The sleepy seaside resort of Pineto, snuggled up against the Adriatic Coast, is a perfect destination for those looking to enjoy the warmth of Italian summer but don’t wish to share it with the hubbub from hordes of tourists.
This relatively new retreat was only created in the early 20th century, with the improvement of roads and rail to the area. Named after the copses of pine trees shading the beachfront; Pineto is a soothing break from the clangour of nearby Rome. Its tree-flecked Blue Flag beaches combine with the Gran Sasso Mountain to form an idyllic Abruzzan vista.
Holiday in Pineto
Any trip to Pineto is destined to be focused around the beach. Fantastic for family beach breaks, the sandy golden expanses of Pineto are ideal for swimming and sunbathing. Many of the restaurants and cafes, serving the best quality local cuisine and seafood, can be found at the town’s main promenade; also a beautiful place to watch the sun rise leaking through the trees and over the sea.
While there isn’t much in terms of cultural remnants in this fresh-faced, neo-classical village; a walk to the nearby ancient town of Mutignano – on the hills overlooking Pineto – is filled with medieval churches and towers, as well as a park at its highest point with stunning views from up high.
With excellent transport links to the rest of the region, Pineto serves as a perfect home base for travellers after peace and rest but would still like to be able to get around. It is simple to travel along or away from the coast in any direction to explore the rest of Abruzzo; while Naples and Rome are within easy travel distance.
Renting holiday accommodation in Pineto
When choosing a holiday rental in Pineto, it is important to consider the size of your group, and how you expect to be spending your time. Will you be travelling around the region often? If using public transport, try to stay in a holiday home close to the station, Pineto Atri. Further north of the station is best for finding locations with a sea view and a shorter walk to the beach – however you aren’t ever very far away from it in this quaint town. Nothing beats being able to return to your very own home at the end of a long day exploring, relaxing or travelling – and relaxing on your scenic veranda with a glass of fine Italian wine.