Holiday in Montesilvano: tips on what to do and where to go in Abruzzo

Holiday in Montesilvano: tips on what to do and where to go in Abruzzo

Montesilvano marina, a tourist destination overlooking the coast of Pescara, has recently been included among the 15 most beautiful beaches in Italy by Skyscanner. Discover what to do, where to go, how to have fun and what to eat on this stretch of Abruzzo coast.

Do you want to spend your holidays by the sea in Abruzzo? Good idea!

In this Italian region famous for its mountains, ancient villages, good food and lakes, you will discover a place also made of endless and animated coasts, golden and soft sandy beaches. Behind you will have the Appennines and in front of you the Adriatic Riviera. So here is a brief tourist guide with everything you need to know for your holiday in Montesilvano Marina.

The seafront of Montesilvano marina

The long beach of Montesilvano is one of the most popular in Abruzzo for its comfort, accessibility and services that offers to the tourists who want a relaxing and fun beach holiday on the Adriatic coast, in Italy.

Along this coast, the Club Esse Mediterraneo welcomes many guests who flock to the beach of this town in Abruzzo not too far from Pescara.

The beach of Montesilvano, inserted in the 13th place in the Skyscanner ranking of the 15 most beautiful beaches in Italy, it is known by an organized coastline, and protected by a particular system of cliffs that makes the bathing system perfect also for all families who go on holiday at the beach with kids.


What to do and what to see on holiday in Montesilvano

Of course Abruzzo is beautiful all year round, but the best time to go on holiday in Montesilvano is undoubtedly the summer, when the city comes alive with initiatives and vacationers.

It is only 8 kilometers away from Pescara (whose coastline is one with that of Montesilvano marina), and you can walk it or you can take this road by bike, thanks to a pedestrian and cycle path that runs along the seafront and branches off for seven Italian regions (Friuli Venezia Giulia, Veneto, Emilia-Romagna, Marche, Abruzzo, Molise and Puglia). So, if you love two wheels, great walks, nature and sport by the sea, travelling the Ciclovia adriatica (Adriatic Cycle Route), also known as the Green Adriatic Corridor, will be a real joy for your soul.

The best attractions?

This holiday destination in Abruzzo offers experiences and activities that will make your holiday in Montesilvano a source of memories to cherish throughout your life: excursions through the most authentic and wild mountains of the Italian peninsula, great swims with Croatia on the horizon and nights enlivened by the most popular rhythms of the summer.

A holiday in Montesilvano is not just beach, sun and sea. If you love architectural beauty and you like to know the ancient stories that are kept in the holy places, located in one of the most panoramic points of the city and near the sea, you can visit the Madonna della Neve Church, recently renewed and in full eighteenth-century style.

Do you like hiking and trekking? Do you love walking along the paths of the great Abruzzese woods? Well, this place gives you the luxury of being able to choose between sea and mountains, without having to give up one or the other. In fact, among the places to visit near Montesilvano, only 30 km away, there is the Gran Sasso, where you can climb the steep roads, reach 1885 meters and admire a natural spectacle where you can see painted plateaus, lush and well preserved vegetation and marked paths up to where you can see the sea.

And that’s not all!

And why not make a stop in Popoli, at the natural sources of the river Pescara, where the water, of extraordinary freshness and incredible clarity, creates a unique environment for the life of different types of vegetation that change the color of the river bed, where it will be possible to see the Polle emerge, that is the point where the water rises from the earth.

When you want to take some time to walk under a pleasant shadows, there is the Pineta di Santa Filomena Nature Reserve, located between the northern part of Pescara and the southern side of the Montesilvano area. The reserve is also the ideal place for bird watching, since among the Aleppo Pines you can try to observe some species of birds such as the sea swallow, the mignattini, the gulls and the cormorants.

And did you know that in 2009 in Montesilvano was also inaugurated the Train Museum using some disused railway lines? You didn’t?! Then you absolutely must visit it to admire the locomotives (one of which is a steam one), some freight wagons dating back to the twenties and thirties of the twentieth century, sadly known for the deportations of prisoners in the Second World War, and other vehicles of historical interest.


Montesilvano marina, ideal for a holiday with kids in Abruzzo

Its vast promenade (closed to traffic during the summer) with the many luna park amusement and the large sandy beaches make Montesilvano the most suited tourist destination of the Adriatic coast to families, since the kids here can play in total safety.

