We are near the Trabocchi Coast, popular seaside area of real natural interest, both inland and marine.
It is essentially a plateau that from the nearby Lanciano (350m above sea level) comes to the sea. The beaches are mainly short and flanked by high rocky ridges or hills. The breezes alternating between the sea and the nearby Majella keep the land dry and ventilated, naturally preserving the grapes. The altitude prevents the direct action of sea water, that otherwise could impoverish the soil.
These characteristics make the territory ideal for wine production. This is a real terrace on the sea. From the rocky coastline is possible to admire the Trabocchi, ancient fishing machines still perfectly working built on stilts directly on the sea.
The poet and writer Gabriele d'Annunzio, fascinated by the beauty of these places, retired here for inspiration.
The irregular coastline is full of inlets that become narrow valleys created by streams erosion coming from mountain snow.
These places are wild and rich in fauna and flora. Here there is a very special microclimate that houses and protects different wildlife unsuspected species.
Crossing the territory is easy to meet big birds of prey, squirrels, foxes, wild boars and, in the waters of the streams, the rare river crab reported for the first time by Dr. Alessio Arbuatti (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.), internationally renowned vet residing in the area, specialist in aquatic organisms.
This crustacean is also an important bio-indicator for the ecosystem health.
From the humanistic and historical point of view the first human traces on these lands date back to Paleolithic era.
There are many monuments of Roman and Medieval age in Rocca San Giovanni, San Vito and Lanciano.
A territory offering an unmissable spectacle.