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Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Travel Guide to Visiting Pescara, Italy

A popular summer seaside resort, Pescara has a long promenade with a glorious 10-mile (16-kilometer) long white-sand beach along the Adriatic Sea. It's equipped with beaches, full of bars and restaurants that attract many summer visitors.

Pescara is the largest city and capital of the Province of Pescara, in the Abruzzo region of Italy. It is located on the Adriatic coast on the east coast of Italy and is a popular summer seaside resort. Although geographically it's on the east coast of central Italy, it is considered by many as a part of the South.

Transportation and Travel in Pescara

By Air

Pescara is served by Abruzzo Airport, 5 km west of the city. A direct bus service connects Abruzzo Airport to Pescara Centrale station. The journey time is 10 minutes.

Abruzzo Airport has direct flight connections to Brussels-Charleroi (Charleroi Airport) with OnAir and London-Stansted (Stansted Airport), Oslo-Torp and Frankfurt-Hahn with Ryanair.

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By Train 

You can also take a train from Rome. Pescara has four stations in the central area: Pescara Centrale is the main station and located just west of the city centre.

Pescara Centrale station lies on the high-speed route of Milan-Lecce, which connects the north and south of Italy on the country's eastern coast. Trenitalia Freccia, InterCity (daytime) and Intercity Notte (overnight) trains connect Pescara to Bologna, Milan, Turin and Venice to the north, and Bari, Brindisi and Lecce to the south.

Trenitalia R (regional) trains connects Pescara Centrale to Rome (Roma Tiburtina) through the Apennines mountain range, Avezzano, Sulmona and L'Aquila, Abruzzo's regional capital.

Abruzzo's regional railway company, Sangritana, operates train services from Pescara Centrale to Lanciano.

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By Bus

From Pescara Centre to Pescara Airport: coach n. 38 departing every 15 minutes from Pescara Railway Station. Tickets allow you unlimited travel for 90 minutes: 1,00 eur

From Pescara Airport terminal to Pescara Centre: coach n. 38 departing every 15 minutes from the terminal. The first bus transfer from the airport at 06.00, the last bus transfer from the airport at 22.30.

Tickets sold at the automatic machine in the terminal arrivals area.

By Car

To discover the beautiful landscapes and the rural villages of Abruzzo, the best advice would be to rent a car. You can drive to Pescara from Rome Ciampino Airport in about 1.5 hours. The drive is relatively free of traffic through the mountains, the view is excellent and there are lots of tunnels and bridges to cross.

The City

Despite the bombings that hit the Pescara during World War II it has since been massively rebuilt, becoming a very modern coastal city of Italy. Today it is a popular holiday destination thanks to its many miles of the beach and its surroundings conducive to scenic hikes.

The main commercial street of Pescara is Corso Umberto I, which runs from Piazza della Republica and reaches the seacoast at Piazza Primo Maggio. The rectangle that it forms with Corso Vittorio Emanuele II and Via Nicola Fabrizi encloses the main shopping district, where several of the best fashion shops are located.

Attractions in Pescara

A popular summer seaside resort, Pescara has a long promenade with a glorious 10-mile (16-kilometer) long white-sand beach along the Adriatic Sea. It's equipped with beaches, full of bars and restaurants that attract many summer visitors. The restaurants offer a sophisticated international cuisine, but with Mediterranean accents. The city owes its name to the very high number of fish in its waters. Pescara also offers its own specialties, mostly based on lamb meat. Also, who has never heard of the famous pecorino cheese? In short, the entire region is a paradise for food lovers.

Spend the day on the beach. Take a swim in the warm, clear Adriatic waters. The entire shoreline is dotted with bathing facilities and beach umbrellas, each with his own name and color scheme. You can dine, enjoy a pizza or caffe' in all of them.

On the beaches, Red flags mean no swimming and white flags mean you can enjoy the wonderful Adriatic sea. Free beaches are limited but quite easy to find. Along the coast from Pescara Centre and the stadium you can find about 6 free beaches. Some of them are only 500 meters distant from each other.

After the beaches, catch up on the rich history of Pescara. Visit the Museo delle Genti d'Abruzzo (Museum of Abruzzo People) which follows the story of mankind in Abruzzo, from man's first appearance as a Palaeolithic hunter. It highlights the contribution made by 9 italic tribes from Abruzzo and Molise to the making of Rome, thus giving the name "Italy" to the entire peninsula. The city has other smaller museums and many churches in different architectural styles.

Pescara has a nice walking area day and night. After a good restaurant by the sea, let yourself be carried away by the torrid nightlife that prevails in the city. If you have the opportunity to travel to Pescara in July, abandon yourself to the vibrant rhythms of the Jazz Festival. Stroll peacefully in its streets to admire the beautiful buildings that survived the war.

