Pescara is a lively, bustling city, especially in the summertime, when its sixteen kilometres of beach are taken by storm by thousands of youngsters looking for fun.
Breath-taking panoramas can be enjoyed from the hills around Penne and Città Sant’Angelo. Located only just outside the city, these villages are amongst the prettiest in Italy and are the gateway to the enchanting display of nature from the sea up to Gran Sasso and to the Monti della Laga. Take in the shade of the pine trees at Montesilvano, loved by families for the well-looked after beaches. Year after year, they’ve been awarded the green flag for the best beaches for children.
While it’s the most modern city in the Abruzzo region, both in terms of lifestyle and town planning, Pescara has embraced change: fish from the Adriatic has turned into a luxury aperitif and a gourmet dinner, while the authentic Abruzzo can be found in the shop windows displaying uniquely designed works of art. Decorative murals give colour to the city centre roads where you can admire contemporary architecture, like the new office building by Massimiliano Fuksas for the major pharmaceutical company Fater.
From modern bakeries to elegant patisserie shops, Pescara will amaze you. There are few other places where you can come across the local ‘arrosticini’ one minute and an irresistible mussel stew another.
Relax on the beaches at Pescara and Montesilvano, on the golden sand and the well-appointed lidos
Lose yourself in the medieval village of Penne, only 30 km from Pescara
Visit the Museo delle Genti d’Abruzzo, an ethnographic museum of the region
Go jogging along the lungomare Matteotti – runners love this road
Discover the charm of the pine trees at Pineta Dannunziana
Ride an electric bicycle through the hills and delightful villages, like Loreto Aprutino
Discover old Pescara and Corso Manthone
Visit the natural oasis that is Lago di Penne, the lake where the night heron lives ¬– the bird is the symbol of local fauna
Take part in the Regata dei gonfaloni, the flag regatta on the river Aterno
Discover the history of the notable locals – poet Gabriele D’Annunzio and writer Ennio Flaiano – by trying a tasty ‘parrozzo’