His name TORTORETO was given in the Middle Ages when a massive concentration of turtledoves thronged the fields and woods of its territory.
Today Tortoreto is a charming town of Teramo coast with a beach of fine white sand about 4km long, awarded the Blue Flag for 16 consecutive years (1998-2014). The requirements for the best which has been rewarded for so many years in addition to the sea are the good tourist accommodation, the multitude of services offered, the availability of information to vacationers and high environmental quality and seaside offering.
The country is divided into two areas: Tortoreto Lido where is located the Hotel Four Palms by the sea and Tortoreto that is located on a hill about 240m above sea level.
Tortoreto Alto is the original country still consists of:
- Terravecchia which is the oldest part where the castle that once housed churches and noble houses;
- Terranova is the latest part fortified, characterized by very narrow streets and suggestive that frame the original brick houses;
- The Village that is the most developed outside the walls of the medieval castle on the hill slope towards the sea
Since 2001, right in the streets of the ancient village the week of August, takes place the greatest historical event reminiscent of Tortoreto called Palio del Barone which tells the marriage between two nobles of the thirteenth century between games, banquets, flag wavers, shows and parades in period costumes.
The most characteristic part of Tortoreto Lido rather than to stroll the tree-lined promenade, the Little Mermaid statue is cast in bronze in 1982 and initially placed in the rotunda of via Trieste, then moved to its current location in the center of the fountain light at the end of the promenade south.
The continuity of styles and infrastructure that you have with Alba Adriatica is the fact that until 1956 it was a fraction of Tortoreto called Tortoreto Station while today the two places are united only by the continuity of the urban part of the waterfront and the roads there are in fact very comfortable buses that pass frequently and connect the two countries.
Entertainment for children in Tortoreto:
Fonti del Vascello
In the hamlet Fontanelle There are 3 acres of natural park-Botanical, called “ Fonti del Vascello “.
It is a private facility that since 1988 is home to a large number of natural springs where you can see different aquatic birds, turtles, carp, eels, swans and more. The park is one of the places to visit to get in touch with a varied nature and unspoiled. It is open to visits from 15/06 to 15/09 every day including holidays from 9.30 to 20.30, during the rest of the year on Saturday afternoon.
The OndaBlu Waterpark is the largest water park in central Italy with 120,000 square meters. available to dive and slide, play areas for children and sunbathing or relaxing in the shade of leafy grounds. It has a large car park and a hotel for dogs free. Umbrellas, lockers, showers, relaxation areas, bars, self-service, entertainment and much more await you on hot summer days.
And for the little ones there is a Happy Island area completely dedicated to them with lots of slides, tubes and water games. The water park is open t ll days, from 10.00 to 18.30 from late June to early September. We remind you that is 4 min drive from our hotel and is easily reached with the bus that stops right in front of our house.