Villa in Mosciano Sant Angelo, Abruzzo, Italy - Peaceful Location, Just 10 Minutes Drive From The Genteel Beaches Of Giulianova's Sandy Coastline
- English, Italian
About Rosanna Bianchini
We have been coming to Abruzzo for the last 40 years, it's a beautiful, very green, and relaxed part of Italy. Our family is from this area so any questions, just ask, we know the local area well! We built the house in the 24 acre rural plot specifically to accommodate our three families, so it was purpose designed with attention to detail to work for people to share and enjoy – we've found it great for both large families or family group holidays, and grownup escapes. The villa is set within the grounds of the conserved original farm house, it has been architecturally designed with the result of modern living but with all the views and beauty of traditional rural Italy. I've over 25 years experience in providing rental properties – you can be sure of a professional service when booking Villa Calgiano. Please do take a look at the Facilities, Location and Reviews tabs for lots more info on the surrounding area and house itself!
Rosanna Bianchini purchased this Villa in 2008
Why Rosanna Bianchini chose Mosciano Sant'Angelo
This area is beautiful; its landscape is rural, rolling hills sloping softly down to the sandy beaches along the local coast line. There are few English speaking voices heard even in summer as visitors tend to be holiday makers from other regions of Italy coming for the sun, sea and R&R. There is still a lovely connection to the land as there is a lot of farming in the area. You'll find a daily market in different local towns pretty much every day of the week! Selling fresh, locally grown produce, sold by the small holders themselves. Not to mention the vans tempting freshly roasted succulent porchetta, or fried sea food stalls, both a speciality of the area! There's a local bus service to villages and sea too. Our location is served by three airports, Pescara, 35 mins, Ancona 75 mins and Rome 2 hours drive.
What makes this Villa unique
Large and airy accommodation, it was designed to accommodate our two families so Villa Calgiano ideal for large families or shared holidays Enjoy the privacy, set atop a small hill within 24 acres of private land. Relax on the ample sun terraces and sun traps, or cool covered walkways and loggia. Connect to Wifi indoors or out. Feast on the open views across to the stunning Gransasso mountain range. From the open-sided dining room or pool deck, soak up the evening vista of spectacularly lit hill town of Mosciano. Take a four minute walk down the lane to a lovely traditional restaurant. Or stay poolside and enjoy alfresco dining with views south down the valley. Private pool. 10 mins from the beaches. 5 mins from the amenities of local hill town. 8 minutes from the main motorway junction 40 minutes to ski or hike on the Gran Sasso. Easy access ground floor bedroom and family bathroom.
Minimum age of primary renter:35
Max guests:14 (sleeps up to 12 adults)
Please leave property in the condition as start of your stay, thank you. If excessive cleaning is required the cost will be deducted from the deposit.
The ground floor is tiled and so for your own safety: please no wet feet or 'straight from the pool' swimming costumes in the house, thank you.
Please do not use the pool pump room equipment, thank you.
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
Unfortunate series of events....
Well I’m not sure where to begin with this review but I will try to be as objective as I can. My family of 7 (including an elderly handicapped uncle) arrived at the Villa were “greeted” by Melanie.
Now, my family always visits Italy in May and unfortunately this was the coldest and dampest trip we have ever experienced. Suffice to say when we arrived it was very cold and damp in the house. Heating was not turned on...the house was FRIGID. My father's (who is an engineer) first concern was getting some heat into the house.Melanie directed him to a panel on the wall indicating this was the thermostat . Indeed it was not, it was the security system. Melanie had no answers for my family as to how to turn any sort of heating on.I tried to call Rosanna (the owner) and messaged her several times for assistance with a delayed response (appreciating she has her own life and was not in the country). Melanie was incredibly rude to my family, it was obvious that she did not want to spend any time assisting us and had an absolute fit when my mother advised her that this problem needed to be rectified before she could leave.We told Melanie there would be no way we could stay at this property in this state, especially with my frail uncle. My father managed to turn the heating on on the second floor but the downstairs heating was another issue. Finally Rosanna called me back, I advised her of the situation. She was needing to talk to Darren (her brother in law? I am not fully sure). Shortly thereafter Darren called me and walked my father through the process of turning on the heating downstairs. Melanie found us 1 heater and later provided us with more. We thought we were in the clear.
Our woes did not end the next morning, we woke up early to discover there now was zero heating upstairs or downstairs and no hot water. At this point I was practically in tears. My trip had definitely been ruined by this situation. We waited all morning for a service man to come around. Finally heat upstairs and hot water was restored but we were advised we wouldn’t get any heat downstairs. The TV also did not work at this home, we were allowed to access a private area of the home which allowed access to a TV and some food). Overall, I was very disappointed, frustrated, and upset. Rosanna did the best she could and was accommodating and understanding. I hope future renters have a better experience. Please note I cannot complete a review to the extent I would like to.
