Vasto is a picturesque, little city on the Adriatic coast (opposite side of Rome). It was once ruled by the Spanish family of the d'Avalos, who have left to the town the imposing Palazzo d'Avalos with its Neapolitan garden overlooking the sea. Vasto is also known for being the birthplace of Gabriele Rossetti, father of the Pre Raphaelite Dante Gabriel Rossetti and the poetess Christina https://centrorossetti.it/. The hillside town is a gem set between the coast line-- with its stretched sandy beach and the rocky area of the Natural Reserve of Punta Aderci, part of the Park Costa dei Trabocchi https://www.parcocostadeitrabocchi.it/en/ -- and the mountains with three National Parks.
Vasto is also a fervent cultural city, with a season of classical and non classical musical performances organised by the Teatro Rossetti and other cultural institutions all year around http://www.teatrorossetti.it/it-it/home
There is plenty to visit and to enjoy!
How to reach Vasto, abruzzo
Depending on where you are flying from you can choose one of the following cities to fly into:
• Rome: (either Rome Ciampino Airport or Rome Fiumicino Airport). Both airport are well connected by several bus companies Dicarlobus, Clickbus, Prontobus) to Vasto.
• Pescara: This is the closest airport, 45 mins to an hour drive to Vasto. Pescara is also well connected to Vasto by train and buses.
• Naples: Flights go from Manchester, Birmingham and Bristol to Naples (as well as London airports). However, transport to Vasto is more difficult. There is only one bus service (Cerella bus) or a car hire is required. It’s a 2.5 hour drive to Vasto.
•Bari: it is 2h 23m to travel from Bari to Vasto-San Salvo by train and there are normally 3 trains per day.