ABRUZZO AND THE TRABOCCHI COAST by Antonia Serrao Soppelsa

The Coast of the Trabocchi is a stretch of Adriatic coastline, which begins around Francavilla Al Mare in Abruzzo and reaches down through Termoli in Molise and as far south as the Gargano promontory. It is characterized by the presence of the “trabocchi”, old fishing machines on stilts which can be seen creeping, crab-like, into the waters and which, since past centuries, have provided fishermen with a safe way of fishing, even in the most adverse of sea conditions.

 

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