Nature is the greatest wealth of Abruzzo. The beaches at the North are wide and equipped, the rugged coastline, the cliffs and dune systems unspoiled South. The rolling hills that separate the peaks of the Gran Sasso and the mysteries of Maiella. The villages, often guarded by parks, monasteries and abbeys.
The ancient Histonium was established by Diomede. The city of the Frentani, was inhabited even by the Romans; it was a rebel city during the social war, then it became a Municipio. Destroyed by Silva, it was then fortified by Teodorico, to be then joined to the Ducato of Benevento. In 802it was conquered and destroyed by Pipino. In 1463 it was conquered by Ferdinando I; from 1496 to 1798 it was owned to the D'Avalos. The city was more than once sacked and hit by hearthquakes.
Vasto is the city where born the poet Gabriele Rossetti and the painters Fratelli Palizzi, Gabriele Smargiassi, Valerio Laccetti.
We are glad to introduce you some of the excusrions that can be made by leaving the Hotel President in Vasto. You can for sure spend the whole day on the beach, but we suggest you to visit:
You can furthermore enjoy our most important and famous daily and nightly attractions, such as the Aqualand del Vasto, water themed park, and the Baja Village disco club.
Religious tourism finds in Abruzzo one of its most exciting destinations. Abruzzo has always been ideal ground for spiritual research due to the particular geographical position, in the center between the North and the South, and so close to Rome, both for the variety of environments, from the peaks of the Little Tibet of Europe to the Wild Adriatic, sharply contrasting but both of such a great beauty. It is not a coincidence that the Abruzzo has been fertile ground for the development of monasticism and asceticism, whose fascinating testimonies are the hermitages on the Majella and the richest Cistercian and Benedictine abbeys one can visit in the whole region.
The flavors of Abruzzo are those of a generous land whereare still cultivated specialities that are unique due to the landscape and the climate that in a few kilometers join mountains and the sea. Meat and cheese are the main ingredients of the cooking in the inland areas, while fish is the king of the coastal ones.
Many of the typical products of Abruzzo are a Slow Food Presidium and are protected according to criteria of land conservation and processing methods. In each area you will find specialties that are handed down in the Abruzzo gastronomic culture of that specific area and you will not find elsewhere.
The world of traditions in Abruzzo is extraordinarily rich and almost untouched by modern life, preserved and handed down by the tenacity and pride of the people of Abruzzo.
The religious and folk abuzzese events are indeed a unique heritage of ancient rituals that preserves the identity of the people and the territory. They are nowadays the glue of local communities and preserve their history and knowledge. In the background there are always amazing landscapes and medieval villages.
The artistic handicraft too enjoys the same pure condition of the folk events. It follows its models, that are different than the one of the next Regions and offers fine and spectacular examples in the shape and materials that are cultivated since the most ancient times.
A lot are the activities, the festivals, exhibitions, theather shows, event, musical events, sport events, that are held in Vasto all year long. In Vasto are also held a lot of congresses and conferences.
Among the most important events:
You do not need many words..titolari at the top who speak to you as if you were at home, impeccable cleanliness, gentleman of the cleanest polishes, waiters and baristas very nice .. and the best thing was to be in the lobby to talk with the owners, feel like asking if we would like...full review
I had a great time, I left a wonderful place and dear friends. I found this hotel by accident, my stay was great. I found staff prepared, courteous and polite ... always with a smile on their faces. Excellent food, the sea and all other services included in full board. I will certainly return. Really positive experience...full review
Before booking I wanted my holiday to have had these characteristics: hotel near the beach, leave the car for a week, do not have the thought of cooking. Well I can safely say that I am satisfied! Also see your baby eating everything is priceless! Congratulations to the chef and head nurse...full review