Uno Via Fonte
House | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 6
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The village is located on the edge of the Majella National Park (Parco Nazionale della Maiella) in the Abruzzo region of Italy. It's 40 minutes drive from both the scenic beaches of the Adriatic Sea and the striking Apennie mountain range.
The house is perfect for people wanting to enjoy the outdoors whether that being relaxing on the panoramic listening to the church bells and birds, exploring the surrounding hills, trails and medieval villages, skiing in stunning mountain, or swimming in the clear warm sea!
The house has been sympathetically restored blending old features with mod cons and the house would ideally accommodate two couples or one small family.
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Fossacesia 65 km|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||500 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Pescara Airport 65 km, Nearest railway: Pescara 65 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|General||Central heating, CD player|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Cooker, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Double beds (2), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 3|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, BBQ|
|Further details indoors|
Both bedrooms are large and furnished with a queen size double bed. Both bedrooms have double shuttered doors which lead onto their own small private balconies. There is a small staircase leading from one of the balconies up to the panoramic terrace where you can sunbathe. Please note this terrace is not suitable for unaccompanied children.
The bathroom is brand new with a luxury suite including bath and shower over.
The kitchen has a beautiful original open fire place with exposed Maiella stone and mantle piece, oven, gas hob, washing machine and dining table to seat 6 people. Shuttered windows look onto the stunning view and on a good day you can see the sea!
The lounge is cosy with a double sofa bed.
|Further details outdoors|
The terrace is not suitable for unaccompanied children.
The Marche/Abruzzo region
Abruzzo covers 10,794 km² almost two-thirds of which is mountainous. The remainder of the land consists of hills sloping to a narrow plain that runs for most of the 129 kilometre long Adriatic coastline. The Apennine mountain chain runs through the Abruzzo where it reaches its greatest elevations on the Italian peninsula, the highest peaks being Corno Grande (Gran Sasso massif) (2914m) and Monte Amaro (Maiella-group) (2795m). The main rivers are the Aterno-Pescara, the Sangro and the Tronto.
Abruzzo holds some of Italy's best-preserved medieval and Renaissance hill towns especially near the town of L'Aquila, has earned it in some quarters the nickname of "Abruzzoshire", by analogy with the "Chiantishire" nickname sometimes used to refer to the Chianti area of Tuscany, but Abruzzo is still off the beaten path for most visitors to Italy.
One third of the region is designated as national or regional parkland. The following parks lie, wholly or partially, within Abruzzo:
• Parco Nazionale d'Abruzzo, Lazio e Molise (Abruzzo National Park)
• Gran Sasso e Monti della Laga National Park
• Majella National Park
• Sirente Velino Regional Park
• Lago di Barrea (Barrea Lake Wetlands)
The protected areas are environmentally important and are home to rare flora and fauna, such as the brown bear, the wolf and the chamois.
Fara San Martino
Five minutes drive from Civitella MR in the valley below this village is famous for ‘De Cecco’ www.DeCecco.it pasta (you will recognise the brand!) where its factory is located. There are a couple of nice cafes/ bars and a nice restaurant. Here you can access trails into the National Park and there is a tourist office in the centre of the village providing information on walking/ sightseeing tours.
25 minutes drive from the house perched high on a hill with quaint narrow streets and old stone houses with a church and fortress right at the top. It's a thriving town of 5,000 people and has plenty of amenities including a couple of supermarkets, cafes, a cinema and a great gelateria and cake shop!
This village is known throughout Abruzzo for its wrought-iron craft, copper craft and gold-work. Guardiagrele was the home of the great goldsmith and sculptor Nicola da Guardiagrele, who was born there in the late 15th century.
Captivated by the beauty of the panoramic views of the mountains and valleys of the Maiella visible from some points in the town, the poet Gabriele d'Annunzio nicknamed Guardiagrele 'la terrazza d'Abruzzo ("Abruzzo's terrace").
Church of Santa Maria Maggiore: The asymmetrical facade in Majella stone is divided into three levels with a portal, a huge window in the middle section and a rose window in the top. The belltower dates back to the XIII century, and is one of the oldest in Abruzzo. The interior is Baroque, and comprises a Museum of Sacred History, with the remains of the celebrated silver cross by Nicola da Guardiagrele, dismembered and stolen in 1979.
Church of San Francesco, with a fine XIV century sarcophagus
Tomb of war hero Andrea Bafile, at the end of Bocca di Valle, decorated with ceramics works by Basilio and Tommaso Cascella
This town is about a 30-40 minute drive from Civitella MR and has numerous piazzas, churches, shopping and excellent restaurants.
The beaches of Fossacesia and Le Morgie are a 40 minute drive and the picturesque towns and ski resorts around Roccaraso are approx 40 minutes drive in the other direction.
Civitella Messer Raimondo
There are a number of village amenities five minutes walk from the house including 2 small shops with a deli, butcher and grocery, a bakery, pharmacy, a bar, children’s play area and doctor’s surgery.
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29 Aug 2014
"Lovely place for family and friends"
Very nice house in small village on the boarder of the mountains. There is everything you need for up to 6 people, spacious rooms, nice kitchen and bathroom. Everything in perfect order. In walking distance you can go to the nearest village - Fara San Martino - with supermarket, café, touristagency, pharmacy and more. At gelateria/ café Hansel and Gretel there is free wi-fi. We loved our stay there and can only recommend it highly.
3 Aug 2014
"Great location, friendly people"
We stayed for 3 nights and loved little Civitella Messer Raimondo. Lucy's house is a little gem with views to die for.Parking can be a bit of an issue & there are only a Bakery (good bread etc), … More
Great to hear you enjoyed the house and the area! Thanks for the review!
12 Feb 2014
"What an amazing break!"
Such a beautiful house in a beautiful location. Gorgeous views from every window with plenty of space for everyone. Lovely kitchen with all mod cons. Great to be away from tourists, a break in a real Italian village full of character and charm. Now we want to check it out in the summer as there is a local heated pool too. Great bar to check out for cheap drinks and a local vibe. Near to mountains for great skiing.
23 Aug 2013
"Authentic Italian village residence"
Ideal vacation property for getting away from it all or as a base for touring the area where there are a wide variety of activities you can participate in depending on the time of year. Spacious with … More
Thank you for your review! It was a pleasure having you stay in the house. Thank you for looking after it so nicely. I hope that you may visit again in the future.
26 Aug 2011
"wonderful place where you can have peace and silence"
Didn't exactly knew what to expect, but were well suprised by the beauty of Abruzzo, the silentness of the village Civitella Messer Raimondo and the friendlyness of the people.
Enjoyed staying at the well equipped house and the daytrips you can make are various.
May be good for hiking, but in our opinion you need a car (with navigation) to get around.
We had a lovely week and would definitely like to come back some time.
Wonderful to hear! Glad you enjoyed your stay so much :)
21 Jun 2011
"Lovely house - stunning views"
This is a lovely house is a really pretty village with loads to do in the surrounding area. The national park is beautiful with opportunities for trekking, horse riding, climbing and kayaking - or a s… More
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