in the province of Chieti, about 65 km from Pineto, is a stretch of coast with coves, promontories, high cliffs and jagged rock, making it unique and comparable to the oceanic coasts of Portugal or Scotland. It is known as “Costa dei Trabocchi” and takes its name from the ancient and typical maritime construction, which is frequently encountered on the coast and has become the symbol. The constructions are strange and complex fishing machines, hoisted on piles and almost miraculously supported by a web of cables and axes. For further information visit