Holiday in Pescara

A holiday in Pescara is a great way to discover one of the Adriatic Coast's capitals of tourism, an important port and an ever more popular holiday destination. Pescara is renowned for its sandy beaches, green pine forests and esplanade overflowing with restaurants and pizzerias. The newest part is along the city's northern coast. Known as Castellammare Adriatico, it's renowned for its elegant Art Nouveau-style buildings and sumptuous villas which testify to the city's past as an elite locale.

The main gathering spots and cultural points of interest are along the banks of the river also called Pescara, such as Piazza Italia, the square in the heart of the city, the Fish Museum, the Museum of the People of Abruzzo, the Cathedral of San Cetteo and the house where Gabriele D'Annunzio was born.

Pescara's coastline is low and sandy, framed by palm trees that give it a rather exotic feel. The beaches are large and well-equipped—the best the Adriatic has to offer, perfect for tourists in search of rest and relaxation. Bathing establishments alternate with public beaches, so everyone can find the best option for enjoying their day at the beach. The main appeal of Pescara's coast is definitely the rich variety of facilities, like swimming pools, playgrounds, restaurants and nightclubs, as well as the chance to play various sports. The choices are endless for those who prefer an active lifestyle: from swimming to aqua-cycling, from beach volleyball to windsurfing and kitesurfing.

The city is also well-known for its touristic port, Marina di Pescara. With nearly 1200 slips, this marina is one of the Adriatic's largest, distinguishing itself for its high-quality services, avant-garde equipment and specialised customer care staff, all of which guarantees safe mooring. Its location is also strategic for reaching nearby Croatia and Montenegro, as well as the Riviera del Conero (to the north) and the Tremiti Islands and the Gargano (to the south).

In addition to being a seaside destination, Pescara is also a rich centre of culture and the arts, mostly concentrated in the old town. The Cathedral of San Cetteo is a must-see. Fervently supported by Gabriele D’Annunzio (who financed part of it), it was built in the Romanesque style of the Abruzzo Region with a rectangular façade and decorative rose windows. Inside the sacred building lies the tomb of the poet, Luisa D’Annunzio, to whom sculptor Arrigo Minerbi dedicated the beautiful funeral monument of a young woman sleeping on top of a sarcophagus. Continue your city tour with a visit to Piazza della Rinascita, commonly called Piazza Salotto by most of the locals. On the northern end of the port, you'll see the traditional Trabocchi, wooden pile dwellings (built on piles) that long ago were used for fishing.

Holidays in Pescara are also a wonderful chance to discover the places that were so dear to Gabriele D’Annunzio. Indeed, the city owes a lot to the poet, as he made a significant contribution to its urban and cultural development. The house where Gabriele D’Annunzio was born has a museum on the first floor, where the poet was born and spent his childhood. Still today the building is just like it was back in the 19th century, with elegant wall decorations and period furniture, and a rich collection of photos, documents, books and heirlooms that belonged to the poet. Picture-postcard beaches, pristine nature, but also art and culture—all this and much more await you on your next unforgettable trip. So, take a look at the holiday packages to Pescara and get ready for a new exciting adventure.

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