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Charming historic farmhouse with large gardens and pool, close to National Parks - LARGE apartments, under the mountains but only 30 min. from beaches !

Bedrooms 2
Space 861 sq. ft.
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 3 nights



LARGE apartments, under the mountains but only 30 min. from beaches !

RATES REFER UP TO 4 PEOPLE, any additional bed or cot is an EXTRA FEE !

The large apartment available (up to 80 sq.m.) is for 4 to 6 beds and has 2 bedrooms + living room and cooking corner (or separate kitchen) + services + a dedicated entrance and an outside private garden or terrace. Has the heating system and are characteristic and traditionally furnished.

The apartment casa Padronale (= Manor house - 80 sq.m) is on the ground floor, it has 4 beds with the choice of adding up to 2 extra beds: 1 bedroom with a double bed + a big living room with 2 beds + kitchen + bathroom with shower and separate toilet (no bidet) + berceau and private back garden with outdoor table and chairs, under a pinus wood. It is a wide and very particular flat furnished with antiques and some heritages from the Roman and Middle Age and a huge wooden table. Very fresh in summer ...

The Dolmen apartment (60 sq.m) is on the first floor, with 2 bedrooms + a living room + a bathroom, ...

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About the property

Madonna degli Angeli - LARGE

Agriturismo Madonna degli Angeli: NATURE, ADVENTURE AND RELAX ... ONLY 30 MIN. FROM BEACHES !

Accommodation in 2 cottages of 2/4 and 4/6 places (totally 9 SELF APARTMENTS), fully-equipped and restructured, bear the typical atmosphere of the region. The large garden includes an elevated swimming pool.

Our farmstay is a 17th century coaching inn in 7 acres (3 hectares) of grounds within 23 acres (9 hectares) of farmland at 200 m. above sea level.

Because of its geographical and road position the place is ideal for the visit of the whole Abruzzo and of its famous National Parks. In the nearby you can visit medieval villages, abbeys, castles and hermitages, all surrounded by mountains and wildness, as well as you can taste typical gastronomy, discover traditions and folklore. In 30 minutes you can reach the city of Pescara with its long sandy beaches and its international airport (with several low cost flights); to reach Rome it takes about 1,5 hours (while 2 h. for direct bus for easy daily tours - 2 km. from the stop).

Your hosts would be delighted to assist guests with their itineraries, arrange for guides and advise on local culture and different activities. Web-site:

Abruzzo, or “Abruzzi” according to old, is a special region in many ways.

First is called “the green area of Europe” for the highest percentage of land protected by Parks and Reserves (even as much as 33% of the territory is bound, the highest percentage in Europe).

Second, the high mountains, including the three highest peaks of the Apennines and the perennial glacier most southern of Europe, are very close to the sea that in some seasons you can go for a swim in the morning and afternoon, in just 45 minutes, go skiing in the mountains! Although this factor has contributed to its rich biodiversity (one of the major in Europe), being able to vary from landscapes of the coast, with palm trees and Mediterranean vegetation, to the high mountain, with alpine stars and glacial relicts like the “Mugo” pine or rare animals.

Even from a geomorphological point of view the territory manifests deep diversity. Consequently, the mountains are very different from them, as well as ancient villages built by the man which, using materials found on site, greatly changes its architecture and building styles within a few minutes. In just a short time everything is different: nature, villages, traditions and customs, ancient economic activities.

Another prerogative of the area is the extreme preservation and attachment to its own traditions and rituals of the people who live “separated” from the various valleys, along the coast or in the villages at high altitudes, thanks to the pastoral economy that pushed the economy and the wealth on top since the Middle Ages … . Even today in some areas seems to live life scenes or ancestral rites medieval, almost always actually of pagan origin and pre-Roman times. The people of Abruzzo, notoriously conservative and obstinate pride, jealously preserve and perpetuate their traditions not for touristic re-enactments … but as they feel those deep inside.

