ALBA ADRIATICA, Province of Teramo, Abruzzo, Italy
A24 from Rome, L'Aquila exit Giulianova
- bus, trains: from Teramo, Pescara
- road: the Adriatica State road connecting Giulianova to Ascoli; State road from Teramo
History - Antiquity
Ager Praetutianus, Hardianus, Palmensis, Castrum Truentinum, Castrum Novum, Alba Picena, Suino and Servio are the names of the towns of the Piceni that were destroyed during the invasions of the early centuries of the Christian Era. Along the coasts anciently the Romans established many "navali", small ports more for military use than for fishing and sometimes used in sea trade. One of these Navali might have been in the territory of Alba Adriatica, near the junction Via Mazzini - Via Roma.
Only in the 16th century the first buildings appeared along the coast: they were towers with the purpose to defend the territory from the landings of Turks and Saracens.
History - from the 19th century
Points of Interest
- A 16th-century sighting tower
- Villa Moscarini, in the nearby countryside
Events & Festivities
- 24 and 25 April: Feast for San Vincenzo Ferreri, one of the most ancient celebrations at the area called Casasanta, with games and sports, performances, cycling competition, lottery, agricultural fair "Lu Casò" and gathering of ancient tractors, then band and fireworks.
- 31 July - 18 August: Summer Carnival