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International Piano Festival • 30 July – 7 August 2024

30 July –
7 August
Competition · Concerts

Venue About

Conservatory of Music "Luisa D'Annunzio"

Via Leopoldo Muzii, 5/7, PESCARA (Italy)


  • BY PLANE: Those who land at Abruzzo International Airport can reach the Conservatory using the GTM buses to the Central Station which is about 850 meters away from the Conservatory (10 minute pleasant walk).

  • BY CAR: For those coming from the A25 Rome-Pescara autostrada, take exit “Chieti-Pescara" and proceed in the direction of Pescara until the “Pescara centro-Stazione centrale” exit. Then follow the road signs.

  • BY TRAIN: Direct lines of Trenitalia from Milan, Rome, Bologna and Bari to the "Pescasra Centrale" station.

  • BY BUS: from Rome Fiumicino Airport to Pescara:

    Duration: 3h 15 min – 4h 10 min
    Estimated price: from €18

    Duration: 3h 30 min
    Estimated price: from €20

    Di Fonzo Clickbus
    Duration: 3h 35 min
    Estimated price: from €18

    Ferrovie del Gargano
    Duration:  4h 05 min
    Estimated cost: from €14

    Duration: 3h 35 min – 3h 40 min
    Estimated price: from €14

About Pescara

Located on the Adriatic coast at the mouth of the River Aterno-Pescara, the picturesque city of Pescara is the capital of the province of the same name, in the Abruzzo region of Italy. Renowned for its beautiful beaches, and as the birthplace of the influential poet and politician Gabriele D’Annunzio, Pescara's origins are known to precede the Roman conquest, with artefacts discovered in the region dating back to at least 4000 BCE.

The first recorded settlement traces its origins to the Roman era, and was known as Vicus Aterni. The city then took its modern name around the year 1000, most probably as a result of the abundance of fish in the Adriatic Sea area in its vicinity. Unfortunately, most of the ancient regions of the city were destroyed in massive bombing raids during the Second World War, but a number of historic buildings have been preserved, standing tall alongside award-winning modern designs.

Nowadays, Pescara is acclaimed as one of Italy’s pre-eminent coastal cities, offering visitors attractions ranging from unique historical sites to a resplendent nightlife sector and a bustling cultural scene. Each July the city holds the Pescara Jazz music festival – the first Italian summer festival celebrating jazz music that has, since 1969, been one of the most important jazz festivals in Europe. The city also plays host to a multitude of festivals dedicated to film, classical and modern music, literature, and a wide variety of art forms, thus helping to bring hundreds of cultural lovers from across Italy, Europe, and beyond together on its charming shores year after year.