Villa Ulignano is a beautiful detached property set in the heart of Abruzzo's countryside, with the Majella and Morrone mountain ranges as a backdrop. It's in a small hamlet just 5 minutes drive from the stunning town of Sulmona, which offers a wide selection of shops, bars and restaurants, as well as plenty of history and culture.
The self-contained apartment is adjacent to the farmhouse and boasts a fantastic countryside setting with superb views of the Majella and Morrone mountain ranges to the rear and the Monte Genzana mountain range to the front. The open-plan kitchen/lounge area is furnished with comfortable sofas and table and chairs for dining. The are two bedrooms. The main bedroom has a super kingsize bed and French windows leading to a balcony - the ideal place for an aperitif. The second bedroom has wide bunk beds. The apartment is suitable for couples or families.
New for 2016 is an 8m x 4m above ground pool, situated in the large garden adjacent to the apartment. Open from mid May/early June through to mid September (weather dependent)
The Abruzzo area offers a fantastic combination of history and nature with plenty to see and do during your stay; Abruzzo's national parks are minutes away with miles of hiking trails, there are numerous traditional hilltop villages to explore, the beautiful sandy beaches of the Adriatic coast are less than an hour's drive and Rome is just an hour and a half.
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 shower room|
|Nearest beach||Pescara 60 km|
|Nearest Amenities||3 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Pescara 60 km, Nearest railway: Sulmona 5 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
|Luxuries||Fireplace, Internet access, DVD player|
|Pool||Private outdoor pool (unheated)|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Furniture||Super King Beds (1), Bunk Beds (1), Cots available (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair available|
|Outdoors||Private outdoor pool (unheated), Balcony or terrace, BBQ, Bicycles available, Climbing frame, Trampoline|
|Access||Secure parking, Not suitable for wheelchair users|
Abruzzo is known for the Gran Sasso and Maiella National Parks, the largest protected area in the whole of Europe. It has a great deal to offer the holiday maker; you will find the highest peaks of the Apennines, the Gran Sasso (Monte Corno 9,560 feet), Maiella and Velino-Sirente, perfect for walking, climbing, cycling and kayaking. Its landscape of mountains, deep canyons and valleys offer a natural beauty rivaling any other region. The Abruzzo coastline has wide, sandy shores, high, jagged cliffs, narrow creeks, pebble beaches and in some places it is positively wild. With something to suit all tastes, traditional villages and historic towns, an astonishing wealth of art and culture, regional gastronomy, Abruzzo is said to be the last undiscovered region of Italy.
The town of Sulmona is situated in the centre of the Peligna Valley at the foot of the Maiella mountain range. The birth place of the great poet Ovid, Sulmona preserves its heritage of monuments, architecture and works of art. Today the town is also an important agriculture and commercial centre and is famous the world over for its confetti (sugar coated almond candies), and for its goldsmiths. The town offers a wide range of shops, boutiques and restaurants.There are also excellent sports facilities including tennis courts, a swimming pool and horse riding. About 10 mins outside Sulmona is an excellent waterpark with shaded picnic area, ideal for a day out. Lake Scanno is just a 20 minute drive, while the winter resort town of Roccaraso, central Italy's largest winter resort with snow and pistes open from November to April, is just 40 mins away.
There are too many fantastic restaurants in Sulmona and the local area to list, here are a few of our favourites:
OSTERIA DEL TEMPO PERSO (Pizzeria - Restaurant)
Vico del Vecchio, 7. Tel 0864 52545. Fantastic food in a fantastic setting and all at very reasonable prices. Worth booking a table as it can get very busy.
VECCHIO MURO (Pizzeria - Restaurant)
Via M. D'Eramo, 20. Tel 0864 50595. Eat in or outdoors in this amazing restaurant. Very reasonable prices for superb food. Definitely worth booking a table as gets very busy.
AL QUADRIVIO (Restaurant)
Via Mazara, 38. Great local food at great prices.
LA GOLE (Pizzeria - Restaurant)
A fantastic restaurant on the outskirts of Aniversa Degli Abruzzi. Amazing views and great food at very reasonable prices.