Traditional house in Penne
Ground Floor – Garage
First Floor – Arranged in a semi open plan style (separated by restored brick arches) comprising:
Bathroom: Bath with hand held shower, hand basin, bidet & WC.
Living Room: Traditional vaulted ceiling. French doors open onto a small balcony. Sofa's, comfortable chairs, coffee table, radio/CD player. TV (we are hopeful that there will be satellite channels from July 2008) & DVD Player (please bring your own CD’s/DVD’s). There is a small selection of books that you are welcome to borrow at any time during your stay.
Dining Room: Seating for 8 around the large dining table. Fireplace.
Kitchen: Well equipped with everything you should need including: fridge/freezer, double sink, 4 ring gas hob with extractor hood, full size oven, microwave, toaster, electric kettle, coffee maker, various cooking utensils, sauce pans, glasses, cutlery, crockery etc
Second Floor –
Bathroom: Shower, hand basin, bidet, WC & Washing Machine
2 Large Double Bedrooms: One has exposed oak beams and both are light and airy.
Plus 1 Bedroom with 2 separate bunk beds
A travel cot is available on request. Various other items are provided for those with young children.
The house sleeps 2 - 8 people
An traditional old house of character situated within the historic centre of the pretty, medieval, hilltop town of Penne in the Abruzzo region of Italy.
The house is only a 2 min walk from the piazza where you can enjoy a drink in one of the many cafes and bars. Penne has lots of small shops to enjoy including Pasticceria, butchers, boutiques, jewellers and gift shops selling local crafts. There is also a park with children's play equipment, and a swimming pool just outside of the town.
The house has thick walls, high ceilings, wooden shutters and tiled floors throughout helping to keep it cool during the summer months. The gas central heating means it is also suitable for winter stays. It is presented to a high standard with most rooms having recently been redecorated, and is comfortably furnished.
Penne is ideally located for exploring this beautiful and unspoilt region, due to its central position, being just a 40 min drive from the mountains, and 35 mins from the sea.
The town of Penne is defined as the ‘town of bricks’ due to its having been built almost entirely in cotto terracotta on the tops of four hills. On two of which the medieval centre still rises between the valleys of the Tavo and Fino rivers, amid a landscape of green hills and oak woods. To the west, the mountain ridge of the Apennines is visible just a few kilometres away.
The ancient town centre is well preserved, a maze of narrow, cobbled, alleys, surrounded by 15th century walls. The main access to the town is particularly picturesque, through the S. Francesco gate with its decorated frontispiece, and is the work of De Sio. Penne's churches include the 12th century Santa Maria, and the Duomo, which now houses the Diocese Museum including a crypt dating from the 8th century.
Penne also represents a point of access to the Gran Sasso National Park through the Lake of Penne Nature Reserve, a WWF oasis where it is possible to participate in guided visits. This oasis includes a centre for environmental education, a nature trail with observation huts for those interested in the avifauna, an animal first-aid centre, an artisan workshop, a botanical garden, a naturalistic museum, two aquariums and a centre where otters are bred.
Nestled halfway down Italy’s Adriatic coast, opposite Rome, Abruzzo has been described as the ‘green heart of Europe’ and is Italy’s most protected region. A third of its 11,000 sq km is designated as national park and is home to rare wildlife such as Marsicano bears, Apennine wolves, wild cats, chamois and golden eagles
There are two spectacular mountain ranges, the Maiella and Gran Sasso, dotted with some of the least visited hill towns in Italy. There are 17 ski resorts in Abruzzo and the slopes are said to be central Italy’s finest, in spring it’s even possible to combine a morning's skiing with an afternoon on the beach! In addition, the coastline boasts 133km of golden beaches, creeks and cliffs. This stunningly beautiful region has long been a favourite holiday destination for Italians, but remains unspoilt by mass tourism ……Abruzzo is still authentic Italy.
Short stays are welcome (minimum of 4 nights).
Strictly non-smkoers only please. Sorry No Pets.
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- DVD Player
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- National Park
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