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House | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 4
Our aim is to provide everything to make your holiday a roaring success. Diciotto is ideally situated between sea and mountains making it easy to enjoy all that Beautiful Abruzzo has to offer.
This home is the perfect blend - a 200 year old house in the Historical Centre of a medieval hilltop town. It is packed with traditional character and original features but modern where it counts with central heating, contemporary shower room, well equipped kitchen and a double aspect sitting room leading on to the large terrace - just made for siesta-snoozing!
Footnote for bird watchers - The Golden Eagle is a visitor to this area, there can be few greater pleasures than sipping a glass of wine while watching this 'graceful glider' from your own easy chair!
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 1 bedrooms|
|Will consider||House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Pescara, Nearest railway: Pescara|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Standard||Kettle, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Rooms||1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Double beds (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 5|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace|
|Further details indoors|
We bought Diciotto from a local family in 2004 and since that time we have renovated and updated the house doing much of the work ourselves, trying to be faithful to its character but adapt it for modern living. This truly is a house for all seasons, from being a mediterranean sun trap, watching as the olives and grapes mature, to a cosy continental winter retreat enjoying the snow on the mountains and bright blue days. It is a simple, comfortable, very Italian home which people fall in love with.
|Further details outdoors|
Easy parking - either adjacent to the house or in the centro storico car park 100 yards from Diciotto.
On the terrace there is a circular dining table and chairs for complete al fresco living.
- We have an English speaking representative in Loreto Aprutino that can help you resolve any problems.
- There is more information in the Holiday folder at Diciotto, about shopping, places of interest, eating out and the nuts and bolts of staying in Italy.
About this location
The Abruzzo region
Abruzzo has everything - A wild rugged, romantic part of Italy, with 3 mountainous National Parks of Outstanding Natural Beauty. This area is known as the 'Green Heart of Europe' with its largest area of National park and home to the Appenine's highest peak (Corno Grande 2912 metres)
The Adriatic Abruzzese coastline is a gorgeous mix of rocky coves and cliffs and miles of blissful sandy accessible beaches, with many awarded the european clean water Blue Flag. The region is a rich cultural mix of sophisticated cities offering the full compliment of Italian designer shopping and charming traditional towns and villages. There is a wealth of ancient architectural gems and quirky follies and wild life that really is 'wild', with Marsican bears and Abruzzese wolves.
This is a perfect area for cycling, walking and seeing as much of the breathtaking countryside at close quarters as possible. In the winter Abruzzo has ski slopes for all abilities over a prolonged season.
This area is littered with places of historic interest, some of them are in the most spectacular and dramatic locations. Here are a few of them, but there are masses more.
Alba Fucens - is the Abruzzo Colosseum, a Roman Amphitheatre near the hill top town of Albe.
Rocca Calascio - The remains of the highest mountaintop fort in Italy (1460 metres above sea level).
Santo Stefano di Sessanio - A living restored C16 hill village with a "chess piece"watchtower.
And all this is within easy driving distance of Diciotto - makes you think doesn't it?
( More about Abruzzo:- www.abruzzoturismo.it )
Loreto Aprutino is a self-contained, thriving ancient town with its own identity and considerable charm. It has all the amenities necessary including shops, banks, bars and restaurants around the main piazza. Up in the Centro Storico area there are artisan workshops, museums, a regional theatre and for those who want more informal entertainment a makeshift 'outdoor film show,' showing a random film of the day in a small open field - in Italian of course!
This is a small community with the local economy based on wine (Montepulciano d'Abruzzo) and olives, and there is evidence of this everywhere, with a great deal of local pride in the exquisite olive oil.
If you are making your own 'Grand Tour' of Italy there are excellent road and rail links into Abruzzo. Loreto Aprutino and Diciotto can be a pivotal starting or finishing point, allowing you to relax and recharge batteries while enjoying the very best of Italy .
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28 Dec 2014
"Authentic Italian Life"
We spent 2 wonderful weeks in August at the beautiful Diciotto and really enjoyed the rustic and unspoilt daily life of Aprutino.To wake up on our first morning to watch the local family making their … More
11 Sep 2014
"Fantastic Italian experience"
Diciotto lived up to our dream of a truly Italian lifestyle experience. Nestled in an ancient hilltop town yet near to the bustling town of Loreto 10 mins walk away. A range of shops with everything w… More
13 Jun 2014
We've just returned from a weeks stay at the wonderful Diciotto in Loreto Aprutino. The house is in the enviable position of being just on the side of the village with the most breathtaking view… More
23 May 2014
"The Perfect Escape"
thank you so much for allowing us to stay at Diciotto - it was just wonderful. The situation in the Centro Storico was amazing; looking out from the terrace across the roof-tops towards the snow cover… More
13 Oct 2013
"A lovely honeymoon"
We stayed here for the first 6 nights of our honeymoon and had a wonderful time. The house is well equipped and has everything you would need for a weeks holiday. The views from the terrace are amazin… More
27 Aug 2013
We loved staying at Diciotto. The location is perfect, situated in the old walled town and within easy walking distance of shops, bars and restaurants. The house has been renovated to a very high stan… More
5 Jul 2013
"An Italian Gem"
All the reviews we read before our trip are SO true. The location of the accommodation for exploring the area or lazy days on the gorgeous sandy beach is perfect. The directions to the house were abso… More
26 Sep 2012
"In The Thick of it!!"
Diciotto is excellently located in the old town part of Loreto Aprutino and is real Italy off the normal tourist haunts. So, you're in the heart of a bustling, friendly community eating and drinking in the many pleasant local restaurants where the locals eat (so, the food & wine has to be good) and paying the prices they pay. The region is famous for it's olive oil and wine. Diciotto is a lovely base, tastefully decorated with many original features such as the barrel vaulted ceilings of the rooms. A virtually private terrace with an outstanding outlook. Quality of the local ice cream goes without saying... 30 mins from Pescara airport & about 2-hours drive from Rome - regular bus to Rome & Pescara as well.
20 Aug 2012
"A Wonderful Holiday - The Italian Way"
A lovely house with large terrace with a wonderful view. Small village with friendly and kind inhabitants. Good restaurants and bars/cafees. Beach and mountains are both within easy reach (30 minutes). We can absolute recommend a stay in this well equipped apartment. Annoying, however, the lack of water supply between 9pm and 6 am.
10 Aug 2012
"An Amazing home for a stunning Italian Holiday"
Diciotto is simply stunning - a beautifully renovated typical Abruzzan property in a most beautiful part of Italy.
Charming, quiet but full of true Italian life, the property has everything you will need with some great extra touches and thoughts such as cool bags and beach umbrellas and DVDs and fully equipped kitchen etc.
The location is simply breathtaking and the area offers so much for everyone to do of all ages.
The locals are friendly, the food and local wine is something to be savoured and we had a wonderful time.
Value for money is outstanding and we can't recommend Diciotto highly enough.
Bellissimo e Grazie!!
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