Tremiti Islands, also called "Adriatic’s pearls", are a favorite destination for thousands of tourists who love nature. The small archipelago contains the islands of San Nicola, San Domino, Cretaccio, Capraia and Pianosa. The island of San Nicola is the historical, religious and administrative center of the archipelago; San Domino is mostly covered with woods of Pino d’Aleppo; Cretaccio is a yellow rock mass; Capraia, owes its name to the presence of the Wild Goat on this island; Pianosa has stony beaches where the rocks gently plunge into the sea.
Abruzzo is known above all as a region of national parks and as a mountainous region, due to its peaks which are the highest in the Apennine system.
Abruzzo, however, is also a seaside region, with kilometers of coastline full of extraordinary landscapes, very different from each other.
In the province of Chieti this coast becomes very interesting, with coves, promontories, high and jagged cliffs, which make it unique and comparable to the oceanic coasts of Portugal or Scotland. This stretch, which stretches from Ortona to San Salvo, including San Vito Chietino, Rocca San Giovanni, Fossacesia, Casalbordino and Vasto, is known as "Costa dei Trabocchi" and takes its name from the trabocco, an ancient and typical maritime construction , which is frequent to meet on the coast and has become its symbol.
The National Park of Abruzzo, Lazio and Molise
The National Park of Abruzzo, Lazio and Molise is one of the oldest parks in Italy known internationally as a model for nature conservation and environmental protection. It is covered by beech forests and it extends mainly in mountain and pastoral territory hosting faunal species including the wolf, the Abruzzo chamois and the Marsican brown bear.