Imagine being on vacation and waking up every morning with beautiful views of the Adriatic sea from your bedroom window. If a visit to Pescara, Italy is on your itinerary, then this may just end up being your reality.
Pescara Italy is a lovely seaside town, located on the Adriatic coast in the region of Abruzzo and is the capital city of the province of Pescara. During World War II, this city underwent a series of serious bombings that destroyed most of its buildings and left it in ruins. Since then it has been rebuilt and is a thriving seaside town, one of the most populated in the Abruzzo region.
This city boasts of a typical, humid Mediterranean climate and usually doesn't receive a lot of precipitation. Pescara weather is generally warm and temperate with average temperature about 15°C with about 75 cm rainfall yearly with the least amount of precipitation in July - which is the warmest month. The city is located 7 metres above sea level and enjoys warm summer climate on the beautiful Adriatic coast, with average temperatures as high as 29°C with average lows of 18°C. Winter temperatures are usually colder, near 2°C and with highs about 9°C with January being the coldest month.
The weather here makes it the perfect vacation spot, especially during the warmer summer months. No visit to Pescara is complete without visiting some of the cities beaches. Some of these beaches are open to the public and others require paid admission to the private beach clubs. Lining many of the coastal areas are quaint restaurants, bars and clubs, most with patios that have perfect sea views.
If you begin to find that you need a break from the sand and the sun, Pescara offers quite a few attractions that will keep you entertained while here. Some of the most popular include:
Museo delle Genti d’Abruzzo: For a nominal fee, you can gain admittance to this museum where you will learn details about the Abruzzo region and its early settlers. Ancient dinosaur bones, Roman artifacts and samples of both medieval and modern art are all examples of what can be found here.
Aurum - La Fabbrica delle Idee: If more modern art is your cup of tea then a visit to this museum should be included on your itinerary. It hosts modern art exhibits that are constantly changing and is an excellent venue to explore some of Italy’s up and coming artists.
Food and Wine Tours: While in Pescara it is highly recommended that you partake in a food or wine tour (or why not both!). There are numerous different tours that will allow you to sample the local food and wine while learning about the culture of the region from your local guide and having the opportunity to experience it firsthand.
If you are looking for some sand and sun, combined with a great nightlife and exciting excursions to partake in, then a visit to Pescara, in the Abruzzo region of Italy is the perfect destination.