Vasto

Vasto (Abruzzese: lù Uàštë; Ancient Greek: Ἱστόνιον, romanized: Histonion, Latin: Histonium) is a little city by the sea on the opposite side of Rome. The comune is on the Adriatic coast of the Province of Chieti, in southern Abruzzo, Italy. It was also called during the Middle Ages Guastaymonis, Vasto d'Aimone or Waste d'Aimone.[3] Fascist Italy called the city Istonio, but it has been renamed Vasto in 1944.

Vasto
Città del Vasto
Lighthouse of Punta Penna, the second tallest in Italy and seventh tallest in the world.
Location of Vasto
Vasto
Location of Vasto in Italy
Vasto
Vasto (Abruzzo)
Coordinates: 42.1118°N 14.7082°E / 42.1118; 14.7082
CountryItaly
RegionAbruzzo
ProvinceChieti (CH)
Government
  MayorFrancesco Menna (Partito Democratico)
Area
  Total70.65 km2 (27.28 sq mi)
Elevation
138 m (453 ft)
Population
 (31 October 2017)[2]
  Total41,409
  Density590/km2 (1,500/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Vastesi
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
  Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
66054
Dialing code0873
Patron saintSaint Michael
Saint daySeptember 29
WebsiteOfficial website