Sandy beaches and calm waters, well-equipped lidos, a bicycle path that runs along the sea, and numerous clubs to spend pleasant evenings with friends. If you are looking for a seaside resort that knows how to combine fun and relaxation, then Alba Adriatica is the destination for you.
Together with Martinsicuro, Tortoreto, Giulianova, Roseto degli Abruzzi, Pineto and Silvi, it is part of the "seven sisters" of the Teramo coast.
It is an ideal destination whether you are a lover of fun-filled vacations and activities or are looking for a place to relax thanks to its beautiful beaches, which have repeatedly got the Blue Flag. Alba Adriatica is also known by the name Silver Beach because of the beauty of its wide, sandy shoreline with silvery hues and crystal-clear waters, which turn deep blue in the warmer seasons.
The Guglielmo Marconi promenade has a wide and well-equipped bike path. It is one of the first made in the region as a part of the Bike to Coast project, the 131-kilometre bike path that runs from Martinsicuro to San Salvo along the Adriatic's greenway. It is perfect for those who like to experience the area in a sustainable way, combining sport with the discovery of places, landscapes and cultures.
In this silvery seaside town, definitely not to be missed is the Fratino and Sea Life Beach, a WWF-recognized protected area dedicated to the protection of the small wading bird and the typical wild flower of the Mediterranean coast, both endangered. A visit to the Torrione and Villa Palma is also a must. It is a pyramid-shaped watchtower built by the Spaniards in the 16th century, with the upper base girded with Guelph battlements and used as a storehouse for artillery pieces.
Restored and redeveloped, it is the only monument from the Middle Ages preserved in good condition that has become, over the years, part of the city's urban planning complex. Villa Palma, recognized as one of the most beautiful and oldest residences in Alba Adriatica, is built based on a plan dating back to 1308. Cylindrical in shape, it is built on two staggered elements and is covered by a terrace bordered by wrought-iron parapets.
Surrounded by vineyards, olive groves, various crops and fields devoted to sheep farming, Alba Adriatica will also seduce you with its gastronomic offerings that represent a perfect synthesis of the land and sea flavors of the Abruzzo tradition. From fresh fish dishes, such as brodetto or spaghetti with clams, to meat dishes, such as chitarra con le pallottine or timballo di scrippelle.