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|
|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|
|Access||Not suitable for wheelchair users|
|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.
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 .