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*wifi internet is available in the apartment up to 4GB provided free*
Located directly in the historical city center of Vasto on the Adriatic coast of Italy, this large and spacious 70 sq.m. open plan studio apartment (monolocale) is located on the ground floor of a typical medieval town house, with opening windows to the front aspect, vaulted ceilings and antique brickwork.
It has a romantic intimate feel, with Art Deco style furniture, silk and brocade soft furnishings, and plenty of space to relax and unwind. Recently restored and refurbished for 2014 The lounge area has a double sprung sofa-bed and an extra sofa (seating for 4), a tv with a large range of DVD's and we also provide books and guide books on the area as well as an information brochure. Internet access is also available up to 4GB provided free. There is a lovely feature decorative fireplace and Art Deco coffee tables and sideboard.
The fully equipped kitchen has an oven and 2 ring electric hob. The dining area has an extending table and seating for 4.The large bedroom area has double bed and dressing area with 2 wardrobes and a dressing table and an antique chair.
The apartment has a separate shower wetroom (no curtain) set under the Medieval brick vaulted ceiling. It has a w.c, bidet and basin with vanity and shaving mirror as well as a heated towel radiator and window to the side.
There is a small front porch which is useful for drying out beach towels (clothes rack provided) or you can sit outside if you wish with an aperativo!
Please note that this is an open plan apartment, only a curtain separates the large bedroom from the lounge area (to preserve the vaulted ceilings) There is a sprung sofa-bed in the lounge and a double bed at the back. Children of all ages are welcome. sleeps maximum 4 guests.
all bed linen and towels are provided and changed weekly
Final cleaning is included.
Beach towels can be provided with advanced notice, one per person per stay (supplement payable €10 total to cover laundry costs)
We accept arrivals any day of the week. check-in 15:00 check-out 10:00
We also own Historical Center house near beach if you wish to have an separate bedroom upstairs. ( sleeps 4, minimum age 5 years old)
There is free street car parking and several car parks including a secure multi-story car park all only 2 mins walk from the house should you need it. A car is NOT necessary, and car hire is available in Vasto if you wish to explore further afield.
Located in a quiet street directly in the historical city center of Vasto. Only a couple of minutes walk from the many bars, restaurants and boutiques and from the main piazza in the pedestrian marble and cobbled streets.The town is situated just above the Adriatic coast of Italy in the unspoilt region of Abruzzo. Vasto is easily accessible from Pescara Abruzzo airport in 45 minutes, or from Rome in 3 hours by direct coach. The apartment is within walking distance 15 mins (down steps) of the pebble beach or 25 minutes walk (5 minutes by car/bus) to the sandy gently sloping Vasto marina beach. The apartment is a large 70 sq m. open plan apartment on the ground floor of a typical Italian medieval town house, with opening windows to the front aspect, vaulted ceilings and antique brickwork.
Please note the unique location of my properties in the historical center of town close to restaurants, bars, shops and cafes NOT in the Vasto marina beach area. (where most holiday property is located and the noisy discos and nightclubs are located)
Vasto is a charming medieval town and has plenty to offer for a weekend or for a fortnights holiday. Cultural events are put on throughout the year for visitors, most of which are free to attend. Concerts, opera in the palazzo gardens, rock bands, food and wine tasting, film festival and Siren Fest music festival.
Fresh fish and seafood is a Vasto speciality, as is suckling pig (porchetta) and steak. Our local wines for fish are Pecorino and Trebbiano and Montepulciano d'Abruzzo for meat. There is a farmers market with local produce and a weekly market on Saturday too.
There are lots of pavement cafes, restaurants, bars, shops, art galleries, museum and castle are all within a couple of hundred yards of our properties. Also an indoor swimming pool, gym, tennis court and running track.
Aqualand water park is 15 minutes drive/bus. The Tremiti Islands are 50 minutes by local ferry where you can dive, snorkel or hire a boat. The Cavallone Caves and Majaletta mountains are 1 1/4 hours drive. Rome and Naples are 3 hours
We provide a full information brochure and live close by if you need us.
