Casa Collina is a lovely country house in the middle of rural Abruzzo which we have renovated and extended. It is set in 1/2 acre of olive grove and fruit trees with wonderful views of surrounding countryside and the Maiella mountains. It is the ideal location to relax and unwind with a glass of local wine and a meal outside. It provides an inspirational setting for creative pastimes. Yet we have free wi-fi for those that want or need to keep in touch with others for business or pleasure.
For days out there are many activities to choose from with something to suit everyone.........
COAST and SEASIDE - the nearest beaches are 20 minutes drive away with many miles of beautiful and varied coastline to explore. There are water sports and sailing around Pescara as well as lots of beach activities and many bars and restaurants.
GOLF - Miglianico golf course (one of only two full sized courses in Abruzzo) is only 10 minutes away. It has a restaurant, pool and cart hire
UNSPOILT NATURE and OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES - the huge National Parks include the mountain ranges of the Maiella and Grand Sasso which are excellent for hiking, walking and climbing. In winter the local ski resort of Passo Lanciano is 30 minutes drive away and provides skiing for all abilities.
And we have not even mentioned the ART and CULTURE of Abruzzo including its museums, churches and fascinating hilltop villages to visit and last but not least the fabulous Italian FOOD and WINE!
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Francavilla al Mare 15 km|
|Nearest Amenities||1 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Pescara 28 km, Nearest railway: Pescara 25 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner, No smoking at this property|
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Cooker, Fridge, Freezer|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 En suites, Solarium or roof terrace|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Double beds (2), Single beds (2), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
|Further details indoors|
The apartment is self contained, spacious and spread over 2 floors. We have solar water heating and gas central heating for winter. In the older parts of the house the walls are very thick which helps keep it cool in summer. Living accommodation is on the ground floor with access to all outside areas. There are 3 double bedrooms sleeping 6 and a large luxury bathroom on the upper level.
The apartment can accommodate a maximum of 8 people with a double bed settee in the Living Room.
We can offer as an alternative a guest room on the ground floor with double bed settee and an en suite shower room at an additional cost of £25 per visit.
|Further details outdoors|
One bedroom has its own balcony and the optional guest room on the ground floor provides direct access to a large shaded terrace - ideal for evening drinks or a meal al fresco.
There is a large sunny terrace across the front of the house with sun loungers, large umbrella and chairs. Or you can relax in the cooler evening air with a book, a glass of chilled local wine, or conversation over a meal. The terraces and garden around the house are level and accessible to all guests. The remainder of the land with olive and fruit trees slopes down the valley side. Our neighbours surround us with their vineyards and olive trees.
The spacious first floor terrace has spectacular views of the mountains and is shared with the owners, where you can relax over a drink and a meal.
There is ample secure parking within the property.
You are very welcome to pick our fruit when in season!
Complimentary bottles of a local red and white wine will welcome our guests as well as a bottle of our own olive oil
Abruzzo is described as 'The garden of Europe. A land of parks, the green lungs of central Italy. A protected paradise of beaches, hills, woods and mountains just waiting to be seen.'
We are ideally placed for you to enjoy and explore all these aspects of this unspoilt region on Italy
The climate is hot and sunny in summer, warm in spring and autumn. Winter sees snow on the mountains but milder temperatures at lower levels.
Cultural and religious festivals abound throughout the region at different times of the year. There are local markets and regular arts, music, folk and food festivals.
The beautiful Adriatic sea and many miles of coastal beaches are a short drive away, where you can spend a leisurely day relaxing or maybe try your hand at sailing, windsurfing or beach sports. The blue flag beaches are clean and safe for children. You also have a wide choice of bars, cafes and restaurants.
Chieti has for centuries been one of the most important towns in Abruzzo. Imposing religious buildings include the cathedral Church of San Guistino and the Palazzo of the Diocesan Seminary. The beautiful Maruccino theatre runs music and operatic seasons.
There are two museums in Chieti exploring the regions ancient history and culture as a well as a gallery of modern art. In Pescara there are further museums focussing on the media and modern art.
Fascinating ancient hilltop towns and villages can be explored throughout the region including nearby Ripa Teatina where the famous Italian champion boxer Rocky Marciano was born.
Vacri is a typical small hilltop village with a range of shops, chemist, bank, post office, bar, cafes and pizzeria