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The studio is located in Montesilvano, a city annexed to Pescara

20 minutes from the city center. Pescara is the most populous city in the Abruzzo region, and is one of the top ten economic, commercial, and tourist centers on the Adriatic coast. Featuring a shoreline that extends for more than 20 km (12 mi), Pescara is a popular seaside resort on the Adriatic coast during summer. Situated in the sea at a short distance from the waterline there are many breakwaters made with large rocks, that were placed to preserve the shore from water-flood erosion.

The main commercial street of the city is Corso Umberto I, which runs from Piazza della Repubblica and reaches the seacoast at Piazza Primo Maggio. The rectangle that it forms with Corso Vittorio Emanuele II and Via Nicola Fabrizi encloses the main shopping district, where several of the best fashion shops are located. Corso Manthonè, the course of the old Pescara, has, for many years, been the center of the nightlife of the city.

To the immediate south of the mouth of the river is the marina. Pescara has also an important international airport called Abruzzo Airport and one of the most important and major touristic ports of Adriatic Seaand Italy, the Port of Pescara.

Pescara is situated at sea level on the Adriatic coast and has developed from some centuries BC onwards at the strategic position around the mouth of the Aterno-Pescara River. The coast is low and sandy and the beach extends, unbroken for some distance to both the north and the south of the river, reaching a width of approximately 140 metres (150 yd) in the area around Pineta to the north. To the south the pine forest that once gave shade to bathers along much of the Adriatic coast, has almost disappeared near the beach, but remains within the Nature Reserve Pineta Dannunziana.

The city is very close to the mountains, and you can reach the ski slopes of Passo Lanciano in just 30 minutes.

Pescara’s origins precede the Roman conquest. It was founded to be the port of Vestini and Marrucini tribes to trade with the peoples of the Orient, a supporting role that was held for centuries. The name of both the town and the river was Aternum (in Greek Άτερνος), it was connected to Rome through the Via Claudia Valeria and the Via Tiburtina. In 1095 Pescara was a fishing village enriched with monuments and churches. In 1140 Roger of Sicily conquered the town, giving rise to a period in which it was destroyed by armies ravaging the Kingdom of Sicily. The name of Piscaria (“abounding with fish”) is mentioned for the first time in this period.

The city received a hard blow during World War II and has since been massively rebuilt, becoming a very modern coastal city of Italy.

Every July Pescara holds an international jazz festival: Pescara Jazz was the first Italian summer festival dedicated to jazz music. Since 1969, it has been one of the most important jazz festivals in Europe, as reported by the main dedicated international magazines.

Every year (between June and July) the city also holds the Flaiano Prizes, one of Italy’s International Film Festivals.

Pescara was the birthplace of Gabriele D’Annunzio and Ennio Flaiano. Vittoria Colonna was the marchioness of Pescara.

Where to Stay

B&B - Hotels

B&Bs in Montesilvano
$ Villa Berghelli – 5 minutes by car to studio
$$ B&B VILLA MARIA Montesilvano – 4 minutes by car to studio

Hotels in Montesilvano
$ Grand Hotel Montesilvano – 8 minutes by car to studio
$ Grand Eurhotel Residence – 8 minutes by car to studio

B&Bs in Pescara
$$ Le Stanze on Corso Pescara – 18 minutes by car to studio
$$ Pescara Centro Luxury Suite – 17 minutes by car to studio

Hotels in Pescara
$ Hotel Ambra (we can usually arrange a discounted price if reserved through us) – 18 minutes by car to studio
$$ Hotel Alba – 18 minutes by car to studio
$$$ Hotel Esplanade – 20 minutes by car to studio
$$$ G Hotel – 17 minutes by car to studio
$$$ Victoria Hotel – 19 minutes by car to studio

Getting Here

Motorways - Airport - Port - Rail - Bus

The territory between Pescara and Chieti is crossed by two pan-European roads, autostrada A14 (Italy) Bologna – Taranto and autostrada A25 (Italy) Torano – Pescara.

Pescara is served from the Abruzzo International Airport (Aeroporto di Pescara) that connects the entire region with many Italian and European destinations like Barcelona-Girona, Brussels-Charleroi, Frankfurt-Hahn, Kraków, London-Stansted, Paris-Beauvais, Milan-Bergamo, Copenhagen, Düsseldorf-Weeze, Milan Linate, Tirana, Bucarest, Palermo, Catania and Olbia.

If a direct flight is not available check with connections via Milano Linate.

If requested a private driver can be arranged to meet you at the airport, take you to your hotel, and then to the studio.

Roman Airports
Pescara is connected via three bus lines with Rome Fiumicino and Ciampino Airports. Timetables available here:

If requested a private driver can be arranged to meet you at the airport, take you to your hotel, and then to the studio.

Pescara is served by the Port of Pescara for fishing, yachting, cargo docking and commercial passenger services. In summer season ferries and hydrofoils to Croatia run primarily by SNAV to Split and islands in central Dalmatia, but often they set out from the larger and better equipped Port of Ortona.

The city has four railway stations, Pescara Centrale railway station is the main and largest in Abruzzo, as well as one of the larger railway stations without train terminal in Italy, connecting with some of the major Italian cities like Rome, Milan, Turin, Bologna, Bari, Ancona, Trieste and many other cities. The other stations are Pescara Porta Nuova, Pescara Tribunale and Pescara San Marco.

If requested a private driver can be arranged to meet you at the airport, take you to your hotel, and then to the studio.

Pescara is served from several bus lines (operated by GTM, Gestioni Trasporti Metropolitani) and Arpa (Autolinee regionali pubbliche abruzzesi). There is a direct bus line to Roma Tiburtina (Rome) via Pescara Centrale (about a two and a half hour ride). The studio is reachable from Pescara via lines 3 and 38, which pass approximately every 20 minutes. The journey time takes approximately 25 minutes from Pescara center. Tickets can be purchased at a tabaccaio or from a vending machine on the bus for €1.50 (careful, no change is given from the vending machines). Tickets must be stamped when entering the bus in order to be validated.

Ask the driver to warn you to get off the bus when you arrive to “Eurospin sulla Vestina”. It is the second stop after Ristorante Alle Botti which you will pass on your right.

If requested a private driver can be arranged to meet you at the airport, take you to your hotel, and then to the studio.

Where to Eat


Restaurants in Montesilvano
$$ Arrosticini/meat: Alle Botti
$ Home cooking: Trattoria Abruzzese
$$ Everything: Ristorante Lecky Horn
$$ Everything: Ristorante Hostaria Vestina

Restaurants in Pescara
$$ Fish: Sole Luna (on seashore)
$$$ Fish: Positano Da Vittorio (on seashore)
$$ Meat: Taverna 58 (Pescara Vecchia)
$$ Everything, Vegetarian: Locanda Da Pia (Pescara Station)
$ Pizza Tonda (a Pescara tradition): Trieste Pizza (on seashore)

Nightlife: Pescara Vecchia (Corso Manthonè)