For those who are looking for the perfect seaside Italian holiday, Pescara is the place for you to head.
The largest city in Abruzzo, this is a popular tourist resort mainly due to its 16km of gloriously sandy beaches. It has one of the biggest marinas on the Adriatic, which is great for those people who want to take in some of the beautiful boats that come and go. It is lively and animated, especially close to the sea and there are plenty of places to enjoy some of the delicious local cuisine. Away from the beach you can visit the Museo delle Genti D’Abruzzo which will give you an interesting insight into the history of the city, including how it was heavily bombed during WWII.
The city is divided in two by the river. The historic city centre is located on the south shore, where the Piazzaforte (fortified town) once stood. On the north shore of the river lies the Piazza Italia, overlooked by the City Hall and the Government Building (which houses the headquarters of the Province of Pescara).
Pescara At A Glance
Average Flight Time: 3.5 hours
Time Difference: +1 hour
Best For: Food, Exploring, Walking
Where to visit: First Town, New Town, Last Town
Fly in from: London Stansted
What to Eat in Pescara: Brodetti, a fish broth which is cooked in an earthenware pot and flavored with tomatoes, herbs, and peperoncino
What to Drink in Pescara: Aurum, a brandy-based liqueur with a 40 per cent alcohol content, infused with oranges