Pescara, the biggest town in Abruzzo on the Adriatic Coast
The Adriatic town of Pescara is 75 km from the Grotta del Saraceno holiday village. It is the largest town in Abruzzo and, along with L’Aquila, is home to the Council offices and four faculties of the Gabriele D’Annunzio University. Pescara has one of the biggest ports on the Adriatic with connections to Craozia. It has over 900 boat moorings and all the latest facilities. Pescara also has its own airport.
Pescara is a modern city with little trace of its origins due in part to the heavy bombing it underwent during the Second World War. However there are some historical buildings such as the San Cetteo Cathedral, the Basilica delle Madonna dei sette dolori, the Torre d’annunzio tower and the Museum marking the birth place of Gabriele D’Annunzio. The modern “Nave di Cascella” is the town’s main monument.
Th Colle Renazzo offers a beautiful view over Pescara. In 2009 Pescara hosted the 16th edition of the Mediterranean games
(International Olympic Committee): the event is organised every four years and it is the largest sporting event in the Mediterranean.