Casa Pretoro is on the edge of Pretoro, an ancient mountain village, said to have Knights Templer connections (contact for website address). In the national park of Abruzzo where eagles soar and nature abounds, and there can be found rare flowers and plants. There is an abundance of marked walking, mountain biking and horse riding trails, and many sites of of historic interest, caves, hermitages. From the accommodation the sea can be reached in 25 mins. There are two family ski resorts 15 and 20 mins away from the accommodation. Details of ski resorts can be found on the Pretoro web site. We also have have at our disposal at extra cost subject to availability, a fully equipped fitness centre with pool, Turkish baths, sauna and massage salon. Ski hire and skiing instruction at very reasonable price. Trips can be arranged, mountain guide,wine tasting courses or just plain wine tasting. The area is full of small market towns and villages each with their own charm and specialist crafts.