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Italy in Photos

Photos of Italy taken on Walks in the Cities Towns & Villages of Italia

Welcome to Italy in Photos, where we invite you to explore the beauty of Pescara a captivating city in Abruzzo: – Pescara is a beautiful city in the Abruzzo region of Italy, located on the Adriatic coast. It is the most populated city in Abruzzo, with about 120,000 residents, and a popular tourist destination for its natural and cultural attractions. Pescara has a long history that dates to ancient times, when it was a strategic port and a Roman colony. It was also the birthplace of the famous poet and writer Gabriele D’Annunzio, whose house is now a museum. Pescara is a modern and lively city, with a vibrant nightlife, a rich gastronomy, and a variety of events and festivals throughout the year. Pescara is also a great base for exploring the surrounding area, which offers stunning landscapes, charming villages, and outdoor activities. You can enjoy the sandy beaches and the clear waters of the Adriatic sea, or visit the Nature Reserve Pineta Dannunziana, a pine forest that preserves the biodiversity of the coast. You can also admire the views of the mountains and the Apennines or go skiing in the nearby ski resorts of Passo Lanciano. Pescara is a city that will surprise you with its beauty, its culture, and its hospitality. Come and discover this hidden gem of Italy.

Corso Vittorio Emanuele II is a street in Pescara which runs from Viale Leopoldo Muzii to Ponte Risorgimento. (Photos 1-2-3-4-5) – The Ponte Risorgimento is a bridge that connects the two sides of the city of Pescara, across the Pescara River. It has a history that dates to the Roman times, when there was an ancient bridge called Aternum. The current bridge was built in 1933, replacing previous wooden, iron, and boat bridges. It was originally named Ponte Littorio and had marble decorations and statues that celebrated the fascist regime. However, it was destroyed by the Germans in 1944, during the Second World War. It was rebuilt in 1947, and renamed Ponte Risorgimento, to honour the Italian unification. It has bronze rings with allegorical motifs of the Abruzzo region, and inscriptions that commemorate four historical figures of Pescara: Muzio Attendolo Sforza, Francesco Fernando d’Avalos, Vittoria Colonna, and Gian Girolamo II Acquaviva. The bridge is also a popular spot for cyclists and pedestrians, as it is part of the Lungofiume dei Poeti, a scenic route along the river ((. The bridge offers a nice view of the city and the river, especially at sunset. (Photos 6-7-8-9-10-51) – Piazza Unione is a square in the city of Pescara, located in the central area of the city. The square is also close to the Ponte Risorgimento4, the bridge that connects the two sides of the city across the Pescara River. The square is named after the Italian unification, or Risorgimento, which was a political and social movement that unified the different states of the Italian peninsula into a single nation in the 19th century. The square is a place where people can meet, relax, and enjoy the city life. (Photos 11-12-13-49-50) – L.go dei Frentani is a street in Pescara which runs from Piazza Unione to Via dei Bastioni. (Photo 14) – Via Angiolieri Cecco is a street in Pescara which runs from Via dei Bastioni to Via Conte di Ruvo. (Photo 15) – Via Conte di Ruvo is a street in Pescara which runs from Via Orazio to Via Marco Polo. (Photos 16-17) – Viale Gabriele D’Annunzio is a street in Pescara which runs from Piazza Ovidio to Piazza Giuseppe Garibaldi. (Photos 18-19-41) – The Cattedrale di San Cetteo is a Roman Catholic cathedral in Pescara, Italy, dedicated to Saint Cetteus, the patron saint of the city. It was built in the 1930s, replacing the old church of San Cetteo that was demolished. The cathedral has a neoromanesque style, inspired by the medieval Church of Santa Gerusalemme in Pescara. The writer Gabriele D’Annunzio, who was baptized in the old church, was a promoter and a donor of the new project. He also commissioned the tomb of his mother, Luisa De Benedictis, which is in one of the transepts. The cathedral is the seat of the Archbishop of Pescara-Penne since 1982. (Photo 20)