Thank you for your feedback, with a consistent 5 star rating since 2014 on the helpfulness of host and staff, the quality of the villa, the facilities and location, we were sorry that you experienced differently; we always do our utmost to ensure guests have the best stay possible. I fully appreciate that for the heating to not ignite on the ground floor on your arrival late on Friday night must have been very upsetting. As per our discussions that evening a plumber was immediately organised to attend the very next morning (Saturday) where the matter was promptly resolved. In the meantime and within an hour of being notified, heaters were supplied. Equally upon hearing you had arrived without any provisions, food was promptly arranged and offered to ensure your family could enjoy a meal together that first evening. Also in recognition of the heating inconvenience, 25% of your accommodation cost was automatically refunded by us as a gesture of good will. Thankfully throughout the remaining duration of your stay no other issues were experienced and we trust that you managed to still enjoy the beautiful Abrusese region.
Better than I expected
Our stay(16 of us ) for a family celebration was wonderful in every way. The location and the surrounding landscape cannot be appreciated in pictures--you have to be there. For our purposes everything we wanted to do/see was close by. The garden and the fig trees were a big hit. Anyone who has not eaten a fresh tomato right off the vine does not know what they are missing. The pool/outdoor maintenance man Christiano,is a jewel of a guy. Very helpful with suggestions and knowledge of the are and always pleasant to talk to early in the morning.A very helpful person. I would recommend the villa to anyone who asks about it.
Felice, it was a pleasure having you and your extended family stay, and I have to agree it is a divine spot in Abruzzo. Beach, mountains and fabulous local restaurant, what not to adore! – very glad you all thoroughly enjoyed your stay. Great to hear Kristian, Melanie and Adriana looked after you well, so thank you for your kind words here and I will make sure to let Kristian know how you enjoyed him and his local wisdom! Always a bonus to exceed expectations!
Idyllic views, outstanding property, great host
Everything about this property was exceptional. Our family of 7 siblings and their spouses/significant others met for a birthday celebration at the Villa and our expectations were exceeded. The villa was immaculate, the grounds beautiful and the included amenities were as stated. Every where you turned was another breathtaking view. Our host, Rosanna, and her associates Melanie, Kristian and Adriana were extremely accommodating and helpful. Melanie went food shopping for us prior to our arrival and got our kitchen stocked. Kristian arranged a day of wine-tasting and took us to 3 local wineries. They were all great and it was nice to have a guide and a driver! Adriana cooked us two meals that were both spectacular (along with a birthday cake) and accommodated our more picky eaters. The restaurant across the street, Villa Clesia was a big plus to have so close and the food was also fantastic. All in all it was one of the best vacations my family has taken. I would highly recommend this villa for bigger groups and anyone wanting to explore the Abruzzo area of Italy. It was my first time there and we will be back.
Cynthia it was a pleasure, so pleased we could help your family holiday become a most memorable one together!! Wonderful that you enjoyed the villa, grounds, beautiful surrounds and all the locality has to offer... Hope you'll pop by next time you're in Abruzzo – or come and stay again!
Amazing family holiday destination
Amazing family holiday destination with a touch of luxury at every turn.
We stayed here with 3 generations of family the youngest being primary aged children. From every window and every shaded outdoor relaxation area there was a view perfect for a post card. The villa was beautifully and tastefully decorated and furnished. The kitchen was very well appointed and had everything you could need to make a feast for our 10 people or a quick easy snack for the kids. With a nice winery only 10 minutes drive away, authentic restaurants and bistros not much further away and the Giulianova beach only a little further you really do have everything you can want very near by. We left wanting for nothing more and are already planning our next trip. I'd highly recommend this villa.
Thank you Gina, it was a pleasure to have you stay at Villa Calgiano, and share this beautiful spot with you all – Great to hear the three generations enjoyed the villa, surroundings, local restaurants and beaches equally. I look forward to welcoming you again!
Memorable vacation in a gorgeous, modern villa surrounded by breathtaking views and clean breezes.
We had a most memorable two week stay in the summer of 2017. We were a large group with children ranging from teenagers to toddlers. The pool and deck area was a luxurious treat for the whole family. The bedrooms were very comfortable with modern and comfortable ensuites in each. The villa is perfectly situated with gorgeous views from every angle.
The Abruzzo region has so many charming, authentic and welcoming towns to explore. Abruzzo had a deep and interesting history as well as beautiful nature reserves, mountains and seaside. There was too much to do and two weeks were not enough. Gulianova Beach has many reasonable and clean Lidos with great resto-bars. The beach is a 15 minute drive with pretty, wide and white sandy beaches. Gulianova is both Hip and family friendly. Abruzzese food and dining is really good and so very well priced.
The Abruzzo region has some of the most scenic drives in Italy, with rolling hills, vineyards, olive trees that lead the eye to the Adriatic on the east side or magestic views of the mountains on the west side.
