What to see in Termoli, itinerary including the main monuments and places of interest, including the Swabian Castle, the Cathedral and the beach of Sant'Antonio.
Located on a promontory, Termoli is the only port city in Molise, characterized by fishing-related activities.
The vast beaches located at the foot of the town make it a popular seaside resort, noteworthy is the small beach of Sant'Antonio.
In medieval times Termoli was part of the Duchy of Benevento and later of that of Spoleto, it was sacked by Saracen pirates in 1566.
The thirteenth-century Swabian castle, which was built by Frederick II of Swabia, consists of a large central keep surrounded by towers located at the four corners.
The Cathedral of Termoli, which was built in the twelfth century on top of a temple from an earlier age, includes a stone facade, the lower part of which dates back to 1153 and includes six small, arched arches with expertly decorated mullioned windows, in the center of which a seventh arch contains the portal, decorated with reliefs.
The upper part of the facade dates back to the fifteenth century and a rose window of considerable size opens into it.
Inside, from the crypt it is possible to admire the remains of the floor mosaic of the previous church.