And if you travel with teenagers who want to have exciting and thrilling experiences and test their intelligence, then the advice is to visit the Enigma Room in Pescara.

The Enigma room, also known as Escape Room, is an innovative game in which you are locked in a room and you have an hour to find the key to get out resolving enigmas, riddles and games of genius. You can create teams of 2 up to 6 participants and the minimum age required is 15 years old.

Enigma Room Pescara Abruzzo

There is certainly no lack of amusement parks in Montesilvano. You could opt for Bimbilandia, a park entirely dedicated to little ones from 0 to 10 years old, spread over an area of 1800 square meters and where you will find bouncy houses, swimming pools, slides, jumping and many other games such as mini bikes and tractors.

Alternatively you can bring your kids to Wonderland, the Città Sant’Angelo Village Outlet playground, where in the meantime you can give yourself crazy joy, with a little wild shopping.


Holiday in Abruzzo with the dog

The advantage of a beach holiday in Montesilvano, is that at the same time you can enjoy all the characteristics of Abruzzo, which is recognized as a huge natural park that offers a wide variety of nature trails, which in most cases are free for pets, allowing you to visit Abruzzo with your dog far and wide.

Not too far from Montesilvano marina, in the lively heart of Pescara waterfront, you will find La Prora Beach Village 41, a bathhouse where small and medium-sized dogs up to 9kg are accepted, with a modern profile and elegant style.

Kit a 4 zampe del Servizio Pet Friendly Club Esse Villaggi e Resort per animali

At Club Esse Mediterraneo, as in all the hotels and resorts of the group, there is the Pet Friendly service for your Fido or your Fuffy where, in addition to admitting your trusty furry friends of small and medium size up to 20 kg, you can also have the popular 4-legged KIT, to make even the holiday in Montesilvano for your dog or your cat more fun, practical and colorful.


What to eat in Montesilvano

The culinary tradition of Montesilvano, pearl of the Abruzzi adriatic area, is rich and made of both fishy and meaty flavors, genuine recipes and important tastes, preserved and handed down, with love, loyalty and attachment to their roots, from shepherds, confectioners and housewives.

The best part!

One of the most famous and typical dishes is the brodetto di pesce alle pescarese (fish soup), that comes from a tasty and rooted maritime history.

Let’s go to Popoli again, to let you know the gamberi di fiume (crawyfish), which you can taste alone, in a guazzetto or enriching a pasta dish. But if you prefer meat, you will not be disappointed by what is unanimously recognized as the king of Abruzzo, the arrosticini di pecora (small sheep skewers), which actually was born in the area of Pescara.

Every decent meal can only end with a nice dessert, which is one of the most popular and famous dishes on the Adriatic coast of Abruzzo: the parrozzo. It was born almost a century ago from the creativity of the baker Luigi D’Amico, who sent this delicacy made of eggs, dark chocolate, semolina, orange peel, sweet and bitter almonds, to his friend, and illustrious Italian poet, Gabriele D’Annunzio.

Finally, if you want to take a piece of Abruzzo cuisine typical of this area home with you, visit the Enoteca Faieta, where you will find regional products and gift ideas to combine with your holiday in Montesilvano.


How to reach Montesilvano

Here is the plan:

How to get to Montesilvano by car

If you arrive from the Northern Italy, from the A14 Adriatica motorway in the direction of Ancona, you must take the exit for Pescara Nord/Città Sant’Angelo and continue on the SS 16 in the direction of Montesilvano.

If you are coming from Southern Italy, instead, take the A14 Adriatica motorway towards Pescara and follow the Pescara Ovest/Chieti direction and then take the SS 16 direction and continue following the signs for Montesilvano.

How to get to Montesilvano by bus

To reach Montesilvano marina by public transport, please consult the website of Autolinee Arpa information website of the Abruzzo Regional Public Lines. Alternatively, you could click on Autolinee Satam.

How to get to Montesilvano by train

Only local trains stop at the Montesilvano train station, so the advice is to reach the Pescara train station, and from the terminalbus that you will find in front of you, you can choose the line buses you need. To consult train timetables visit the Ferrovie dello Stato website

How to reach Montesilvano if you travel by plane

Pescara airport

Roma Ciampino airport

Roma Fiumicino airport

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