The 10 Best Things to Do in Vasto, Italy

April 5, 2018 Mikaela Didonna

The Città del Vasto or Vasto (Ancient Greek: Ἱστόνιον, translit. Histonion, Latin: Histonium) is a town and comune on the Adriatic coast of the Province of Chieti in southern Abruzzo, Italy. It was also called in the Middle Ages as Guastaymonis or Vasto d'Aimone and also Waste d'Aimone. Renamed Istonio under the Fascist Rule, it took the current name of Vasto in 1944. In the local dialect it is called Lù Uàšte, that is Il Vasto.
Restaurants in Vasto

1. Loggia Amblingh

Loggia Amblingh, 66054, Vasto, Italy
Excellent
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5 based on 300 reviews

Loggia Amblingh

Reviewed By Leongus - Highmount, NY

My husband is from Vasto so we come here every year. When friends come from the US to visit, they don't want to leave the town as it is truly beautiful, known by Europeans, but few Americans. This beautiful walk is truly breathtaking and I never tire of the view after 23 years. There are a number of restaurants along the wall and if you are on a budget, stick to a pizza! During the day, the color of the Adriatic Sea is amazing. An early morning walk will offer views of the fishing boats coming in with the daily catch.

2. Centro Storico di Vasto

Vasto, Italy
Excellent
61%
Good
34%
Satisfactory
4%
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4.5 based on 178 reviews

Centro Storico di Vasto

Reviewed By Joseph G - Montreal, Canada

The historic center of Vasto has Roman origins and has kept many traces of its medieval and later eras.
In our visit we first stopped to admire Piazza Rossetti where you have the Caldoresco Castle, ruins of a past era, nice buildings and a monument dedicated to Gabriele Rossetti - poet, revolutionary and scholar who was born in Vasto in 1783 and died in London, England in 1854. From the piazza there are a number of little streets that are enjoyable to walk leading to the Belvedere (next to the Avalos Palace) where you have a stunning view of the beach in Vasto marina and beyond that make for a great
photo op. Close by you have another photo op popular with tourists and that is the coloured staircase close to the house where Vasto's favourite Gabriele Rossetti lived.
Along the way you can see the Vasto Cathedral (San Giuseppe) and the church of Santa Maria Maggiore (largest and oldest with a tall bell tower).
The area is dotted with cute bars, cafés and restaurants - the ones on the Belvedere street provide an amazing view of the sea and the countryside.
This was truly a magical visit enhanced by the sunny and warm weather that we were blessed with that day.

3. Palazzo d'Avalos

Piazza Lucio Valerio Pudente, 66054, Vasto, Italy +39 0873 367773
Excellent
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Good
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Satisfactory
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4 based on 169 reviews

Palazzo d'Avalos

Reviewed By Abruzzorentals - Italy

This beautiful palazzo is positioned in the historic center of Vasto overlooking the Adriatic coast. It has a gorgeous garden in the Neopolitan style and the palazzo itself houses an archialogiclal museum, a costume museum and art galleries. It also held a concert there in the courtyard when we were there in the summer which was free to attend. We stayed in Vasto in the centro storico very close to this palazzo in a character house "Casa in Piazza" which was rented from the Tripadvisor site and highly recommended also. Great town and close to the beach!

4. Aqualand del Vasto

Localita Incoronata, 66054, Vasto, Italy +39 0873 310130
Excellent
37%
Good
39%
Satisfactory
17%
Poor
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4 based on 591 reviews

Aqualand del Vasto

Reviewed By Cejl1981

It's clean well maintained and plenty of life guards, we didn't need them but its reassuring, the only downfall I can see is the silly expensive price of the food. If you want to save €75 (family of 5) pack a picnic which we should have done!!
There are lockers for wallets, cameras etc. good size car park. Lots of loungers.
They have shows under a canopy thing, be careful what you let the kids watch as me and the 4 year old sat through the end of "mama mia" then went back and she got right into "Pricilla Queen of the Desert" complete with man in gimp mask!! Hilarious.

5. Cattedrale San Giuseppe

Piazza Lucio Valerio Pudente, 66054, Vasto, Italy +39 0873 367193
Excellent
52%
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4.5 based on 60 reviews

Cattedrale San Giuseppe

Reviewed By DinaGee - Essex

Can only repeat my reviews of the whole area and hotels I've stayed in nearby. The people of Vasto are so warm and friendly so language barrier no problem. There are many places to eat in the locality and the views out to sea are amazing. The food is good and wholesome and there is plenty to do in town.

6. Piazza Rossetti

Piazza Rossetti, Vasto, Italy
Excellent
46%
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52%
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4.5 based on 39 reviews

Piazza Rossetti

Reviewed By sofia b - Geneva, Switzerland

Piazza Rossetti is the heart of Vasto's centre. it has an incredible charm and on August 16th the Festa di Dan Rocco is celebrated in this square. i truly reccomend a visit of this town if u r in the neighbourhood.

7. La Sirenella

Lungomare Ernesto Cordella, 66054 Marina di Vasto, Vasto, Italy +39 0873 801467
Excellent
40%
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4 based on 85 reviews

La Sirenella

Reviewed By rhbphoto - Danville, Pennsylvania

What can you say. Sculpture on a rock. Looks nice from a distance. Reminds one of Copenhagen and a similar statue.

8. Castello Caldoresco

Corso Giuseppe Garibaldi, Vasto, Italy
Excellent
38%
Good
36%
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4 based on 30 reviews

Castello Caldoresco

Reviewed By Alexsandro70 - Foggia, Italy

Passeggiando nel centro storico non si può non notare un'opera di siffatta fattura, ma poi scava scava scopriamo che è privato, assurdo!
Almeno lo conservassero bene ...... visto che è visibilmente trascurato.
Peccato ..............

9. Baiocco Beach

Viale Duca Degli Abruzzi, 66054 Marina di Vasto, Vasto, Italy +39 0873 801422
Excellent
34%
Good
41%
Satisfactory
21%
Poor
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4 based on 41 reviews

Baiocco Beach

Reviewed By patdorko - Stockholm, Sweden

cleanest water ever!! We were visiting Vasto in the end of may and it was really nice, quiet and cozy.

10. Villa Comunale di Vasto

Vasto, Italy
Excellent
58%
Good
28%
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4.5 based on 14 reviews

Villa Comunale di Vasto

Reviewed By Jennifer D

Anyone just wanting to pass through, bring along your picnic basket and let the kids play on the swings, slides and jungle gyms. If you are a keen reader, bring along a read book and replace it with one you can pick out to read from the little library box. Or if u just sit and admire the surroundings, old folk playing their daily game of cards, it's a nice break from everyday hussle.

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