Pescara is the main city of Abruzzo region. Divided into two halves by River Pescara , the city of the same name is centrally located in Italy with in the province of Pescara . In 1926, Pescara and Castellamare Adriatico, the part of the city on the north of Pescara River lying in Teramo province were integrated in a single city of the present Pescara . The unified city of Pescara stretched upto 33 square km in area with a density of population of 3,492 per square km. Geographically, Pescara is located at 42°28'N and 14°12'E.
The evolution of the city, Pescara precedes the Roman invasions. Then, the city and its adjacent river were called by the name of Aternum and was an important part of the country being connected to Rome through the Via Claudia Valeria and the Via Tiburtina. The city also acted as the important port for trade with the Eastern provinces of the Empire. The temple of Jovis Aternium was the main citadel of Pescara . Later, in the year 597, the region was destructed by the Lombards. By 1095, Pescara became a rich city with many remarkable monuments and churches. Piscaria meaning "abounding with fish", was given during this point in the history.
Pescara was a part of the Kingdom of Naples, in the brief age of the Republic of Naples. In 1800, Pescara became a French dominance, turning into a separate municipality. Today Pescara is the largest city of Abruzzi with many historical values attached to it.
Pescara is one of the most important economic, commercial, and tourist centers of Italy . Extending 20 km down the line of Adriatic Coast, Pescara attracts lots of tourists including Italians . The peculiarity of the place is its stabilimenti , meaning establishments of many beaches. Due to growing popularity, the municipality authorities and residents has built many restaurants, playgrounds, and permanent stationary umbrellas, large shopping boulevards with fashion boutiques and a very lively nightlife. Between Pescara and close by area of Chieti lies a major industrial district.
Some of the highlighting areas include:
- Gabriele D'Annunzio's House
- Spanish walls
- The Cathedral of St. Cetteus
- 17th century painting of St. Francis
- The Madonna dei Sette Dolori