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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 place, great part of Abruzzo.

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We had a fantastic time at Casa Rosa. The house is exactly as described on the homeaway site and on the web site for Casa Rosa. Joanna is a very good host. Her communications are prompt and her information package prior to arrival is packed with everything you need. The house is clean and comfortable and very well equipped. It was always nice to return to Casa Rosa after a long day of exploring Abruzzo. Being able to enjoy the terraces or garden area prior to a great dinner made in house or heading out to one of the many local great restaurants was always a nice way to finish the day. Bugnara is ideally located for exploring the surrounding area and the region of Abruzzo. Sulmona, the nearest large city is a beautiful old feel Italian city with a twice weekly market and great restaurants. I highly recommend this house and this part of Abruzzo. Three weeks was not long enough for our stay. Looking forward to returning one day.
  • Review Submitted: Nov 05, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2017

THE ESSENCE OF ITALY

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We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to this beautiful, but less familiar corner of Italy. The villa is perfectly clean, spacious, well appointed and cared for by the helpful Antonio who, as a lifelong village resident, is also a mine of local information. It's a converted old house, so has distinctive character but has been completely refurbished with a nice spacious modern kitchen/dining area - ideal for family meals. The location on the outskirts of Castle Frentano is perfect, just 20 minutes or so to the coast and some lovely beaches, coves, gelateria and fish restaurants and a similar distance to the mountains with extensive opportunities for trekking, mountain biking and so on. But if you prefer to relax and enjoy rural Italian life with great local wines and farm produce you would struggle to find a more authentic place. There is a brilliant Conad supermarket just 10 minutes away in Lanciano with everything from electrical goods to an unexpected sushi bar (!) but we shopped mostly in Castel Frentano itself, experiencing the delights of the grocery store, the baker on the main street (delicious pizza slices for a picnic) and Antonio the butcher's. And don't forget to try the local sweet cake delicacies - Bocconotto, fantastico! We only had a few days to explore, but there is so much to see in the local area - from picture perfect hilltop medieval towns to immaculate war graves, endless beaches and rugged mountains. This is Italy, unmistakable, timeless, beautiful, hospitable.
  • Review Submitted: Oct 24, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2017