A short visit to Pescara
"Welcome to Abruzzo"
I went to Pescara because of business, and stayed there 3 nights. My parents decided to join me... They spent their time in and around Abruzzo, visiting Pescara, Chieti, Sulmona, the wild beaches and the lush countryside. I couldn’t, since I needed to attend a 8-hour-per-day seminar. I had too little time to visit Pescara, but I must say I liked what I saw. Pescara is a lively city, not too rich in art & culture (compared to many other Italian cities) but very pleasant and full of shopping outlets & fine restaurants and bars. Its people are extremely kind and cheerful… So, I think I’ll be happy to go back in the future!
Corso Umberto I is the main lively street of Pescara. It connects the seaside & the beach to the main road, and it is for pedestrians only – cars are not allowed. There you will find loads of interesting and cheap shops and many fine bars. Very crowded on weekends and at summer season.
"Here I was"
Here is a picture of me and my mum in corso Umberto I, enjoying a nice evening in downtown Pescara
St. Augustine Church as its name speaks for itself. With it, St Monica's Statue was placed to remember a mother's 18years of prayer for a child's conversion. I like the wooden door and the knob that tells its age. Try knocking on it...B4 that, please do a prayer that it wont fall apart.
"St. Francis Church"
It is just amazing. Three churches within 100m. It is like a musuem of churches. I like the grotto very much.
I just could not resist taking symbols. I found this very unique and it gave me a mystic feel.
The Art of Stained Glass. This workplace belongs to a famous artist, Federico. It takes a creative mind and nimble hands to finish this art piece. He had done pieces for famous churches and regions. There are just too many nice pieces in his workplace via Colle Maralto.
"Working on Stained Glass"
First, they have to draw the design and decide on the colours. Glass is then cut according to proportion and you can be sure, it is not easy to cut neatly. Additional patterns and deisgns are then hand-drawn into the glass. Then they will put them together using metal pieces and clean it so that it shines. And then, a cuppa of latte to appreciate the art piece.
This market opens only on monday. It has stalls that sell a wide variety of items from clothes to household goods. Cheap but you have to compromise with the quality. Nowsadays, most of them are from China.
The theatre in this village hosts plays from the region. I didnt watch one and from the poster, it seems good.
"Overseeing part of the Village"
In Abruzzo, there are many villages like this scattered all over the place. To me, it brings out the untouched beauty of Italy.