Mountain Top Villa with Stunning Views
- Italy, Abruzzo,
- 2BR/1BA (Sleeps 6)700 Sq.Ft.
- External Website: http://villacasale.net
Terrace with panoramic view overlooking the ruins of an 11th century monastery. Comfortable, Recent re-construction with modern amenities while maintaining the charm of ancient Italy.
The property takes its name from its location on Via del Casale in Valle San Giovanni, a small town located near Teramo, the capital city of one of the four provinces of the Abruzzo region. It is midway between the Adriatic Sea (30 km/20 miles) and the Gran Sasso, the highest peak in the Apennine mountain range. Rome is about 176 km/110 miles away. Valle San Giovanni is a quiet town of about 350 people. The residents of “La Valle” call themselves Vallaroli and are the nicest people in the world! Many have relatives in America and Canada.
Casale sits at the end of a short alley off the main piazza. This provides serenity when desired while allowing plenty of contact with the lovely townspeople. The town has a church, one bar, a small grocery store, a fruit and vegetable market, a post office, and a small hardware store. A bus runs several times per day between Valle San Giovanni and Teramo.
The house was completed in August, 2004. The interior area is 65 square meters (690 square feet). There are two bedrooms, a living room with a couch that folds out into a double bed, a fully equipped kitchen, and a bathroom with an enclosed shower. There is a wood burning stove for heating and a washing machine. A ceiling fan cools things a bit in the summer. You will be impressed. Terrace with panoramic view overlooking the ruins of an 11th century monastery.
Casale is a great place to center your visit to Abruzzo while at the same time a perfect getaway from major tourist attractions. It provides peace and tranquility as well as the opportunity to take enjoyable day trips to nearby beaches, fortress towns, and mountains.
Onsite is a handsome English speaking manager who will answer all your questions.
Parking is in the piazza about 90ft/30 meters away. Crime in the town is virtually nonexistent. Gossiping in the town is plenty existent. This will not be a problem for you but I will hear stories after you leave so behave yourself! Guests enjoy a patio with an unobstructed view of Valle Soprana (no known relation to Tony Soprano!). A bus runs several times per day between Valle San Giovanni and Teramo. Grocery, coffee bar, and market nearby. Close to restaurants and hiking trails.
Valle San Giovanni — A small village of about 350 people. It is located about 8 km from Teramo.
Teramo is the provincial capital of the province of Teramo. It has population of about 55k people.
Marche/Abruzzo — The region is known for its relative isolation. There is something for everyone including the Gran Sasso as well as the beaches of the Adriatic Sea.