Pescara is a heavily developed beach resort and commercial centre and is the main transport hub of the region, with trains linking it to Bologna, Ancona, Rome and Bari, and buses running to towns throughout Abruzzo. The marina itself is well protected, well equipped and much of it is landscaped. There is a jazz festival in the second half of July at the Teatro D'Annunzio, and a summer season of theatre productions.
A race across the Adriatic to Split takes yachts to the Croatian coast, and there is also a tuna-fishing competition. If looking for something a little cooler, Italy's best ski resorts are just 60 kilometres to the north.