Pescara Travel Guide

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    Clock by the river
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    La "Nave" di Pietro Cascella
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  • Piazza della Rinascita from SE corner
    Piazza della Rinascita from SE corner
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Pescara Highlights

  • Pro
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     Quiet, Serene 

  • Con
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     NOT MUCH HISTORY AND OLD BUILDINGS...MOST OF THE OLD TOWN WAS BOMBED AND DESTROYED DURING THE 2ND WORLD WAR 

  • In a nutshell
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     SEA PEOPLE AND SEA TOWNS ARE ALWAYS SOMETHING SPECIAL... 

Pescara Things to Do

  • Go to the Beach

    As you can see in the first picture (taken from plane), there are plenty of beach chairs along the Pescara coast They also have many restaurants there and nightclubs.

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  • Summer Holidays

    Lie flat on the beach without a tan. You can rent the umbrellas and enjoy the cool summer breeze :) They are planting palm trees for the tropical feel.

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  • Stained Glass

    I was and still am amazed by the beautiful stained glass in Italy. I went to Atri and visited a factory of this famous stained glass artist, Federico Tamburri. The process from planning to designing and making was done here. Worth a visit.

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Pescara Restaurants

  • One More Good Seafood Restaurant

    The menu looks rather poor when you start reading it, but the waiter will make you change your mind. As practically every dish will be cooked according to your taste, wish etc. All the portions are very big.There are tables with a nice sea-view. Fish in the oven and of course the starters assorty.

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  • Cooking as an Art

    It's so happened that we visited this restaurant 3 times (and as there are 4 of us, we managed to taste most of its menu).Our acquaintance started long before our arrival to Pescara. I read restaurant reviews at this site and chose it for our Ferragosta Dinner. I was pleasantly surprised that there was an opportunity to book a table via internet.We...

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  • l'aroma di Pescara

    The cake and coffee cousin of the Gourmet Venezia at Viale Regina Margherita, 16 reviewed here, good night stop for some espresso and home baking The above mentioned home baking!

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  • Gourmet Venezia

    Had to check my records for the name of the restaurant, I thought it was Gourmet Venezia (cf. less upmarket Caffe Venezia tip) but receipt says otherwise.Fabulous breads, we had bottled Leggerra mineral water and a local wine with a starter that was a piece of parma ham and avocado. Tagliata di Vitello - as pictured - was served with salad, grated...

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  • Quick snack - great when you can't face...

    Quick snacks of pizze slices and suppli with a soft drink and a beer to sit in totalled Eu12 Just enough for when you have overshot at lunch! Great little "farcita pizzett" and delicious croquette like suppli

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  • Chinese opposite stazione centrale

    This is a comfortable value for money unpretentious ristorante cinese atop the main shopping street. Also, it is just across Piazza del Rinascente from the public partof the beach. We had a quick and inexpensive lunch here in shorts and sandals twice, which were days we probably only had a pizza slice at night time.We were about Eu24 for wine beer...

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  • - At least not "Wild Bill"!

    Functional but uninspired choice of steak, grilled chicken breasts, pork etc, served with chips and little else - as is the Italian way. you will order verdure or insalata separately. Would not in all honesty be in a huge hurry to return but if you are in this area, perhaps after the football as the stadium is nearby, it is simple and filling and...

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  • Qucik pizza slices panini and burgers

    Panini, pizze slices, hamburgers, cold drinks at this counter service tavola caldo type place we twice had a quick lunch at.You will see a two tier history to my Pescara restaurant tips! Largely we would dress for dinner and eat more than one course at trattoria in the evening. For lunch we would generally roll off the beach in shorts and sandals...

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  • Imaginative ristorante pizzeria forno a...

    I sought this place out our first night back in 2011 after having recalled it fondly from 2003.There is a covered annexe onto the street and in door dining also.I asked for the zuppa di pesce I recalled being so wonderful - but now (or just ferragosoto peak season?) you have to order the previous day! Still kind of hankering after the above but...

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  • Delicious Food and Friendly English...

    The food is all prepared by the wonderful chef. They also have thick juicy steak, which is not common in Italy.Opens daily at 6 pm.

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  • Excellent restaurant!

