The Loggia


On the eastern promenade lining the ancient village, starting from the gardens of Palazzo d’Avalos, opens the Loggia Amblingh, a splendid balcony suspended between the historical city’s bricks history and the underlying campaigns of olive trees, oranges and digging gardens towards the sea. From here, with only one glance you can admire the beautiful golden gulf of Vasto, the hills of the nearby Molise, the slopes of Gargano Mountain and the Tremiti Islands. The loggia takes its name from the Austrian Guglielmo Amblingh of Graz, secretary of Cesare Michelangelo d’Avalos, resident at Vasto at the beginning of the eighteenth century. The tall houses and narrow lanes of the Loggia have housed for years fishermen, porters, descendants of marshal squads or cavalry, engaged in coastal reconnaissance to see Turkish ships: we are in the Santa Maria district which is well represented by the popular spirit.