Art & Culture: Abruzzo events

Abruzzo is a region that offers many leisure opportunities, both at the coast and hinterland

The region is known for its museums, concerts, festivals  and historical re-enactments.  Events run throughout the year. A growing number of tourists come from all over Italy for events staged in the region. We have brought together a selection of events and places to visit. For more information, consult the brochures at the reception of the  4 star Hotel President in Silvi Marina. Staff will be available with ideas and tips for a holiday dedicated to art and culture.

Museums, events and festivals selected for you

  • 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.