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The Beach and Viale della Riviera

The Beach and Viale della Riviera

The ten-mile stretch of wide sandy beaches along the Adriatic coast is what makes Pescara a favourite holiday resort for thousands of Italian families and an increasing number of foreigners. The long promenade, Viale della Riviera, is the real heart of Pescara and a stroll along the seafront is an essential of any visit to the town. Along the beach you also join one of the stabilimenti, a club where you can find restaurants, playgrounds and permanent umbrellas to use on the beach.
Do & See

Basilio Cascella Museum

This historic art museum displays the work of the Cascella family, who were key figures in the Art Noveau movement. Come here and stroll among old furniture, paintings, pottery and pictures and postcards.
Museo delle Genti D’abruzzo

Museo delle Genti D’abruzzo

Museo delle Genti D’abruzzo is a museum dedicated to the local traditions of the region. An audio guide is included in the entrance fee and with that you can learn about the history and tradition of the people and region while wandering around the museum.
Do & See

Piazza Rinascita

This square is full of elegant cafés and it is a popular socialising spot for the label-clad Pecarese people. Sit down, relax and do some people-watching.
Gabriele D’annunzio’s Birthplace

Gabriele D’annunzio’s Birthplace

On Corso Mathone, you can find the birthplace of the controversial poet D’Annunzio, where they hold a collection of his letters and documents. A follower of Mussolini, he helped shape the dictator’s philosophy, as well as writing poetry about the Abruzzo region.
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Cathedral of San Cetteo

This is the church of the patron saint of the city and it has some magnificent artwork, as well as the marble mausoleum of Gabriele D’Annunzio’s mother. It was built in the beginning of the 20th century and the façade had to be reconstructed after it was damaged during World War II.
Palazzo del Governo

Palazzo del Governo

On the façade of this palace you can see a collection of statues by Giudo Costanzo, from Ortona. The four large sculptures symbols the Mine, Agriculture, the Sea and the River, the four foundation pillars of Pescara. In the Hall of the Provincial Council you can also watch large bronze busts of Gabriele D'Annunzio.
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Chieti

Just twenty minutes from Pescara, this is a pleasantly provincial hillside town to spend some time in. It has fantastic views out across the sea and a magnificent Gothic cathedral looms over the town. The Museo Nazionale Archeologico di Antichita is particularly intriguing. The museum is found in a villa surrounded by a park and contains various archaeological finds such as Roman statues and tombs.
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