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Italian Mountain Villa - Castelli, Heart of Abruzzo, in Gran Sasso National Park

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Mountain village of Castelli villa is to the right.. out of the pic!

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Last updated: 01/31/2015

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  • Internet:No
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  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

Our Villa is situated on a 20 acre property within the lush rolling hills of Abruzzo, overlooking the village of Castelli and backing onto the Gran Sasso National Park. The Villa is surrounded by majestic mountains, sweeping vistas and beautiful rural Italian countryside.

The Villa makes an excellent homebase for exploring the endless hidden gems of this unique region of Italy. The Adriatic Sea and its beaches are a 45 minute drive East. Rome is a 90 minute drive West. One passes hillside vineyards, fields of sunflowers and groves of olive trees along the winding country roads. The A24 is a short distance away. The scenic rural roads lead to ancient stone villages, mountain plateaus, pristine lakes all an area rich in history . In every direction untold hours of exploring and discovery await.

Abruzzo is known for it's rich farming traditions and this is reflected in the abundant and delicious regional cuisine. Local farmers and restaurants offer up their foods and dishes made with time-honored traditional methods. The local fare is beautifully complimented with the Montepulciano d' Abruzzo wines. Restaurants and cafes dot the region and in every town's piazza there is a spot to sit and sip an espresso or vino!

Castelli has flourished since the XI century when the Benedictine Abbey of San Salvatore introduced pottery to the area laying the foundations from which arose famous artists such as Orazio Pompei, the brothers Grue and Gentilli.

The tradition carries on to this day as Castelli houses the Ceramic Art Museum and the National School of Art. Ceramics are offered for sale year round in amongst the studios, shops, restaurants, and cafes which line the ancient town streets.

The villa has 3 bedrooms with a euro queen in each. Master has ensuite and a balcony. Upstairs a full bath ( shower) and downstairs a half bath. Master has a cot. There is a washer and a washline outside the laundry on the 2nd floor.

The historical town of Castelli lies in the heart of Abruzzo.




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Property Type

  • Villa

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Children Welcome:

    Many guests with families have enjoyed the hospitality of the locals and all of the child-friendly activities in the area!...moreless

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7, Beds for 6-7

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

    ensuite in master; ceramics...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

    2nd floor...moreless

  • Bathroom 3: toilet

    main floor...moreless

  • All bathrooms have ceramics.

Entertainment

  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Arboretum
  • Churches
  • Museums
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Eco Tourism
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain View
  • Rural
  • Village

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Rock Climbing

Dining

  • Dining:

    tables in kitchen and living areas...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 7 people

General

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Washing Machine:

    with outdoor drying lines...moreless

  • Wood Fireplace

Kitchen

  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen:

    Fully equipped as in a local kitchen!...moreless

  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove

Outside

  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
 

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Other 50% due 30 days before arrival.


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Location

Car: Necessary

Excellent base for day-tripping, hiking in Abruzzo National Park, shopping in the Villages nearby. Discover the 'earth to table' foods of rural Abruzzo. Explore a truly unspoiled corner of Italy.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2002

About the owner: Our families are being raised in a land thousands of miles away, still, the village where our parents and grandparents called home beckons us back to a more simple existence ...

Why the Owner Chose Castelli:
Castelli is where our family is originally from. Even though we have lived in Canada for decades, our family's deep love of Italy has never waned. The beauty of the region and the quality of life in the mountain town draws us back each year. In 2002 we purchased the Villa which is surrounded by mountains and overlooks the valley and Castelli. We have updated and renovated it to provide a secluded location in which to relax and enjoy the region's food and culture.

The Unique Benefits at this Villa:
The Villa affords an excellent homebase for exploring the diverse region of Abruzzo. The A24 is 13 km away, and smaller, more leisurely routes are right outside our door. Castelli offers local shops, restaurants and cobblestoned paths for strolling. There are dozens of vibrant ceramic studios and shops offering fine majolica pottery in both traditional and modern styles. Castelli's piazza is a 12 minute walk from the villa. Although, the villa is atop a very steep drive and a quick drive into town allows for a less strenuous trip back! The villa is very private and sits at the edge of a forest above farms and beside hillside pastures. In the evenings the lights and musical sounds of Castelli drift across the valley and up to the Villa, reminding one of the joys of life in Italy. Isola del Gran Sasso is a bustling town which is close nearby and a short trip in the car. It has a market and all kinds of shops and restaurants. Agritourismos in the area also offer plenty of local fare.


Contact us

Speaks: english, italian

 

Photos

  • Mountain village of Castelli villa is to the right.. out of the pic!

    Mountain village of Castelli villa is to the right.. out of the pic!

  • Looking through the living room and kitchen to the outdoor covered terrace.

    Looking through the living room and kitchen to the outdoor covered terrace.

  • Castelli Villa kitchen

    Castelli Villa kitchen

  • villa master bedroom with door open to bathroom and door open to balcony

    villa master bedroom with door open to bathroom and door open to balcony

  • View from outside balcony through laundry room to hall w bedrooms.

    View from outside balcony through laundry room to hall w bedrooms.

  • balcony view; the mountains radiate with the days' changing light!

    balcony view; the mountains radiate with the days' changing light!

  • The private villa lies at the top of the steep private drive.

    The private villa lies at the top of the steep private drive.

  • Balcony off the master bedroom.

    Balcony off the master bedroom.

  • Living room with leather sofas and door to outside.

    Living room with leather sofas and door to outside.

  • Looking towards stairs down to first level; door to hall + 3 bedrooms on right

    Looking towards stairs down to first level; door to hall + 3 bedrooms on right

  • One of the 3 bedrooms.

    One of the 3 bedrooms.

  • Upstairs arcade looking to a balcony.

    Upstairs arcade looking to a balcony.

  • Castelli is in the heart of Abruzzo!

    Castelli is in the heart of Abruzzo!

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  • Sleeps
    7
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    2.5
  • Property type
    Villa
Owner
Member since: 2003
Speaks: english, italian
  • Calendar last updated 01/31/2015
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(519) 751-1565 (Ontario, Canada)

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