Once a small fishing town, Termoli is now a popular beachside resort on Italy’s Adriatic coast. It centres around the atmospheric old town of Borgo Antico di Termoli, which features a 13th-century castle and a Romanesque cathedral. Golden beaches frame the town and attract families from near and far.
Things to do in Termoli
Stroll through the narrow streets of Termoli to admire its pastel-coloured buildings, which include the beautiful Cathedral of Saint Mary 'della Purificazione. Dating back to the 12th century, its facade is dominated by a rose window and several blind arcades decorated with acanthus leaves. The interior houses mosaic floors and the remains of Termoli’s patron saint, Bassus of Lucera.
One of Termoli’s most prominent landmarks is the Castello Svevo of Termoli, a centuries-old castle constructed by Robert I of Loritello. While it hosts cultural events and exhibitions throughout the year, it was once the centrepiece of extensive fortifications that enveloped the town. Among those remaining is the nearby Belvedere Tower, which offers magnificent views across Termoli’s harbour.
Beaches stretch on both sides of Termoli’s historic core, including Spiaggia di Sant’Antonio and Rio Vivo. Sun loungers and beach umbrellas are available for rent and there are pizzerias and bars backing the sand where you can dine throughout the day. Spiaggia di Sant’Antonio’s child-friendly waters have seen it labelled as a Green Flag beach while Rio Vivo provides a popular setting for water sports.
Getting around Termoli
Termoli is just over an hour’s drive from Pescara and Abruzzo Airport, which has flights to destinations across Europe. Trains connect to the Termoli railway station and buses travel throughout the town while ferries connect to the offshore Isole Tremiti archipelago. The centre of Termoli is compact enough to explore on foot.