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Abruzzo House - Great Central Italy Location As Travel Base

Bedrooms Studio
Space 269 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Abruzzo House - Great Central Italy Location As Travel Base

Goriano is a small medieval town in the Abruzzo mountains. Small house (two people), well equipped with INTERNET/WiFi, microwave, toaster over, clothes washer, TV/DVD. Located in the historic old centre of this mountain town, it has cool mornings, low humidity and breezes that come from the Adriatic which is only an hour away. Additionally, there is a first class water park only 10 minutes away in Corfinio.

Sulmona is the closest (15 min) large town, with Pescara and Rome served by regular, direct trains and the A24/25 Autostrada.

Regular train service and two Ryanair Air hubs make this a great location to drop your suitcase, grab a backpack and head for Casablanca, Oslo, Germany, Paris, London and many more location in and out of Italy.

More Details

Property Manager
Nick Rossi
Member since: 2014
Speaks English, Italian, german, Russian available via email or text...
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
10 July, 2018

About Nick Rossi

My grandparents were born here and I have many cousins remaining. Gorianese rarely speak English, so for the true explorer, it is an adventure, but my friend Sandra, who watches over the house, speaks native english and can help with any issues or travel planning.

Nick Rossi purchased this house in 2013

Why Nick Rossi chose Goriano Sicoli

great location, inexpensive for short and long term rentals. Centro Storico is secluded and away from the center of the town and roads. Absolutely peaceful mornings looking out onto the Serento-Valino valley. My house get early sun on the side terrace for the perfect soffe and cornetto breakfast, and shade after lunch for a cool drink and a nap...

What makes this house unique

Regular train service is very rare for small towns. Two hours to Rome, One house to the beach (Pescara). Two Ryani Air hubs, one in Pescara and one in Rome make hopping around Europe and north Africa a dream escape...


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Goriano Sicoli in Province of L'Aquila

Property Type:
  • house
Accommodation Type:
  • Guest House
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 269 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 12:00 / Check-out: 12:00
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • town
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • New bath, with Bidet
  • Studio, Sleeps 2
  • soggiorno - 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Very comfortable Sofa Bed, I slept here when I am in Goriano
  • Balcony doors with screen provides a cool morning - perfect sleeping with the fresh mountain air
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • DVR
  • Television ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue ...
  • Porch Furniture
  • Tennis
  • 1 bicycles
  • Groups
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Singles
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • caves
  • churches
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • ski pass optional
  • ski
  • snorkelling
  • caving
  • swimming
perfect location to use as a quiet retreat or as a travel base to Italy and beyond. Trains to Rome Ciampino and Pescara Airport, with hundreds of trains leaving from nearby stations.


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average rating of 4.5 based on 2 reviews

Lovely stay in Goriano Sicoli

  • 4 of 5

Staying in Goriano Sicoli was great. The apartment was very smart and it was more like house setting than a rental. Everything was there and Nick the owner even had food on hand for our first night, so no hassle at the market for food. The place has a great view (every time we skyped friends or family we always took the computer out to the balcony so every could see our view). We met the neighbors and had a wonderful time having them up. The people of Goriano are very helpful if you initiate contact. There are great little stores and a fabulous bakery. We eat once at one of the local eateries (Maverick, interesting name for an Italian eatery) and the food and wine were first class. Abruzzi has wonderful produce and farm goods and it was a pleasure to go to the market. We would recommend a car as there are many small farms and towns in the area that are interesting as well. After a month stay in Rome we needed a break form the site-seeing and the school we attended. We highly recommend a stay at Nick’s place for something special another side of Italy that is well worth seeing.

  • Review Submitted: 28-May-2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Note: the Goriano Restaurant "Maverick" is under new management and now called "La Pasquina". It remains across from the Soccer Stadium. I recommend anything with tartuffo (truffles), if you like them. They are sniffed out by Goriano dogs -- always local and always fresh.
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Casa vacanza in libertà

  • 5 of 5

L'appartamento è presentato come base di viaggio, io invece ne parlo dal mio punto di vista come casa vacanza per riposarsi dalle vicissitudini di un anno (per il lavoro, per accertamenti sanitari o altro). Da questo punto di vista la casa è ottima, si trova in una località montana dove non c'è il caldo e l'umidità insopportabile di alcune città, la gente è cordiale e, volendo, ci si fa presto amicizie, in casa c'è tutto quel che serve e i servizi igienici sono completi. Forse è un poco carente nello spazio necessario per oziare, manca un posto esterno molto attrezzato con una sedia a sdraio sotto una tettoia ( o ombrellone o gazebo ) all'ombra. Questo è un poco cercare, come si dice, un pelo nell'uovo, difatti quel che c'è (un balcone e un piccolo spiazzo esterno) è sufficiente per sederti e leggere un buon libro o un giornale o, semplicemente, chiudere gli occhi e godere della tranquillità che ti circonda.

  • Review Submitted: 05-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: AN ENGLISH TRANSLATION OF Francesco's Review: The apartment is presented as a travel base, I will talk about it from my point of view as a holiday home to rest from the vicissitudes of one year (for work, for health checks or other). From this point of view the house is great, it is in a mountain resort where there is no heat (i.e cool weather) and unbearable humidity of some cities, people are friendly and, if desired, one will soon friendships, in the home There is all you need and the bath is complete. Maybe it's a little short on space needed for lounging, missing a very private outdoor place with a beach chair under a canopy (or umbrella or gazebo) in the shade. This is a small issue, as they say, a nit, the fact that there is (a balcony and a small outdoor plaza) is enough to sit down and read a good book or newspaper, or simply close your eyes and enjoy the tranquility that surrounds you. ***** Thank you for the review Francesco. I am happy your time in Goriano went well. Nick Rossi
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Nearest Airport
50 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
central bar goriano
Nearest Ferry
50 Kilometres
Nearest Train
3 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
10 Kilometres
Nearest Ski
30 Kilometres
Campo Felice
Nearest Beach
50 Kilometres
Car: not necessary

remote location at 700 Meters, but with local train station and 10 minutes to nearest larger town, Raiano. I lived here for 3 years without a car, but some visitors will prefer a car for quicker trips to the markets, etc


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £26.54
Pet Fee £17.69

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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