Things to do on your Pescara Holidays
Pescara is the capital city of the Province of Pescara, in Abruzzo Region of Italy and what makes this small city special for Italian tourists and international visitors alike is it”s unique location, the things to do in Pescara and Pescara’s top attractions makes it perfect for Pescara Holidays.
Visitors to Abruzzo prefer Pescara holidays as the city is the ideal base for their excursions to explore the surrounding beautiful natural landscapes, glittering Adriatic beaches and Italy”s most beautiful Medieval Villages due to close driving distances. What’s more, Pescara offers more conveniences and choice than other towns in Abruzzo.
After a day out exploring the surrounding beauty of Abruzzo, here are list of some the top things to see and do in Pescara. This post is open, so do feel free to leave a comment in case you would like to add something to the list of Top things to see and do on your Pescara Holidays.
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Things to see and do in Pescara, Italy:
- Take a stroll on the Pescara Bridge, Ponte del Mare, where you can take in the beautiful scenery of the beach and city.
- For culture and art expositions, Aurum, La Fabbrica del Idee is a must on your list
- The Trabocchi are fishing installations that Gabriele D’Annunzio nicknamed “the spiders of the sea”, but today they are being transformed into inviting restaurants.
- Pay homage to one of Italy”s greatest writers, Gabriele d”Annuzio and visit the Museo Casa Natale di Gabriele d”Annunzio – its a must thing to see in Pescara.
- Visit the Torre del Cerrano which is a short drive from Pescara and located in a protected Blue Flag beach. The ideal spot to take in the sun during your Pescara holidays
- Museo delle Genti d”Abruzzo (Museum of the Abruzzi people) This museum is located close to Gabrielle d”Annunzio”s and displays various artifacts and historical facts of early settlers in Abruzzo
- Go shopping! Pescara holidays is all about amazing bargains for fashion. Spend the day window shopping in town. Be sure to also visit Citta Sant Angelo outlet village as it also has some great brands at reduced prices. Remember you may also qualify from Tax Free shopping.
- Have a drink or a meal in the vibrant old town (Pescara Vecchia) of Corso Manthone.
- Take a photo near La nave di Cascella fountain, one of Pescara’s main symbols.
- Have a meal on one of the countless Pescara restaurants located on the on the beach promenade and be sure to try the seafood!
- Visit the Mercato (Local Open Markets) that sell local produce such as fruit, vegetables, cheese. You will also find clothing, shoes, handbags, household items and more.
- Have an aperitivo in Pescara’s main piazza, Piazza Salotto.
- Head to Corso Umberto, a pedestrian area lined with shops that mainly sell premium fashion brands.
- Abruzzo is one of the most productive wine producers in Italy, be sure to sample one of Italy”s famous wines: Montepulciano d”Abruzzo and Trebbiano wine
- If you are here in the summer, check out a concert at the Pescara Jazz annual festival. The Pescara Jazz festival was the first music festival in Italy to be dedicated to Jazz and has been on the music festival calendar since 1969.
- Cantine Aperte or Open Wineries. For the last two decades, this winery event has been held in the last weekend of May. Wine lovers come over from all parts of the world for this event.
- The Premio Flaiano is a film festival in Pescara in honor of the Pescara born Ennio Flaiano, who was a writer, screenwriter and collaborator of Federicao Felliner. It is held at the Teatro Monumental Gabriele D’Anunzio in the summer.
- Eat Arrosticini, a typical cuisine in Pescara and Abruzzo made from sheep”s meat and cooked on skewers. A must thing to do when you are in Pescara.
- Visit the Marina di Pescara, Porto Turistico.
- Have a pizza at Trieste, they are famous for their delicious mini pizzas.
- I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream! Do not leave Pescara if you have not yet tried a gelato!
- The Paparella Treccia Devlet Museum is located in an eclectic Nineteenth century villa that exhibits precious and historic ceramic collection of Castelli. Even if you are planning to visit Castelli, this is still a must thing to do in Pescara
- Visiting Ekk Mercato Tipico d’Abruzzo is definitely one of things to do in Pescara as it’s a one stop shop that sells all of Abruzzo’s premium foods and wines and all conveniently under one roof.
- Rent a boat for the day from Pescara’s Porto Truistico
- Join the procession of the Festa di sant’Andrea or Feast of St Andrew and be part of one of the largest celebrations in Pescara. This event in Pescara takes place the last Sunday in July and has been celebrated since 1867.
- Visit the Museo Cascella, which houses works of art belonging to the Cascella family.
- Try a Porchetta panino. You will find porchetta vans parked in conveniently located spots in Pescara serving these tasty meals.
- Pescara is one of the few towns in the world where you can ski in the mountains and go to the beach all in the same day
- Kite surfing is also popular in Pescara and lessons are also available
- Visit the Pescara Cathedral, Duomo di Pescara, Cattedrale di San Cetteo Vescovo e Martire
- Visit the Olive Oil museum which is located 30 minutes from Pescara in Loreto Aprutino.
- Take a day trip out of Pescara to the Abruzzo National Park and see the majestic Gran Sasso mountain
- Take home some Saffron. Some of the best saffron in the world comes from Abruzzo.
- Register for the Pescara IRONMAN and test your endurance
- Watch a football match at the Adriatico – Giovanni Cornacchia stadium
- Take a day trip out of Pescara and explore many of Italy’s most beautiful Abruzzo Medieval Towns
20 thoughts on “Pescara Italy | Explore Pescara, Abruzzo”
Hi,I was in Pescara this summer and it was the perfect spot to explore Abruzzo. Had a wonderful time and did many of the Top things to see and do in Pescara list! Will be visiting Pescara again next year
Oh, thank you for sharing the info about things to do and see in Pescara. I’m looking forward to visit Pescara next year.
Pescara has great beaches and the Pescara Bridge, or the Ponte del Mare is good for a walk. Also great place to base yourself to explore Abruzzo.
The holiday region of Abruzzo in Italy is famous for its home-made regional dishes, and you will certainly not be disappointed!
Loving the energy here in Pescara. Great food, lovely people and perfect base to explore Pescara and beyond.
Pescara is the perfect spot to explore the beautiful Abruzzo region
I agree with the earlier comment – the regional dishes can certainly all be found in Pescara 😛
The beauty of staying in Pescara is that you have the best of both worlds – Pescara’s beautiful sandy beaches and the dramatic mountains
For our Pescara holidays we also ventured along the Costa dei Trabocchi, and explored the green corner of Abruzzo, without spending a fortune.
My last Pescara Holiday was for a family reunion. Loved the shopping and excursions to the national park of Abruzzo
Pescara Holidays are great for beach, shopping, amazing food and exploring medieval villages. It’s always a pleasure coming back to Pescara for the holidays with my family.
Pescara is definitely the place to be if you want to explore both the city of Pescara and Abruzzo.
My mother’s family is from Pescara (Last Name Bracca) any relatives still there.
I hope you get the chance to visit your family in Pescara soon! 🙂