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Punta della Penna

Punta della Penna, Italy

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About Punta della Penna

Punta della Penna beach is a little-known beauty and Abruzzo’s best-kept secret. Located in the nature reserve of Punta Aderci and surrounded by vineyards that roll back from the coast, it is a perfect powdery white beach that stretches out for kilometers, crystal-clear turquoise waters and boasting Blue Flag status. Utterly picturesque and one of the best beaches in all of Italy, it is a must for anyone who has found a vacation rental in Abruzzo.



Attractions near Punta della Penna

Punta Penna Lighthouse0.63km from Punta della Penna

Punta Penna Lighthouse is a lively lighthouse in Vasto, Italy. At a peak of 230 feet it's miles the 8th tallest "conventional lighthouse" in the international,  and the 2nd tallest lighthouse in Italy after the Lantern of Genoa. It is placed on a strategically crucial spot in Via Madonna Della Penna on the port of Vasto. Built-in 1906, it has time and again been the problem of reconstruction. In 1944, the retreating German navy destroyed a part of the vintage lighthouse and it became demolished.

Riserva naturale guidata Punta Aderci2.18km from Punta della Penna

The guided nature reserve Punta Aderci is a protected natural area located in the municipality of Vasto, in the province of Chieti. It occupies an area of ​​285 hectares and was established in 1998. It extends along the Adriatic coast north of the port of Vasto, up to the mouth of the Sinello river , where it is possible to meet the only deciduous forest in the reserve.

Palazzo d'Avalos6.25km from Punta della Penna

The d'Avalos palace is located in Vasto, in the province of Chieti, once the residence of the Marquises of Vasto, until 1806. According to some hypotheses, its origin is medieval, but certain data are lacking, however, the first mention is in an act reported by the seventeenth-century chronicler Nicola Alfonso Viti who mentions the leader Giacomo Caldora, the feudal lord of Vasto, who in 1427 sanctions an indemnity for the Augustinian friars since he himself used part of their vegetable garden o

Torre di Bassano6.32km from Punta della Penna

The Bassano tower is one of the many towers sighting located along the Amalfi Coast.  It was built in 1563 near the Cala di Fuenti, where the Saracen pirates moored their feluccas and from which they left for numerous raids. Just one of these raids, a few years earlier, had cost dear to nearby Cetara , which was completely destroyed, with 300 deported inhabitants; the leader of the assault was the infamous Sinan Bassà, from whom it seems that the name of the tower derives.

Church of Saint Mary 'Maggiore'6.34km from Punta della Penna

The Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore is an ancient Catholic basilica that is considered to be the largest of the churches dedicated to the Virgin Mary in Rome. It is one of the city’s four major basilicas. Built on a pagan temple dedicated to the goddess Cybele. The basilica displays varied architectural styles, from early Christian to Baroque. The entire building was restored and renovated during the eighteenth century.

Villa Comunale6.68km from Punta della Penna

Villa Comunale Park is an absolute must for any visit to Sorrento. Located in the town centre, this small park offers beautifully-manicured gardens and one of the best views in southern Italy. From the park's terrace you can gaze out on to the Gulf of Naples with its landmarks on the horizon such as the islands of Ischia and Procida with the imperious Mount Vesuvius looming in the background.

Where is Punta della Penna

Discover more attractions in Abruzzo, where Punta della Penna is located

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Most of the region is mountainous or hilly. The few small coastal harbours have little economic importance for fishing or commerce. One of the famous greenish areas in Italy are here.