All aboard! Bring out your pirate spirit with an excursion near Torre del Cerrano, a jewel of Abruzzo's history! Torre del Cerrano is one of the ancient coastal towers of the Kingdom of Naples. It is located on the Abruzzo coast near the town of Pineto, in the province of Teramo, and stands out prominently on a small hill overlooking the beach. The area was once the site of the ancient port of Hadria: in the sea in front of the tower lie the submerged remains of an "L"-shaped pier belonging to the ancient Roman port, as well as walls and various artifacts that you can admire with your own eyes using the snorkeling equipment on board! You can also reach the tower by kayak or dive into the blue waters of the Adriatic with fins and a snorkel, and personally explore the seabed inhabited by unique and rare marine species, such as the Adriatic Triton, and touch the ancient stones used for the construction of the sunken Roman Port! An excursion on board the Rex Siciliae is the ideal solution if you want to spend a day full of adventure: nothing allows you to enjoy the beauty of nature like a marine excursion!!Request Now
Departing from the Port of Termoli aboard our majestic Gulet, you can enjoy a unique experience: a fantastic cruise to the Tremiti Islands, the only Italian archipelago in the Adriatic Sea located about 12 nautical miles off the Gargano, in northern Puglia. The Tremiti Islands are a small corner of paradise reminiscent of the Caribbean islands and attract thousands of tourists every year thanks to their clear sea, clean seabed, pleasant climate, pure air, lush and wild vegetation, bays, and high promontories: a spectacle of untouched nature! During the fantastic cruise in the heart of the Adriatic, you will have the opportunity to admire 4 out of the 5 islands that make up the archipelago: San Domino, San Nicola, Capraia, and Cretaccio. Other characteristic points include Cala del Sale, where the inhabitants of Tremiti used to come to collect the salt that the sea left in the rock basins after storms, and Cala delle Roselle, named after the blooming flowers on the surrounding walls. For snorkeling enthusiasts, the ideal destinations are Grotta delle Viole and Grotta del Sale, teeming with rare and unique marine species. By staying aboard the Rex Siciliae gulet, you can enjoy all of this without sacrificing the comfort and privacy of our refined double cabins and elegant aft and bow suites. Our staff will pamper you by preparing exquisite lunches and tasty dinners on the veranda or in the indoor dining area.Read More Request Now
San Nicola, considered an open-air museum, is rich in monuments and a testament to the history of the archipelago. On this island, you will travel back in time to the Middle Ages, marveling at the numerous towers, imposing fortifications, walls, churches, and cloisters of a fortress-abbey, Santa Maria a Mare, referred to as the "Montecassino in the middle of the sea" for its grandeur.
From the small harbor, you head towards the town center, passing along the fortified wall with numerous battlements, and reach a second gateway where the Tower of the Knights of the Crucifix stands, a fascinating defensive bastion. Continuing along a second ramp, you can reach the Tower of the Brush, which served as control over the entire bay.
After passing the tower, you arrive at an open space crossed by the two main streets of the village: Corso Diomede and Corso Roma. On the right, you will find the Angevin Tower, formerly inhabited by Emperor Charles II of Anjou. Crossing a portico and ascending a staircase, you reach the square of the Church of Santa Maria a Mare, a shining example of the integration of Northern European and Mediterranean cultures.
Capraia is a true Garden of Eden: rugged and gentle, soft and jagged , severe and sunny, barren and lush green. In Capraia, the play of opposites is a common pastime. As soon as you set foot on this wild rock, bathed in dazzling Mediterranean light, you can feel its deep and clear breath.
The islet of Cretaccio, made of clay and devoid of vegetation, is located between San Domino and San Nicola. Rather than being the smallest of the Tremiti Islands, it is considered the largest of the archipelago's rocks, which, due to the relentless erosion by atmospheric agents, will gradually decrease in size over the centuries until it disappears.
Legend has it that it is haunted by ghosts: it is said that a prisoner was executed here, and his ghost roams the islet during stormy nights, holding his decapitated head in his hands. Adding to the "thrill" is the nearby rock called La Vecchia, with its dark black color, believed to be owned by an old witch.
The Costa dei Trabocchi is a stretch of the Abruzzo coastline in the central Adriatic Sea, along the SS16 Adriatica highway, corresponding to the majority of the coast in the province of Chieti. The coastline is characterized by the widespread presence of "trabocchi," ancient fishing machines built on stilts. Among the various theories about the first appearance of trabocchi along the Abruzzo coast, one of the most credited dates them back to the 18th century. The Costa dei Trabocchi extends from the mouth of the Foro River, between Francavilla al Mare and Ortona in Abruzzo, to the mouth of the Trigno River, located in Molise, a few kilometers from the border with Abruzzo. However, the presence of trabocchi along the coast continues as you travel south, along the entire Molise coast to the border with Puglia and even beyond, to the Gargano area. The coast is not homogeneous and displays significant variation in its appearance. There are stretches of low sandy beaches (such as in Ortona, Le Morge, Casalbordino, Vasto, and San Salvo), pebble beaches (in Fossacesia, Torino di Sangro, and Vasto), as well as high and rocky sections (in San Vito Chietino, Rocca San Giovanni, and Vasto).Read More Request Now
The Costa dei Trabocchi is famous not only for the ancient fishing machines along the coastline and the beaches but also for the cycling path that has developed a strong focus on cycle tourism in the entire area. Several trabocchi have been restored and converted into bars and restaurants. A carefree day on board the Rex Siciliae gulet will allow you to admire the landscape of the Costa dei Trabocchi from a different perspective. You will experience the joy of discovering a place, the pleasure of sharing, and the happiness of friendship while enjoying a swim in the crystal-clear waters of Rivabella and having a seafood lunch on board.>