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Pescara, the gateway to the rugged mountainous Abruzzo region, is framed by the snowy peaks of the Apennine Mountains. The land tumbles through the hilltop villages and down to the blue waters of the Adriatic Ocean. In the town of Pescara itself, the long ten-mile stretches of wide, clean and sandy beaches and superb food and wine, offer many inviting opportunities to its visitors. These are the perfect conditions for a relaxing break for families, or as a restful prelude before venturing into the mountains or hiking through the region’s many national parks.


Population 125,000
Currency Euro, 1€ = 100 cents
Opening hours General opening hours are usually from 9.00 - 13.00 and 16.00 - 20.00.
Banks are open until around lunchtime and then they reopen in the afternoon for an hour, closing at 14.15. Larger hypermarkets are open 9.00 to 21.00.
Newspapers Corriere della Sera (English),
La Repubblica,
La Stampa,
Il Centro (local paper)
Emergency numbers 112 – Carabinieri – one of the two Italian police forces
113 – Polizia – Italian state police
115 – Fire Department
118 – Medical emergencies
Tourist information Corso Vittorio Emanuele II

+39 085 429000