are unusual fishing contraptions constructed
in wood appearing fragile to the eye. The
structure stands on stilts with ladders
and is suspended over the turquoise sea,
and in time, in a place that is neither
land nor open sea. They bear ancient witness
of a strange relationship between man and
sea, a rapport that is primitive, profound
yet presents non risks. Today these "machines"
have finally come under the protection of
regional laws. The stretch of the Chieti's
coast-line that extends from Francavilla
to San Salvo is the most richest in these
are both charming and well-preserved.
- In a church called the
Sanctuary of Volto Santo (Sacred Face) in
the province of Pescara people have worshipped
for more than 400 years an image of Christ:
according to many people it is the only
and real image of Christ made by no human
being. Therefore its origin would be divine.
- Pescara is in a strategic
position as it overlooks the sea but has
at its back a mountain landscape dominated
by the Majella Massif and Mount Gran Sasso;
in addition Pescara is a modern and active
city as well as a health resort with excellent
CALENDAR OF POPULAR CEREMONIES AND
FESTIVALS IN PESCARA
OF JUNE - Pescara (hills area):
OUR LADY OF SORROWS' DAY.
- Pescara - FESTIVAL JAZZ, one of the
most well-known jazz seasons at international
level (tel. 085/374198 - site: http://www.pescarajazz.com/).
END OF JULY
- Pescara - ST
ANDREW'S DAY, procession on the
sea and fish tasting.
END OF JULY/AUGUST
- Pescara (Tourist Port) - MEDITERRANEAN
DIET, fair of Abruzzo typical products
at the Tourist Port in Pescara (Chamber
of Commerce Pescara (tel. 085/45361).
- Pescara (Tourist Port) - EXHIBITION
OF HANDICRAFT - a tour of the craft
shops located on that occasion at the
tourist port in Pescara, where you can
buy the local handicrafts.
- Pescara - ST CETTEO'S DAY - religious
ceremonies, recreational activities
and concerts are organized in Garibaldi
- EXHIBITIONS OF CRIBS.
Last Sunday of
July, Pescara: ST
ANDREW'S DAY. Procession of fishing
boats on the sea and several shows. The
statue of St Andrew is carried out of the
port followed by a procession of boats and
fishermen which first puts out to sea and
then enters the port again, after having
curved to the beach. This ceremony recalls
the legend of the shining fish, common to
a lot of seaside towns. According to it,
a poor fisherman shot the nets three times,
finding a treasure, but he lost it; at last,
when he shot the nests for the fourth time,
he caught only a small fish giving out much
light. He hung it on the front door.Just
during that night a terrible storm made
the fishermen's return trip very difficult
and they were guided towards the seashore
by the light given out by the small fish.
From then on every night when the fishermen
came ashore, they were used to give a part
of the catch to the old fisherman thankfully
as a present.
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