Ortona is a coastal town and municipality of the Province of Chieti in the Italian region of Abruzzo, with some 23,000 inhabitants. Ortona was the site of fierce fighting between German and Canadian forces during the Italian campaign in World War II. The ferocity of the battle led it to be known as the "Little Stalingrad" as Winston Churchill called this city, (See Battle of Ortona).
Abruzzo offers dramatic mountain scenery and a crystal clear seaside making Abruzzo’s landscape surprisingly diverse.
If you are looking for an interesting view, the Trabocchi coast stretches from Pescara south to Vasto. A Trabocco is a wooden fishing hut that sits in the Adriatic sea connected to the land by a, sometimes precarious looking, peer. They are protected and unique to Abruzzo. Large areas of the coast line are natural reserves.
If you have some spare time you might want to look for secret coves such as like I Ripari di Giobbe, or you can relax in one of the many beach resorts available in the area.
I highly reccomend you to visit the Agriverde Vineyard. Gambero Rosso describes the wine produced at Agriverde as "One of the best wines ever produced in Italy and that really changed the reference points on the Peninsula, significantly shifting its axis of reference in Abruzzo ... " “Relais del vino Agriverde” is a unique reality in its kind: it is the only “Restaurant in a winery” and the wellness centre is able to offer exclusive and innovative treatments based on grapes and wine.
"Wine is a living product, son of the place, of the season and of culture too, it's the perfect synthesis between man and nature, man and a single place, it's the chance to transform limitations in values, to know a place towards knowledge and respect of nature..."
— Giannicola Di Carlo