4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, one huge Roof Terrace with stunning views (4 to 9 peop
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About Valeria Franchi
Valeria was born in Milan and has an important experience of 25 years in fashion business and public relationships. Using the knowledge of languages and her strong and creative personality, she follows an interesting path in the new lines of fashion-business, during the 90’s. She works for Costume National, Prada, Dries Van Noten, Paul Smith, both in sales department and with press office, and organization of fashion-shows. She understands that the beauty comes from proportions, balances, shadings and respect for the nature of every place, material and colour. She uses these precious skill in decorting , renovatng and creating the atmosphere of the venues she manages. With the experience and the practical sense of his husband Daniele, she projects cosy and unique places, starting with the little Bar Davi in Monterosso (Cinque Terre)and reaching the top with the magic and fascinating world of Palazzo Franchi Bardavi. A half of her blood is from Arielli and so the call of good ancient things brings her from the luxury of Paris runways to the suburb of “Cinque terre”, finding her next destination in the land of her forefathers. She still work as consuktant in fashion. Daniele was born in Milan and enters in the successful teams of private radios of Milan when he is very young. Smart and brilliant, he works for famous clubs and in fashion business. But the city is not enough for him…his ligurian soul brings him to the beautiful sea of Monterosso, Cinque Terre, at the age of 27. Here, he opens several clubs with great success and, while Monterosso is becoming a touristic destination, he renews himself and his style in every club he opens: La Fontana, Al Casello, obtained from a signalman’s house by the sea. This will be his best “creation”, the one wich gives him fame and success and wich he runs for 12 years. Bar Davi,named by Rick Steves best aperitifs and breakfasts. Bar Davi will be quoted in the most important foreign touristic guides.The Family now live in Spain
Valeria Franchi purchased this Apartment in 2008
Why Valeria Franchi chose Arielli
First of all for the link with Valeria's family roots,but especially because Valeria and Daniele after their strong experience with international tourism do believe that Abruzzo has so much to offer and is really unique in the Italian Panorama. Arielli then has a strategical position: You can refresh in the Mountains in the morning and easily dive into the Sea in the afternoon, while enjoying a countryside atmosphere during your stay in the Villa without ever feeling isolated. Moreover, the historical value of the building and the stunning views give the property a priceless and remarkable value. Italy is not only Tuscany. Abruzzo can provide excellent food, oil, wine, history, hicking and swimming with the twist of exploring an area which is still genuine and fool of real italian tradition.
What makes this Apartment unique
Landscape, strategic position, antique building value, refined design, avant-garde equipments and tecnological systems, high quality supplies and facilities. Brand new and fully furnished
Check-in: 2:30 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
Collection of Garbage rules are strict and have to be respected .Internet:30 gigas x month(day)30 gigasxmonth(night).Extra internet on guests expences
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Amazing home in a wonderful, peaceful environment
We stayed one week in this beautifully restored ancient home. Everything was perfect and cozy, including the fireplace !From the village of Arielli we could plan amazing day trips to the most astonishing beauties of this incredible region : Campo Imperatore on the Gran Sasso , Costa dei Trabocchi on the coast, Guardiagrele and the Majella villages, Rocca Calascio and Roccascalegna, both breathtaking locations of famous movies . We had a chance to visit local winery Tenuta Ulisse at the beautiful village of Crecchio, only a few minutes from home. Not to mention the small town of Ortona, 10 minutes from home, with its great ancient center and the Aragon castle overlooking the sea. In Ortona lie also the relics of San Tommaso, one of the Apostles, and is the head of the San Tommaso historic pilgrim path. Lanciano is also a great place to visit , with its medieval heart and an intriguing history of the oldest and most famous miracle of the Catholic Church , the Miracolo Eucaristico. Food and wine , nature and history, peace and authenticity , great people with a unique sense of hospitality : al this make Abruzzo absolutely worth visiting. And this house couldn’t fit better to a perfect stay !
