As you move away from the Casalbordino Coast, you can visit Don Venanzio Wood, an amazingly beautiful nature reserve.
Don Venanzio Wood is a precious remain of the antique Abruzzo coastal forest.
One of the distinctive features of the wood are the special mountainous plant species, such as the Apennine Anemone and Snowdrops.
The nature reserve spreads over an area of 80 hectares, but the relict of the plain forest only occupies 8 hectares along the abandoned bight of the River Sinello.
The reserve is within the Pollutri council area, at 25 meters above sea level.
Don Venanzio Wood can be reached along a number of tracks accessible on foot, mountain bike or horseback, the horse track follows the river up the other Punta Aderci Nature Reserve, which extends along the Mottagrosso beach near Vasto Port.