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Gramsci 29 - 2 bedroom palazzo apartment in the historic centre of Sulmona

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,076 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Space for 4 guests in comfort in this stylish apartment in the heart of Sulmona.

2 double bedrooms

2 shower rooms

Fully equipped kitchen with oven & hob, fridge / freezer, dishwasher & washing machine

High-speed fibre option wireless broadband

Dining area

Living room with TV, DVD player & wood burning stove

Wide balcony with tables and chairs

Newly refurbished with comfortable & stylish furnishings

Conveniently located right in the heart of the old town

All rooms with french windows leading out onto the balcony

Katy Gorman
Member since: 2016
Speaks English, Italian
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
25 July, 2018

About Katy Gorman

Originally from Oxford in the UK, we’ve lived here since 2009. We bought the apartment in 2010 but have only just finished renovating it (2016). We live in another apartment on the ground floor in the same palazzo. Principally we run a bi-lingual marketing & communications consultancy and we also have a small language school where we teach both English & Italian. We have one daughter - born 2008.

Katy Gorman purchased this apartment in 2010

Why Katy Gorman chose Sulmona

This palazzo was built in the late 19th century by the Sardi family - one of the old, noble families of Sulmona. A well-loved story suggests that it was lost in a card game to a family from L’Aquila many years ago who then slowly sold it off, apartment by apartment, into separate ownership. It’s conveniently located on a side street right in the heart of town so you can walk to all of the most important attractions and monuments and enjoy a great selection of bars & restaurants right on your doorstep.

What makes this apartment unique

This apartment sleeps 4 comfortably in two double bedrooms. It would suit two couples travelling together or two singles who each want their own room. We wanted a contemporary & stylish look but with all the mod cons you would need for a longer stay - wireless, fibre-optic broadband, washing machine, proper kitchen facilities, TV & DVD player and a wood burning stove for our winter guests. There’s nothing else quite like it here in Sulmona.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Sulmona in Province of L'Aquila

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1076 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 17:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • not suitable for children ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • city centre
  • Adventure
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • The bathroom to bedroom 1 is ensuite with a shower, basin, toilet and a bidet. Bathroom 2 has the same facilities but is next to the bedroom.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Each bedroom has a queen sized bed and ample storage. Both access directly onto the balcony via French windows. Bedrooms & bathrooms - occupancy: The apartment has 2 double bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, each with a shower. One of the bathrooms is en-suite. If you have booked the apartment as a couple we will assume you require the use of one bedroom and one bathroom only. The choice of which one / ones is entirely up to you. If you are travelling as 2 single people, or would prefer to have the use of a bedroom and a bathroom each, we will ask you to pay the cost as per 3 person occupancy but not the full rate for 4 people. We need to make this clear as early as possible to avoid any eventual misunderstanding.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • ski lift pass
  • ski
  • swimming
Our apartment was renovated in 2016 and has been furnished with both comfort and style


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Gramsci 29 - 2 bedroom palazzo apartment in the historic centre of Sulmona
average rating of 4.0 based on 2 reviews

Nice location in the historical centre

  • 3 of 5

We stayed here for 12 days. The apartment was spacious and we had two bed rooms and two baths. Parking was a little challenge but that is typical in historic areas.

The owners had provided 2 air coolers to cool the place. Unfortunately that is the only big minus in the whole stay that the apartment was hot. Some nights we just could not have a decent sleep. During the day the shutters had to be closed all day. If coming back needs to have an AC to stay in this apartment in the summer.

  • Review Submitted: 16-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your comments, although we were a little disappointed at having received our first ever ‘less than perfect' review in over 40 bookings. As you know, we experienced the ‘Lucifero’ extreme heat wave of up to 40 degrees Celsius / 104 degrees Fahrenheit all over Italy and indeed the whole of southern Europe during the past couple of weeks, and we did our very best to advise you on how to keep the apartment as cool as was absolutely possible. We are genuinely sorry that you were not comfortable. Now that the temperatures here are back to a seasonal average our current guests are having no problems keeping cool and sleeping well at night. For potential guests reading this review, rest assured that the apartment is comfortable year-round and we would ask you to read all of our other excellent reviews, focussing on other aspects of the experience at Gramsci 29, before making up your minds.
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Ottima location

  • 5 of 5

Eccellente soggiorno in Sulmona. Casa molto curata ed accogliente. Molto apprezzata la disponibilità e la serietà di Katy. Molto consigliata!!!

  • Review Submitted: 14-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Grazie Antonio. È stato un grande piacere conoscervi.
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Nearest Barpub
50 Metres
Nin Harra
Nearest Restaurant
50 Metres
Ristorante Clemente
Car: not necessary

Sulmona is a Medieval town, with pre-Roman origins, in the heart of Abruzzo in central Italy. It is conveniently located on the edge of a National Park and within easy reach of both the beach and a wide range of ski stations. You'll find lots to see and do not only in Sulmona itself but also in the surrounding area. Check out the English language website all about Sulmona here:


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Sulmona, Abruzzo

Rental Basis:
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2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £22 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £76.27
Cleaning £26.92

Note that this property is located on the second floor of the palazzo and there is no lift. We will help you with your bags but this property may not suit guests with mobility problems.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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