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.
You can rest assured that Owner Direct Vacation Rentals will look after all your apartment rental or villa rental needs