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"Il Duca Minimo" Palace

General description

“Il Duca Minimo” is a building belonging to the early twentieth century. The name is the pseudonym used by Gabriele D’Annunzio in his early writings, and we want to honour this great Italian poet born in Pescara in 1863.

The building is located at the crossroads between Via Italica, where the entrance is located, and Viale Marconi that is one of the main streets of Pescara. It connects the city centre to Portanova, the quarter which gave birth to the poet and where it’s possible to visit his house-museum.

Easily accessible both by car and public transport, Il Duca Minimo has three floors, each one served by an internal lift.

Our breakfast and relax rooms

Three rooms, all of them with a kitchen corner, are available to our guests for fresh breakfast or relaxing moments. Here it’s possible to organize small meetings or short training courses, international activities.

Rooms and apartment

Eight rooms, all of them with minimal furnishing, are dedicated to the most important works written by D’Annunzio in his various artistic periods. From “Canto Novo” and “Primo Vere”, poems of the youngest period, the rooms on the second floor are dedicated to some stars of the Pleiades constellation, protagonist of the author’s best-known poetic work. The third level pays homage to D’Annunzio as writer: “the Pleasure” and “the Innocent” are two of the novels belonging to the Rose trilogy, the name given to the last two rooms.

As a response to the varying requests, our customers can even book the entire apartment thanks to the “short-term” formula.

Main sights:

Nature Reserve “Pineta D’Annunziana”                   2,0 km

“Gabriele D’Annunzio” birthplace house                 0,6 km

Museum of the Abruzzi people                                 0,6 km

“Ponte del mare” – bridge of the sea                         2,0 km

Salotto square and the “La Nave” fountain              2,2 km

San Cetteo Cathedral                                                 0,6 km

Aurum building                                                         1,5 km

The beach and its Riviera                                          2,0 km



“Pasquale Liberi” airport                                          5,0 km

Pescara Centrale Railway Station                             1,7 km

Pescara Bus Terminal                                                1,7 km

Port of Pescara                                                          1,5 km

Motorway A14 – Bologna – Taranto                        11,0 km

Motorway A25 – Pescara – Roma                            11,0 km


Nearest supermarket

Carrefour Market                                                      0,4 km

Lidl                                                                            0,5 km

Mercato coperto “Porta Nuova” (food market)         0,6 km

“Tigre” supermarket                                                  0,2 km



Click on “Directions” to find out where the places of interest are and how you can get there.

Other sights of interest:

Hospital “Santo Spirito” and first aid                       2,1 km

Perbellini Pharmacy                                                  0,4 km

Poste Italiane (Post office)                                        0,5 km

Football stadium                                                        1,2 km

University “Gabriele D’Annunzio”                          1,3 km

Massimo Theatre                                                       0,7 km

Flaiano Auditorium                                                   1,8 km


Small pets are allowed.

What you can do once you are here (possible activities):

  • Cooking schools
  • Wine tasting
  • Thematic dinners
  • Shows/live music/cabarets
  • Concerts/events
  • Shopping
  • Temporary art exhibitions
  • Nightlife by the sea (in summer season)
  • Bike tour and jogging
  • Mountain excursions with tour guide
  • Scuba diving and paddle
  • Tennis

Internet: Free Wifi is available in all areas.

Parking area and car valet:

There is a small private parking space available on reservation. However, we can provide a free car valet service to those who need it.

Spoken languages:

  • Italian
  • English
  • Spanish
  • French
  • Turkish


Other services:

  • Welcome kit
  • Shuttle service to and from the airport, the bus terminal and the main train station;
  • Daily cleaning service in B&B;
  • In short-term rental, cleaning service every three days if not otherwise agreed with the customer;
  • Relax area;
  • Laundry and ironing area;
  • Possibility to use the kitchen (on demand)
  • Self check-in for expected late arrivals (no additional price is applied for late check-in


Security and safety:

  • Fire extinguishers;
  • Smoke alarm;
  • Security alarm;
  • Insurance in case of damage to the building (or part of it) and third parties.


General services:

  • Air conditioning/electric heating
  • Hypoallergenic and soundproofed rooms;
  • Lift;
  • Family rooms;
  • Rooms and facilitites for disabled guests;
  • “Short-let” apartments. Minimum stay: three days.