They are indeed wonderful cities but the pure beauty of italy are the rest of the regions and cities, hidden and unknown by the mass tourists.
Pescara is one of the many examples, with wide sandy beaches, it is a resort town with mediterranean pinewood. Easy to reach by the city airport, in a lovely region, Abruzzo, where you can combine within a short distance both sea and montains. A vacation in Abruzzo offers a taste of the unspoiled Italy.
Abruzzo symbol is Gran Sasso, the highest mountain of the Apennine range. From the top of the Gran Sasso you have views of both the Adriatic and the Tyrrhenian (Mediterranean) Seas.
Stay at Bed& Breakfast Villa Paladar, best B&B in town, according to tripadvisor. Nice rooms, great hospitality and breakfast.