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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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Great Villa , very isolated in the country

4 of 5
There are 2 properties more or less exactly the same on the plot about 50 meters apart. We booked with Ryanair and flew into Perugia airport 3 hours away. We landed at 3pm which was a lot better than getting the midnight flight to Pescara which is around 1 hour away. We got close to the villa (about 3 miles away). It took us another 45 minutes to find the place eventually using the coordinates given N & E and using mobile phone with google maps. This takes you to the beginning of the downhill driveway to the properties.. There are 2 properties one on the left , one to the right. The key was was on a door in a grey metal box about 3 inches by 2 inches. This was the main entrance and exit door for the villa. I was surprised how poor the roads turned out to be. Landslides , large holes , road fallen away down the cliffs , parts of the road dropped down etc etc. It was bad. Be very careful at night. Its mainly 1 car wide and very tight blind bends. We found an Large Auchan supermarket about 1 hour away on the way to Pescara airport. It was Sunday and closed at 1pm. We did a full shop. The Villa is great with loads of room.2 beds with shower/toilet at one end and same again at other end of Villa. Living space and dining /kitchen in between. Pool very good 10m x 5 m. The main issue we had was sleeping as no Air con and the flies. We all got bad bites from mosquitoes and bought candles , cream spray etc etc to try and control. There was a very big climbing plant used to cover the patio area immediately outside the door to the pool and the outside eating area. It was in full flower and was a magnet for flies insects and loads of wasps. I regularly ( 3 times a day) had to use the net in the pool to scoop out 100 or so bugs , wasps etc. This and the fact the Villas is really 30-40 minutes from anything and 1 hour from coast made the car journeys not very nice. Its a better location for someone who doesn't want to travel anywhere or use it for a walking holiday. The kids didn't like being stuck in a car for at least 2 hours a day when we went anywhere. Overall we enjoyed the holiday but would look for somewhere on better roads or closer to civilization. Villa had everything you need to stay no issues. Wayne Smith
  • Review Submitted: Sep 01, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017

Your home away from home was stunning

5 of 5
The Home had everything you could need as well as a one of a kind view. Hope to stay here again one day. Thank you Mila for booking the cooking class and calling my car hire, making everything easier.
  • Review Submitted: Aug 02, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017