You will realize that the beauty of this region lies not only in its monuments, in its particularly wild and varied nature, in the exceptional biodiversity of flora and fauna, but especially in the way in which traditions, customs, ways of life, ancient cultures and religious rites were preserved.

Next to us, totally free, there are:

- More than 1 500 000,00 acres of Parks, mountains and Nature Reserves (36% of the whole territory, the highest percentage in Europe);

- About 130 km of sea coast (guaranteed by 13 Blue Flags);

- Countless abbeys, monasteries, castles and monuments (this region is among the top places in the club of Most Beautiful Villages in Italy with 19 historical towns mentioned).

Among the various possibilities listed here briefly: hiking and nature trails of various types, cayac, including horse riding and hiking with donkeys, mountain biking, paragliding, hang gliding, golf, skiing, thermal baths (only to be healing and not open year-round), as well as churches, castles, monasteries and medieval villages, wine tasting tours and a lot of tradition and folklore.

All strictly away from tourist and more crowded destinations!

Your hosts are the de Pompeis family, which has a long and proud history in Abruzzo. We are deeply involved in local culture and with care we have managed this farmstay for over thirty years, as part of the family estate.

We are delighted to assist our guests with their itineraries, arrange for guides and advise on local cultural and naturalistic itineraries, in addition to restaurants, sports activities, local artisan and folklore traditional festivals.

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Lorenzo de Pompeis
Member since: 2005
Speaks English, Italian, French (elementary)
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
4 September, 2018

About Lorenzo de Pompeis

(It is the donkey speaking, right in the picture ... !)

My owner is named Lorenzo, 50 years old and is a sociologist, but he chose to devote his energy to keep alive the house of his family estate, because he believes that in the TRADITION there is the FUTURE!

Fortunately, it has a nice family with two sweet little girls who also love nature and animals.

Me and my owners really love our land and we will help you with pleasure to discover the wonders of Abruzzo !

Why Lorenzo de Pompeis chose Tocco da Casauria

The country house is owned by Lorenzo s family since the end of 1.600 and perfectly preserves the original structure and many of the old furniture. Is managed directly by the owners for almost 40 years.

All apartments are self-contained, with their own kitchenette, entrance and private garden or panoramic terrace. They are surrounded by sunny lawns, large grounds with Mediterranean plants and original archaeological remains of the area itself.

Very good is the geographical location and road connection: just below the mountains of the two National Parks of Majella and Gran Sasso, only 30 minutes from the beaches and from the Pescara airport (with low cost flights), very close to picturesque historic centers and only 1.5 hours away from Rome (even with direct buses - stop at 1 km)

What makes this farmhouse unique

The private gardens surrounding all apartments allow you to enjoy the warm Mediterranean sun or dine by candlelight nicely, maybe cooking on the barbeque outside. The outdoor areas are taken care of to make life as pleasant as possible outside, although rental properties are spacious and equipped with all comforts.

In the morning you can choose with extreme ease if you like to conquer the high peaks of the nearby mountains (3,000 meters high), or decide instead to dive into the blue of the nearby and comfortable beaches, or simply relax by the pool while enjoying the view of the mountains, maybe sipping a fine wine from our wine cellar.

Who wants to relax can also enjoy the shade of the pine woods adjacent to the solarium equipped with deckchairs, sun loungers and hammocks and let the kids have fun surrounded by our loving animals (dogs, cats, donkeys, goats, chickens, etc.. ), which often roam freely in the meadows around the house looking for caresses.

Available Rentals

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Prices refer to one night's stay for up to 4 people (each additional bed is an extra), all including: taxes, electricity, gas, water, linens (weekly changes) and end-cleaning (no kitchenette - optional), with the exception of 3 nights staying ("Minimum Stay"), which is 30 € extra totally.

