Art & Culture

The coast and countryside of Abruzzo are synonymous with great cultural and artistic events. During the warmer months, you can enjoy theatrical performances, visit museums, listen to live concerts, attend a cinema festival, or take a trip into the past thanks to historical re-enactments. Recreational opportunities are rich and varied in a region that and attracts tourists from every part of Italy.

For more information, consult the brochures at the reception and our staff will be available with ideas and tips for a holiday dedicated to art and culture.

We recommend:

  • The House of D’Annunzio:
    Corso Manthoné, Pescara. The House of D’Annunzio. In the old city, the house where the celebrated poet Gabriele D’Annuzio lived has been a national monument since 1927 and is one of the most popular visits in Pescara. Nine room with paintings and prints, as well as a regular programme of events during the year.
  • Cascella Museum:
    A collection of more than 500 pictures, sculptures, illustrations and ceramics collected by one family. It includes many masterpieces. More information on the Pescara tourist information website.
  • Museum of the People of Abruzzo:
    An exhibition of historic costume from Abruzzo, regional arts and crafts, including ceramics from Castelli, domestic objects and farming tools. The museum takes us from pre-historic times, to early Italian objects – including a bronze helmet, and a collection of Roman artefacts. Regular events during the year.
  • International “Ennio Flaiano” Festival:
    June and July sees this festival that involves cinema, theatre, literature and a TV show. More information from the official website Premi Flaiano.
  • Festival of Sant’Andrea:
    On the last Sunday of July this procession takes place by the sea. There are fireworks over the marina, a parade of the statue of the saint and a sea flotilla.
  • Pescara Jazz Festival:
    During July, this festival brings together international jazz players with concerts and events in venues throughout the city. For a programme and to buy tickets see the Pescara Jazz website.
  • St Sulmona:
    In the days leading up to Easter, the city of Sulmona in the National Park of the Maiella celebrates their patron saint with a series of prayers, vigils and spectacles. This is an important date in the religious calendar.