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.

Tortoreto Alto is the original town still formed today by:
  • 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.


Since 2001, right in the streets of the ancient village the week of August, the major historical event re-enacting Tortoreto called the Palio del Barone takes place which tells the wedding between two noblemen of the thirteenth century between games, banquets, flag-wavers, shows and parades in period costumes.

The most characteristic part of Tortoreto Lido instead in addition to the beautiful tree-lined promenade of the waterfront, is the statue of the Little Mermaid made of bronze in 1982 and initially located in the roundabout in via Trieste, then moved to its current location in the center of the luminous fountain at the end of the waterfront south.

The continuity of styles and infrastructures with Alba Adriatica is given by the fact that until 1956 the latter was a fraction of Tortoreto called Tortoreto Station while today the two locations are united only by the continuity of the urban furniture of part of the promenade and from the communication routes in fact there are comfortable buses that pass very frequently and connect the two countries.


The city of Tortoreto, recognized as a historic seaside village, becomes part of the Passaborgo tour.

Passaborgo is a virtual passport of the traveler who, by visiting selected Italian historic villages, will be able to take advantage of discounts, benefits and agreements with local tour operators, indicated in the appropriate application.

Entertainment for children in Tortoreto

The Sources of the Vessel
In the hamlet of Fontanelle there are 3 hectares of Naturalistic-Botanical Park, called “Le Fonti del Vascello”.
It is a private structure that since 1988 has hosted a large amount of natural springs where you can admire various water birds, water turtles, carp, eels, swans and more. The park is one of the places to visit to get in touch with a varied and unspoiled nature. It is open for visits from 15/06 to 15/09 every day including holidays from 9.30 to 20.30, during the rest of the year only on Saturday afternoon.

Water park
The Onda Blu Acquapark is the largest water park in central Italy with 120,000 square meters. available to dive and slide, play in the children’s areas and sunbathe or relax in the shade of a tree-lined park. It has ample parking and a free dog hotel. Umbrellas, lockers, showers, relaxation areas, bars, self-service, entertainment and much more await you on hot summer days.

Happy Island
And for the little ones there is the Isola Felice, an area completely dedicated to them with many slides, pipes and water games. The water park is open every day from 10:00 to 18:30 from late June to early September. We remind you that it is 4 minutes by car from our hotel and can be easily reached also by the scheduled bus that stops right in front of our structure.