Vasto - Ancient Histonium
Overlooking the so-called Golfo d’Oro on the Costa dei Trabocchi, the charming town of Vasto boasts ancient origins dating back to Roman times. Valuable examples of this first phase are the beautiful floor mosaics of the Roman baths. Among historical anecdotes and popular beliefs, between the twilight of the devotional chapels and the luminous panoramic walk on the Amblingh loggia, the visit itinerary unravels touching the major monuments of the city, in a journey to discover Abruzzo along the centuries until today.
At the end of the tour, it will be possible to optionally visit the Civic Museums of Palazzo d’Avalos or spend time in the shops and shops of the historic center.
per adult from
1 to 3 hours
Hotel pickup available
What's included :
- Private transportation
- Parking Fees
- Entry/Admission - Palazzo d'Avalos - Musei Civici
What's excluded :
- Aperitif and tasting of local wines.
- This is a typical itinerary for this product
Pass By: Loggia Amblingh, 66054, Vasto Italy
Guglielmo Amblingh, was a military man following Cesare Michelangelo d’Avalos and moved from Graz to Vasto in 1707.
In 1723 Amblingh was appointed commander of the troops of house of Avalos. He was the owner of several houses located along the famous promenade that took his name, when he died in 1760 he was buried in the Church of Santa Maria Maggiore. The walk in the Amblingh lodge is very suggestive, it seems to be suspended between sky and sea. Also fascinating is the view of the golden gulf especially at sunset
Stop At: Palazzo d'Avalos - Musei Civici, Piazza Lucio Valerio Pudente 5, 66054, Vasto Italy
The Palazzo D'Avalos dates back to 1427 and was built at the behest of the feudal lord Giacomo Caldora on the plan of an existing structure of the 1300s.
The noble family of Spanish origin D’Avalos made a revisitation when he transferred his court to Vasto, wanting to enrich the historic center.
Inside the Palace you can visit the museums:
The Archaeological Museum, the oldest in Abruzzo with finds from the Iron Age up until the Middle Ages.
Pinecoteca Civica, with paintings by Palizzi
Museum of Ancient Costume, with costumes from the 800-900 era.
Duration: 1 hour
Pass By: Castello Caldoresco, Corso Giuseppe Garibaldi, Vasto Italy
Walking through the historic center of Vasto it is possible to visit the Caldoresco Castle (1439) which was built by the Sienese architect Mariano di Jacopo by order of Giacomo Caldora, feaudatory and lord of Vasto.
One of the most important monuments of the city, the castle is located right in the historic center of the city and turns its gaze on Piazza Rossetti and Piazza Barbacani, dominating the entire coast and allowing you to enjoy a magnificent panorama of the waterfront.
The Caldoresco castle was born as the central fulcrum of the defensive structure of Vasto and was built using precise military techniques to limit a possible vulnerability of the walls.
In the center there is a medieval-style courtyard, almond-shaped ramparts,
two towers and four curtain walls with a moat and drawbridge.
Pass By: Torre Bassano, Piazza Rossetti 42, 66054, Vasto Italy
The Bassano Tower dates back to 1439 and was also commissioned by another nobleman, the Marquis of Bassano. La Torre is located in the historic center of Vasto, near Piazza Gabriele Rossetti.
This structure, with its cylindrical shape and all in brick, was entrusted with the task of protecting the city, during the Middle Ages, when the walls were still present, connected to the Caldoro castle.
Departure Point :1: Terminal San Salvo Marina, Via Titanic, 8, 66050 San Salvo Marina CH, Italy
2: Viale della Dalmazia, 165, 66054 Marina di Vasto CH, Italy
3: Via D'Avalos, 66054 Vasto CH, Italy
Traveler pickup is offered
We offer the withdrawal in any Hotel in San Salvo Marina.
Return Detail :Returns to original departure point
Hotel Pickup :
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Wheelchair accessible
- Stroller accessible
- Infants must sit on laps
- Infant seats available
- No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
- Most travelers can participate
- This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
- This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
- This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travelers
- You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
- For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.