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Town of Ortona


Contact person:  Nicola Pasquini

Executive 3rd Sector

 Telephone: +39 085 90571
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 Website: www.comuneortona.ch.it




Ortona is a coastal town and municipality of the Province of Chieti in the Italian region of Abruzzo, with some 23,000 inhabitants.

Ortona port has a prevalent regional commercial vocation, although recently, with inactivity problems  of  Pescara Port, has also worked managing  traffic passenger between the two Adriatic costs. The strategic location, bar centric  along the Abruzzo Region coast and the intermodal infrastructure connections (Highway 14, road n° 16, BO-BA Railway, Railway Sangritana, Adriatic Sea) that join the city with the major coastal towns, gives to Ortona Town and its Port a tactical function to improve touristic and passengers connection with the other sea-side cost. This territories gives to the tourist a multiplicity of facilities, not only connected with the sea tourism (bathing structures, hotels, B&B, etc.), but also with the architectural,  scenic, historical and cultural values. Commercial vessels arriving and departing the port of Ortona in 2012 were 688 for the transport of 3,230,123 tons of cargo. The passenger traffic,smaller was 1971 users.

In past Ortona’s Municipality was a partner in the European public project Interreg IIIA - Sea Bridge, and Abruzzo Region was the Leader partner of this important development project . The main objective of this project was to develop and strengthen the actual sea transport network. This goal was fundamental because connected with the main European transport strategy  and plan, that  place the Abruzzo Region in the middle of the most important pan-European networks – T.E.N.,  such as the Corridor V and Corridor VIII. This project brought multiple effects in to the territories, such as  increase the cooperation factors between both Adriatic sea-side and at the same time enhancing cross-border trade of people and goods, optimizing the actual flows.


Ortona’s Municipality, with its participation to EA SEA WA project, will provide the data, the knowledge and the relevant information about its territories, will promote cooperation between public institutions, Maritime Authority for the acquisition of permits, authorizations and acts of assent, necessary for the realization of the project.

Ortona’s Municipality will participate to the project using its human resources, will provide the information, sharing and advertising initiative, organizing seminars and technical workshops, with the main aim to involve local economic actors, stakeholders, educational research institutions and University.


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