The Trabocchi Coast in Abruzzo

The Trabocchi Coast in Abruzzo

Aprile 12, 2024 0 Di Rocky C.

It’s not just fishing and gastronomy, it’s also a place of outstanding natural beauty.

Trabocco in Abruzzo



The Costa dei Trabocchi in Abruzzo is one of the most fascinating and historically rich coastal areas in the region. Located between the municipalities of Ortona and San Salvo, this wonderful coast is characterized by the presence of the famous trabocchi, ancient wooden structures used by local fishermen for fishing.

What are trabocchi?

Trabocchi are ancient wooden buildings typical of the Abruzzo and Molise coast, used for fishing. These are complex structures that extend from the sea towards the land and are equipped with a platform suspended on stilts, where the fishing lines are positioned.

Thanks to their particular shape, trabocchi allow you to catch fish and other marine animals very effectively. In addition to being used for fishing, over time the trabocchi have become true symbols of the tradition and culture of the Abruzzo and Molise coasts. Some of them have been restored and transformed into panoramic restaurants, where it is possible to enjoy gastronomic specialties based on fresh fish.


But the Costa dei Trabocchi is not just fishing and gastronomy, it is also a place of extraordinary natural beauty. The golden sandy beaches alternate with cliffs and headlands, creating a breathtaking landscape that enchants anyone who observes it.

Uno dei tanti trabocchi lungo la costa

The crystal clear waters are ideal for snorkeling and scuba diving, to discover seabeds rich in marine flora and fauna.

The brand new cycle/pedestrian path that runs along the Abruzzo coast.

ciclopedonale costa dei trabocchi

The Costa dei Trabocchi cycle and pedestrian path is a cycle and pedestrian path that winds along the Abruzzo coast, from Francavilla al Mare to San Salvo. Along the way you can admire the evocative trabocchi, ancient wooden buildings used for fishing, which overlook the sea. The route offers breathtaking views of the crystalline sea and cliffs, and allows you to immerse yourself in the uncontaminated nature of the Adriatic coast.

You can rent bikes along the route and stop at one of the many restaurants and kiosks along the way to enjoy local delicacies. The Costa dei Trabocchi cycle and pedestrian path is an unmissable experience for those who love nature, the sea and the traditions of the Abruzzo coast.


Furthermore, along the Costa dei Trabocchi you can visit ancient medieval villages, such as Vasto and Ortona, famous for their historical monuments and their traditions. Here it is possible to walk through the characteristic alleys, visit thousand-year-old castles and churches, and immerse yourself in the authentic Abruzzo atmosphere.

Punta Aderci

In short, the Costa dei Trabocchi in Abruzzo is a true hidden treasure that absolutely deserves to be discovered. Between traditional fishing, good food, pristine beaches and historic villages, here you can live a unique and unforgettable experience in contact with the nature and culture of this splendid Italian region.