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Is a town and comune on the Adriatic coast of the Province of Chieti in southern Abruzzo, Italy. It was also called in the Middle Ages as Guastaymonis or Vasto d’Aimone and also Waste d’Aimone. Renamed Istonio under the Fascist Rule, it took the current name of Vasto in 1944.
In the early 20th century, Vasto changed its architectural and urban features. The historical centre was redrawn and the foundations were set for drastic alterations during the 1920s and 1930s, with Mussolini decreeing a name change to Istonio in 1938, the official name until the liberation of the city from the Allied Forces in 1944.
Despite a devastating landslide (1956) that dragged a significant part of the eastern ridge – now Via Adriatica – into the gorge below, the years following World War II witnessed industrial, urban, and socio-cultural development. The city also discovered its tourist vocation: besides the progressive development of its beaches in Marina di Vasto, Roman-era thermal baths, mosaics, cisterns and remains of an amphitheatre were found and restored. Wikipedia
Video 1 – Via S. Michele to Loggia Amblingh
Approximately 1.23 km – 0.76 miles
The walk starts in Via S. Michele – Parco Villa Comunale, Viale Rimembranza – Viale Rimembranza – Piazza Guglielmo Marconi – Via Tre Segni – walk back to Piazza Guglielmo Marconi – Municipal Market Hall of Santa Chiara, Piazza Santa Chiara – Via Sportello – Via Tripoli – Via Santa Maria – Chiesa Santa Maria Maggiore, Via Santa Maria – Via Santa Maria – Piazza del Tomolo – Via Catena – Porta Catena, Loggia Amblingh
Video 2 – Piazza del Tomolo to Via Adriatica
Approximately 0.60 km – 0.37 miles
The walk starts in Piazza del Tomolo – Via Santa Maria – Via Giosia – Piazza L. V. Pudente – Cattedrale di San Giuseppe, Piazza L. V. Pudente – Piazza L. V. Pudente – Via Vescovado – Piazza L. V. Pudente – Piazza del Popolo – Via Adriatica
Video 3 – Corso Dante Alighieri to Via Vittorio Veneto
Approximately 1.76 km – 1.09 miles
The walk starts in Corso Dante Alighieri – Via Palizzi – Via Aimone -walk back to Corso Dante Alighieri – Corso Plebiscito – Chiesa di Santa Maria Del Carmine, Via Vescovado – Via Valerico Laccetti – Via Giovanni Pascoli – Piazza Caprioli – Corso de Parma – Piazza Diomede – Piazza Barbacani – Piazza G. Rossetti – Corso Nuova Italia – Via Vittorio Veneto
Video 4 – Viale della Dalmazia to Lungomare Cordella
Approximately 1.98 km – 1.23 miles
The walk starts in Viale della Dalmazia – Spiaggia di Vasto Marina, Lungomare Cordella – Parco Suriani, Lungomare Cordella – Lungomare Cordella – Viale della Dalmazia – Chiesa di Santa Maria Stella Maris, Via Zara – Lungomare Cordella – Via Gaetano Donizetti- Lungomare Cordella