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Make a holiday rental villa or apartment in Abruzzo, Italy your home away from home

Abruzzo is a region of east central Italy on the Adriatic Coast. The true Italian lifestyle is still richly adhered to in Abruzzo, and the countryside is still so unspoilt that bears and wolves still roam free. You can truly escape the trappings of modern life in a self catering Abruzzo property, and trek age old trails leading to menacing castles which no longer protect the wild landscape.

Things to do in Abruzzo, Italy

The vast beaches of the Adriatic Sea bring in tourists from across Europe to relax and tan themselves on the soft sand. There is 129km of coastline to choose from, and arguably the best beaches are located in Vasto, Silvi Marina and Francavilla al Mare.

Inland, the Abruzzo Mountains contain some of the least known rural towns in Italy, and the huge and extremely important Abruzzo National Park, Maiella National Park which protect various species of wildlife and fauna, as well as the most southerly glacier in Europe, the Calderone.

The dramatic countryside is adorned with impressive castles, monasteries and convents, many of which hide secret treasures of the art world. Of particular note is the Convent of San Giuliano, which overlooks L’Aquila, and its 18th Century frescos.

Family holidays to Abruzzo are very popular, as there are many adventures to be had across the region. Taking a self catering villa in Abruzzo means that you can spend some time following the rivers which carve through the spectacular Stiffe Caves or hop on and off the Treno della Valle wherever the mood takes you.

Family holidays to Abruzzo accommodation during the winter can take advantage of the 21 ski resorts which boast 368km of runs, just a few hours from Rome. Roccaraso, campo Felice and Campo Imperatore are especially note worthy, being located high in the Apennines, and offering not only down hill skiing but huge tracts of cross country skiing too.

During the summer, the mountains and parks make taking an Abruzzo holiday rental apartment perfect for walking, horse riding and mountain climbing.

Due to the remote and unspoilt nature of the region, the local cuisine is truly authentic and intensely flavoursome, which makes taking a self catering holiday property in Abruzzo a gastronomic delight. The wild boar, local sheep’s cheese and liver salami are especially mouth watering, no matter how adventurous you are when it comes to food. The local wines are certainly worth stocking up on if you are lucky enough to stay in an Abruzzo house too.

Places to go on holiday in Abruzzo, Italy

The capital of Abruzzo, L’Aquila, is an extremely picturesque town in an even more beautiful setting. Taking an Abruzzo apartment in L’Aquila is perfect for first time visitors to the region to start to uncover some of the nicest corners of the region to return to.

Weather in Abruzzo, Italy

Temperatures in summer soar to a lovely 32°C during most days, although variation does occur due to the large altitude differences across the region. If you are taking a holiday house in Abruzzo’s mountain regions, temperatures will be slightly cooler.

Flights to Abruzzo, Italy

Abruzzo International Airport in Pescara (PSR) on the Adriatic Coast has meant that the region has become easily accessible to tourists from the UK. RyanAir provide some brilliantly cheap flights from London, which has meant that family holidays in Abruzzo accommodation are a wonderfully good value option.


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                                                                                            A steep and winding semi dirt road takes you up to the villa. It is well worth the climb because the 360 degree views are amazing. The villa is very well laid out. Downstairs is open-plan, but divided into areas, making it a great communal space. The bedrooms upstairs are all well appointed, although lack of drawers and space for hanging long dresses could be a bit of an issue. Certainly not enough to make a fuss about. The weather was a bit of a mixed bag when we visited, so we didn't make as much of the pool area as we would have liked, but on the plus side, it meant we got out and about and saw something of the area. Penne old town was worth a visit (and out the other side of Penne and right at the roundabout past the park is the nearest Lidl - probably best value for shopping if you're planning to cook). Sulmona was nice too, if a bit run down in places, but that's the same everywhere isn't it? If you have time to head towards Camp Imperatore, please do. We visited Farindola, which was on the way and the mountain views were superb. Restaurants recommended to us by our hosts were excellent and only a 5 minute drive. Be warned - if you go to Da Margarite, don't eat for a couple of days beforehand - seriously! To finish, Liz and Will made us very welcome and it was nice to chat to you Will on our last evening. Sorry we missed saying goodbye to you Liz because of our early start the next morning. Go and enjoy!
                                                                                            • Review Submitted: 23-Sep-2016
                                                                                            • Date of Stay: Sep 2016

                                                                                            Great location, beautiful house, fanstastic views and owners that have thought of everything

                                                                                            5 of 5
                                                                                            We had a wonderful stay at Casa Trastulli, Tony and Lynne sent lots of useful information in advance of our trip and provided a lovely hamper for our arrival, they were really helpful in providing 'extras' for our two babies - two travel cots and a high chair - and were extremely quick to respond to any queries we had. The views of the property were incredible, especially from the upstairs balcony at night. The kitchen was very well equipped and the house even had a TV, sound system and games. The property was very well kept, spotlessly clean and well maintained. The cleaner came twice per week and the pool cleaned weekly. The garden and swimming pool were perfect. With two little ones the gated, enclosed grounds made our lives much easier. There are some great visits to make; the mountains and beach are only a 30 minute drive away, which made the rainy weather much more bearable! We can vouch for the fact that there is certainly lots to do even when the weather isn't good! There are some great restaurants, in nearby Lanciano, and around Casalbordino beach and some much more relaxed places in Castel Frentano. This place is great and we would definitely recommend to friends and family and will very likely be visiting in the near future.
                                                                                            • Review Submitted: 21-Sep-2016
                                                                                            • Date of Stay: Sep 2016

                                                                                            Marvelous stay in Abruzzes

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                                                                                            We had a very nice welcome from Mila and Luca at our arrival. They were also very efficient to give us all the support and information during our stay, including the list of interesting sites to visit, etc. The house was well prepared and comfortable, with large spaces. The swimming pool is very nice and the quality of water is pefect, and we used it many times a day, by the whole family (parents and thee children). The village is also very pleasant and the people are very open. We recommend this rental.
                                                                                            • Review Submitted: 19-Sep-2016
                                                                                            • Date of Stay: Jul 2016