Discover Pescara: The Birthplace Of Our Bags

Situated at the foot of the mountains against the Adriatic sea, Pescara is the ideal backdrop for our factory. A contemporary town that remains proud of its heritage, it is the perfect place for a family who have passed on its knowledge of leather craftsmanship through generations…

Dinner in the square

A Brief Timeline History

The town, along with its river, began under the name Aternum. It became a key port for Eastern trade due to its connection with Rome. Allowing the town to thrive, by 1095 Pescara was a busy fishing village with historical monuments and striking churches. It wasn’t, however, until 1140 that the name Piscaria (meaning ‘abounding with fish’) came into use.

The town experienced turmoil over the coming centuries, being besieged in 1566 by 105 Turk galleys. Then, by 1800, it was the French knocking at the door as Pescara became a military stronghold of Joseph Bonaparte’s reign.

However, in 1927, Pescara finally formed an alliance with neighbouring Castellamare Adriatico, its historic arch-nemesis. In turn, this created The Province of Pescara. Following the severe damaged caused by the Second World War, this new town was restored to its former glory and then some, ready to start life as one of Italy’s more contemporary coastal cities.

One of the church bells of San Benedetto del Tronto
A view of the city
A picturesque snapshot of the village

 

Culture And Community

A unique cultural environment and a thriving community surround the production of our collections. Pescara has been home to the International Jazz Festival, Pescara Jazz, for decades. Having begun in 1969, it is now one of the most renowned jazz festivals in Europe.

Pescara has also been home to the Flaiano Prizes awards since 1974 – a celebration of film in the honour of screenwriter and Italian author, Ennio Flaiano. This, too, means that twice a year the arts community centers around this seaside city.

Pescara is a wonderful place to explore: a true bastion of the arts, with history and culture imbued within the walls of the city,

Take a walk to the top of the hill for the most breathtaking of views

 

The Top 5 Reasons To Visit

1. You can enjoy a sublime 16km of sandy beaches along the coastline. Coupled with the accessible surrounding mountainous region, the city offers an unusual juxtaposition which will accommodate and inspire all.

2. The Archaeological Museum of Caramaico Terme and Paolo Barrasso Naturalistic are two of the incredibly stunning museums in the region. The myriad of galleries and museums to explore offer hours of cultural insight into Italy’s heritage and present.

3. An atmospheric walk to the Ponte Del Mare in the evening provides a view of the sunset that is second to none.

San Benedetto del Tronto is full of historic touches

4. Trying the local delicacies will be on your to-do list. The most traditional dishes of San Benedetto del Tronto include the natural produce of the region such as honey and olive oil. There is also the beloved lamb arrosticini to taste, which can be paired with wines from the region – such as Montepulciano, Trebbiano, and Cerasuolo.

5. The Cattedrale Di San Cetteo is a striking place to visit. Though having been rebuilt after the Second World War, it’s dominating, white exterior follows the architectural tradition of Abruzzo. This makes for a imposing yet beautiful building.

Bright blues hark back to its time as a fishing town