Villa Collecimino - apt. 3
Apartment | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 4
This spacious apartment is part of Villa Collecimino, a spacious holiday property, with Scandinavian plunge pool. It is located in 3.5 acres of orchards, olive groves and agricultural land, in the hamlet of San Giorgio, on top of Collecimino hill 550 metres above sea-level, with stunning panoramic views of Abruzzo's Gran Sasso and Maiella mountain ranges, and, to the north-east, the Adriatic Sea.
It is a 5 minutes walk from an 'agriturismo' offering delicious meals from home-grown produce, and a short drive from many other restaurants and two medieval hilltop towns. 10 minutes' drive from the village of Cesi, which has a large supermarket, a pizzeria, a bar and a range of shops. This apartment ,which occupies the ground floor annex of the villa, has a private patio area large enough for dining/relaxing/sunbathing or for just enjoying the beautiful views of Abruzzo.
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 1 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Silvi Marina 29 km|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Nearest Amenities||200 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Pescara 43 km, Nearest railway: Pescara 39 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Pool||Shared outdoor pool (unheated)|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||2 Sofa beds, Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Shared outdoor pool (unheated), Balcony or terrace, Shared garden, BBQ|
|Further details indoors|
Apartment 3 occupies the ground floor annex of the villa and is completely self-contained with its own private external entrance. Consisting of 1 large double bedroom , shower room with w.c & bidet, living room/kitchen, sleeping 2 persons (+ 2 on good quality comfortable sofa beds in the living room if required). There is a large private patio/terrace with views of the mountains and mountain views from every window. The apartment is tastefully and comfortably furnished. Guests are also welcome to make use of the gardens, grounds, olive groves, BBQ and outdoor plunge pool (open June - mid September).
|Further details outdoors|
.The villa stands in 3.5 acres of garden, orchards, olive groves and farmland, which guests are welcome to make use of. Scandinavian plunge pool (open June - mid September) and BBQ shared with apts. 1 and 2.
There is plenty of car parking space at one side of the villa.
The garden/grounds/pool is shared with apts. 1 and 2.
The Plunge Pool is open from June to mid September.
Discount - 10% - available for bookings of two weeks or more.
The Marche/Abruzzo region
Abruzzo - the last undiscovered region of Italy - set between the Appenine mountains and the Adriatic sea. Abruzzo is well known for the Gran Sasso and Maiella National Parks - the largest protected area in the whole of Europe as well as for its 15 miles of sandy beaches, beautiful medieval hilltop towns, the friendliness of its people and of course, its wonderful food and drink. Local produce such as saffron, 'arrosticini' (skewered barbecued mutton), truffles and of course, the award-winning wine - Montepulciano D'Abruzzo are all associated with this region.
Abruzzo enjoys warm, bright sunny days in the Spring, hot summers, glorious autumns and enough snow in the winter to keep all the winter sports fanatics happy!
Villa Collecimino, in the hamlet of San Giorgio, is set in 3.5 acres of land including garden, olive grove, fields, etc. with parking for cars. It is situated 550 metres above sea level in a hamlet which has a bar, a general store, and regular visits from a mobile baker, butcher and fishmonger. There is a large supermarket just a 10 minute drive away in Cesi, where you will also find a bar, pizzeria, fruit & veg shop and a florist. Nearby Castiglione M.R. (15" drive) has additional shops, including an excellent butchers and fresh pasta shop, as well as a bank and post office. Also, Penne (15" drive) has a good range of shops and a lovely old medieval section.
The sandy beaches of the Adriatic are just 30-40 minutes from our villa. Abruzzo has a very long coast line of pine-fringed, clean, sandy beaches that stretch for more than 15 miles. The shallow, warm waters of the Adriatic are ideal for safe family bathing.
Nearby Pescara is a modern town with a full range of facilities including an outstanding international airport and a large tourist marina, considered to be one of the best marinas in Italy.
You can reach the Gran Sasso & Maiella National Parks in just 40 minutes. The National Parks cover one-third of the territory of Abruzzo, so there is an abundance of walks and trails of various lengths and levels of difficulty. You can enjoy majestic mountain scenery with a wide variety of flora and fauna, and, if you are lucky, you may spot a wild bear, wolf or chamois.
1. Castelli and its surroundings - pottery and high mountains.
2. Calderone glacier (the southernmost glacier in Europe).
3. Along the sheep-track from S.Demetrio ne'Vestini to Peltuinum and Bominaco.
4. Monastries of S. Bartolomeo and S. Spirito
5. From Fara S. Martino to the Vallone di S. Spirito, visiting the most spectacular gorge in the Maiella mountains.
6. The Rosello fir-wood.
7. The rocky coast of Punta d'Erce.
8. On the banks of lake Campotosta.
9. Cesacastina to the Hundred Waterfalls.
or you can just enjoy walking along the by-roads and tracks around Villa Collecimino itself.