The Piazza della Repubblica is a square in the city of Pescara. It is located near the main train station and the river Aterno. It is also known as Piazzale della Stazione (Station Square) because it is the site of the former central railway station, which was destroyed by bombing during World War II. It features a bronze sculpture of a locomotive by Vicentino Michetti, which commemorates the railway workers who died in the war. It is a popular meeting point for locals and visitors, especially during festivals and events, such as the Pescara Jazz Festival and the International Festival of Literature. (Photos 21-22) – The Piazza del Sacro Cuore is square in the city of Pescara, not far from the Piazza della Repubblica. It is home to the Hotel Plaza and the Santuario della Divina Misericordia which is a church and a sanctuary dedicated to the Divine Mercy in the city of Pescara. It is also known as the Church of the Sacred Heart of Jesus because it was originally built in 1886 as a neo-Gothic Basilica in honour of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. It became a sanctuary of the Divine Mercy in 2016, after the Jubilee Year of Mercy proclaimed by Pope Francis. It hosts a relic of Saint Faustina Kowalska, the Polish nun who received the visions of Jesus as the Divine Mercy. It has a mosaic of the Sacred Heart of Jesus in the apse, which is one of the oldest and most valuable artistic elements of the church. It also has a statue of the Divine Mercy in the main altar, which was donated by the Polish community of Pescara. (Photos 23-24) – Corso Umberto I is a street in Pescara which runs from Corso Vittorio Emanuele II to Piazza I Maggio. (Photos 25-26) – Via Cesare Battisti is a street in Pescara which runs from Viale Leopoldo Muzii to Via Firenze. (Photos 27-59-60) – The Piazza della Rinascita, also known as Piazza Salotto (Living Room Square), is the main square of Pescara and a symbol of its modernity and vitality. It was designed by the architect Luigi Piccinato in the 1950s, as part of the reconstruction plan of the city after World War II. It features a large fountain with a geometric shape and colourful lights, which is a popular spot for locals and tourists to relax and enjoy the atmosphere. (Photo 28) – Lungomare G. Matteotti is a street in Pescara which runs from Viale della Riviera to Via R. Paolucci. (Photos 29-30-32-33-34-35-36) – Giardini Piazza I Maggio is a small green space in the centre of Pescara, a city in central Italy. It is located on Lungomare G. Matteotti, a seaside promenade that offers a panoramic view of the Adriatic Sea. The garden features a fountain, benches, and some trees and flowers. It is named after the date of the liberation of Italy from Nazi occupation in 1945. (Photo 31) – The River Fiume is a tributary of the Pescara River, which flows through the city of Pescara in central Italy. The river Fiume originates from the Majella massif and joins the Pescara River near the Porta Nuova district. The river Fiume has a length of about 40 km and a basin area of about 430 km2. The river Fiume is also known as the Alento river, and it has several bridges that cross it, such as the Ponte del Mare, a pedestrian and cycle bridge that connects the north and south sides of Pescara. The river Fiume is also home to some wildlife, such as herons, ducks, and fish. The river Fiume is part of the history and culture of Pescara, as it was the scene of some battles and events during the Second World War. The River Fiume also inspired some local poets and writers, such as Gabriele D’Annunzio, who was born near its banks. (Photos 37-38-39) – Ponte del Mare is a cable-stayed bridge for cyclists and pedestrians in the city of Pescara, Italy. It is the largest bridge of its kind in Italy and one of the largest in Europe. It was designed by architect Walter Pichler and engineer Mario de Miranda and inaugurated in 2009. It connects the two sides of the River Fiume, offering a scenic view of the city and the mountains. It is also part of the Ciclovia Adriatica, a cycling route that runs along the Adriatic coast (Photo 40)

Pescara Cuisine: – Pescara is a city which is famous for its seafood dishes and desserts. Some of the special cuisines of Pescara are: – Brodetto di pesce alla pescarese: A mix of fish and seafood slowly marinated in a pan with spices, tomatoes, and vinegar. It is usually served with bread or polenta. – Parrozzo: A dome-shaped cake made with almonds, eggs, and chocolate. It was invented by a baker named Luigi D’Amico in 1920, who wanted to recreate the shape and colour of the traditional bread of the Abruzzo peasants. – Arrosticini: Skewers of castrated sheep meat, grilled over charcoal and seasoned with salt and pepper. They are a typical street food of the Abruzzo region and are often accompanied by bread and wine. – Scrippelle ‘mbusse: Thin crepes filled with grated pecorino cheese and rolled up. They are then soaked in hot chicken broth and sprinkled with more cheese. They are a typical dish of the Teramo province but are also popular in Pescara. – Pizzelle: Crispy wafers made with flour, eggs, sugar, butter, and anise. They are cooked in a special iron mold that gives them a characteristic pattern. They can be eaten plain, dusted with powdered sugar, or filled with cream or jam.

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Photo Gallery of  Walk 1 – Corso Vittorio Emanuele II to Cattedrale di San Cetteo, Piazza San Cetteo 
Approximately 1.47 km – 0.91 miles

The walk starts in Vittorio Emanuele II – Piazza Duca D’Aosta – Ponte Risorgimento – Piazza Unione – L.go dei Frentani – Via Angiolieri Cecco – Via Conte di Ruvo – Viale Gabriele D’Annunzio – Cattedrale di San Cetteo, Piazza San Cetteo

Photo Gallery of  Walk 2 – Piazza della Repubblica to Ponte del Mare, Lungomare Colombo 
Approximately 2.35 km – 1.46 miles

The walk starts in Piazza della Repubblica – Corso Umberto I – Piazza del Sacro Cuore – Corso Umberto I – Via C. Battisti – Corso Umberto I – Piazza della Rinascita – Corso Umberto I – Piazza I Maggio – Lungomare G. Matteotti – Lungomare Colombo – Ponte del Mare, Lungomare Colombo

Photo Gallery of  Walk 3 – Viale Gabriele D’Annunzio to Via C. Battisti 
Approximately 1.92 km – 1.19 miles

The walk starts in Viale Gabriele D’Annunzio – Piazza Giuseppe Garibaldi – Via Lago di Scanno – Via Catone – Via delle Caserme – Ponte Risorgimento – Piazza Duca D’Aosta – Piazza Italia – Via Calabria – Via Firenze – Via Roma – Via Firenze – Via C. Battisti