The Province of Pescara, established in 1927 thanks to the will of the poet Gabriele D’Annunzio, is the least extensive in Abruzzo, while the capital, Pescara, is the most populous city in the region. It is composed of 46 municipalities. Washed by the Adriatic Sea to the northeast, it borders the province of Teramo to the north, the province of L’Aquila to the west and south, the province of Chieti to the south and east.
In between the coastal cities of Pescara and Montesilvano and the Apennine massifs of the Gran Sasso and Majella, rise fertile hills crossed by the valleys of the Pescara, Tirino and Tavo rivers, famous for their excellent production of olive oil and wine. If the coastal towns are relatively low in monuments, the country or mountain small towns and villages stand out for their historical and architectural value. Ancient villages like Spoltore, Montesilvano Colle, Loreto Aprutino, Manoppello, San Valentino in Abruzzo Citeriore, Pianella, Rosciano, Popoli e Serramonacesca, are as worthy of being visited as the four most beautiful villages in Italy of the Province of Pescara: Abbateggio, Città Sant’Angelo, Penne and Caramanico Terme.
The Majella National Park offers breathtaking landscapes with its valleys (Orfento Valley, Giumentina Valley) and its hermitages (San Bartolomeo in Legio, St. Spirito, Sant’Onofrio), while the Vitello d’Oro waterfall, the Angri Valley and the plateau of Voltigno stand out among the natural beauties of the National Park of Gran Sasso and Laga Mountains. Environment is protected also by a few Nature Reserves: Santa Filomena pine grove, D’Annunzio pine grove, Lake of Penne, Orfento Valley, Lake of Alanno, Lama Bianca and Capo Pescara.
Among the culinary peculiarities of the province should be mentioned arrosticini, Parrozzo, Centerba and Aurum. Pescara is easy to be reached thanks to Abruzzo International Airport, Pescara central railway and bus station and the port and marina of Pescara.