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Silvi is an important sea resort of the Teramo seaside, that stretches at the feet of Atri and Città Sant'Angelo. It is a great mixture of tradition, modernity, culture and nature. Clear waters, large sandy beaches and numerous comfortable accommodations build altogether a complete tourist complex by now famous for the quality of its services.
This town rose, during the Roman age, from the coming together of the first settlements, that for the most were concentrated along the shore and bound to the ancient Municipium of Atri. During the following centuries, critical political and social events encouraged the migration of the people towards the hilly inland, where the mediaeval town of Castrum Silvi, the current Silvi Paese was founded.
The town has preserved most of its original structure, such as the walls with round arches that sustain it, the main street from which a thick net of narrow lanes stretch out to build the historical centre. The ancient Parish Church of S.Salvatore, dating from the 11th century, stands on the main square. Inside a valuable 14th-century fresco can still be admired.
The charming inner streets of the town lead to a gracious and well kept belvedere. From here a stupendous view stretches from the Monte Conero (Marche) to the Tremiti Islands (Puglia). Lovers of Abruzzo flavours and folklore shouldn't miss the summer event “Arti e Mestieri”. Each year in July, this event takes visitors on a genuine journey across the most ancient expressions of the abruzzo tradition, from its wines and gastronomy to local handicraft, from customs to the deepest aspects of a the “daily culture”.