The province of Teramo has an area of 1,948 sq.km. and is bordered to the north by the region of Le Marche, to the west by the province of L'Aquila, to the south by the province of Chieti and to the east by the Adriatic Sea.The Province of Teramo is the northernmost province of Abruzzo, at the border with the Ascoli-Piceno province, along the Adriatic sea. It is less than two hours away by car from Rome with which it is connected by a comfortable motorway passing below the Gran Sasso through a 10km-long tunnel.
This province is almost divided into two, with the western half being mountainous, with peaks reaching almost three thousand metres and the eastern side consisting of long, flat sandy beaches and the Adriatic sea. In between the mountains and the sea there are deep, rocky valleys. Dotted around the landscape are many pretty hilltop villages, many of them with watchtowers and ancient fortifications. The province of Teramo contains southernmost icefield in Europe.
The territory has a great variety since in a space of hardly 40 km air-line, it goes from the Adriatic beaches to the almost 3000 meters of the highest Appenine peaks. It is crossed west to east by the seven valleys of the rivers Tronto, Vibrata, Salinello, Tordino, Vomano, Piomba and Fino. Along the coast there are the beautiful seaside resorts of Martinsicuro, Alba Adriatica, Tortoreto, Giulianova, Roseto degli Abruzzi, Pineto and Silvi Marina, immediately in the hinterland the ancient historical centres of Civitella del Tronto, Campli, Nereto, Notaresco, Castellalto and Castelbasso, Montepagano, Atri, and up into the mountains the picturesque villages of Castelli, celebrated majolica capital of Abruzzi, Isola del Gran Sasso with the sanctuary of St. Gabriel of the Sorrowful Virgin, Pietracamela, Montorio, and the ski fields of Prati di Tivo.