Pescara is a modern city on the Adriatic sea, the biggest city of Abruzzo, famous for being the home place of Gabriele D'Annunzio, one of the most important Italian poets of the last century. Pescara is a very liveable city, with good public transportations and connections with the rest of the country and the world thanks to the airport, the railway station and the interregional bus transportation. The life cost is also very affordable for the students who choose to study at University of Chieti and Pescara "Gabriele D'Annunzio".
Chieti is amongst the most ancient of Italian cities. According to mythological legends, the city was founded in 1181 B.C. by the Homeric Greek hero Achilles and was named in honor of his mother, Thetis. Chieti is situated a few kilometers away from the Adriatic Sea, and with the Majella and Gran Sasso mountains in the background. It is divided into the old town on the homonymous hill and the more recent commercial and industrial area, which is called Chieti Scalo and has developed thanks to the Chieti railway station along the ancient layout of Romans Via Tiburtina. The main campus of the university is located in Chieti Scalo.
More information are available at the following links:
Pescara Municipality: http://www.comune.pescara.it
Chieti Municipality: http://www.comune.chieti.gov.it/
Aeroporto internazionale d'Abruzzo - Airport: http://www.abruzzoairport.com
Trenitalia FS - italian railways: http://www.trenitalia.com
ProntoBus: Pescara-Roma Timetable
DicarloBus: Pescara-Roma Timetable
ESN Facebook Group for incoming students: https://www.facebook.com/groups/erasmuschietipescara1718/ [the group is Secret contact Giovanni Telesca (www.facebook.com/giovannitelesca) to be added to it]
Facebook Groups with private rent ads: https://www.facebook.com/groups/211148602256876/?fref=ts - https://www.facebook.com/groups/144359678925555/?fref=ts
(PLEASE NOTICE: Even if the university has 2 campuses, the one in Pescara and the other one in Chieti, we advice you to rent a house in Pescara even if your department is at the Chieti campus. Pescara is the place in which most of Erasmus activities take place and is also full of places in which students can go to have fun. If you are not able to find an accomodation before your arrival, do not worry we will help you with the housing procedure)