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Pescara is a city on the Adriatic coast in Italy, more precisely in the Abruzzo region. It is also the capital of the province of Pescara. The city was founded at the mouth of the Aterno-Pescara River. Pescara is an industrial centre of this region and, with one of the most important ports, also the most populous and advanced city here.
The city was founded in Roman and Greek times but only gained importance in the Middle Ages, when the port was also built. In the past, different civilizations and cultures lived and ruled in this area. This is evidenced by many archaeological remains and also many different historical sites here in Pescara.
The city has been severely destroyed several times in the past, the last devastation being during the Second World War. But Pescara has been rebuilt and restored each time after the devastation, and that says a lot about the people of Pescara who never give up and who have a special love and attachment to this city. You can experience all of this during a stay in Pescara, so you will be truly impressed by the spirit and beauty of this city. If you are planning a road trip through Italy, Pescara should definitely be on your list of cities to stop in and spend a few days. You will not regret it.
Basic info and car hire in Pescara
- Location: Campania region, Italy
- Population: 119,554
- Official language: Italian
- Currency: Euro
- Weather: Pescara has a borderline Mediterranean climate
- Internet coverage: Hotels, bars, restaurants, and cafés offer Wi-Fi.
- Road conditions: Most roads in Pescara are in good condition.
- Car hire in Pescara: The most common pick-up point for vehicles in Pescara is at the Pescara Airport. Please note that prices vary frequently. It is best to book a car 3 to 8 weeks in advance of your desired pick-up date - this will ensure you get the cheapest rental rate. Alternatively, it is also possible to find cheap last-minute car hire. Find the best deal on car hire in Pescara!
Driving in Pescara
If you want to explore Pescara and its surroundings properly, a rental car is the best solution for you. You can explore almost the entire city on foot, but there are so many fantastic places around Pescara that it would be a shame not to visit them.
When you arrive in Pescara, it's best to find a parking spot in one of the many parking lots and then explore the city on foot. When you are done exploring Pescara, you can get in your car and explore the wider area. There are so many great roads here, from beautiful and romantic coastal roads with great views of the Adriatic Sea on one side and beautiful countryside on the other. There are also some very beautiful mountain roads where you will experience a completely different driving experience. All you have to do is follow the road signs and obey the rules. Be careful and drive safely.
Traffic in the old town of Pescara is subject to ZTL regulations. Zona a traffico limitato (ZTL) (literally: traffic restricted zone) is a traffic restricted zone in Italy. There are about 200 regulations enforced with cameras, as well as 100 environmental zones. They help protect historic city centres from excessive traffic that would otherwise make the city less attractive.
If you need to access the ZTL as a non-resident contact:
Via del Circuito n. 26
It is good to know that the police in Italy are very strict. So make sure you follow all the rules and obey the traffic signs on the road. Above all, stick to the speed limits, because there are many speed checks and you can get a fine even if you are not a resident. But of course, it is good to keep to the speed limits and other rules, not only because of the police but also for your own safety and the safety of other road users
- Age limits: 21 years old-25 for larger vehicles
- International Driving Permit: Yes, if you are a non-EU license holder.
- Additional papers: Identification(passport), a valid driving license, and valid proof of insurance.
- Additional requirements: Glasses (in case you need glasses, you must always have a spare pair in the car), light bulbs (are usually already in the car and are provided by the car rental company), warning triangle (2 are required for all vehicles registered in Italy and 1 if coming from abroad), high visibility vest (recently made compulsory)- First aid kit (not compulsory, but we strongly recommend you have it with you, just in case).
- Children in the car: Children up to the age of 10 may only be taken in the back seat and a suitable child seat must be available up to a height of 1.50 meters.
- Driving side of the road: Right hand
- Lights: Check that all lights are working, clean, and correctly aimed.
- General speed limits: The speed limit in cities is 50 km/h, although in certain areas the speed limit may be reduced to 30 km/h. Main highways are limited to 130 km/h, non-major highways to 110 km/h, and local roads to 90 km/h.
Car Hire in Pescara
Most popular car hire at Pescara
The most selected hire car in Pescara is the Fiat 500, Renault Clio or Opel Corsa. Renault Captur is also being a popular option. The most popular car types in Pescara are mini and economy.
