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.

Tourist itineraries and attractions

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:

  • The Abruzzo, Latium and Molise National Park

  • The Gargano promontory and S.Giovanni Rotondo (Padre Pio)

  • Tremiti Islands

  • The Basilica of the Miracle of Lanciano

  • The Abbey of San Giovanni in Venere (XII century)

  • The Sanctuary of the Madonna dei Miracoli in Casalbordino

  • English War Cemetery

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.


The Hotel President of the Vasto is located 70 meters from the sea often awarded the coveted European Blue Flag. The direct management ensures a peaceful and carefree holiday in a cheerful and modern environment.