Casalbordino is a small village on the Vasto hills
Formerly belonging to the feud of the Abbey of Santo Stefano in Rivomare, in 1145 it was transferred to Roberto Bordino, which gave it its current name.
On a rise near the station, the remains can be seen of the ancient Abbey of Santo Stefano in Rivomare, which was built in 842 and destroyed by the Turks in 1500.
Today Casalbordino is known for the Basilica of the Madonna of Miracles, which was built after the Madonna appeared to a peasant in Pollutri on 11th June 1576.
This apparition is celebrated every year with a festival, which D’Annunzio also described in his work Il Trionfo della Morte (ed. The Triumph of Death) and was immortalised by the painter Michetti on his canvas La Via degli Storpi (ed. The Road of the Crippled).
Thousands of pilgrims visit the Basilica every year, and it is now kept by the Benedictine Sublacensi Monks.
The lovely beach at Casalbordino is surrounded by the beautiful Mediterranean scrub, which gives it a “wild, fascinating” air, ideal for tourists who want a holiday in touch with nature.
The Camping Village Santo Stefano is situated on this golden beach, where it welcomes the guests into an oasis of luxuriant vegetation, for a quiet and carefree holiday.