Popular Driving Routes
Popular One-Way car hire from Pescara
Want to rent a car for a one-way trip? No worries! Orbit Car Hire offers a variety of one-way Car Hire options in many locations outside of Pescara. One-way car rental is ideal for cross-town or cross-country travel, saving time by not returning to your original location. Start your reservation with Orbit Car Hire and find great options on one-way car hire at locations across the Italy.
Pescara-Rome (208km with approximately 2-2,5 hours of drive)
Pescara-San Marino (270km with approximately 3 hours of drive)
- Pescara-Bari (306km with approximately 3 hours of drive)
Pescara-Naples (291km with approximately 3 hours of drive)
Popular day trips from Pescara
Visit to the Podere Castorani winery and wine and food tasting, Private Pizza & Tiramisu Class at a local's home with lunch or dinner in Pescara, Capri, Ischia, Naples, Amalfi...
What to see in Pescara
There are many different things to see and do in Pescara. It's up to you what kind of holiday you prefer. But one thing is for sure, you will definitely find something for yourself here. You can either just relax on the beach and eat at the local restaurants or you can plan a sightseeing tour, as there are many museums, galleries, monuments, etc. to visit here.
You can visit "Marina di Pescara", the largest and most modern port in the Adriatic Sea. This place is very lively all day long and you can enjoy yourself in some delicious restaurants and nice bars with a perfect view of the ships arriving and departing.
Pineta d'Avalos or Avalos Park is located in the north of the city and the highlight of this park is undoubtedly the spectacular pine forest. Another place worth visiting is the Gabriele D'Annunzio Theatre, where you can see many concerts, plays, operas and other cultural events.
For those who do not prefer beaches, there are some great thermal spas you can visit. Two of the most popular are the thermal centres of Caramanico and Popoli.
One of the most important squares in the city is Piazza della Rinascita. This large square is divided into two parts by Corso Umberto I and by a traffic island lined with trees.
There are also several museums that you can visit in Pescara: Museum of the Abruzzese People, Museum of the Birthplace of D'Annunzio, Museum of Modern Art "Vittoria Colonna".
Drive your rental car beyond Pescara
Southern Italy is one of the most iconic regions and undoubtedly a place that every tourist and traveller should explore. If you are staying in Pescara, you have the perfect opportunity to make a good plan and explore Southern Italy. Pescara is well connected to other cities and resorts in the area and all you need to do is rent a car and go. There are so many fantastic places to put on your list when you take a road trip through Italy. You should definitely check out Sorrento, Lecce, Bari, the Amalche Coast, Naples, Catanzaro, Palermo, Brindisi, Barletta, Foggia, Capri, Catania, Messina...
But there are so many other regions in Italy worth exploring. For example, if you decided to stay in the Umbria region and make a road trip through it, one of the activities you should put on your wish list is undoubtedly truffle hunting. This region is famous for its truffles and truffle hunting is truly a unique experience. In the countryside, you will find many experts searching for these "black diamonds". Besides truffle hunting, you can also learn a lot about the history of the region and the daily life of the locals. The Marmore waterfalls are another sight you should not miss on your trip to Umbria. These are the largest man-made waterfalls in the world and the second-largest waterfalls in Italy. These amazing waterfalls were created by the Romans who wanted to divert the Velino River in order to use more fertile land. For this reason, the Marmore Waterfalls are one of the most visited attractions in this region. For people who prefer a more active holiday, there are many activities here, for example, rafting on the Nera River, biking in nature, visiting the Monte Cucco Regional Park, a side trip to San Pietro
Sicily is a great destination for a wonderful road trip. This is the largest island in the Mediterranean. One of the island's most famous attractions is undoubtedly Mount Etna, one of the highest active volcanoes in Europe and one of the most active in the world. This island is truly unique in many ways and you definitely will not regret exploring it. There are so many interesting things to see and do that you will definitely not get bored here.
There are so many places to visit in Italy that you really need to make a good plan if you want to take a road trip through Italy. Italy is a very diverse country with so much to see and do. But one thing is for sure, there is something for every kind of tourist here. Italy is known for its fantastic beaches, amazing cities, a large number of historical, religious and cultural monuments, great gastronomy, volcanic islands, the Alps, the Mediterranean Sea, beautiful lakes and rivers, breathtaking landscapes, etc.
The capital is Rome, which of course you must see. It is considered one of the most iconic cities in the world and is certainly the most talked-about city in the history of mankind. Travelling from the north to the south of the country, you can experience so many different landscapes, people, cultures, cities and traditions that make Italy a special place. If we then add the truly rich and turbulent past of this tribal land, there is no doubt that you should visit Italy at least once in your lifetime.
