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Located along the Adriatic coastline, Pescara is the capital of the Pescara Province, part of the Abruzzo region in Italy. It's the biggest city in the region, with around 125,000 inhabitants. The metropolitan area is much bigger though, with over 300,000 inhabitants.
Daytime temperatures average between 10-12 degrees Celsius from December to February, to around 28 degrees Celsius from late June to early September, the high season. Nights average between 2 degrees Celsius in January to around 18 in the summermonths. Precipitation is fairly common in most months though October to April is significantly wetter. July is by far the driest month.
Abruzzo International Airport (PSR) is the main gateway. Ryanair has flights to/from London, Eindhoven, Barcelona/Girona, Cagliari, Frankfurt, Milan and Venice. Other airlines fly to/from Hamburg, Turin, Katowice, Naples, Nice, Olbia, Palermo, Berlin, Tirana, Heraklion, Marrakech, Palma de Mallorca, Paris, Bucharest, Brussels, Catania, Kiev and Lviv.
The city is located along the A14 from Bologna to Taranto and the A25 from Torano to Pescara.
|Agriturismo Le Cicale||Via Vallemonte 12||Guesthouse||92|
|Ambra Palace||Via Quarto dei Mille 28||Hotel||88|
|B&B Il Melo Rosso||Via G.Garibaldi 7 Collecorvino||Guesthouse||-|
|B&B La Meridiana||Via Pianacci 23/A 65015 Montesilvano (PE) Italy||Guesthouse||-|
|B&B Ottocento||Via del Corso 10 65010 Spoltore (CH)||Guesthouse||-|
|B&B Villa Aersa||Via M. D'Azeglio 27 Montesilvano, Pescara||Guesthouse||-|
|Bella Pescara||Via Ortona 9||Guesthouse||93|
|Bellavista Country House||Strada Colle Santo Spirito 25 65129 Pescara||Guesthouse||-|
|Brezza Marina - Marine Breeze||Via Gramsci 5c Montesilvano Via Gramsci 5c Montesilvano||Guesthouse||88|
|Dreams Italia||Contrada Colle Serra 20 Serramonacesca||Guesthouse||-|
|Hotel Carlton||Viale della riviera 35||Hotel||-|
|Le Galelle apartment & bed & Breakfast||contrada valle galelle n15 Rosciano||Guesthouse||-|
|Mare Blu Pescara||Via Mazzini, 167||Guesthouse||-|
|Maria Burlini B&B||Via Campo Felice 13||Guesthouse||-|
|Pescara B&B||Piazza Muzii 38||Guesthouse||98|
|Sea Lion Hotel||via aldo moro,65||Hotel||-|
|Victoria Hotel Pescara||Via Piave 142||Hotel||-|
|Villa Carol||Via Mazzini n.37 Tollo||Guesthouse||-|
|Villa Paladar||Strada Vicinale Mittiguerra, 56||Guesthouse||-|
|New York BB||Via Siena 28||Guesthouse||91|
|Hotel Sole||Via Trentino 4||Hotel||-|
|Agriturismo B&B Le Tre Poiane||C.da Cignale, 3/A Penne||GUESTHOUSE||-|
|Casa Christiana||Contrada Pagliari, 36 Picciano, Penne||Guesthouse||-|
|Bed & Breakfast La Palma||Via Federico Caffè, 35||GUESTHOUSE||-|
|Il Menestrello||Via Piomba 54 Città Sant'Angelo||GUESTHOUSE||-|
|La Residenza Guesthouse||Via Firenze 245||Guesthouse||-|
|Bed & Breakfast Oasis||Via Nazionale Adriatica Nord 443||GUESTHOUSE||-|
|Agriturismo La Conca||Via Fonte S. Croce, San Tommaso, Caramanico Terme Parco Nazionale della Majella||APARTMENT||-|
|Lilia Guesthouse||Strada Vicinale del Trappeto 2° tratto, 14/1||GUESTHOUSE||-|
|B&B Milla Mare||Via Aldo Moro n°10 - Montesilvano Montesilvano||GUESTHOUSE||-|
|BioBed||Via Pasquale Celommi 24||GUESTHOUSE||-|
|Sole & Sale||Via Saline 15||APARTMENT||-|
|Jolie Bed and Breakfast||Via Fedra 27||GUESTHOUSE||-|
Almost all towns and cities in Italy have internet cafes. A growing number of budget hostels and nicer hotels have free Wifi. By law all public-access internet points must keep records of web sites viewed by customers, and even the customer's ID: expect to be refused access if you don't provide identification. Hotels providing Internet access are not required to record IDs if the connection is provided in the guest's room, although if the connection is offered in the main public hall then IDs are required. Publicly available wireless access without user identification is illegal, so open Wi-Fi hotspots (like the ones you might expect to find in a mall or cafée) all have some form of (generally one-time) registration.
See also: International Telephone Calls
The main networks are TIM (Telecom Italia Mobile, part of Telecom Italia, formerly state controlled), Vodafone, Wind, and 3 (only UMTS cellphones). Best advice is to buy a prepaid SIM card (from € 10 upwards) and a cheap mobile phone (€ 19 upwards) to put it in (if you don't have a cellphone already that you can use). It will be much more practical. All land line numbers start with 0. Mobile numbers start with 3. Numbers starting with 89 are high-fee services. In case of emergency call the appropriate number from the list below. Such calls are usually free and calls to 112, 113 (police), 115 (fire), 118 (health) can be made from payphones for free without the need of inserting coins. 112 (standard emergency number in GSM specification) can be dialed in any case for free from any mobile phone.
Post Italiane is the national postal services of Italy and has quite an efficient network of postal offices and reliable postal services. Standard letters and postcards (up to 20 grams) cost €0.39 to send within Europe and the Mediterranean countries outside Europe and €0.41 to all other destinations throughout the country. Up to 50 grams, prices start at €0.52 for Europe, €0.62 for other areas. Packages start at €1.55 within Europe, and around €2.50 for other countries. Post office business hours in Italy are from 8:30am to 2:00pm from Monday to Friday, with closing times at Saturday and the last day of the month at 12 noon. In general, larger post offices in bigger cities and in tourist areas keep longer hours than those in local towns. Also note that business hours in the south might be different than the north, with longer hours at night, especially in summer! If you want to send packages you might try faster and more reliable/efficient private courier companies like TNT, UPS or DHL.
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