Peaceful and rustic home
The Villa Franchi Bavardi is exactly as its pictured! Very comfortable living spaces, and the view from the terrace is outstanding. Valeria’s directions easily allowed us to find the house within the ‘old’ section of Arielli. We were able to find groceries and a restaurant within a 10 minute walk, and other restaurants in surrounding towns (you must go to the Taverna Ducale in Crecchio!) were close by. Arielli is about 20 minutes from the autostrada with easy access to San Vito, Ortona, Lanciano, Pescara and more. Valeria was wonderful to deal with and answered any questions and concerns quickly and satisfactorily. We would recommend Villa Franchi Bavardi to our friends.
Pictures do not do it justice
This house is amazing and the views are gorgeous. Everything you need is here. I was concerned about being hot in June, but the breeze is amazing! You will not be disappointed !
Dear Beth, thank you for all your nice words.It was such a pleasure to have you and your family as very polite and respecful guests.
Wish you the best and hope to have you again as our very welcome guest.
Valeria and Luisa(and Greta!)
Absolutely amazing house with stunning views!
Gorgeous house that is situated towards the very end of Arielli. Tranquil and peaceful area. The house is amazing! It has everything you need. It made me feel like I was at home. The terrace is a match made in heaven. It offers stunning views of the terrain, including vineyards and beach to the front, and the Gran Sasso and Maiella to the left. The house is very modern with an antique feel to it. With beautiful wood flooring. The beautiful kitchen was perfect when cooking at home with local ingredients. The gorgeous bathroom upstairs also with amazing views of the mountains and vineyards.
Overall I highly recommend this place to anyone looking for a place to stay in Abruzzo, Italy. Come here you wont be disappointed.
It is relatively close to just about anything nearby. 15 minutes to beach and 40 minutes to the top of the Maiella.
Thank you for your super nice review.
You and your girlfriend have been very special guests: polite, clean , respectful and full of love .
You felt our beloved property with all your heart and we can't wait to have you back.
We feel you are part of this place now...
Come back soon...Palazzo is waiting for you.
Very peaceful spot close to everything
A little bit difficult to find, but once you arrive, everything is "tutto va bene". Terrific rooftop patio overlooking vineyards with mountains and the Adriatic in the distance. It was a little cool outside, so we did appreciate the heated floors and the working fireplace! Everything works, nice kitchen, nice bathrooms.
Great restaurants in Ortona (Trattoria San Domenico, close to the big castle in Ortona) nice pizza place about 5 minutes away.
The only negative thing would be: the owners seem to have cats, so beware if you are allergic!
Thank you for your nice review.
Hope to have you as our guests in a "warmer" season...
I am sorry for the cats.
Arielli is a real countryside, cats live free in the neighbourhood and neighbours are used to feed them and live in peace with them.
Sometimes they might get in the house ..uninvited. It is a tradition farmers have to make friends with cats that protect houses from undesired insects or more..even if now it is not the case anylonger, the tradition stays...
It's the good and bed of staying in a real farmers village!
Anyway thank you again.
Ruhiges Dörfchen in Traumlage. Italien pur. Toller Metzger um die Ecke und ein gut versorgter Supermarket. Auf der Terrasse kann man sich herrlich entspannen. Im Haus gab's Alles was man nur brauchen könnte , naja vielleicht ausser Messer 😆 Sauber , gepflegt und still. Hab ich schon die Aussichten erwähnt? HAMMER! Wir freuen uns ungemein , dass wir keine All-in- Typen sind. Kontakt zum Vermieter sehr nett und zuvorkommend. Standort ist ideale Basis für verschiedenste Ausflüge, auch nach Rom waren es ca.250 km mit guten Anbindung.
Ein hat uns aber eins gefehlt... noch eine Woche Urlaub 😉
Vielen Danken, Sie waren fantastische Gastgeber, wir würden Sie gerne in unserem Arielli wider zu haben, wünschen wir Ihnen das Beste, bis bald.
Valeria und Luisa
In summer the one day trip to Isole tremiti is very recomended.
Crecchio at 2 km has a Castle to be visited.
Lanciano at 9 km is a beautiful antique little town to be visited with churches, restaurants and shopping.
Eat on a Trabocco in summer and consult the guide at the house to check all the activities possible