There is a variety of winter sports available between November and April. Campo Imperatore in the Gran Sasso mountains has a modern funicular, 4 ski lifts and 8 ski runs.
Also close by is the Monte Cristo facility with 4 ski lifts and 10 ski runs. Other winter sports such as bobsleigh, sledging, cross-country skiing, or mountain climbing are also available.
History and architecture:
No visit to Abruzzo is complete without visiting some of its beautiful historic medieval towns and villages. Abruzzo has 10 villages (more than in Tuscany!) that have been named as being amongst 'Italy's Most Beautiful Villages' ('I borghi piu belli d'Italia').' Castelli, one of these 10 villages is well worth a visit. It is a beautiful medieval town nestled in the mountains, and is renowned for its hand-painted ceramics. Just 15 minutes' drive from Villa Collecimino are the towns of Castiglione Messer Raimondo, Loreto Aprutino and Penne and about an hour away is L'Aquila, the capital city of Abruzzo, which is drenched in history and atmosphere.
In San Giorgio itself, Neolithic and bronze remains reveal that the area was inhabited since prehistoric times. Remains of a II century temple were found in the same site.
Other activities include:
Windsurfing, sailing, canoeing, horse riding, mountain biking, cycling and aerial sports.
Food and drink:
Italy is renowned for its food and wine, and Abruzzo has many regional specialities, including Montepulciano d'Abruzzo - an award-winning red wine, pecorino - cheese from ewe's milk, delicious honey, saffron and truffles, as well as 'arrosticini' - barbecued skewered mutton, and, of course, its very own pasta!
There are also several very good 'agriturismos' in the area, namely, authentic farmhouse-restaurants cooking with food grown largely on the attached farms.
If you feel the need for some pampering, then you could try one of Abruzzo's famous thermal spas. Situated in the Maiella National Park there are thermal spas at Caramanico Terme and Popoli to name just two. The waters in this area are renowned for their healing and detoxifying properties.
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18 Nov 2014
"Wonderful honeymoon getaway!"
We booked this Villa wanting a quiet week away after the busy build up to our wedding, and got so much more than we imagined.The views around are simply stunning and sitting out with a drink in the su… More
8 Sep 2014
"If you could own a property in Italy - this would be it!"
We flew to Rome Ciampino and the journey to Abruzzo was straight forward - motorway nearly the whole way - but spectacular scenery made it enjoyable. The directions to the Villa were perfect and we we… More
23 Jul 2014
"Glad we returned - it is idyllic"
It's a vote of confidence when you return to a property - and it was even better as we took the top apartment which has 360-degree views of some wonderful mountains and countryside. Again we tot… More
12 Sep 2013
"Wonderful spot with genuinely unspoilt rural charm, and friendly people."
Be cautious with SatNav - seems to work roughly half the time! You do get a feel when it is sending you awry. Don't worry too much about travelling to attractions/areas, there is enough wonderful… More
10 Sep 2012
"Beautiful views and very peaceful!"
We booked this a week before we came out and found an apartment (part of a big villa) with beautiful views and very peaceful, The extremely helpful and friendly owners Annie and Marek also happened to… More
8 Sep 2012
"If you want to experience the real Italy it's here."
The Lory's family make the booking process really easy and their instructions and information are first class the best i have come across.The villa is stunning with superb views from all angles,everything you want from a holiday is within easy reach the beach and mountains are about half an hour away.The locals are friendly and the agritourismo restaurant is a must.Do not hesitate to book this villa you will not be disappointed with anything.
12 Jun 2012
"Super apartment , stunning setting."
We enjoyed a relaxing week in Apartment 3 looking out over the stunning views you see in the advert for the property. The apartment lived up to expectations - can't say the same for the weather, but it was early in the year!. We saw a lot of the Abbruzzo region and sampled the wonderful food whether in restaurants or simple cafes - we never had a bad meal.A beautiful rural part of Italy well worth experiencing.
19 Oct 2011
An amazing short break which exceeded our expectations. The apartment was perfect and in a superb location. A better view we could not have asked for to celebrate my birthday. We are determined to return and enjoy some more of the delights of this amazing area and relax in your delightful apartments.
15 Oct 2011
"One of the most relaxing holidays I've ever had"
The villa is beautiful with the most stunning views over the valley below. It is definitely a taste of peaceful rural Italian life. The owners are very friendly and helpful with information about th… More
11 Oct 2011
"Fabulous apartment with everything you need...and gorgeous views of the countryside"
I loved this apartment! The local produce is so delicious that it's ideal to have a kitchen of your own to cook in. We ate like royalty! Most of our meals were outside on the patio with great vie… More
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