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  • Beauty, Style and Elegance in a Romantic Italian Town

    "Our week long stay in Spello with friends was relaxing and comfortable in this beautiful home. Andrea was the perfect hostess, welcoming us personally with a smile and a tour of her home. The dining room table was complete with a platter of fresh fruit, a bottle of wine and a copy of Andrea's book containing personal recommendations for restaurants and sights to see in Spello and the surrounding region. When asked about the "truffles" that are so popular and delicious, Andrea recommended a "truffle hunt"... immediately contacting the guide who would take us and setting up a day and time. Since Andrea had never been herself, she accompanied us so that she could experience it first hand. It was a highlight of our trip! We were amazed at the beauty of the countryside, the knowledge of the farmer and the hospitality of his family who welcomed us to their farm and treated us to an authentic, fresh and delicious Italian meal. Every suggestion Andrea made was a success- from the flea market to shops and restaurants. After busy day trips or shopping, our evenings were spent on the terrace, enjoying wine and music as we looked out over the amazing view of the countryside. This restful, sweet town of Spello was a welcome getaway, and Andrea's house was the perfect place to make it complete."
    Guest: Mary Date of Stay: October 2014 Review Submitted: October 23, 2014
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  • Lovely Location and View!!

    "My sister and I stayed in this very comfortable and historic vacation home during the last week of March 2014. Flavia, Fausto and Anna (their daughter) are wonderful hosts, extremely helpful (we had a flat tire) and accommodating! The house itself boast of heated floors (ground level only), a spacious living area, very comfortable bedroom areas, well equipped kitchen, very nice bathrooms. My sister and I were on a rather extended vacation and decided before we ever made plans that we would NOT share a bedroom (or a bathroom, if we could help it). We knew we were going to be with each other for many days on end, and we figured that we'd like some "alone" time along the way. Most of our accommodations were hotel varieties and met our standards/needs... but this charming stop along the way was hard to leave! AND, we also had access to the family washing machine (Flavia gave us a key to use whenever we needed it). The location was ideal, giving us easy access to Cortona, Arezzo and many other villages. The owners made recommendations for restaurants that were spot on!!! Some of the best meals we had during our 5 country journey were right around the corner!"
    Guest: Joaniebl Date of Stay: March 2014 Review Submitted: July 5, 2014
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Abruzzo Travel Tips

Rural Italian Charm at Abbruzzo Vacation Rentals

Abruzzo is one of Italy’s best kept secrets. Far from the busy tourist towns of the north, Abruzzo is a quiet rural gem. It’s filled with spectacularly beautiful natural scenery, medieval castles, monasteries, quaint villages and Roman ruins. For those that take the time to explore the region, you’ll wonder why it’s not promoted more. But perhaps it’s the quietness that is really part of its charm. The beautiful rural setting, friendly villages and ancient buildings almost make you feel as though you have taken a trip back in time. After spending a few days in your vacation home, you may feel you never want to leave. Abruzzo is a region that attracts nature lovers, outdoor enthusiasts and people with a keen interest in Italian culture.

Abruzzo Accommodation Options

Renting a home in Abruzzo is the best way to soak up the culture of the region. Choose from lovingly restored ancient villas to cozy farm cottages. Many have sweeping views over the Adriatic Sea. You can sit and enjoy meals alfresco, soaking up the amazing views. This is the ideal destination for a romantic vacation or honeymoon. In this quiet rural atmosphere, you may feel like you are in your own private piece of paradise.

Activities and Sites near Abruzzo Villas

Abruzzo has arguably one of the richest deposits of natural and cultural attractions in Italy. Almost a third of the region is protected national park land. It is one of the few regions where you can see bears, wolves and chamois. Nature walks, hiking and climbing are popular activities among visitors. There are routes that can accommodate novices as well as more challenging alpine routes.

The Appenines are the tall glacial mountains that separate Abruzzo from Rome and western Italy. The region has good quality snowfalls each winter and hosts 21 different ski areas. Some areas are almost comparable in height to that of the Alps. Cross country skiing is popular, especially on the elevated plain of Campo Imperatore.

L’Aquila is the region’s largest city and most well known for its medieval architecture. Its most famous landmarks include a 16th-century castle and the fountain with 99 spouts. The fountain represents the 99 villages that united to form the city. There are several beautiful old churches in L’Aquila. Perhaps the most striking is the Basilica di Santa Maria di Collemaggio which has an impressive gothic interior.

Sulmona is a town famous for its sugared almonds which are known as confetti. Two churches worth visiting to view their architecture are the 13th-century San Francesco delle Scarpe and the 11th-century cathedral of San Panfilo.

Pescara has several miles of beachfront promenade and sandy beaches suitable for swimming and suntanning. From there, you can take a drive up the coast and enjoy the magnificent coastal scenery.

Travelling to and Around Abruzzo

Abruzzo has its own international airport, located just outside of Pescara. Low-cost European airlines have daily scheduled flights that arrive and depart from here. As an alternative, you can route via Rome and rent a car to drive to Abruzzo. Once in the region, it is best to have your own car to get around in. There are three main roadways that connect Abruzzo with other parts of Italy. All are toll roads and information on the toll fees can be obtained from the car rental companies when you collect the car.

The rail system is not known for its reliability and bus schedules between the towns do not operate that frequently. Driving through the countryside of Abruzzo, be aware of livestock that may meander across the road. The area is a large sheep farming district and it’s not uncommon to find a flock absentmindedly standing in the middle of a road.

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