If you prefer winter and winter sports, then you should definitely go to the Dolomites, because there are some of the most famous ski resorts in the world, such as Cortina d'Ampezzo. However, if you are more interested in history, you should visit Pompei and other cities in the south of the country.
Where to eat, drink, and party in Pescara
Pescara is a fantastic culinary destination. There are so many delicious dishes that are traditional in this area. You can enjoy fantastic seafood, but you can also eat meat dishes. So it's up to you what kind of cuisine you prefer, but one thing is for sure, Pescara will offer you the best of your choice.
Dishes from this area: fish soup, raw fish salad, stuffed squid, linguine with corn on the cob sauce, roasted monkfish, maccheroni alla chitarra, roast mutton with fried bread slices, sagne e fagioli (pasta and beans), ciffe e ciaffe di maiale (roasted pork with chilli and garlic), parrozzo,...
There are also some delicious wines that are authentic to this area, the most famous are Trebbiano or Montepulciano d'Abruzzo.
Best restaurant in Pescara
PiadaPiave - Piadineria Gourmet
Arrosticini e Vini
What you need to know about renting a car
What do I need to rent a car in Italy?
A credit card in the name of the main driver needs to be presented. A security deposit may be required while renting a car so the credit card must have sufficient funds. You can find details about the security deposit listed while booking the vehicle as well as on your voucher. It is important to have a valid driving license with the name of the main driver as well as additional drivers when it applies. An International Driving Permit is required in addition to a National Driving License if the National Driving License you or any of the Additional Drivers hold is not clearly identifiable as a Driving License, eg, it is in a non-Latin alphabet (eg Arabic, Chinese, Cyrillic, Japanese). It can also depend on the country or car rental company you are renting with. If you have found a car on our website, you can press the rental terms link from the supplier for more information about driving license requirements. You will need to have identification with you such as a passport and ID cards. When you pick up your rental car you need to have your voucher with you.
How old to hire a car in Italy?
The minimum age to rent a car for Economy groups are 19 years old renters. For Compact, Intermediate car groups are available for 21 years old renters. Full-size vans and standard car Groups are available for 25 years old renters. With some suppliers for people over 75 years of age. Young driver surcharges may apply to many car rental companies for people under 21 years of age.
Do I need car insurance in Italy?
Insurances are very important when renting a car and can be different between countries. When renting a car in Italy with Orbit Car Hire the prices will include mandatory insurances in the country.
Do I need a credit card to rent a car in Italy?
In most cases, a credit card is required to be presented in the name of the main driver. A security deposit may be required when renting a car so it is important to have sufficient funds on the credit card. When searching for a car at Orbit you can see credit card requirements from all our suppliers.
Do I need an international driving license in Italy?
Drivers license issued in Italy or within the European Union does not have to provide an international drivers license. For drivers with a license issued outside of the EU will need to have an international driving license as well as your standard driving license. You must have both licenses with you at all times while driving a car in Italy.
How do I find the cheapest car hire in Italy?
You can find cheap car hire by comparing prices with all major car rentals at Orbit. A good idea can be to book in advance as the prices can increase closer to the travel period.
What is the cheapest rental car in Italy?
You will find the mini car category or economy cars to be the cheapest car categories. Vehicles such as Hyundai I10 and Fiat Panda often provide the best prices.
What is the best car rental company in Italy?
You may find excellent service provided by companies such as Europcar, Enterprise Rent a Car, Alamo, Keddy by Europcar, SurPrice Rent a Car, Ecovia, Sicily By Car and Locauto.
What types and makes of rental car deals can I find in Italy?
You will find car types such as mini, economy, compact, Full-Size, and luxury cars. Popular rental cars are Fiat Panda, Opel Corsa, Renault Clio, Fiat 500.
Does my rental car have unlimited mileage when I rent a car in Italy?
Most car rentals in Italy offer unlimited mileage in their offers.
How much to hire a car in Italy?
We have found prices down to 8 GBP per day. However, this may depend on the rental period, location and company.
Can you take a hire car from Italy to Slovenia?
Yes, most car hire companies will allow you to drive over to Slovenia while you have a vehicle for rent. It is a good idea to talk to the agent at the counter about this before heading out on the road. To get all necessary information needed.
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