Giro d’Italia 2013 stage 7 is a medium mountain stage between Marina di San Salvo and Pescara. The length of the course is 177 km.
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Giro d’Italia 2013 Stage 7 quick info
- DATE: May 10, 2013, Friday
- STAGE TYPE: Medium mountain
- START-FINISH: Marina di San Salvo (9m) > Pescara (3m)
- LENGTH OF THE COURSE: 177 km
Giro d’Italia 2013 Stage 7 profile
The stage contains lots of uphills and downhills. The highest point is Chieti-Tricalle with 300 meters of elevation, at 123.2nd km of the stage.
Giro d’Italia 2013 Stage 7 start town: San Salvo
San Salvo is a comune and town in the Province of Chieti in the Abruzzo region of Italy. The seaside of San Salvo, called San Salvo Marina, is characterized by long sandy beaches and shallow waters.
On the top of its seaside touristic and agricultural resources, San Salvo has a large industrial park that hosts glass-related business organizations.
In the middle of the town, there is an archaeological area known as “il quadrilatero”. It is the place formerly used by the Cistercian abbey of Santi Vito e Salvo.
Giro d’Italia 2013 Stage 7 finish city: Pescara
Pescara is the capital city of the Province of Pescara, in the Abruzzo region of Italy. It is one of the most important economic, commercial, and tourist centers on the Adriatic coast. Featuring a shoreline that extends for more than 20 kilometers, Pescara is a popular seaside resort on the Adriatic coast during summer.
Situated in the sea at a short distance from the waterline there are many breakwaters made with large rocks, that were placed to preserve the shore from water-flood erosion. As of 1 January 2007, it was the most populated city within Abruzzo at 123,059 residents, 400,000 with the surrounding metropolitan area.
Pescara, although geographically on the east coast of central Italy, is considered by many as a part of the South. It is a popular seaside resort and has a long promenade with beaches along the Adriatic Sea.
What to see
To get to know the city of Pescara, take a walk on Corso Umberto I, which ends at Piazza Rinascita, best known as Piazza Salotto, then move on to the coast by way of Piazza Primo Maggio. The Provincial Government Building and the City Hall are in Piazza Italia. Corso Monthonè, the main street of the old city, is a nightlife hub, while located in the heart of the city is the Vittoria Colonna Museum of Modern Art. One of the most-frequented sites is the birthplace of Gabriele D’Annunzio.
The Province comprises other noteworthy museums, such as the Paolo Barrasso Naturalistic and Archaeological Museum of Caramaico Terme, and the Museum and Archives of Contemporary Artists of Abruzzo, hosted in the Nocciano Castle. Others that deserve mentions are the San Clemente Abbey of Casauria (Castiglione a Casauria), the Museum of Traditions and Folk Arts (Picciano), the Museum of the Salle Castle, the Ducal Tavern (Popoli), and the Olive Oil Museum (Loreto Aprutino).
The territory of Pescara, as with the other four provinces in Abruzzo, preserves an important natural endowment: the National Park of Gran Sasso and Monti della Laga, the Majella National Park, the natural reserves of Pineta di Santa Filomena, Valle dell’Orfento, Lama Bianca di Sant’Eufemia a Maiella and Piana Grande della Majelletta.
Additionally, the Provincial Reserves of Lake Penne, the Pineta Dannunziana (D’Annunzio’s pine grove), and the Natural Reserve of the Pescara River Source.
The city is very close to the mountains, and the ski slopes of Passo Lanciano it only takes a 30 minutes drive.