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 1 bedrooms|
|Rooms||1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 shower room|
|Check in time:||15:00|
|Check out time:||10:00|
|Nearest beach||Small beach down steps 700 m|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest Amenities||100 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Abruzzo International Airport (50 minutes) 75 km, Nearest railway: Vasto San Salvo station (10 mins) 7 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player|
|General||CD player, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Cooker, Fridge, Freezer|
|Furniture||Double Beds (1), Sofa Beds (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Access||Not suitable for wheelchair users|
Vasto is on the Adriatic coast of the Chieti region of Abruzzo and is an area of outstanding natural beauty. There are many national parks and nature reserves, with caves and grottoes nearby, both inland and by the sea, and the Appenine mountains are only 1 h 15 mins by car should you wish to explore further afield and drive up to the Maiella mountain. The cavellone caves are a fantastic day out in the summer, and a break from the heat in July or August. The view from the cable car over the mountains is not to be missed. Vasto has a micro climate and is sunny and warm for most of the year. April and May are beautiful, with many days in the 70's ( low 20's) and the flowers and plants are blooming. June is my favourite month with warm sea and deserted beaches. Then comes the high heat and humidity in the summer months of July and August, which is a great time to visit for the beaches and the sea, where the sea temperature rises to 80 degrees (26) and the activities that the town arrange for the visiting Romans, such as jazz in the park, rock bands in the piazza, carnival, local pageant, and wine tastings etc, most of which are free to attend. September is quiet when all the Romans have left, but the summer is by no means over, and the beaches are once again deserted and quiet, but with high temperatures and perfect for a peaceful beach holiday. October is still summer here, and you can still expect weather similar to that in May if not warmer. Whichever month you choose to come, you can be sure of a wonderful stay!
Vasto town is built on the Roman ruins of Histonium, and is a Medieval town with great charm and character. There is plenty to see and do in the town itself, churches and cathedrals, the Roman baths with mosaics, a Medieval Castle now housing a wine bar and restaurant, the lovely park with it's large duck pond and fountain and the Palace.There is also a running track, a tennis club, and indoor swimming pool and fitness club with gym, all within a few minutes walk of the apartment. If you are a foodie, then you will be in heaven in Vasto! Our local speciality is Brodetto alla Vastese, which is a fish stew, consisting of various types of locally caught fresh fish, prawns, langoustines, mussles, clams all cooked in local olive oil, garlic and tomato. Fresh fish is a speciality of Vasto as it has always been an important fishing port and the locally caught fresh fish is the best you will ever have! Another local fish dish is Seabass baked in the oven on a bed of rosemary potatoes. If you are not a fish lover, there is always porchetta - whole roasted suckling pig stuffed with rosemary, herbs and almonds or try a tagliata - sliced steak with cherry tomatoes, rocket and parmesan cheese. Don't forget to order a glass of local Pecorino or Trebbiano white wines to go with your fish, or a Montepulciano D'Abruzzo red to go with your steak! You can even visit the local vineyard here in Vasto for the afternoon for a wine tasting and a spot of lunch. On a Saturday morning there is a local produce market selling cheese, cured meats and fresh fruit and vegetables from the local farms. It is full of local characters and a great photo opportunity. There is also another Saturday market selling a variety of goods including leather bags and belts, clothes and shoes.There are plenty of pavement cafes and bars and restaurants to while away the days in, along with the many high class boutiques to window shop in, including Burberry, Gucci Jewellery, Marella, MaxMara and of course a huge array of beautiful shoe shops!There are museums, art galleries, a costume museum, archaeological gardens in the Palazzo. A large portion of the town is pedestrian only and therefore safe and quiet. A favourite pastime of the Vastese is the passegiata or evening stroll, where everybody dresses in their finest and strolls around the town chatting and stopping for aperativo with friends. Although Vasto is little known in Europe, it is an Italian secret, and a favourite summer destination of the wealthy Romans, who have been coming here for years, many having second homes here. It offers plenty to do for a long weekend or with the added bonus of the beach, a fortnights holiday. The Tremiti Islands are reachable by ferry (50 mins) which goes daily from Termoli and Vasto port in the summer. Here you can sit on the beach or hire a boat and go snorkeling or diving in the crystal clear water. Rome is less than 3 hours away, and can be reached by air-conditioned coach from Vasto bus station should you wish to have a day trip or over night stay there.Cultural events occur throughout the year, with festivals of music, classical and rock concerts, Jazz in the park, film festival and food festivals, along with historical pageantry dating back to the 17th century. The local saints day of San Michele is a festa held on the last weekend in September and is a massive celebration with bands, music, market stalls all ending the the biggest and best firework display you have ever seen! Almost all of these are free to attend or watch. Aqualand water park (15 minutes by bus)is one of the biggest in the region and has many fun slides and amusements for children. The closest beach is pebble and rock and ideal for snorkeling. The Blue Flag sandy Marina beach is gently shelving and ideal for children. Here you can find all amenities such as sunbeds, umbrellas, toilet and shower facilities, restaurants, snackbars, gelateria, motor boat hire and pedalo hire.There really is no need for a car here as everything you could want is on your doorstep for either a weekend city break or for 2 weeks on the beach!We are English, and now live close by and are always on hand should you need us. We provide a full information brochure in the apartment with areas of local interest, maps, recommended restaurants and a full programme of events for during your stay. We meet and greet each and every guest on arrival, and show them to the apartment no matter what the time of arrival.