Date Established as Sister City: October 21, 1997
City Site: http://www.comune.pescara.it/internet/index.php
Pescara is located on the Adriatic Coast of Italy 100 miles east of Rome. The City of Pescara was leveled during World War II and has since been rebuilt. Its beach road is called The Riviera and it is lined with modern Hotels. Pescara is a popular seaside resort on the Adriatic Coast during summer
The historic center, built within the Spanish walls, hosts the birthplace house of Gabriele D'Annunzio, where the famous Italian poet was born in 1863. The house was refurbished in the 1930s, and is now open to the public. The Cathedral of St. Cetteus, built between 1933 and 1938, houses a 17th century painting of Saint Francis, attributed to Guercino. The 'Madonna dei Sette Dolori' Basilica (dedicated to Our Lady of Sorrows) is a sanctuary built in 17th century on the place of several Marian apparitions. The Palazzo di Città, built in typical Fascist style and inaugurated in 1936, is the City Hall. The Palazzo del Governo hosts the provincial library, with over 600,000 volumes. Pescara also houses the Museum of the Abruzzi people: the institution traces, towards 13 halls dedicated to the aspects of life, traditions and economy, 4,000 years of history of the Abruzzo people.
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