Pescara is an Italian city located in the province of Pescara, in the Abruzzo region. The city is the capital of Abruzzo and has more than 125,000 residents, making it the most populated city in Abruzzo. The city is served well in terms of transportation links, with the nearby Abruzzo International Airport offering flights to and from location across Europe. The Port of Pescara also offers ferries to Croatia and Pescara Centrale railway station connects the city with most Italian cities, such as Rome and Milan.
Being on the Adriatic coast, Pescara is a popular tourist resort and hosts Internationally renowned events such as the Pescara Jazz Festival, which has been held annually in July, since 1969. The city is also home to the birthplace of popular Italian poet, Gabriele D’Annunzio, which was refurbished in the 1930s and is open as a public attraction. The Cathedral of St. Cetteus, which was built in the early 20th century, is also open to the public and houses a number of 17th century paintings.
Founded in 1936 the city also has a football team, Pescara Calcio 1936, who play in the Italian Serie B and were promoted to that level in 2010. The club is famous for several years in the Italian top-flight Serie A in the late 1980s and early 1990s.
The climate in Pescara is typical for a low-lying Mediterranean city, with hot and dry summers and mild winters. The average summer temperature is 24C, with high humidity during these months, so it’s advised to wear light clothing. In the winter months there is slightly more rain and the average temperature is around 7C.