A medieval village overlooking the sea
Going up from the Lido through a bush made up of olive groves and vineyards and after having noticed the remains of a Roman villa of the II century. A.C., you get to Tortoreto Alta, medieval village located at 227 mt. above sea level. A privileged "observatory" from which, thanks to the numerous natural balconies suspended in the void, you can enjoy a unique view of the coast, the valleys of Salinello and the Vibrata and Gran Sasso. The Historic Center of Tortoreto is a system of small squares, narrow streets, arches and towers characterized by the warm tones of brick and that preserves the structure of the fortified village, which housed in the highest part of the city the local nobility, while today it houses the Town Hall and some important cultural events.
Art, Culture and Tradition
A walk in the quiet and coolness of the Old Town allows you to discover beautiful corners and to admire testimonies of the past: the Clock Tower, the Tower, the Bridge with its vaults (testify the castle of Tortoreto), the Church of S. Agostino ("600), the Churches of S. Nicola and della Misericordia, with the Renaissance frescoes (" 500), paintings by Giacomo Bonfini di Patrignone (AP) , who was almost certainly a pupil of Pietro Vannucci called il Perugino.