ANY EXTRA to be paid at the Agriturismo:
- Heating = 15 €/night - free with theformula "all-wood" (fireplaces or wood burning stoves, where presen)t;
- Extra bed = 15 €/night - Cot or crib = 8 €/night - for children under 3 years not requiring crib/cot;
- Air conditioning = 0,30 € per Kw;
- Clean kitchen-corner at departure (optional) = 20 € flat rate;
- Washing machine = 3.00 € per wash;
- pets (only small and by prior agreements);
+ Mountain bikes rental and any additional house cleaning.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday farmhouse around the Tocco da Casauria around the Province of Pescara

Property Type:
  • farmhouse (semi-detached)
Building Type:
  • farmhouse
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 861 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00 / Check-out: 10:30
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • rural
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Basic Soaps
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone
  • Parking ...
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Kitchen ...
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
  • On request: Hair Dryer + scale to weigh airplane baggage. Only the casa Padronale has not the bidet inside, but a bathroom with shower and separate toilet.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Dolmen - 1° Bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed , possibly to add a cot
    Dolmen - 2° Bedroom - 2 Single Bed , possibly to have a large double bed or add a single bed/cot
  • - Dolmen apartment has 2 different bedrooms (one with a large double bed + the other one with 2 single beds or a large double bed) + possible to add an additional bed or a crib/cot. - casa Padronale apartment has one bedroom (one large double bed + an additional bed possible) + a very large living room with a double sofa bed and a regular bed. Here too is possible to add a crib/cot.
  • Books
  • Table Football
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Deck Chairs
  • Beach Umbrellas
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Barbecue ...
  • Veranda
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Terrace
  • Yard
  • 5 bicycles
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 2 deck chairs
  • Groups
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Outdoor Pool
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • ski
  • swimming
  • tennis
On the farm there are 2 small pools, made with great attention to detail and carefully placed in a typical Abruzzo rural setting: one for the adults (8x4 sq.m., 1,20 m. deep, elevated and inaccessible to small children, if not through gate and key supplied only to adults) and another one at the ground level very shallow (3 m diameter x height 0.70) for the exclusive use of young children. For the construction we used the source material recovery (ancient stones and tuffs of old buildings) to make it like a big Fontanile, typical of our area. The wooden pool deck allows guests to enjoy the beautiful view over the fields and mountains that surround us. Near the pool, the cool of the pine trees invites our guests relaxing moments. In this area we also have a solarium with chairs and tables, sun loungers, deckchairs, hammocks, umbrellas. As well as we have pets that run almost freely around the gardens (some cats, a loving Golden Retriver dog, a goat, a sweet donkey and more.


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LARGE apartments, under the mountains but only 30 min. from beaches !
average rating of 4.714286 based on 7 reviews

A beautiful respite in the Italian countryside

  • 5 of 5

Our stay was absolutely fantastic! Starting with the owner Lorenzo, who was incredibly helpful and kind. He alerted us to the many sightings and things that were to be done in the area..from medieval villages to castles and monasteries! I cannot say enough good things about this beautiful part of Italy. The house was something out of a book, and made our stay feel so much more authentic. The apt was beautifully furnished and had everything that we could want. We enjoyed having our breakfasts and lunches outside, and had a wonderful time exploring the property. The animals were joyful characters, the views in general were breath taking. I am hoping to someday vacation here again. A couple of tips, Rome is only a short bus ride away (great for day trips), the general supermarket in the town nearby (Torre de' Passeri) has everything that you might need, and the Pizzeria Il Capriccio Sas Di Aielli Tiziano in the same town makes delicious pizza. And honestly, Lorenzo was such a gracious host, which was a highlight of our trip through Europe.

  • Review Submitted: 16-Jul-2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Wonderful !

  • 5 of 5

Lovely area which will be discovered thanks to the very kind guidance of the hosts. Children and pets roam freely in this "rural oasis". All the family loved staying here.

