Our recently restored townhouse is located in the heart of the walled town of Sulmona. Only a few minutes stroll from many other historical sites, bars, restaurants and shops. In spite of this convenient central location, it is very quiet, especially during the night. It has been recently renovated to a high standard and is fully furnished. Offering two bedrooms, bathrooms and lounges. The house has a roof terrace that is the perfect place for a leisurely breakfast or evening drinks.
Beautiful Abruzzo and the walled town of Sulmona. The Abruzzo region has so much to offer the holiday makers who want to experience the real Italian culture. The Gran Sasso & Maiella Mountains both have a mass expanse of National Parks to explore which offer numerous leisure activities including walking, rock climbing, skiing, swimming, horse-riding, bird watching, exploring ancient villages, monuments and churches, wine tasting and eating delicious local produce. And on the edge of the Maiella National Park with soaring peaks and incredible wild life including bears and wolfs. Here the sightseeing views are breath-taking of the Abruzzo region at its best. Sulmona is a small city walled boutique town offering the best of Italy. And only one and a half hours away from Rome
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Pescara 40 km|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Ciampino Rome 94 km, Nearest railway: Rome 100 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, Video player, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Cooker, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 2 En suites, Solarium or roof terrace|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace|
Sulmona has many interesting buildings and has museums within the walls, there is also a theatre and picture hall, at certain times there is concerts on in the square, the information centre will be able help you with events and dates.
Markets are held in Garibaldi Square on Saturday and Wednesday. You can take the bus up to Pacentro is also a lovely medieval village and worth a visit with a few restaurants on the way there, also a Michelin Star restaurant there which we have heard ix excellent and very reasonable (should book in advance).
Restaurants (Italians eat late after 8 pm)
Sulmona has lots of restaurants and café bars we do not know the names of them but can give you an indication of where they are:
Cantina de Biffa has just changed hands do not know if it is good.
Turning left out of the house go past cantina de biffe across Corso Ovidio walk up this street you will see 2 restaurants the one furthest away is very good.
At the small water fountain beside the aqua duct turn left up this street there is an excellent restaurant
Going into Garibaldi square on the left is another excellent restaurant .
Another restaurant which we enjoy which is only open at lunch time is beside the big church going along by the aqua duct pass the paper stand it is 1st right you will see the church restaurant on left.
There is another restaurant just before the above restaurant on the right
Swimming Pools (We are not sure what months they are opened)
There is a country club in the Europa hotel which is only 5 minutes' drive from the house (summer only)
To get there come out the fire station car park and turn left up the hill over the bridge by the Coop on the right keep going until you will see a sign for Pescara and industrial zone take the road on the right keep going until the crossroad until you see the hotel.
There is also a water park on the road to Corfinio follow the road sign (green) Autostrada going to the road toll, go by the road toll entrance for about 500 metres and the water park is on the right. (Summer only)
The municipal swimming pool is on the way to Pacentro near the Manhattan hotel. (It would be better to ask the Sulmona information centre for directions.) All swimming pools require the wearing of swimming caps.
THERE IS A SMALL SUPERMARKET THE SELLS MOST THINGS IF YOU GO OUT THE HOUSE TURN RIGHT ALONG VIA CORFINO UNTILL YOU SEE A ONE WAY SIGN POINTING RIGHT IF YOU GO LEFT ON THE OPPOSITE STREET THE SUPERMARKET IN ON THE LEFT IT IS OPEN IN THE MORNING UNTIL ONE AND REOPENS AT 4.30
The region has 21 ski areas with 368 km. of runs. Located in the highest region of the Apennines, these ski areas are at heights nearly comparable to many Alpine resorts. Because of their proximity to the Adriatic and winter precipitation patterns, they often have more snow than the Alps. Abruzzo also is popular for cross country skiing, especially on the high plain of the Gran Sasso as well as the Majella. Lift passes tend to be cheaper than the Alps. One day at Rocarasso currently costs 34 euros. Rocarasso is only a thirty five minutes drive from Sulmona and is suitable for beginners and the more experience skiers.
The beaches along the Adriatic Coast 45 minutes away by car are all blue-flagged and among the cleanest, most family-friendly in Italy, safe, clean and mostly sandy beaches protected by breakwaters, with sun loungers and umbrellas for hire, cafes and bars. Elsewhere are plenty of quiet coves and bays with warm, shallow waters..