Casa Mardi is ideally located for holidays, both walking and exploring the beautiful scenery of the National Parks of Abruzzo; for visiting the Adriatic coast and Pescara; for skiing in nearby Roccaraso in the winter and generally for exploring all that beautiful Abruzzo has to offer. Abruzzo is Italy at its unspoilt, natural best.
The accommodation is spacious, newly renovated and furnished to a high standard. It is our own holiday home and is furnished as a home from home with everything you will need to enjoy your stay.
The property is situated down a short private lane reached from the road going through the centre of Bugnara and there is ample space for easy, safe parking on the road.
|Size||Sleeps up to 5, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Pescara 60 km|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Pescara 60 km, Nearest railway: Sulmona 7 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
|General||Central heating, CD player|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Cooker, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 2 En suites|
|Furniture||Single beds (3), Double beds (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 8|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace|
|Further details indoors|
Casa Mardi is a medieval town house which was renovated recently to provide spacious, comfortable accommodation which retaining the medieval features of the house such as the vaulted ceilings. The ground floor comprises a very spacious dual aspect lounge with a range of seating for up to eight people, good lighting for reading and relaxing.
Information and books about the local area are provided for guests use, together with a variety of novels and games for your enjoyment whilst staying at Casa Mardi. There are beautiful views from the lounge, kitchen/dining room and both bedrooms out over the olive grove at the rear of the property and towards the mountains of Majella National Park.
The kitchen/dining room is also spacious and the kitchen is well equipped to a high standard with an electric oven, mains gas hob, fridge-freezer, washing machine, kettle, toaster, iron, ironing board and everything else you should need during your stay to be able to self cater comfortably. There is a dining table with four chairs.
Upstairs, there is a double bedroom with a very spacious en-suite bathroom with shower cubicle, basin, toilet and bidet. There is ample storage space with a hanging rail, chest of drawers and two bedside cabinets. There is also a twin bedroom with another large en-suite bathroom with shower cubicle, basin, toilet and bidet. Again, this bedroom has a hanging rail, chest of drawers and two bedside cabinets. Both bedrooms have small balconies from which you can admire the excellent views of the mountains of Majella National Park.
Casa Mardi is centrally heated and is a light and airy property well placed for you to enjoy all the seasons in Abruzzo.
Directions to the property will be provided upon booking and you will be met by our English speaking agent in Sulmona for key collection. The agent will be contactable by telephone should there be any assistance or advice you need during your stay.
There is plenty of literature in the property to assist you with planning trips or walking routes during your holiday - we hope that this will assist you in making the most of our time in this most beautiful and unspoilt region of Italy.
Abruzzo's eastern border is marked by vast sandy beaches stretching along the Adriatic, both north and south of Pescara. Go west from the coast and you will soon enter the hills, which rise quickly to become the beautiful Abruzzo mountains. This area is one of the largest and most important National Parks in Europe and it is dotted with some of the least visited hill towns in Italy.
Bugnara is a medieval village with all the amenities. It has a hotel with its own restaurant and three bars, one of which serves freshly cooked food, two alimentari (grocery shops), a chemist and four churches. There are a number of public seating areas in Bugnara where you can sit and enjoy the scenery whilst soaking up the sun, or enjoying the shade, and quietly watching the world go by, including a small play park for children. There is a regular bus service to the surrounding area, including Sulmona and Scanno. Just outside the village, but within easy walking distance, is a donkey sanctuary where you can visit the donkeys.
The village is well situated for visiting Abruzzo and is only a few minutes drive off the motorway. Bugnara is only a five minute drive away from Sulmona which has an abundance of quaint little shops where you can purchase fine leather, jewellery and regional crafts and also a range of supermarkets where you can purchase all the provisions you may need during your stay. It has an array of cafes, restaurants and trattorias that specialize in the rich regional cucina d'Abruzzo and many fine buildings and churches. Sulmona is also known for its confetti, the sugar coated almonds known worldwide. From Sulmona regular buses and trains will take you to Rome, Pescara and other cities. The beach at Pescara is only a short walk from the train station.
Sulmona has a lively market in the main square each Wednesday and Saturday and here you can buy all manner of local produce and also clothes, household items etc. It is well worth visiting on market days for the atmosphere of the town. There is a large calendar of events in both Sulmona and the surrounding villages, including Bugnara itself. The Easter celebrations and Giostra (International Jousting Competitions) in July and August are particularly impressive and the town is alive with colourful medieval pagentry parades.
The area has a vast selection of outdoor activities including walking, touring and skiing - a paradise for lovers of outdoor pursuits. There are both easy and challenging walks in the various National Parks which will suit all walkers. There are also walks around the lake at Scanno where you can also choose to rent a pedalo or covered bicycle for four if you prefer activity of the seated kind! Then there is the beach at Pescara - Abruzzo really does have something for everyone.