Abruzzo is a region to discover , intact and little known , offering the unique riches of its kind a blend of nature , art and history . First of nature : sea , beaches , mountains and parks that will classify the top of the green tourism . Few people know that this region is the greenest in Europe with over a third of its surface covered by parks and reserves . In addition to the natural setting you can enjoy the history witnessed by thousand castles and abbeys and gastronomic heritage of this region .The Abruzzi rural houses are little gems scattered across the territory,full of old world charm and secret and a story yet to be told.Restored or to restore , preserve motions original features such as stone portals or brick,roof coverings are made with old tiles,the ceiling of the rooms made with vaulted (CARROZZA O CROCIERA).Thousands are the farmhouses and small villages uninhabited or decaying throughout Abruzzo,with increased concentration in mountain areas.The house that we propose is located in the Park Laga Mountains , on the border of two Italian Central Regions : Abruzzo and Marche. The house gently lies on the hills of Teramo , between our blue sea and the green mountain where the warm and welcoming colorful landscape reigns together with the images and the charm of the thousand art " treasures " : churches, abbeys , Romanesque churches , monuments and museums from the great historical and cultural value. The house is only 30 minutes by car far from the seaside towns of Abruzzo coast including : Alba Adriatica and Tortoreto Lido . To spend the morning at the beach and then decide you can go hiking in the mountains it is more than a possibility a reality. Important cultural sites , are very close to our house , such as the incomparable beauty of Civitella del Tronto with its majestic fortress. It is the second largest in Europe with its 500 meters of length 25,000 square meters. The site was chosen by the Anjou and papal in the thirteenth century. as the border between the Papal States and the Kingdom of Naples, but the fortress of Civitella as it is structured today was built only in 1559, under the reign of Philip of Spain
was the last Bourbon fortress to fall on March (PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN) days after the proclamation of the Unification of Italy the Piedmontese troops after a siege that lasted 146 days. Destroyed and looted she was restored only a hundred years later. Today it is visited in all the grandeur of the streets, ramparts and walkways.The town of Campli lies at only 8km far from our ancient property. In the heart of the hilly lands of Teramo, the little town of Campli enshrines many treasures. History and culture, tradition and religious worship merge together in this enchanting town of unique artistic interest. Excavated remains of a near Campovalano testify that it has been inhabited ever since pre-Roman times. In the Middle Ages, under the dominion of the Farnese, the most flourishing period ever this little town Campli became the meeting point for various painters and artists coming from schools like the ones of Giotto and Raffaelo. They left masterpieces that still enrich the main monuments of the historical centre and of the neighbouring villages: the splendid (14th century), the Church of Saint Francis with adjoining convent (seat of the archaeological Museum), the 15th-century Convent of Saint Berardino and the Church dedicated to our Lady of Mercy. The historical centre of Campli offers also valuable examples of civil mediaeval and Renaissance style architecture, starting with the Casa del Medico and the Casa del Farmacista (respectively the Doctor's and the Chemist's Houses), the stately Palazzo Parlamentare and the Palazzo Farnese with its characteristic three-openings mullioned windows and round arches that form a beautiful colonnade. Perched on the hill that rises in front of the house, there is Ripe a very small town known as the input to guard the Cave of St. Michael the Archangel, or Cave of the Angel, one of the most important sites of the whole natural and archaeological Abruzzo interest. The cave is located in the beautiful valley between the two twin mountains in which the Salinello flows, it is one of the many karst caves that opens along the walls of the two mountains. The cave value it isn't given only by its beauty and its size, but also for its history. In fact, many archaeological investigations have uncovered many prehistoric remains, demonstrating a very intense use, so as to reinforce the argument is that beyond the housing use it was dedicated to fertility rites as well. The religious use of the cave is dated back to 'Middle Ages, with the presence of two altars, one of them is four meters high and the other with a thirteenth century inscription. Leaving Abruzzo , and heading north just 18km from the house , we find the town of Ascoli . Enjoy evening aperitivo under its porticoes, drink a coffee and indulge your sweet tooth in its pasticcerie. And do not hestitate for a second when offered the olive all'ascolana, fried, stuffed olives invented here.
Finally, if you happen upon Ascoli Piceno the first Sunday of August, you cannot but observe the Torneo Cavalleresco della Quintana, a typical procession in 14th-Century costume.Ascoli is a beautiful medieval town of Marche , considered among the most monumental of Italy . Dotted with towers and steeples and wrapped in warm golden color of travertine , which covers almost the entire historic center , the town is surrounded on three sides by the rivers Tronto and Castellano , who converge here.Just 20mins by car , heading south , we can visit the city of Teramo , one of the four capitals of Abruzzo.Teramo , Abruzzo beautiful town , is the ideal destination for nature lovers , with the chain of the Gran Sasso of Italy and the Laga massif that are the backdrop to one of the most picturesque coastal shores of the Italian peninsula . The city lies in a valley at the confluence of the river Tordino and the stream Vezzola , the same site of Interamnia , a Roman colony.The same area was built the medieval city , still recognizable by the winding streets , the arcades and the ruins of the walls . And it was the Middle Ages, the period of splendor of the city , in spite of the bitter struggles between local families and foreign Lordship , the first Angevin and then Aragonese .The strikingly beautiful old town, full of small churches and streets . Here stands the Cathedral built in the twelfth century in typical medieval style . Formed by the union of two churches , of different ages , the cathedral inside it houses the famous altarpiece of gilded silver of Nicola da Guardiagrele , known as " the Antependium of Teramo " ((PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN)) , who narrates through thirty panels the story of Christ's life.Also worth seeing is the Palazzo Delfico of 1700 , the fourteenth-century Bishop's Palace and the Archaeological Museum and Art Gallery , housed in a neoclassical building in the picturesque scenery of the gardens of the Villa Comunale .
We are within easy reach
By plane or by train:
70 km from Pescara airport*
100 km from Ancona-Falconara airport*
200 km from Roma - Fiumicino airport*
*Pescara airport offers flight connections to Munich, Frankfurt, Paris, Bruxelles, London, Nice, Barcelona, New York.
15 Km from Teramo railway station
22 Km from Giulianova railway station
25 Km from San Benedetto del Tronto railway station
By car (PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN) E
Exit the A14 Bologna-Bari motorway on the Adriatic coast, either at “Val Vibrata” or “San Benedetto del Tronto” exits. From the Val Vibrata exit, take the road leading to the towns of Corropoli, Nereto and Sant'Egidio alla Vibrata, then follow signs to Civitella del Tronto. If you take the “San Benedetto del Tronto” exit, take the “Superstrada Ascoli-Mare” (a free of charge motorway) towards Ascoli Piceno, exit at Castel di Lama (Zona Industriale) junction and drive towards Ancarano and Sant'Egidio alla Vibrata. Then follow signs to Civitella.
The A24 Roma-Teramo motorway provides access to and from the Tyrrhenian Coast. Once you get to Teramo, take the SS81 main road and drive 18 km towards Ascoli Piceno