Abruzzo Vacation Rentals

Abruzzo region is situated at the centre of the Italian peninsula facing the Adriatic, which it follows along 150 km of beaches and rocks. Its western border is less than 50 miles (80 km) east of Rome. Abruzzo borders the region of Marche to the north, Lazio to the west and south-west, Molise to the south-east, and the Adriatic Sea to the east. It is one of the most mountainous regions in Italy and most accommodations, vacation rentals, villa rentals, condo rentals and apartment rentals have spectacular views of the surrounding area.

In the interior are the 500 km2 (190 sq mi) of the Abruzzo National Park, where rare examples of Mediterranean flora and fauna survive (chamois, wolves, bears, golden eagles). In the past decade, tourism has increased, mostly among Italians and other Europeans. Abruzzo holds some of Italy's best-preserved medieval and Renaissance hill towns with a wealth of castles and medieval towns, especially near the town of L'Aquila. Yet Abruzzo is still off the beaten path for most visitors to Italy. Visitors can expect holiday villas and lodging that is varied in style and luxury and locally owned accommodation that range from vacation rental to apartment rental and villa rental options.

The climate is just as varied; it is warm and dry on the coast and an alpine climate in the mountainous interior.

Major roads and railway lines link the region to the south, west and north of Italy and the rest of Europe. There is an international airport (Abruzzo International Airport) in Pescara, a large city on Abruzzo's Adriatic coast. It is served by low cost airlines from and to major European cities.

Abruzzo offer year round activities and accommodations, vacation rentals, apartment rentals and villa rentals. The region has 21 ski areas and the most developed resort is Roccaraso, followed by Campo Felice, and Campo Imperatore. Located in the highest region of the Apennines, these ski areas are at heights nearly comparable to many Alpine resorts.

Abruzzo’s 129 km. long sandy coastline is home to a many popular beach resorts, among them Vasto on Abruzzo’s southern coast; mid-coast are Silvi Marina, whose sands are considered among the best in Italy. One third of the region is designated as national or regional parkland. The following parks lie, wholly or partially, within Abruzzo: Abruzzo National Park, Gran Sasso e Monti della Laga National Park, Majella National Park, Sirente Velino Regional Park and Lago di Barrea (Barrea Lake Wetlands). The protected areas are home to rare flora and fauna, such as the brown bear, the wolf and the chamois.

The regional capital of Abruzzo is L'Aquila. L'Aquila, the main city, contains an imposing 16th century castle; other noteworthy monuments include the Fontana delle 99 Cannelle, a fountain with 99 spouts (one for each of the villages that founded the city) and the pink and white marble Basilica di Santa Maria di Collemaggio with its Holy Door and Gothic interior. Pescara is 6.5 miles of a seaside promenade with wide sandy beaches. In Sulmona, a medieval town famous for its confetti (sugared almonds) visit the 11th-century cathedral of San Panfilo and the 13th-century church of San Francesco delle Scarpe. Teramo is between the highest mountains of Apennies and has both sunny beaches of the Adriatic Sea and in a different season can be covered in snow. All the cities of Abruzzo have vacation rental, apartment rental, villa rental and accommodation options to suit all tastes and budgets.

Abruzzo is one of the most sparsely populated regions on the Italian peninsula and a vacation in here offers a taste of the unspoiled Italy.

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  • The B&B is at San Giovanni

    San Giovanni Teatino: Country style house
    • 4 BDR
    • 2 BA
    • Sleeps 7
    • #206859
    avg €69 EUR/night Pet Friendly
    In this unit, you will find a peaceful and welcoming atmosphere. The structure has only recently been opened to the public and has been carefully prepared in every detail. Breakfast, which includes delicious local products, is a buffet with the possibility of variations on specific requests of the guest. In the warmer seasons, breakfast may be taken under the gazebo in the garden, while in winter it is served in the kitchen. The large fireplace, chiseled by the stone-cutters of Lettomanoppello from the white stone of the Majella mountain, and the upright piano help create an enchanting and unforgettable setting. Our B&B, has at the disposal of our guests, a large and comfortable kitchen with all the necessary equipment; hob, fridge, oven, dishwasher, washing machine, iron and ironing board. On request, there is also available a cook who can come and prepare a tasty meal of traditional, local, Abruzzo dishes for our guests. Note* Although this is a Bed and Breakfast, there are NO shared spaces. All areas (including the outdoor space), will private to the Guest.
  • Enjoy this Beautiful Home

    Cerchio: House
    • 4 BDR
    • 3 BA
    • Sleeps 9
    • #208265
    avg €102 EUR/night Credit Card Paypal Pet Friendly
    A Single home in the center of a small historical town, 2 minute walk to the main town square and the center of town. Beautiful scenery, interact with locals, eat the most wholesome, delicious italian foods!! Have the vacation of your dreams!!
  • See Maiella National Park

    Palombaro: Apartment in a villa
    • 1 BDR
    • 1 BA
    • Sleeps 2
    • #202916
    avg €54 EUR/night Paypal
    Abruzzo is the place where Italians go on holiday and it is just the way they like it, off the tourist track and unchanged. 1/3 of the region is national and regional parks; it has 129 kilometres of sandy beaches and 21 ski areas. Villa Maieletta sits in rolling hills with the dramatic backdrop of the Maiella Mountain range, on a quiet country lane close to the historic hill-top town of Palombaro, whose distant church bells provide an evocative reminder of past times. The 2011 movie, “Lost in Italy,” was filmed in Palombaro. Experience the rhythms of rural life around us, from the porchetta van and cafe culture to grape harvest celebrations and Festa month in August. Make the Villa your base for the winter skiing season from December to April. The world class ski resort of Roccaraso, home of the World Junior Championships in 2012, is under an hour away. Retire to your apartment to relax in a luxurious environment of classic Italian splendour or while away an hour on our antique American Pool table. We are situated amidst great cycling and motorcycling country. The Giro D'Italia often visits the area; in 2010 it came within a few kilometres of us. At Villa Maieletta you can be in the mountains in the morning, on the beach in the afternoon, and dine in the countryside under the stars. The Villa is an ideal retreat for couples, those who love the outdoor life and aficionados of architecture and history. For the latest attractions see our Villa Maieletta Facebook page.

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