Pescara's origins precede the Roman conquest. In 1814, Pescara's Carboneria revolted against Joachim Murat. In the following years, Pescara was merged with the adjacent town of Castellammare degli Abruzzi and eventually became the largest city of its region. The new city received a hard blow during World War II and has since been massively rebuilt, becoming a very modern coastal city of Italy.
Pescara is the major city of its Abruzzo region, and is one of the most important economic, commercial, and tourist centers on the Adriatic coast. Featuring a shoreline that extends for more than 20 kilometres, Pescara is a popular seaside resort on the Adriatic coast during summer. Every July Pescara holds an international jazz festival: Pescara Jazz was the first Italian summer festival dedicated to jazz music. Since 1969, it has been one of the most important jazz festivals in Europe, as reported by the main dedicated international magazines.
Pray for people with a revelation of how good the good news is, to come and live open lives among the people of this region.
Pray for people of vision to come and work with the youth of the region.
Pray for people of hope, rooted in Christ's work, (in the face of economic challenges), to rise up.