The sea in Roseto degli Abruzzi has obtained the European Blue Flag since 1999, and it has been known as a resort place for more than a century. The beach is served with bathing establishments which are continuously being renewed and enlarged, and which during the day guarantee a sense of needed relax to the holiday-makers and at night offer theme nights, music and dancing. The city has a romantic wharf that closes off a precious promenade, rich of avenues immersed in the green of palm trees and maritime pine trees. Blooming Oleanders, and the inevitable roses make for pleasing walks for those who are looking for some fresh air beyond the sea, that with its limpid, shallow and sandy waters is ideal for the fun of the children, but it also offers moments of immense emotion, like when there is the procession towards the sea of the Madonna (Mother Mary), brought on to the fishing-boat that opens the way towards the sea on the other boats, on 15 August, before the fireworks at midnight colour the might with a thousand fantastic designs. Roseto is also a type of ‘active’ relaxation, with it numerous possibilities to combine the holiday to shopping in its various typical markets, to a walk along the arcades to check the fish, to sport and to fitness. Enriching every day of your holiday with a different type of entertainment: football, beach-volley, beach-basket, swimming, athletic fishing, roller-skating, tennis, bocci balls, windsurfing, cycling and much much more. The architecture of the town is enriched by late 19th century villas. A must to be visited is the church of Santa Maria Assunta (ex-church of Santa Filomena) that was built at the beginning of the 1900s and which has a characteristic terracotta altar and where the “La Sacra Famiglia” painting by the Roseto painter Pasquale Celomi is preserved. There are also the Council’s Art Gallery in the Council’s Villa in the centre of Roseto that preserves exquisite works of art by local artists, the Museum of Material Culture and the church of the Santissima Annunziata in Montepagano that preserves a really beautiful 17th century wooden chancel.