Pescara Car Rental

Pescara is situated on the Adriatic coast and although it has a modern appearance, it has a millenary history, since the first human settlements date back to the first century BC.

Heavily damaged by bombs during the Second World War, the city has lost part of its an-cient character, but has managed to preserve most of its historic buildings that today blend perfectly with modern architecture.

It is precisely this particular mix of old and new that gives this Abruzzo city its charm, whose surrounding area is filled with many natural attractions and small villages to be discovered.

There is no shortage of things to see in Pescara, so if you want to enjoy a multi-faceted holiday, rent a car in the city and set off to explore the attractions of this territory.

What to visit in Pescara, the city of Gabriele D’Annunzio

To rent a car in Pescara, you can go to Maggiore’s offices, one located at the Pasquale Liberi Airport, and the other near the central train station.

Choosing Maggiore to rent a city car or a sedan means putting your trust in an experi-enced company that has made the safety of its vehicles its hallmark.

In fact, it is simple and fast to rent a car with Maggiore, which gives you the opportunity to choose from a fleet of 12,300 cars, all inspected, checked and perfectly sanitised.

Once you have rented the car most suitable for your needs, you can start your holiday in and around Pescara by visiting the main attractions of the city centre.

Among the first things worth seeing are the Cathedral of San Cetto, whose reconstruc-tion was strongly desired by Gabriele D’Annunzio, the Church of the Sacred Heart in neo-Romanesque style, and the House of D’Annunzio, a museum that contains many ar-tifacts belonging to the famous writer.

Don’t miss seeing one of the symbols of modern Pescara, namely the Ponte del Mare (Bridge over the Sea) which connects the two banks of the city, and make sure to visit the Museum of the Sea, especially if you have children, and the famous Nave di Cascella, a fountain with a particular shape inaugurated in 1987.

Get back into your car and take the E80 road towards the beautiful Basilica della Madonna dei Sette Dolori, a unique building that mixes Baroque and Neoclassical styles, and then drive the 6 km to the Pineta d’Avalos, or Pineta Dannunziana, a magnificent nature reserve that also houses the Gabriele D’Annunzio monumental theatre.

Your tour of Pescara would not be complete without a few hours of relaxation on the beach of the city and, above all, without a tour of the Trabocchi coast, a magnificent stretch of coastline between Vasto and Ortona dotted with these unique wooden struc-tures on stilts, which until recently were still used for fishing.


The most intriguing places to visit around Pescara

After exploring the best of Pescara, you can set off to discover the many treasures sur-rounding the city.

In about 15 minutes by car, you can reach the beautiful town of Montesilvano and visit its ancient village that houses interesting monuments such as the Church of San Michele Arcangelo, the unique Train Museum, and then continue to Città Sant’Angelo, where the beautiful Collegiate Church of San Michele Arcangelo awaits you.

Also near Pescara you can spend a few hours in the village of Penne, one of the “Most Beautiful Villages in Italy”, also known as the “city of bricks”, or go to the National Park of Gran Sasso and Monti della Laga, a truly magical place where you can go hiking and have fun with the whole family.

Other places to visit near Pescara include Abbateggio, near Mount Majella, with the beautiful Cusano Waterfall, Caramanico Terme, a renowned spa town located right at the mouth of the Orfento canyon, and Pretoro, a small 13th century town that will captivate you with its beautiful buildings such as the Church of Sant’Andrea Apostolo and the Church of San Nicola.

Your trip to Pescara and the surrounding areas must finally include a tour of Sulmona, the birthplace of Ovid, where you can visit the beautiful historic centre and also wander among the famous handmade “confetti” (sugar-coated almonds). You can also visit the Village of Valle Giumentina, between Abbateggio and Roccamorice, an ancient settle-ment probably dating back to the Neolithic period.

Renting a car in Pescara will allow you to discover every part of the city and the prov-ince, and give you the opportunity to see some really unique places far from the classic tourist destinations.