House | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 6

Key Info
  • Nearest beach 65 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Pets welcome

We offer great rates for long stays so please get in touch with the dates you require and we will let you know our best price.

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)
Access Car advised
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
Access Parking
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.

Casoli

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!

Guardiagrele

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

Lanciano

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.