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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.



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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.



Getting There

By Plane

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.

By Train

Ferrovie dello Stato (FS), Italy's national railway company, has services throughout the country. Destinations include Ancona (2 hours), Bari (3 hours) and Rome (3,5 hours).

By Car

The city is located along the A14 from Bologna to Taranto and the A25 from Torano to Pescara.

By Bus

ARPA (italian website) has buses to/from many destinations in the Abruzzo region, as well as buses to Naples (4,5 hours) and Rome (almost 3 hours).

By Boat

Pescara has crossings by ferry to Hvar and Split, but only during the summer months of June to September. Check Jadrolinija or SNAV for details.





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Keep Connected


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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  • Latitude: 42.4648263
  • Longitude: 14.2140946

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