Italy’s east coast runs along the Adriatic Sea from the border of Slovenia to the Salento Peninsula.There is a rail line along the coast from the city of Trieste in the north to Lecce in the South.A highway also runs along the coast so it’s possible to drive the whole route.
Italy’s Adriatic Coast itinerary starts in the northeast region of Friuli-Venezia Giulia where Grado and Lignano are top seaside resort towns in this area famous with the colourful birds , you can also take the boat tours here. There’s a small airport at Trieste.
Venice is a city of canals and its main square, Piazza San Marco, is the top place to go in the city. Venice’s architecture is a unique mixture of western and eastern styles and sights including the famous Saint Mark’s Basilica, the Doge’s Palace, and the churches and monasteries.
Since Venice is a car-free city, it’s best visited on a train itinerary and for those who wish to start or end in Venice, there’s an airport with flights to other parts of Italy and Europe.Cesenatico is another highlight of the Italian Adriatic coastal town with a canal through its center.The resort town of Rimini with its sandy beaches is very historical Roman city.
Puglia is a long region from the Gargano Promontory to the Salento Peninsula, the toe of the boot. Much of the Puglia region is coastline and Puglia is well known for its beautiful beaches, fresh seafood, and charming coastal towns.
Of course, Trani is another beautiful town in this part of the Adriatic coast. Trani’s cathedral with its castle are the best examples of a Romanesque church in Puglia, with fantastic carvings on the exterior and beautiful designed mosaics on the floor.
The town of Giovinazzo, just north of Bari, is a small fishing town to relax and a ideal place to witness a real Italian family local life.
Bari is Puglia’s biggest seaside city where the people usually take the ferry to Greece.
You’ll find sandy and pebble beaches on the coast of the Salento Peninsula with a milder climate temperature providing a long season to the popular beaches. There are also other nice beaches at Porto Badisco, known for its sea urchins & Santa Cesarea Terme, known for its thermal springs.