Car Hire in Teramo from the city centre
In the most northern part of Abruzzo, on the slopes of the Gran Sasso lies Teramo, a hilly city characterised by a rich naturalistic and historical heritage.
Teramo has very ancient origins since it is situated in the same place where the Roman colony of Interamnia rose. Over the centuries, it was dominated by different populations, from the Romans to the Spanish, to the French and Bourbons, which is reflected in the city’s architecture.
Therefore, visiting Teramo means immersing yourself in a very fascinating territory that offers visitors countless artistic and historical treasures, as well as magnificent views, abandoned and characteristic villages, all waiting to be discovered.
List of Locations Teramo
What to see in Teramo: all the attractions of the city centre
Renting a car in the city is the perfect choice if you want to see not only Teramo, but also the many historical and natural treasures of the province.
To rent a car in Teramo you can go to the Maggiore Office in Viale Crispi, where you will find a varied and modern fleet of rental cars, and a qualified and helpful staff, ready to assist you in any way they can.
Renting a vehicle with Maggiore means choosing a reliable partner who has built its success on customer satisfaction and attention to detail. This is why it only rents modern, very well maintained and scrupulously disinfected cars for maximum safety of the pas-sengers.
Your visit to Teramo can start from the historic centre that features some historically significant monuments such as the Duomo of Santa Maria Assunta, formed by the union of two churches of different eras, the Church of Sant’Agostino, restored in the 19th century, the Church of San Domenico, with its 17th century frescoes, and the Church of Sant’Anna dei Pompetti, the only building in the city from the Early Medieval period.
In addition to religious architecture, other buildings worth seeing in Teramo are the Castle of Monica perched on the hill of San Venanzio and accessible only by crossing a drawbridge, the Roman Theatre, one of the best preserved Roman remains of the city, and the Torre Bruciata (Burnt Tower), so called because of a terrible fire that struck the city in 1156.
Take the SS80 road and in about 10 minutes you reach the Necropolis of Ponte Messato, the “Conca”, dating back to Roman times, and another 7 km along the SS81 you ar-rive at the Astronomical Observatory of Collurania, one of the most important in Italy.
Discovering the Province of Teramo: villages and beaches
The Province of Teramo is not as popular as other cities in Italy, but it should be. It pre-serves numerous small treasures that are worth discovering.
About 40 minutes by car from the city centre is Atri, a medieval village situated in the hills that will fascinate you with its distinctive centre consisting of churches, museums and noble palazzos that are worth seeing, such as the Cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta da-ting back to 1285 and Palazzo Acquaviva, built in 1395 on Roman ruins.
Not to miss in this small village are the famous Calanchi, spectacular canyons “born” from the erosion of the clay soils where numerous marine fossils are clearly visible.
Going further inland, you can take a tour of Castellalto, a charming village of medieval origins, Valle Castellana, a small jewel in the National Park of Gran Sasso and Monti del-la Laga, where we suggest you see the beautiful Castle of Vallinquina and the Church of San Vito, and the town of Civitella del Tronto, located in the Val Vibrata and one of the “Most Beautiful Villages in Italy.”
Moving towards the coast, some of the things to visit near Teramo are Giulianova, an important seaside town overlooking the Adriatic that combines natural attractions and beautiful sandy beaches with a rich historical heritage, Alba Adriatica, characterised by a magnificent coastline not surprisingly called “Silver Beach”, and the nearby town of Tortoreto, with its beautiful historic centre and dreamy beaches, among which Tortoreto Lido stands out, a promenade adorned with palm trees and Art Nouveau villas.
Teramo and its surrounding areas are filled with beautiful beaches, so while visiting the hidden villages and towns don’t forget to take some time out to relax in the sun.
Some of the most beautiful beaches worth mentioning are those of Roseto degli Abruzzi, Pineto, with its 10-km-long coastline, Silvi Marina, with its fine sand and shallow waters, and Martinsicuro, a long coastline of golden sand that extends, together with that of Villa Rosa, to the mouth of the Tronto and Vibrata.
The things to see in and around Teramo do not end here and with a rental car you can discover many other hidden gems in this unique and captivating territory.