The city and its surroundings offer excellent places for hikers will be able to climb the many hills and hold their breath at the vision of breathtaking views. Do not hesitate to rent a car in Pescara (Hertz, Avis etc.) and visit the small villages nearby.

For all those who stay in the region a little longer be aware that there are ferry lines that take you to the beautiful Croatian coast. There are ferries in the summer connecting Pescara with Split and several islands in central Dalmatia including Hvar. Car ferries are run by Jadrolinija and faster hyrdofoils by SNAV. Ferries leave from the ferry terminal.

"The city is dotted with bike paths. You can even rent a bike and explore the spectacular landscape around. If you choose this means of transport, be aware that the surroundings are rich in hills and hamlets (ex. Colle di Mezzo della Pietra, Marino, San Donato etc.). "

In the evening sample the fantastic waterfront restaurants that Pescara has to offer. 

Piazza Primo Maggio 46, Pescara.

This restaurant is on the top floor of an“Art Deco” style building. It is located in the middle of Pescara city centre along the seaside promenade. It is a restaurant of elegance and refinement with an extensive terrace looking out on the Adriatic Sea.

Carbonera Restaurant
Viale della Riviera, 20 Pescara.

The Carbonera Restaurant is a ristorante bar pizzeria. It is under new management and located in the heart of the Pescara coast. There are large windows to overlook the sea and in the summer you can sit out on the veranda.

Ristorante Grotta Del Marinaio
Via Bardet, 6, Pescara.

The Ristorante Grotta Del Marinaio specializes in Seafood. The restaurant has been open since 1959 and has a welcoming atmosphere. Besides the selection of fish dishes they also offer fish soup or soup of the sea. This restaurant cooks with the region of the sea and focuses on the satisfaction of its customers.  edit

Riva Reno
Via Venezia, 14.

This restaurant is all about the dessert. Riva Reno specializes in gelato but also has cakes, frappes and hot chocolate. They have a variety of 15 flavors with the main ingredients milk and cream. This gelato is tasty, smooth and creamy.


Pescara has the distinction of being a non stop party beach city. In summer days the core of the city is the coast. You can easily find clubs and discos just walking along the coast crowded with people. In winter all nightlife moves from the coast to Corso Manthonè, the heart of the old Pescara and becomes the center of the nightlife of the city during the off season.

La Fabbrica (The Factory), one of the most fashonable place in Pescara, is situated next to the university (southeast of the stadium). In the same street there is also Cantina Accademia a dance & dinner club. Megà, placed in the characteristic building "Palazzo Quadrifoglio", is situated on the north bank of the river Pescara. Opposite to Megà, on south bank of the river, you can find Wake Up! another famous disco.


Hotel Victoria:

The Hotel Victoria is a 4-star hotel with bar/lounge, health club. It's a 4-minute walk from the beach, this low-key, contemporary hotel is an 8-minute walk from Pescara Centrale railway station and 1.8 km from Pescara Cathedral. Free buffet breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking.

Check-in time 2 PM-midnight
Check-out time is 11 AM

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G Hotel Pescara

This property features a bar/lounge, a coffee shop/café, and a snack bar/deli. Free buffet breakfast is provided, as well as free WiFi in public areas, free self parking, and a free manager's reception. All 76 soundproofed rooms feature free WiFi and minibars. For a bit of entertainment, guests will find flat-screen TVs with satellite channels, and other amenities include room service and premium bedding.

Check-in time starts at 2 PM
Check-out time is noon

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Hotel Alba

Set in a 10th-century palace, this hotel is a 2-minute walk from the bus terminal, a 4-minute walk from Corso Umberto and a 7-minute walk from the sea. All rooms offer free Wi-Fi, room service and flat-screen TVs. Complimentary amenities include continental breakfast and parking. There's also a bar and 24-hour reception. Pets are welcome.

Check-in time starts at 2 PM
Check-out time is noon

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Hotel Regent:

The Hotel Regent is a 2-minute walk from the beach, this low-key hotel on a tree-lined street is also a 10-minute walk from Pineta di Pescara park and gardens, and an 11-minute walk from the iconic Ponte del Mare bridge. The casual rooms feature free Wi-Fi, TVs and balconies. Freebies include a breakfast buffet and parking. There's also a relaxed restaurant with colorful artwork, as well as a simple bar, a business center and private beach access (fee).

Check-in time 2 PM-midnight
Check-out time is 10 AM

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Other hotels in Pescara from TripAdvisor's Top List include: Hotel Spazio Residenza, Best Western Hotel Plaza, Hotel Maja, Hotel Carlton


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