  • Review Submitted: 16-Sep-2015
  • Date of Stay: July 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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An Italian Hide-away in wild Abruzzo

  • 5 of 5

We were warmly welcomed by a friendly and knowledgeable Lorenzo, who piled us with literature of the region. He straightaway recommended the best restaurants, and where to go for the best of local architecture and nature viewing. We had only a short stay but the experience was wonderful! Also as a Chinese family from Singapore, we were touched by the warmth of the Italians in Abruzzo.

I would highly recommend this Farm Stay.

Thank you, Lorenzo!

  • Review Submitted: 06-Jul-2010
  • Date of Stay: June 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
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Comfortable accommodation in a quiet location

  • 4 of 5

We received a friendly welcome from Lorenzo to family homme and had a good break at this comfortable, spacious and typical family property. It is well positioned for access to the airport, regional attractions and has a good selection of places to sample local food nearby.

  • Review Submitted: 25-Apr-2010
  • Date of Stay: September 2006
  • Source: HomeAway
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Un bon point de départ pour découvrir les Abruzzes

  • 4 of 5

Le lieux est bien placé, charmant et l'accueil très professionnel. Lorenzo est de très bon conseil pour vous faire découvrir sa région et fournit une documentation abondante pour vous aider.

Les logements sont rustiques et manquent un tout petit peu de confort. Le notre n'avait pas de salle de séjour avec un coin repos et l'équipement de la cuisine est un peu juste (cela correspond à un niveau 2 épis pour un gîte de France).

Pour les enfants le lieu est très pratique car il peuvent jouer dehors en toute sécurité et il y a une petite piscine dans la quelle ils peuvent s’ébattre.

Les 2 grands parcs nationaux sont accessibles rapidement en voiture: La Majella est à 30mn et le Grand Sasso à un peu plus d'une heure alors que le littoral de l'Adriatique est à 30mn. Donc un point de départ idéal pour visiter cette magnifique région.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Sep-2018
  • Date of Stay: August 2018
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Mr. Laurent, thank you very much for your positive review on the location “charmant” and on the "professionalism of our reception and of our advice". It is a pity that I knew from you only the night before your departure (and now to read it from your review) that the kitchen equipments were a bit lacking, since in reality we have several ones which we provide when our guests make specific requests. Generally our guests do not do too much "elaborate" cooking and the "basic equipment" are often more than enough, but we always ask us upon arrival to all guests if everything is fine and they have some more demands or necessities. The pleasantness of our guests' stay is very important for us and it is a pity not to have known these needs on time. Regarding the apartments we also have some of them with sitting area and sofa in the living area and even here it would have been useful for us to have this specific communication before arriving. Often our guests choose just the apartment you had with a living room not too big, it is true, because of the very large glass walls with a beautiful view of the gardens below, which maybe partly compensate for the lack of a sofa in the living room. Another small clarification is that the Maiella National Park is only 5 minutes away by car, with beautiful and wild natural places (like the spectacular canyon of the Valle dell'Orta, but there are several others) and only the top of the mountain is 30 minutes away. The same can be said for the Gran Sasso National Park, which is only 15 minutes away by car (see for example the spectacular Tirino river with various sports and nature activities, but not only) and only the summit of the Gran Sasso (the highest point reached by car) is about at 45/50 minutes drive. Thank you for your advice and and if you will come here again we will try to improve more our hospitality. Sincerely. Lorenzo de Pompeis
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Zeer goede en vriendelijke agriturismo

  • 5 of 5

Prima tijd gehad op de haciënda. Mooi, goed onderhouden en zeer vriendelijke eigenaar/eigenares die aardig en behulpzaam zijn. Kinderen hebben zich prima vermaakt in het zwembad en gespeeld met de hond en de geitjes. Ook hebben we vaak heerlijk op de ligstoelen in de grote tuin gelegen. Af en toe tafeltennissen of tafelvoetballen.

Winkels en restaurantjes op paar minuten afstand.

