign countries in Europe. The town of Assisi is a great stop, with its major religious significance and the Basilicas of St. Francis here, and the Cathedral of St. Mary of the Angels. The Adriatic Coast is just amazing.
The cultural treasures of the Adriatic Coast are numerous, and also more than impressive. Starting with the much visited city of Venice, where the Doge's Palace, the Piazza San Marco and the cathedral here are simply amazing, to the many attractions in cities such as: Ravenna with the tomb of Dante Alighieri, the cathedral of San Francesco; Chioggia and its authentic feel; Cesnatico and its stunning wharf where you can relax and enjoy a gelato and a splendid view of picturesque Italy by the sea. Puglia is a wonderful destination from a holiday villa on the Adriatic Coast of Italy, with its baroque towns and olive groves, with the specific trullo houses and beautiful beaches. There are many events that take place on the Adriatic Coast, from music festivals such as the Rossini Opera Festival in Pesaro in August, to the International Music Festival of the Adriatic in Duino, as well as concerts performed by international artists. A melody of enchanting senses is this part of Italy.
Most of the Adriatic Coast of Italy is flat, yet not entirely. Thus from a holiday apartment on the Adriatic Coast you can get to the highest cliffs on the coast, in the Parco San Bartolo, offering a most spectacular view of the sea. Taking a day or so to relax in this park and escape the bustling seaside resorts and the vivid atmosphere here, is a most welcomed idea. In Le Marche, the Parco Regionale di Monte Conero is a beautiful protected area, with a rich flora and fauna, in Puglia the Torre Guaceto Nature Reserve comprises miles and miles of beaches that are not crowded. The Adriatic Coast of Italy is simply so beautiful... and that's an understatement.
It is not the reason why you would go to a wellness or spa center on the Adriatic Coast that is in question, but which one of the numerous centers here to choose. There are ones that offer mud baths and also the benefits of the coastal climate, such as Bibione; Cervia in the Ravenna area, Rimini and others. Massages and saunas, thermal waters and mineral springs, pools surrounded by nature, you choose your own style of pampering when on holiday on the Adriatic Coast.
There are of course the wide range of water sports that can be practiced from a holiday home on the Adriatic Coast of Italy. Sailing, windsurfing, kayaking, canoeing, swimming and sunbathing are like a given in the beautiful resorts such as Rimini, in Puglia, Bari and other places. Going from north to south on the Adriatic Coast of Italy, you first stumble upon the Riviera Romagnola in Emilia Romagna province, where the coast is dotted with fabulous night clubs among others. Then you get to the Le Marche, with clean beaches and protected parks, the Abruzzo region with uncrowded sandy beaches, Puglia with white and gold sandy beaches and beautiful attractions as well. Everywhere there are events and concerts, there are sites you can visit in the cities, there are great restaurants and more so, you can also opt for some cycling and hiking in the nature reserves.
A family holiday on the Adriatic Coast of Italy is exquisite... beautiful beaches and water fun, amusement parks and historical sights, a gondola ride in Venice and enjoying the sea at the Venice Lido. In the state of Abruzzo there are also endless beaches, where children can build sand castles and splash around in the water here. For an ideal family holiday on the Adriatic Coast, you can also visit the Aquarium of Cattolica, the Oltremare and Acquafun in Riccione, the Delphinarium in Rimini and the Italy in Miniature park here. Fun is an understatement on a holiday here, in all its shapes and forms.
Fresh seafood is a stamp of the Adriatic Coast of Italy, shrimp, eel, swordfish, clam, fish... they are all included in many dishes that you can find in restaurants on the coast. Plus, there are of course the “veterans” of the Italian cuisine, such as the pasta, which is also found as a seafood pasta dish on the Adriatic Coast, pizza, various cheeses and of course, the Italian wines. You will find various meats such as venison, pork and different types of ham, all sorts of gastronomic delights on a holiday on the Adriatic Coast.
Since you are on the Adriatic Coast you must be thinking that lots of sunshine and fun times by the water await for you here... and you are perfectly right. But you might also think that it's not the place for your beloved Pooch to come along... and here we must say that you are not exactly right. There are pet friendly holiday homes on the Adriatic Coast and also there are beaches where dogs are allowed, Lungomare Murri, Rimini, is just one example. Another would be the La Spiaggia di Pluto in Bibione. All in all, you can spend wonderful moments with Fifi instead of being homesick for him/her. A walk on the sand, or in the coastal cities after a nice dinner on a terrace that treats not only you but Rover also as if you were royalty... "la dolce vita" is not made to be enjoyed by oneself.Points of interest, a “must see” list on the Adriatic Coast:
Though sometimes "shaded" by the west coast of the country in its popularity, the Adriatic Coast in Italy is a jewel that is worth discovering. A holiday on the Adriatic Coast of Italy is memorable in so many ways, just take the plunge... and land in the clear waters here, on the beautiful beaches, among stunning cities.
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