The city is the capital of the province of Pescara, and with its 120,000 inhabitants it is Abruzzo Region's largest city. It is situated on the Adriatic Sea, where the rivers Aterno and Pescara collide.
New and very modern bridges have been built over the rivers to connect more easily the different parts of town for cyclists and pedestians. Pescara can boast nearly 20 miles of beautiful beaches and promenade in the city and its suberbs which are equipped with lido's and play areas, restaurants, discos and bars. There are many large villas at the Southern end of town where a more subdued atmosphere prevails. The stadium is also towards the South.
Pescara is emerging as a vibrant city due partly to the presence of the university and its students, and the amount of visitors for short breaks and day trips that it receives. Here you can have an active and exciting holiday in a place that doesn't stand still.
The historic centre is very small, as much of the centre was destroyed during the last world war, but it remains full of life since most of the houses today have been converted into pubs and bars.
Pescara is the hometown of the poet Gabriele d'Annunzio. We recommend that you pay a visit to the churches of St. Cetteus and Madonna dei Sette Dolori both built in the mid 16th century.
You can easily reach the city of Pescara either by car or train. Between Ancona, Bari north and south, you will be only four hours drive from Rome. A huge car park is under construction in Pescara, with a capacity of 3,000 spaces where you can leave your car and walk to the beach.