    This restaurant/enoteca (=wine tasting) is located in the old part of town. The ambience is very cosy and typical Italian, with a wide choice of kinds of wine. The restaurant has many tables and can host many guests but it is spread into many different rooms. The host is from Salamanca (Spain), so you will find many Spanish dishes in the menu (e.g....

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  • Excellent restaurant

    I had a very pleasant dinner at Ristorante Flaiano, which is located in the old part of the town.The host is from Apulia (south of Italy), but all the dishes served are from Abruzzo.The ambience is very cosy, with many pictures of Italian movies of the 60's.The restaurant started its activity at the beginning of 2007, but locals seem to enjoy it a...

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  • Exotic Cocktail

    I like the interior design. It had wooden finishing that brought out the natural feel. Their drinks are good and not forgeting the gelato. Drinks are served with tapas-like snacks and plenty of nuts at the counter. I like the non-alcoholic cocktail. They quench your thirst like nobody's business...:P

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  • Authentic Italian Food

    The restaurant gives a cosy and homely feel and it also has a bar counter. The food is delicious especially the antipasta. For those who want real authentic italian food especially from Abruzzi region, you must come and try it. I like the anti pasta...especially the smoked fish and the sundried tomatoes. The seafood is fresh and the seasoning is...

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  • Excellent Seafood

    The seafood there is really fresh. You must try the range of antipasta there. Most of the dishes I tried were raw and it brought out the freshness of the sea. Try the midget crabs, oysters, prawns and panocchie o cicale. I didnt really try the full first plate as I was filled to the brim at the end of the antipasta display. Panocchie o cicale....

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Pescara Nightlife

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    by CLillard Written Sep 22, 2006

    Unfortunately most of the nightclubs along the beach close in early or mid September.

    Marni Beach was open on a Sunday night in early September. Sundays they play R&B, Hip Hop, and reggaeton. To find a disco, we drove along the beach and listened for the loud music. This club was outdoors next to the beach.

    I think they have a non-beach club location when it's not summer - Via delle Caserme, 44 - Pescara

    The crowd was early 20s.

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Pescara Transportation

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    by Applelyn Updated Mar 10, 2006

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    From TIBURTINA STATION, you can board the train to pescara or take the bus. Drop at Tiburtina Metro station, Right is train and Left is bus. Bus is only 15 EURO per trip and it is faster than train because train can't travel at high speed in the tunnel through the mountains. Taking the bus or train is still cheaper than car or taxi...and you can sleep on the bus. The bus ride is about 3hrs...

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Pescara Local Customs

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    The popular Ratafia liquer,this from Montepulciano

    by Paisleypaul Written Jul 18, 2012

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    Produced in many Mediterranenan regions to a variety of recipes, in Abruzzo this Ratafia liqueur is a distinctive soured cherry version with red wine and is fermented in Sunlight

    Only a few euros a bottle, easily available in Spar and the likes locally - Always seek out local produce wherever you are!

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Pescara Tourist Traps

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    by lichinga Written Mar 21, 2003

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    Yes, on the map, the airport area is very close to the city indeed! But... how to find your direction: that is the problem. No road signs while you leave the airoport, an ibcredible amount of roundabout that are supposed to make things easier, but they are not.

    Unique Suggestions: Ask for detailed informtaion before you leave: once you've gone, it may be too late. I spent half an hour driving before reaching the city centre, but I had to negotiate with people going back home from a supermarket parking place.

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Pescara Off The Beaten Path

  • Day trip to Tremiti Islands by Ferry

    The Tremiti islands are made up of the islands of San Nicola, San Domino, and Capraia, this last is uninhabited and covered in Mediterranean vegetation. On the island of Domino, the largest of the Tremiti islands, there are many caves to visit, including the Grotta del Bue Marino. TRANSPORTATION TO ISLANDSWe went there and back in 1 day. The ferry...

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  • Porchetta

    This is a very good roadside snack. The skin is very crispy and the meat taste like Pekking Duck. When wrapped into a french loaf, it is fit for a meal. You can also try the sausage as a side. Just stop by any pushcart along any road with the sign. This snack originated from Abruzzi area and best eaten at its origin..HERE..

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