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Termoli

Despite its touristy trattorias and brassy bars, Molise's top beach resort retains a winning, low-key charm. At the eastern end of the seafront, the pretty borgo antico (old town) juts out to sea like a massive pier, dividing the sandy beach from Termoli's small harbour. From the seawall you'll see several typical Molisan trabucchi (special fishing platforms).

Guarding the entrance to the old town is Termoli's iconic 13th-century Castello Svevo; beyond, through a tangle of narrow streets, pastel-coloured houses and souvenir shops, lies its beautiful 12th-century cathedral.

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