Calascio Accommodations

When most people think of attractions in Italy what often comes to mind is the Colosseum, the leaning tower of Pisa, and Venice, busy crowded places that have lost their magical Italian charm. Most people do not even think about finding a vacation rental accommodation in Central Italy. If you want to flee the crowded streets of Rome or avoid getting hassled by pushy shop owners in Tuscany, then visit the enchanting Province of L'Aquila. Here you can find the same luxurious vacation rentals, such as villas, condo rentals, apartment rentals, and cottages that you would in any of Italy’s major cities but without all the congestion and chaos.

L'Aquila is the least densely populated province in Italy, located in the mountainous region of Abruzzo. This area is not bombarded with curious tourists and therefore the residences of Abruzzo welcome newcomers who want to explore their province and many locals own the apartment rentals and various vacation rentals available from Owner Directs Vacation Rentals.

One of the most captivating villages in L’Aquila is Calascio. You will definitely want to find your villa rental or condo rental accommodations here, so you spend more than one day journeying through this quaint yet majestic hamlet. The homes in this village are peculiarly situated, curling against the base of the Gran Sasso mountains creating a sort of medieval protective wall. The breathtaking backdrop of Calascio is of dominating mountains and vast saffron plains. If you relinquish your villa rental accommodations early enough you may be able to watch the local farmers cultivate their lentil fields or gracious graze their sheep across the mountain side.

A spectacular site in Calascio is the Rocca di Calascio. During the fourteenth century the Rocca di Calascio belonged to Leonello Acclozamora who was at the time the barony of Carapelle. During the Renassiance era, a rocca was used as a watchtower to house military garrison, however the unique octagonal shape of this rocca makes it a must see if you visit Italy. With a wide variety of villa rentals and apartment rentals in and around Calascio, you are sure to find your perfect lodging accommodation.

During your stay at Calascio you must make sure you visit the Church of Santa Maria della Pietà. The Church of Santa Maria della Pieta is a beautiful blanched limestone structure that sits on an apex on your way up to Rocca di Calascio. This awe-inspiring structure can be easily be reached by a gentle, meandering pathway from Calascio. Many villa rentals are situated at the foot of this pathway, making it extremely accessible for the amateur traveler.

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  • Enjoy this Beautiful Home in a Magical Valley

    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!!
  • The B&B is at San Giovanni Teatino, near Pescara, in the Abruzzo Region of Italy

    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.
  • See Maiella National Park, castles, medieval, towns, taste great food and drink.

    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.
  • Exclusive Villa Overlooking Spectacular Views & Surrounded by 200 Olive Trees

    Exclusive Villa

    Abruzzo: Villa
    • 4 BDR
    • 5 BA
    • Sleeps 12
    • #231478
    avg €278 EUR/night Credit Card
    4 Bedrooms | 4 Bathrooms | Close to beach, Medieval Villages & Pescara Centre If you are looking for a spacious and comfortable villa, with spectacular views, fresh air and excellent location then it doesn’t get any better than this. Italy’s most recognized medieval villages, blue flag beaches and Europe’s largest natural reserve are all within close proximity and you will still have the convenience of being located close to excellent authentic Italian restaurants, elegant cafes, fashionable shopping district and thrilling nightlife. Here are some highlights about the Villa: * Excellent location. 10 minute drive to vast stretches of glorious beaches, restaurants, great shopping and thrilling nightlife. Europe’s largest nature reserve, ski-slopes, and Italy’s awarded medieval villages within close driving proximity. * 15 minute drive from Pescara Airport and around 2 hours drive from Rome * Dine 'al-fresco' on the very spacious terrace while you enjoy the spectacular panoramic views of the Adriatic Coast, Abruzzo countryside, mountains and distant towns * Villa surrounded by 538,200sq ft of private land so that you can enjoy tranquility and privacy * Free Internet Wifi and Free telephone calls to Pescara landlines * En-suite bathroom in every bedroom * Air-conditioned bedrooms and villa is centrally heated to keep you comfortable * The villa has a unique, elegant, contemporary and fresh design reflecting its own creativity. Very spacious interior with high ceilings, yet inviting, cosy and full of natural light * Fully equipped modern kitchen with dishwasher * Complimentary library of around 70 DVDs to keep you entertained for the days you just want to stay in and relax After a day out exploring Abruzzo, relaxing at the beach or in an cafe in Pescara, you can stroll around the Villa's 50,000m² (538,200sq ft) of private land where abundant organic fruit and over 100 olive trees grow. Your stay will be peaceful with dramatic views of the Adriatic Coast, mountains, countryside and distant towns. This exclusive Villa has been designed to make it ideal for either a couple or a large group and with a layout of over 500m² (5382 sqft) you can easily entertain your guests or enjoy the spacious Villa all to yourselves. And best of all you can rest easy knowing that this Award-winning Villa has be recognized as Top Villa Rental in Abruzzo Italy. Please do enquire for minimum night stay requirements. *** Things to Do *** The area is renowned for its Montepulciano D’Abruzzo Wine, the Adriatic Coast line with its long stretch of beach, wonderful fresh cuisine, shopping, charming nearby villages, the mountain ranges and warm friendly people. The centre of Pescara, with its designer and high street shops, is a 10-minute drive from the villa and there are also some best kept secrets where you can purchase designer fashion from designer factory outlets at heavily discounted prices. The beach is also a 10 minutes drive away. Small charming characteristic towns, open markets and local festivals in the nearby area are ideal for day trips to explore. And in the evenings, the beach cafes and the old town of Pescara Porto transform themselves into vibrant night spots. Or if you like you can even catch a bus, train or drive on the “Auto Strada” to Rome for a day trip which takes only around 2 hours to get there!

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