Pescara, although geographically on the east coast of central Italy, is considered by many as a part of the South. It is a popular seaside resort and has a long promenade with beaches along the Adriatic Sea.
The central area, including the boulevard between the coast and Pescara Centrale station, is pedestrianised.
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), London-Stansted (Stansted Airport) and Dusseldorf-Weeze with Ryanair.
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.
Abruzzo's regional railway company, Sangritana, operates train services from Pescara Centrale to Lanciano.
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.
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.
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. There are daily regular services to Rome which takes around 2 hours to arrive.
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 days all nightlife moves from the coast to Corso Manthonè, the course of the old Pescara and now become the center of the nightlife of the city.
With the exception of Corso Manthonè there are also discos in the hinterland. 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.
In late night you can find locals which remain open untill the moring to take some food (pizza, croissants, flat unleavened bread) in stadium area.
Small charming characteristic towns, open markets and local festivals in the nearby area are ideal for day trips to explore. And in the evenings, the beach cafes and the old town of Pescara Porto transform themselves into vibrant night spots.
The mountain range also known as "La Bella Addormentata" (The Sleeping Beauty) is 40 mins away and its extensive park system includes natural beauty akin to national parks in the western United States. Within Abruzzo's parks lie some of Italy's most beautiful ancient hill towns rivaling those of Tuscany and Umbria.
Enjoy the wonderful beaches. The entire shoreline il dotted with "stabilimenti balneari" and ombrelloni, each with his own name and color scheme. You can dine, enjoy a pizza or caffe' in all of them. Red flags means no swimming...white flags 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. In Montesilvano (north of Pescara) and Francavilla (south) you can still find free beaches. Mondays are market days in the area of the stadium. There is a classic open air market where everything can be had just walk through and enjoy
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. -- Whether they are off to work, an event, or even the gym or the beach, Italians pride themselves on looking presentable at all times and therefore have many clothing stores in every city. In Pescara, popular stores include Imperial, United Colors of Benetton, Calzedonia, Intimissimi, and Zara.
1. Imperial: Via Trento 62, 65122 Pescara (PE) Imperial sells clothing for both men and women. Includes jeans, pants, t-shirts, sweatshirts, and some jewelry. The target audience for Imperial is teenagers and young adults and the style of clothing is a little bit edgy. Ripped or stained jeans are common at Imperial and shirts may include studs or beading. The clothing at Imperial is a little pricy, yet it is still an extremely popular store. Shirts might cost between €50,00 and €80,00 and a pair of pants usually costs around €120,00.
2. United Colors of Benetton: Via Firenze, 210, 65122 Pescara (PE) United Colors of Benetton is an italian brand that sells clothing, shoes, bags, and accessories for both men and women. Benetton sells more casual clothing including piqué-knit polos, jeans, and a lot of solid colored t-shirts and underwear to match. Clothing prices at United Colors of Benetton are average and definitely affordable for almost anyone.
3. Calzedonia: Corso Umberto 40 Ang. Via Firenze, 65122 Pescara (PE) Calzedonia targets women and sells many kinds of bathing suits as well as a selection of undergarments but has a few items for men as well.
4. Intimissimi: Corso Umberto I,34/36 Ang.Via Firenze, 65122 Pescara (PE) Intimissimi is Italy’s most popular brand for undergarments for both men and women. It was founded in Italy and is most comparable to the American store Victoria’s Secret, with the exception of having products for men.
5. Tezenis: C.So Umberto 41,43,45, 65100 Pescara (PE) Tezenis is an Italian brand that sells both men’s and women’s clothing. They sell lower and upper garments, underwear and accessories.
Schools Cambridge School of English: :Via Nicola Fabrizi, 82, Pescara, Italy, +39 085 219 5183. Cambridge School offers English language courses for individual or group taught by highly qualified native speakers.
Università degli Studi "G. D'Annunzio: :Viale Pindaro, 42, Pescara, Italy, +39 085 453 7399
Inlingua School of Languages: :Piazza della Rinascita, 24, Pescara, Italy, +39 085 385147. Inlingua School of Languages is a language training center in Pescara this for over 40 years offering courses for adults and children in the major European languages - English, French, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Russian, Serbian-Croatian and Italian for foreigners.
Museums Museo Delle Genti D’abruzzo
65127 Pescara, Italy +39 085 4510026
'Museo Casa Natale di Gabriele D’Annunzio
65127 Pescara, Italy +39 085 60391
Italian food is consumed all over the world. Each recipe is simple with a delicate mixture of only a few ingredients, the quality of ingredients are the most important. Italian food is typically a blend of richness and flavor; sauces, pasta, pizza, fish, lamb, meats, cheese, and gelato. Ingredients and meals differ by region. Most restaurants in Pescara are centred around authentic italian cuisine.
Along with the rich food of Italy drinks are a main part of the cuisine. They are known especially for their wines and coffee, especially espresso. Espresso has more caffeine and is often made from a blend of coffee beans from Brazil. There are several other forms of coffee as well La Napoletana, The Moka per il caffè, caffè macchiato, ristretto, cappuccino, caffelatte, cafè au lait, latte macchiato, caffè corretto, and bicerin. Italy produces the largest amount of wine in the world as well as the largest consumer and exporter. Wine is commonly consumed along with water during meals. Along with wine there are beers and other alcoholic drinks. There are several pubs and cafès in Pescara:
1. Lino’s Coffee (http://www.linoscoffee.com/en/ ) Via Carducci, 85 Pescara Phone: +39 0521 607841
~The company is mainly focused on their coffee. They have over thirty different types of coffee from all over the world. Over the years they have included other types of food in the menu, pastries, cakes, bread, sandwiches, pizza, salad. They have a high standard for their food and drinks with only fresh and natural ingredients.
2. Caffè Venezia (http://www.caffevenezia.it/index_full.html) Via Venezia 27, Pescara Phone: +39 085 296171
~ This Caffè is a fun place to go with friends or family. You can get a fun drink like the fruity house cocktail, they also serve snack plates that appeal to everyone’s palate. Customer’s can sit outside year round.
Halanus is a beutiful ,very chip and relaxing hotel.It is in the centre of Abruzzo and it has organized 4 special trips to visit lots places spending less time and money.