Apartment | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 5
Beautiful, clean and modern 2 bed appartment in gated block on first floor with elevator, directly opposite the sandy and golden beach of Pescara. The appartment is located in central Pescara (a few steps away from the main square Piazza Salotto) and very near to great restaurants, shops, markets and the main train station. The main Bus station is also walking distance with a direct connection to the airport. The night life is varied with bars, pubs and beach parties on your door step. Abruzzo mountains can be reached within 30 mins by car (the highest mountain is Gran Sasso, above 3000 Mt).
|Size||Sleeps up to 5, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Pescara 30 m|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest Amenities||200 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Pescara, Nearest railway: Pescara|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|General||Central heating, Air conditioning, CD player|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Cooker, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace|
The Marche/Abruzzo region
The Abruzzo region is often overlooked by tourists but is now starting to be discovered. It has spectacular natural scenery, medieval castles and villages, monasteries, and Roman ruins. Two-thirds of the Abruzzo's land is mountainous with the rest being hills and coast. A third of the region is designated as national or regional parkland. Bordering regions are the Marche to the north, Lazio to the west, Molise to the south, and the Adriatic Sea to the east.
Abruzzo's food is based on peasant dishes. Lamb is very popular inland and the Abruzzo produces pecorino (lamb's milk) and goat's milk cheeses. Pork is also used frequently and on the coast there are many freshly-caught fish dishes. Baked scamorza cheese is a common dish that can be a main course or appetizer. Saffron is used frequently.
Pescara, on the Adriatic coast, is the largest city in the Abruzzo region. Although it was badly bombed during the war, it's now a great example of a modern Italian city and still retains some historic elements. Pescara has a lovely seaside promenade, 20 km of sandy beach, great seafood restaurants, and lots of nightlife. The Museum of the Abruzzi People has a huge collection of artifacts about life in the Abruzzo from prehistoric times through to the 19th century. Pescara has a few other museums and several good churches and buildings, too. In July, Pescara holds an international jazz festival. In August, the region hosts "sagre" which are local fairs, usually a celebration of the bounties of the earth-meaning food, as in a preparatation (sagra di torta di erbe) or a raw ingredients (sagra di pesce [fish]).
Larger sagre may feature musical bands and perhaps a competition of some sort, like a bike race. Attending a sagra is a way to get a taste of Italian country life. You order food to be cooked by locals with a passion for the local cuisine, then sit at communal tables to eat.