Enige minpuntjes waren dat het (tijdens ons verblijf) zeer lawaaierig was. Veel blaffende honden in de omgeving, samen met een alarm verderop dat vaak afging, zorgden vaak voor slechte nachten.

En bij ons in het appartement was de WiFi zeer zwak of afwezig.

  • Review Submitted: 19-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
30 Kilometres
Aeroporto d'Abruzzo (PESCARA)
Nearest Barpub
3 Kilometres
Torre de' Passeri village
Nearest Ferry
40 Kilometres
Porto Turistico di Pescara
Nearest Golf
25 Kilometres
Miglianico (CH)
Nearest Train
3 Kilometres
Torre de' Passeri station
Nearest Motorway
3 Kilometres
A/25 (PE - ROMA): 'Torre de' Passeri - Casauria'
Nearest Restaurant
400 Metres
Marlon (moderate prices and agreement possibile)
Nearest Ski
50 Kilometres
Roccaraso (100 km of ski slopes)
Nearest Beach
30 Kilometres
Car: necessary

Because of its geographical and road position the farmholiday is an ideal place for the visit of the whole Abruzzo - the 'Green Zone of Europe' - and of its famous National Parks. In the nearby you can visit medieval villages, abbeys, castles and hermitages, all surrounded by nature and wildness, as well as traditions and folklore.

In 30 minutes you can reach the city of Pescara with its long sandy beaches and its international airport served by a wide choise of low cost and regular airlines; to reach Rome it takes about 1, 5 hours (direct bus possible in 2 h. time - 2 km. for the stop). Golf 25 min.

The farmhouse is in a valley which divides 2 mountains: the National Park of Majella from the National Park of Gran Sasso; 200 metres on the sea level, 3 kilometres faraway from the nearest village and 10km from the Hospital.

To reach us take the A 25 (Pescara - Rome) motorway exiting at toll-gate 'Torre de' Passeri' and follow the detailed map you will receive once booked. GPS: N 42° 13' 40'' - E 13° 55' 29'' (TomTom - 'TeleAtlas' maps).

Other Activities: thermal bath, canoeing, parapenting, horse and donkey riding, ping pong,

Golf: There are about 30 minutes drive from 'Miglianico Golf Club', located in the province of Chieti, in the hills of Miglianico a height of about 125 meters. One hundred and fifty acres in the green, the Miglianico Golf Club is an environment designed to fit a family sporting and dynamic. A wonderful green oasis surrounded by woods and vineyards. The 18-hole championship course has a par 71 and a length of 6043.

Is the site of competitions for professional and amateur players. The competitions organized by the Club in the course of each season are around 50. But one of the main features of the Club is that it can be attended by those who are not members or tourists, and even occasionally.

The course was designed by one of the most famous American golf architect Ronald Kirby. The technical characteristics of Miglianico Golf Club are very interesting view of the personality of the entire route on canonical 18 holes that wind through forests, vineyards and artificial bunkers. The holes, by both professionals and amateurs, are technical, challenging but also fun.

We are also about 15 minutes drive from the Golf Club Arcobaleno which is located in Alanno: a 9-hole for pitch and path.

Ski: We are about 50 minutes drive from Roccaraso (in the province of L'Aquila), which offers very modern ski lifts and more than 100 km of alpine ski slopes and 170 km of cross country skiing! It is, therefore, the largest area of all Italy south-central and seventh nationally for overall qualità. Possibility to rent the equipment on site.

We are also about 50 minutes by car from Passo Lanciano - Maielletta (m. 1305 to 2100) in the province of Chieti, one of the places where, thanks to the extreme proximity to the humid winds of the coast, it snows more. Spectacular feature is that, when the weather is particularly nice, skiing, you can see the sea! But there are only 18 km of alpine ski slopes and 15 km of cross country skiing. Can rent the equipment on site.

Besides these two places nearer, not far from us there are many other ski areas.


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