The landlord of the villa was very responsive and accommodating. If we had any queries during the planning stage as well as during our stay we always received a quick and eager response. It was a pleasure dealing with the landlord. The property was very well maintained and we felt at home from the first day. The villa is well situated for day trips but is also a beautiful place to just stay put and relax by the pool under the umbrella with a great book while the children have fun in the pool. There are also many covered outdoor areas which we used to dine al fresco. The villa provided all the comforts of home, with a fully equipped kitchen, really comfy sofas in the living room as well as comfy loungers on the deck.
It was a great stay overall in a lovely house in a great region of Italy. We hope to return.
I couldn't agree more Elena; beautiful region, restful location and so pleased you found the villa well suited to your large family group with its many facilities and home comforts. We also love the fact that we can all be there together, and yet each feel ample space to relax. Thank you for your review, which I'm sure others will find useful when planning their holiday in Abruzzo!
A fantastic house for our family vacation!
We have previously rented several vacation homes in the past, but this was easily one of the best home rental experiences we have ever had.
From the initial contact with Rosanna to the time we left the property we could not have asked for more. Here are just a few of the many things we enjoyed:
- The owner (Rosanna) was very easy to contact, provided a lot of useful information, and was genuinely concerned about our comfort.
- The property was just as pictured, in fact the photos don't do it justice. It is clean, spacious and well appointed.
- The setting is private and quiet, and the views from the property are amazing.
- An excellent restaurant (Villa Clesia) is in walking distance.
In summary, if you are looking for a large home that can accommodate a family, or a few couples look no further you won't find a home better than this one. I am already looking forward to future stays.
Steve it was a pleasure to have been able to help make your family stay at Villa Calgiano so memorable and enjoyable, what beautiful confirmation, thank you. Your list of the many things you enjoyed about the property and the local area are a lovely insight for others who might be looking to spend some rest and relaxation in Abruzzo. I look forward to welcoming you back!
Special interest holidays:
Abruzzo is one of the greenest region in Europe and the area is known for producing quality olive oil and wine. At Villa Calgiano, we have olive picking happening between end of October and mid November. Guests are welcome to join in the process of picking, weighing and taking the olives to be pressed – and watch the harvest being transformed into oil, or simply come and see the process at any point along the way. Please contact us for dates. For the weeks during the olive picking season our farm proprietor will be resident in the annex apartment building within the grounds of Villa Calgiano. He is fluent in both English and Italian and has a great local knowledge of the area.
In Abruzzo with its 130km of coastline, Villa Calgiano is just 7km to the beautiful stretch of deep sandy beaches at genteel Giulianova. Along her 4.5kms stretch of uninterrupted beaches, you will find the many beach bars and beachfront restaurants where you can hire umbrellas, relax under coconut palm ombrelloni, or snooze beneath canopied beds. Promenade the sandy waterfront with the locals, or set up for the day on one of the free beaches that are offered.
2.5k to motorway exit/access
36km Pescara airport and 35 minutes drive straight down the A14 costal motorway.
Ancona airport is 75 minutes directly north, straight up the A14
Car hire is recommended at either airport
A car is essential
7km to Giulianova train station, providing a good service along the coast north to Venice and south to Bari and more. Rome (2.5 hrs by car) by coach from the same station. Coach tours also depart here
Pescara Port also provides transport to Tremiti Islands
2 km from the local hill town, Mosciano Sant Angelo and 5 minutes by car. Or on foot across the valley, 20 minutes via a rugged and quite steep olive and tree lined country track (a great workout!)
500m to superb traditional restaurant
8km to a great water park
5km to Golf
5km to horse riding
7km to Giulianova Lido, port and shops
5.5km to Giulianova Paese (historic centre)
2km to bank, post-office etc
36km to mountain skiing/walking
An arrival shopping service is available for those guests arriving late evening: Includes; Locally cured prosciutto, eggs, local bread, butter, conserve, cereals, milk, tea, Italian coffee and our home produced olive oil. Please request on booking.
From the terraces and deck, you are greeted each morning, by the beautiful Apennine mountains, it is hard to ignore the beauty of the Gran Sasso mountain peak. These plains and foothills of the Apennines are within easy reach for cooler summer walks and picnics. This is a beautiful place to view the panorama of the mountain ranges both north and south, or venture to the summit of the Gransasso herself. Near or far, there is so much on offer in the local area...
Golf, (driving range)
National Park of Gran Sasso,
Beach Volley Ball
Evening entertainment; music, theatre, art and fireworks at the many local village and town festas (through July and August).
RESTAURANTS: some within a 5 minute stroll, others a 12 minute walk/5min drive to the local hill town, and many more still within a 10 minutes drive.
Beachfront, eat while the kids play in the sand at L'Arlecchino, or late night clubbing.
Local fish restaurants, near the port, fantastic authentic local menus
Pizzas, wood oven and fish speciality, great views
Fine dining on the beach front.
PLACES OF INTEREST
Visit this area with the local excursions, enjoy the museums, wander historic hill towns and discover places of interest, walk in the mountains or on the many beaches.