Pescara Airport Mini Guide
Why Should I Visit Pescara?
If you are into culture then Pescara is the birthplace of the famous Italian poet Gabriele D’Annunzio. His home has now been turned into a museum, open to the public. There, you can see how he lived, study original copies of his work and get a feel for what inspired him to write some of the world’s finest poetry. On the other hand if you are young, the city is renowned for its beaches and wild party lifestyle. The beach is the centre of activity, day and night, in the summer with bars and clubs along the beach getting going as soon as the sun goes down. In winter the action moves inland a little but the party continues!
How do I get to Pescara?
Pescara has an airport, called Abruzzo Airport, just outside the city, which accepts flights from all over Europe and the occasional Canadian flight too. From the UK
, Ryanair fly a low cost route into the city. The journey time into Pescara is minimal and you’ll soon be unpacked and ready to enjoy the city.
What’s the Airport Like?
When you land you’ll be a little shocked for the terminal looks like a cross between warehouses, a station and a market. The ‘pretty’ side to the airport is that which faces the city. Inside it’s modern, light and spacious despite serving nearly half a million passengers last year.
What do I do When I’ve Disembarked?
You’ll be taken by bus to the terminal building and once you’ve cleared passport control and collected your luggage you’ll be in the arrivals hall. If you need help with lost luggage, airport information or tourist information, the information desk is marked with a large ‘i’ sign above it. The desk prefers not to answer questions face to face and offers a helpline for queries, the number for which is displayed around the airport. It is often quicker to find out what you need to know using this option. Car hire desks are in the arrivals hall against the back wall and after completing the final paperwork you’ll find your car just outside the terminal building. There too you can get a local bus into the city or find a taxi for the short journey. You’ll find that by all methods, you are under 15 minutes from your destination. There is a bank and ATM in the arrivals hall for exchanging or withdrawing currency.
And for my Return Journey?
Once you’ve checked in and passed through security the airport offers a good range of shopping and dining experiences. Apart from the usual duty free shop, there’s a wine shop selling the delicious Montepulciano wine from the region and other regional food products. There’s a jewellers and several estate agencies should you be tempted to buy a property there. If you’ve got an appetite after all that shopping then there’s a selection of eateries to choose from ranging from fast food and pizza to the sumptuous dining experience of Ristorante Concorde serving delicious a la carte meals.
There’s so much to do in the Abruzzo region if you’ve hired a car. The region has the highest mountains in Italy, the Apennines, and a host of national parks preserve the unique beauty of the area. The range is also home to the most southerly glacier in Europe, Il Calderone.
The alpine aspect of the region has a strong influence on the gastronomy of the region and game stews and goat cheese form part of the staple diet here. Down on the coast the resort of Silvi Marina is considered to be the best beach in Italy.