Ponte del Mare


Surely one of the most attractive modern bridges in Italy, this sweeping curvaceous structure was built in 2009 to carry bikes and pedestrians across the Pescara River. Without a doubt, it's the best viewpoint in the city, affording vistas over the long beachfront and the contrasting new and old towns, with the Abruzzese mountains – and on clear days Corno Grande – rising in the background.

Lonely Planet's must-see attractions

Nearby Pescara attractions

1. Museo delle Genti d'Abruzzo


An extensive (if slightly dated) display of Abruzzo culture that squeezes rather a lot into 13 interconnecting rooms, covering the Bronze Age to the…

2. Museo d'Arte Moderna Vittoria Colonna

0.76 MILES

In a country as art-heavy as Italy, this small, not particularly attractive building close to the seafront isn't what you'd call a big hitter, although it…

3. Museo Casa Natale Gabriele D'Annunzio


The birthplace of controversial proto-fascist poet Gabriele D'Annunzio is small but excellently curated, with nine rooms displaying furniture, documents,…

6. Collegiata di Santa Maria Maggiore

19.06 MILES

In Guardiagrele's compact centro storico (historic centre), this striking church features a 14th-century arched portico and an austere Romanesque facade…

7. Eremo di Sant’Onofrio al Morrone

29.98 MILES

This cliff-clinging hermitage with its 15th-century ceiling, 13th-century frescoes, narrow oratory and arched porticoes cowers under a massive rock face…