Vasto, much like the rest of Italy, is full of rich history, great food and amazing places to see and discover. It’s a town on the Adriatic coast and has had several names, throughout its history. Called Istonio under fascist rule, by 1944 is was renamed to Vasto. According to legend, the town was founded by Diomedes, the Greek hero, and archaeological surveys done in the area have found relics dating back to at least 1300 B.C. Under Roman rule, the town was said to be flourishing and opulent, in fact, much evidence of this can be found by the existing remains, such as the Roman theatre, public baths, statues and mosaics.
The town of Vasto is a great, underappreciated spot for tourists visiting Italy. It has a ton of history but is still a beautiful, modern town, with great beaches. If you find yourself in Vasto, or if you’re thinking about checking out some of the lesser-known spots around Italy, here’s a few great places to stay.
Another great spot, located right on the beach, walk out the door and walk right onto the sand! Located near Vasto Marina and 2.5 miles (4 km) from the town center of Vasto, the restaurant located in the hotel serves some of the best Italian food, all day long. A conveniently located bus stop, right outside the hotel property brings passengers into Vasto town center, which is great for people who are not only looking to spend their time at the beach.
Address: Via Grecale 229, 66054 Vasto, Italy
Price: from 104 USD
Only a three-minute walk to the beach, the Hotel Excelsior is elegant and modern and offers views of the beach and the sea, as well. The cool part about the beach here is that it is accessible via a private pedestrian subway. There is a sun terrace to sit on and have a coffee in the morning or to admire the night sky, later in the evening. The Excelsior also boasts a private pool, as well as the chance to book a massage.
Next on the list is a private space, located on the third floor of a private country villa. The property is surrounded by ancient olive and fragrant orange trees and has a great view, with a central location. There is access to routes coming and going out of town, as well as towards the beaches.
It’s a ten-minute walk to the historical city center and a ten-minute drive to the beach. A nature reserve is also located fifteen minutes away. Spend your time in nature and then head towards the beach and cool off!
Conca d'Oro apartment
Top guest reviewsapartment is beautiful amazing view and balcony the best airbnb we have ever stayed invery nice views very clean and comfortable everything you needthe huge terrace becomes your living roomfantastic self-sufficient and private apartment in a lovely areaour stay in vasto was fantastic the apartment is bigger than expected very clean comfortable and spacious
Host:the host was super helpful in showing me everything and getting me settledvery precise accomodating and friendly hostthey are very nice hosts super friendly and very communicativehost is very quick to help and there is private parking in the villaclaudia was so thoughtful and helpfulRead more reviewsamongst the olive trees and only 15 minute walk into the centre of town this place is amazingdefinitely a place we recommend
This beach house set in the countryside and is a great place for someone looking for a beach holiday. It’s a beautiful house, with private access to the beach and it is just a few minutes drive to the center of town and the tourist hot spots. There is a wild garden towards the beach, which makes for a lovely experience to walk through, as you’re heading down.
House with private access to the sea
Top guest reviewsit is also comfortable with a big living roomthe house is nice clean and we love it
Host:the hosts are very helpful and respond quickly when calledRead more reviewsthe area is nice great neighbourhoodthe house is very well placed with a direct access to the sea
This apartment is located on the third floor, with elevator access and offers great views of the marina. The building is new and modern and it is only a short walk to the Vasto Marina. Amenities, like shops, restaurants and bars, are also located nearby. The apartment has two bedrooms, which means people traveling with a partner or a small group will find this space suitable. One of the best parts about this listing is that it’s pretty cheap, so travelers on a budget will find it appealing.
Vasto Marina apartment
Price: from 55 USD
Number of Guests: 4
This is a gorgeous villa located on the ground floor. Centrally located and near the marina means it’s only a five-minute walk to the beach. There’s plenty of beds, which means this spot if great for people traveling with a group or family. It’s also a great price for a villa on the beach. Perfect for a holiday on the coast!
VILLINO AT THE SEA OF VASTO MARINA
Located right near the coast, the Baia Delphi has everything a luxurious hotel on the water can provide. Equipped with a private pool, the resort has an on site restaurant, which serves Abruzzo specialties, with locally sourced ingredients. All rooms come with air conditioning and a flat screen TV, as well as a private bathroom.
Local Vignola Beach is located 165 feet (50.3 meters) away from the property, so you can literally walk there in under a minute. The center of Vasto is only a ten-minute drive, where you can see the old Roman structures.
Baia Delphis Resort
Address: Via Vignola I 43
Airport shuttle (additional charge) Shoeshine Private parking Restaurant Bike tours Linens, towels and laundry washed in accordance with local authority guidelines Special diet menus (on request) Security alarm
This beautiful hotel offers sea views from an amazing terrace and is located only a little over a mile (1.6 km) from the Vasto Marina. Each room comes with free WiFi and a flat-screen TV. The nearest airport to the hotel is located in Ambruzzo, only a short drive away. Guests love the scenic views and food. Have your breakfast or morning coffee, as you watch the water and breathe in the ocean air! The hotel itself is an old building and has been renovated to modern standards.
Address: Via Portone Panzotto 13 Loggia Amblingh
Free WiFi Screens or physical barriers placed between staff and guests in appropriate areas Library Special diet menus (on request) Breakfast in the room Family rooms Physical distancing rules followed Non-smoking rooms
A little slice of Abruzzo life
Vasto is a beautiful little town, with a long and rich history and it’s a place that shouldn’t be missed, if you’re looking for a great Italian holiday, away from the cliched tourist spots. Here, you’ll find great beaches, olive groves and natural, scenic views of the sea. There’s plenty of great hotels and private accommodations here, offering spectacular views.
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