Tortoreto, the happy island
Its name TORTORETO was given to it in the Middle Ages when a massive concentration of turtle doves crowded the fields and woods of its territory.
Today Tortoreto is a charming town on the Teramo coast with a beach of fine white sand about 4km long, awarded by the Blue Flag for 16 consecutive years (1998-2014). The best requirements for which it has been awarded for so many years in addition to the sea are good tourist accommodation, the multitude of services offered, the availability of useful information to holidaymakers and the high environmental and seaside quality it offers.
The country is divided into two territories: Tortoreto Lido where the Quattro Palme Hotel is located directly on the sea and Tortoreto Alto which is located on the hill about 240m above sea level.
- Torrevecchia which is the oldest part where the Castle stands, which once housed churches and noble houses;
- Terranova is the most recent fortified part, characterized by very narrow and suggestive streets that frame the original brick houses;
- Il Borgo which is the most developed part outside the walls of the medieval castle, on the slope of the hill towards the sea.