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Roseto degli Abruzzi is a city in Teramo Province. It is a beach resort on the Adriatic Sea and has about 24,000 inhabitants. Roseto is positioned on estuaries of the Vomano and Tordino Rivers.


Tourism is the main economical activity in terms of revenue generated. Roseto's coastline, including an area known as Cologna, has more than 10 km (6 mi) of beaches available for swimming and other water activities.

Roseto is a communications centre. Rolli S.p.A., produces and exports a large quantity of jams, marmalade, and preserves. A large scale wine producer, Scialletti, exports internationally. Dozens of smaller concerns contribute to Roseto's industrial sector. Roseto is second only to Teramo in hosting artisan workshops and small factories. Many large trucking and transportation companies are located nearby.

Get in[edit]

By plane[edit]

  • Pescara Airport (Abruzzo International Airport), Via Tiburtina Km 229.100, ☎ +39 085 4324201.
  • Ancona airport

By car[edit]

  • SS16: It is crossed by the Adriatic road
  • A14 motorway: It has a tollbooth right on the Adriatic highway

By ship[edit]

It has a tourist port to the south, at the mouth of the Vomano.

By train[edit]

It has its own station on the Adriatic railway line. The train station is in the heart of the town, so it is possible to reach much of the urban area on foot.

By bus[edit]

Bus lines managed by TUA - Abruzzesi regional public bus lines.

Get around[edit]


Church of Santa Maria Assunta
  • Church of Santa Maria Assunta, Via Nazionale, +39 085 8990153. Built in the 1870s, when the population of the new settlement had begun to grow, it was dedicated to Santa Filomena. When in the 1960s the Congregation of Rites removed the saint from the calendar, Roseto replaced the church's title, dedicating it to Maria Assunta, who also became the new patroness of the city. Inside it preserves a valuable altar in polychrome wood, with statues of saints and prophets. In its sacristy there is a plaque, which commemorates the birth of Roseto (May 22, 1860), by the clergy of the Church, who divided into lots and ceded the marina of which it was owner in emphyteusis. Noteworthy is the bell tower belonging to the church of S. Antimo, linked to a legend that attributes its construction to Pope Sixtus V.
  • Civic Art Collection, Villa Comunale. Works by the painter Pasquale Celommi (1851-1928) and the ceramist Pier Giuseppe di Blasio (1896-1964), among others.
  • There is an olive tree, believed to be 500 years old.
  • There is a barrel, kept in the cellar of Villa Mazzarosa De Vincenzi, which contains one thousand hectoliters of wine, considered the largest in Europe.


Roseto is one of the most popular seaside resorts on the Abruzzo coast and offers a stay full of entertainment and attractions, thanks to its beach and sea and modern hotel, recreational and sports facilities. Among the latter, the Sports Hall, the tennis courts (also indoor), the skating rink and the swimming pool.

In addition to seaside activities and water sports, Roseto excels in a competitive activity in which it has achieved national and international fame: basketball. The city team has operated since 1946 and in 1997 was promoted to B1, then to A2 to finally move to the top flight. The Palasport di Roseto can hold almost 5,000 spectators and is one of the largest indoor facilities in Abruzzo.

  • At the centre of the city is the Arena 4 Palme, on whose outdoor field basketball is played, the sport that made Roseto famous in the world, with the summer tournament, which began in the early 1950s.


  • Summer events (theatrical, cinematographic and musical reviews) take place throughout the territory and, in particular, in the Villa Comunale.
  • Roseto Opera Prima — National film festival for first-time directors in July, held since 1996.
  • Soundlabs festival (in August). Rock and pop music festival, held since 1997.
  • Arte sotto la pineta (in August). Collective exhibition of artists of various genres: painting, sculpture, ceramics, mosaic, glass, wood, iron, fabric, decoupage. Held since 2002.






  • Albergo Gran Sasso


  • [formerly dead link] Villaggio Camping Gilda, Viale Makarska - 64026 - Roseto Degli Abruzzi (TE), fax: +39 085 8941023. Directly on the sea, with a private beach, and it’s situated inside of the Riserva Naturale del Borsacchio.
  • Resort Villa Rosella Abruzzo, Via Nazionale, 2b, 64026 Roseto degli Abruzzi (TE), +39 085 8930942, fax: +39 085 8930942. The Villa Rosella is a cosy resort close to the beach town of Roseto degli Abruzzi, in the Abruzzo region, which offers a large number of private apartments for two, three and four people. Also available an outdoor swimming pool, car parking, private garden and internet wi-fi. Minimum stay: 7 nights. Studio apartments: €800.


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