This spacious apartment is set within Villa Collecimino, a spacious holiday property with a Scandinavian Plunge Pool. The villa is located in 3.5 acres of orchards, olive groves and agricultural land, in the hamlet of San Giorgio, on top of Collecimino hill 550 metres above sea-level. There areh stunning panoramic views of Abruzzo's Gran Sasso and Maiella mountain ranges, and, to the north-east, the Adriatic Sea.
It is a 5 minute walk to an 'agriturismo' offering delicious meals from home-grown produce, and a short drive from many other restaurants and two medieval hilltop towns. 10 minutes' drive from the village of Cesi, which has a large supermarket, a pizzeria, a bar and a range of shops. The apartment which occupies the entire top floor of the villa has balconies/terraces on all four sides big enough for dining/relaxing/sunbathing or for just enjoying the beautiful views of Abruzzo.
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Silvi Marina 29 km|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Nearest Amenities||200 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Pescara 43 km, Nearest railway: Pescara 39 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
|Luxuries||DVD player, Sea view|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||2 Sofa beds, Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 8|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Shared garden, BBQ|
|Further details indoors|
Apartment 2 is our most popular apartment due to its elevated position on the top floor of the villa and is completely self-contained with its own private external entrance. Consisting of 1 double bedroom with balcony, 1 twin bedroom with balcony, 1 bathroom + w.c, 1 shower room + w.c, kitchen/dining room, with balcony, reception room with large terrace, sleeping 4 persons (+ 2 on comfortable sofa beds in the reception room if required). There are balconies/terraces on all four sides of the apartment with breathtaking views of the mountains and/or the Adriatic sea. Guests are also welcome to use the garden, grounds, olive groves, BBQ and our outdoor Scandinavian plunge pool (open June - mid September)
Please note that access to this apartment is via an external spiral staircase.
|Further details outdoors|
.The villa stands in 3.5 acres of garden, orchards, olive groves and farmland, which guests are welcome to make use of. Scandinavian plunge pool (open June - mid September) and BBQ shared with apts. 1 and 3.
There is plenty of car parking space at one side of the villa.
Please note that access to this apartment is via an external spiral staircase.
Garden/ground/pool and BBQ is shared with occupants of Apts 1 & 3.
The Plunge Pool is open from June to mid September.
Abruzzo - the last undiscovered region of Italy - set between the Appenine mountains and the Adriatic sea. Abruzzo is well known for the Gran Sasso and Maiella National Parks - the largest protected area in the whole of Europe as well as for its 15 miles of sandy beaches, beautiful medieval hilltop towns, the friendliness of its people and of course, its wonderful food and drink. Local produce such as saffron, 'arrosticini' (skewered barbecued mutton), truffles and of course, the award-winning wine - Montepulciano D'Abruzzo are all associated with this region.
Abruzzo enjoys warm, bright sunny days in the Spring, hot summers, glorious autumns and enough snow in the winter to keep all the winter sports fanatics happy!
Villa Collecimino, in the hamlet of San Giorgio, is set in 3.5 acres of land including garden, olive grove, fields, etc. with parking for cars. It is situated 550 metres above sea level in a hamlet which has a bar, a general store, and regular visits from a mobile baker, butcher and fishmonger. There is a large supermarket just a 10 minute drive away in Cesi, where you will also find a bar, pizzeria, fruit & veg shop and a florist. Nearby Castiglione M.R. (15" drive) has additional shops, including an excellent butchers and fresh pasta shop, as well as a bank and post office. Also, Penne (15" drive) has a good range of shops and a lovely old medieval section.
The sandy beaches of the Adriatic are just 30-40 minutes from our villa. Abruzzo has a very long coast line of pine-fringed, clean, sandy beaches that stretch for more than 15 miles. The shallow, warm waters of the Adriatic are ideal for safe family bathing.
Nearby Pescara is a modern town with a full range of facilities including an outstanding international airport and a large tourist marina, considered to be one of the best marinas in Italy.
You can reach the Gran Sasso & Maiella National Parks in just 40 minutes. The National Parks cover one-third of the territory of Abruzzo, so there is an abundance of walks and trails of various lengths and levels of difficulty. You can enjoy majestic mountain scenery with a wide variety of flora and fauna, and, if you are lucky, you may spot a wild bear, wolf or chamois.
1. Castelli and its surroundings - pottery and high mountains.
2. Calderone glacier (the southernmost glacier in Europe).
3. Along the sheep-track from S.Demetrio ne'Vestini to Peltuinum and Bominaco.
4. Monastries of S. Bartolomeo and S. Spirito
5. From Fara S. Martino to the Vallone di S. Spirito, visiting the most spectacular gorge in the Maiella mountains.
6. The Rosello fir-wood.
7. The rocky coast of Punta d'Erce.
8. On the banks of lake Campotosta.
9. Cesacastina to the Hundred Waterfalls.
or you can just enjoy walking along the by-roads and tracks around Villa Collecimino itself.
There is a variety of winter sports available between November and April. Campo Imperatore in the Gran Sasso mountains has a modern funicular, 4 ski lifts and 8 ski runs.
Also close by is the Monte Cristo facility with 4 ski lifts and 10 ski runs. Other winter sports such as bobsleigh, sledging, cross-country skiing, or mountain climbing are also available.
History and architecture:
No visit to Abruzzo is complete without visiting some of its beautiful historic medieval towns and villages. Abruzzo has 10 villages (more than in Tuscany!) that have been named as being amongst 'Italy's Most Beautiful Villages' ('I borghi piu belli d'Italia').' Castelli, one of these 10 villages is well worth a visit. It is a beautiful medieval town nestled in the mountains, and is renowned for its hand-painted ceramics. Just 15 minutes' drive from Villa Collecimino are the towns of Castiglione Messer Raimondo, Loreto Aprutino and Penne and about an hour away is L'Aquila, the capital city of Abruzzo, which is drenched in history and atmosphere.
In San Giorgio itself, Neolithic and bronze remains reveal that the area was inhabited since prehistoric times. Remains of a II century temple were found in the same site.
Other activities include:
Windsurfing, sailing, canoeing, horse riding, mountain biking, cycling and aerial sports.
Food and drink:
Italy is renowned for its food and wine, and Abruzzo has many regional specialities, including Montepulciano d'Abruzzo - an award-winning red wine, pecorino - cheese from ewe's milk, delicious honey, saffron and truffles, as well as 'arrosticini' - barbecued skewered mutton, and, of course, its very own pasta!
There are also several very good 'agriturismos' in the area, namely, authentic farmhouse-restaurants cooking with food grown largely on the attached farms.
If you feel the need for some pampering, then you could try one of Abruzzo's famous thermal spas. Situated in the Maiella National Park there are thermal spas at Caramanico Terme and Popoli to name just two. The waters in this area are renowned for their healing and detoxifying properties.