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where we are
Leaning against a ridge stretching towards the sea, San Vito Chietino "town of brooms" (as D'Annunzio liked to call it), overlooks the blue waters of the Adriatic without limits and looks at Punta Penna di Vasto from afar,
Mount Gargano, the Tremiti islands and more closely the promotory of Ortona, the Majella and the Gran Sasso.
Is a charming and picturesque town in Abruzzo, in the province of Chieti. Overlooking the Adriatic, in the heart of the "Costa dei Trabocchi". Open to the view of the most beautiful Apennine mountains. Close to mountain parks and stopovers for the Tremiti Islands and Croatia. It develops on undulating hills that descend to the sea with a cliff rich in green spurs, rocky points and carved by canals, streams and the wide valley of the Feltrino stream. A widely inhabited area, with small and well well-kept agricultural properties, in which colorful orange groves, geometric vineyards “a hut ” and luxuriant olive groves stand out, whose rich and valuable production has allowed the Municipality to boast the title of “Country of the oil”. San Vito Chietino consists, in addition to numerous scattered hamlets, of three large urban agglomerations, the town, the marina and Sant'Apollinare, some kilometers away from each other and autonomously or ganized: each with its own school, its own post office, its own church, its own parish, with its patron and patronal feast.
San Vito offers some of the most beautiful, characteristic and unspoiled beaches of the entire Adriatic Sea.
White sand beaches, but also rocky beaches, and always crystal clear water.
The characteristic Trabocchi, now national monuments, make the marine views of San Vito even more unique and unforgettable.
the lookout points
They are perhaps the only places where it is possible to find the space, the emptiness necessary for our body, our mind, our heart, to be aligned and oriented with the eye towards personal and creative perspectives, open to the complexity and simplicity of the world. Around San Vito there are many viewpoints, open to all: there are no traffic lights, there are no obligatory pedestrian crossings, there are no queues, no tickets are taken, there are no cards to stamp: time slows down its course. In the village you can enjoy the view of the Belvedere Marconi (called il Colle by the locals) and the Belvedere Mare e Monti, which, as the name of the second suggests, offers a 360 ° view from the Apennines to Vasto. Going down to the marina, on the other hand, you cannot fail to stop at least a few minutes on the Dannunziano Promontory, a symbolic place of the poet's stay and finally in Sant’Apollinare is the Belvedere Mario Lanci overlooking the Moro River, historically recognized as a physical sign of the Gustav Line.
the places of Gabriele D'Annunzio
The Hermitage, the rustic house that hosted the poet and novelist Gabriele d'Annunzio, is located in the "Quarto di sotto", in the Portelle district, on the Adriatic national road, at Km 481, 2 km from the town of Marina di San Vito , towards Fossacesia.
D'Annunzio's stay in the Eremo delle Portelle, on the green promontory of oranges and brooms, coincided with the poet's love affair with Barbara Leoni, in 1889.
The San Vito refuge, which also experienced a profitable creative activity fueled by Leoni herself, was procured for lovers by Francesco Paolo Michetti, who rented it for the entire summer from the owner of the famous Turchino trabocco, Luigi Di Cinzio; but Gabriele and Barbarella stayed there from 23 July to 22 September 1889. With the approach of autumn the couple returned definitively to Rome, where their love will die out amid the siege of many creditors and the progressive shipwreck of that environment that the poet had depicted in his journalistic chronicles and in the Pleasure.
A little further on is the Promontory, one of the most fascinating places that can be visited in San Vito.
Thanks also to the position overlooking the sea and the pristine nature that characterizes the whole area, the viewer can feel transported to a distant era.
The landscape, the people, the sea, the climate of the places exalted the poet, who immortalized them in the pages of the Triumph of Death and always remembered them with sincere nostalgia and regret in other writings and in many letters to Barbarella and friends.
the trabocco turchino
(The blue overflow)
The Municipality of San Vito Chietino hosts, among the numerous attractions, also the trabocco symbol of the coast, as well as the oldest: the Trabocco Turchino.
From the extreme tip of the right promontory, above a group of rocks, an overflow jutted out, a strange fishing machine, all made up of boards and beams, similar to a colossal spider. [Triumph of Death, book III, chap. II]
Despite having maintained its characteristic originality, the Trabocco has been rebuilt several times and most recently in 2016 due to its partial destruction following a violent storm.
In 2018 it was proposed among the Places of the heart of the Italian Environmental Fund (FAI).
The Trabocco Turchino is the only one in the municipality that does not host catering activities and, in addition to being open for tourist visits (reservation required at the Tourist Information Office), it can be used to celebrate weddings and organize exhibitions and events.
The archaeological area
The excavations conducted from 1991 to 1995 by the Archaeological Superintendence of Abruzzo have brought to light a complex of structures and stratigraphies referable to a chronological period that goes from the 1st century A. C. in the early Middle Ages. • Sec I BC - mid 3rd century AD: the oldest structures (1st century BC - 1st century AD) seem to delimit two rooms with a portico towards the sea, probably a vicus connected to the existence of a small landing place. The plant, between the first century and beginning of the second century. AD, was transformed into a workshop specialized in the production of oil lamps, through the construction of a furnace and environments useful for the various stages of clay processing. The activity was facilitated by the presence of clay deposits and the Feltrino stream, which ensured the water supply and allowed the trade of products through the landing structures at its mouth. The complex must have been part of a Roman villa located in Murata Alta, the remains of which are reported until 1911. The crisis of the Roman Empire determines the abandonment of the site at the beginning of the third century.