What to do and see in Pescara

Pescara, capital of the province, is a seaside town. Despite its origins dating back to Roman times, many monuments have been rebuilt after the bombing of World War II. Among the main monuments, the birthplace of Gabriele D’Annunzio, one of the, if not the most important literary and political figures in Italy of which we mention the Teatro palace in the Pineta which also carries his name. The fountain “The ship” is the symbol of the city of Pescara and is located on the waterfront. Among the religious buildings the Cathedral of San Cetteo, built between 1933 and 1938 and the Church of the Sacred Heart, built in the early twentieth century and inaugurated in 1910 is located in the homonymous square along the Corso Umberto I. The latter ends in Piazza Rinascita, better known as Piazza Salotto; while, Corso Monthonè, is the hub of the nightlife. Among the museums we mention the modern art museum Victorio Colunna in the heart of the city. While in the rest of the province other important museums include the nature and archeology museum Paolo Barrasso in Caramanico Terme and the Museum and Archives of Contemporary Artists of Abruzzo in Nocciano Castle. And yet, the Museum of Traditions and Arts in Picciano; the Castle Museum of Salle and the Oil Museum in Loreto Aprutino. Among the most beautiful towns in Italy present in the province of Pescara is Abbateggio, a typical medieval village, 650 meters above sea level in the heart of the Majella National Park, famous for the thermal baths; Città Sant’Angelo, placed on a natural viewpoint near the peaks of the Gran Sasso and Penne, is rich in artistic and cultural treasures.

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