Located on the coast of the Adriatic Sea, Pescara is a city in the Abruzzo region of Italy that is situated at the mouth of the Aterno-Pescara River. If you choose to visit this beautiful city, you will find a wide variety of ways to spend your time during your trip. Here are some of the top things to see and do in Pescara.
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Pescara is well-known for its beautiful beaches. This is one of the cheapest options for things to do in this city and there are several ways you can spend your time there. It is a great place to relax, take a walk, play with the children or try some fun water sports
There are several museums in this city where you can enjoy learning about local culture and history or admire beautiful works of art. Some of the top museums to add to your itinerary are the Vittoria Colonna Museum of Modern Art, the Paolo Barrasso Naturistic and Archaeological Museum of Caramaico Terme, the Museum of Traditions and Folk Arts, the Olive Oil Museum, the Museum of the Salle Castle, and the Museum and Archives of Contemporary Artists of Abruzzo.
Pescara is surrounded by stunning countryside and parks and you should take the opportunity to venture beyond the outskirts of the city to bask in the beauty of this area. Some of the top beauty spots to visit include the Majella National Park, the National Park of Gran Sasso and Monti della Laga and Pineta di Santa Filomena. Along the Pescara River, there are two nature trails to enjoy and some fantastic picnic spots.
If you enjoy climbing, this is one of the best areas of Italy to visit as it is home to an area called Roccamaiore (Valle dell’Orta). Also in the area are Grotta dei Piccioni, Grotta Scura and the Cisterna Cascade. There are plenty of other activities you can enjoy if you visit the Angri Valley, such as cycling, hiking, and horseback riding.
Cathedral of San Catteo
The cathedral is named after the patron saint of Pescara, San Cetteus. It is a relatively new building as it was only constructed in 1933. However, it was built in the style of 12th-century Roman architecture. Inside, you can enjoy the statues of saints, a stunning organ, and a painting that represents San Francesco.
Many of the city’s best restaurants line the waterfront and seafood is used in many of the dishes. The fish and seafood are freshly caught so menus are likely to change regularly. Another ingredient that features in many dishes is hot peppers as these are used extensively in the cuisine of the region.
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