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Silvi is also nature: Cerrano Tower marine protected area

In the municipality of Silvi extends the Marina del Cerrano Reserve. It is a protected area that delimits 7 km of coastline and extends up to 3 nautical miles, which aims at preservation, restocking, as well as the study of the marine ecosystem. The “Torre del Cerrano” Marine Protected Reserve, just a few minutes from the city, also offers the possibility to enjoy a “wild” strip of sea dominated by pine woods and the homonymous and evocative tower.

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Silvi is a land of flavors, traditions and art in Abruzzo

The Abruzzo region is a paradise for gourmets, offers a wide range of foods, from grilled meat, abundant, of the mountain regions, up to the fresh fish of the Adriatic coast.

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Art at your fingertips

Abruzzo offers an impressive historical – cultural heritage that deserves to be visited. Thanks to its location and excellent connections from Silvi it ​​is possible to easily reach the main historical and cultural sites of the entire region. Near Silvi Marina there are innumerable restaurants and trattorias where you can taste the flavors of the Abruzzese tradition and wines, the pride of this uncontaminated corner of central Italy. And after sipping a glass of the excellent Montepulciano, you just have to venture out to discover the ancient villages of Abruzzo, first of all Scanno, Santo Stefano di Sessanio and Rocca Calascio. Not to be missed are the castles, such as those of Avezzano, Celano, Balsorano, Anversa degli Abruzzi and Pacentro and the hermitages of San Bartolomeo, San Giovanni and Santa Croce al Morrone. A must for the thousands of tourists who crowd the region in every season of the year, are also the many convents – Madonna del Carmine and Retreat of the Santissima Annunziata del Poggio in particular – and sanctuaries, such as that of San Gabriele dell’Addolorata and of the Holy Face of Manoppello, which are located at the center of these wonderful villages where time seems to have stopped. Finally, there are the abbeys of San Giovanni in Venere, San Liberatore a Majella and San Clemente a Casauria, whose grandeur and beauty are well worth the journey you need to reach them.

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Cerrano Tower

The Tower of Cerrano is just a few examples of the dense network of coastal fortifications of the Kingdom of Naples, which had the function of repelling the frequent attacks of Turks and Saracens coming from the sea.

The Tower of Cerrano is one of the ancient coastal towers of the Kingdom of Naples, located on the Adriatic coast, in the province of Teramo, between Silvi and Pineto.

Torre Cerrano, whose construction dates back to 1568, owes its name to the river of the same name, which descends from the hills of Atri and whose mouth is located 500 meters south of the tower, in the municipality of Silvi. The upper and lateral parts of the Tower are a more recent addition, made in the last century by the families who used it before the tower became the property of the Province of Teramo in 1981. According to historians Strabo and Sorricchio the archaeological remains facing the tower would be those of the port of the ancient Roman colony of Hatria, today’s Atri, a stopover for ships loaded with cereals coming from Puglia and Sicily and a place of loading for local wines going to Greece and to Aquileia in the north of the sea Hatriaticum.
Today the Tower, entrusted on loan to the Consortium of Management of the Protected Marine Area of ​​Torre del Cerrano and to the Experimental Zooprophylactic Institute of Abruzzo and Molise, hosts the International Veterinary Training Center as well as the Library and the Sea Museum in preparation with the Info -point of the Protected Marine Area.

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Silvi medieval village

The medieval village that dominates the coast is the ancient part of Silvi. With its characteristic belvedere, it offers a spectacular view of the Adriatic coast and the mountains to the west; in the beautiful days it is possible to admire the unmistakable shape of the Gran Sasso. In the summer season in the ancient village are celebrated shows and events, such as the traditional party of “Lu Ciancialon”.

From the ancient village you can start towards the rolling hills of the interior to embark on genuine gastronomic paths and mouth-watering. In addition to the indispensable roasters, it is a duty to visit the many farms that offer typical dishes of Abruzzo cuisine. The landscape is dominated by vineyards and olive groves offering raw materials for delicious dishes. The lovers of good food can not taste spaghetti on the guitar and sea dishes such as the typical “fish soup”.

The town of Silvi, a few km north of Pescara, is a town overlooking the Adriatic Sea. Excellent starting point to discover the attractions of Abruzzo: to the south on the coast of the trabocchi, or inland to discover the characteristic medieval villages and the National Park of Abruzzo and Monti della Laga. The city of Silvi itself consists of two souls: the ancient village that dominates the coast from a hill, and the modern and touristy Silvi Marina that lies on the coast.

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At Silvi you ride a bike …

The coast of Silvi is covered, in all its length, by a cycle path that is part of the Adriatic Cycle Route that runs along the entire Adriatic coastline ideal for lovers of cycling or mountain biking. Thanks to expert guides, it is possible for tourists to take unique paths that fully appreciate the beauty of the landscapes.

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The sea and the beach of Silvi

With its beach full of pine groves on the sea and beach resorts, Silvi has a strong tourist vocation: accommodation facilities, hotels, B & B, bathing establishments and restaurants guarantee a warm welcome and for all needs. The Sea of ​​Silvi: Blue Flag, well-being and relaxation … and from today also green flag. The sea that bathes the coast is characterized by crystal clear waters and sandy beaches. The seabed, in this part of the Adriatic Sea, is quite low, allowing everyone to become familiar with the water. For this reason the sea of ​​Silvi (repeatedly awarded the blue flag for the quality of its waters and the green flag for beaches suitable for children and families) is suitable for anyone: families, who can watch their children play and have fun without any danger, while sitting comfortably on the beach to sunbathe; to wellness lovers, who can take long walks; to less experienced swimmers, who can try their hand in peace; to the young, who can have fun with water aerobics, muscle awakenings, group dances and much more.