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“We loved our time at LaRocca.”
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58 reviews
Casa la Rocca
Double bedroom
Kitchen area
Looking out from the double bedroom
Twin room
Shower room
The pizza oven on a summer evening
Casa La Rocca in June
Sun loungers on the apartment patio
Val di Gizio from the apartment
Rocca Calascio - best view in Abruzzo
Chamois in the Maiella National Park
Oranges from Sicilia
Local produce on a roadside stall
Sulmona market
Lago di Barrea - swimming amongst the mountains
Pettorano sul Gizio
Sagittario valley
The Gargano peninsular
Campo Imperatore
Gran Sasso National Park
Winter above Scanno
Adriatic waves at Vasto
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Condo/Apartment -
2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
Sulmona, Province of L'Aquila, Abruzzo

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mark w
Birmingham, United Kingdom
1 review
“We loved our time at LaRocca.”
Reviewed 24 September 2012 for a stay in September 2012

The Abruzzo, with its whole series of mountain ranges and its numerous picturesque hill villages, is (for the English, not the Romans) a bit out of the way but that's just the way we like it. We went for the walking (which we could not do full justice to in the event because of a leg injury) and a special attraction for us was that the English owner, (having written a Cicerone walking guide), an expert with all the maps/alll sorts of local knowledge, is happy to help on the subject - as well as being very personable and hospitable. Personal circumstances dictated - unusually - that neither he nor his wife could be in Italy when we were there, but his stand-in impersonated very successfully the warmth of the welcome.which included a bottle of Montepulciano house wine (made from the small vineyard in the grounds) and a basket of fruit. Stuart did not let his absence prevent him from fulfilling his role as host, conducting an email dialogue to help us plan our walks before and during our stay.
We loved our time at LaRocca. We especially liked the large, private, shaded terrace (plus back garden) where we went for a deliciously peaceful mug of tea in the morning sun/fresh air - where we tended to eat all our meals in fact!
All the rooms are fresh and colourful in the modern way, comfortable and attractively furnished. The bathroom (Italian plumbing at its best) and kitchen were doubleplusgood; everything worked as it should (not something you can say about that many rental properties) - shower, fabulous! - and a kitchen not just equipped (as often) in a token way with a few odds and ends but organised by someone with the patience to set up a working kitchen - you can probably tell we like our food, and like to cook.
Small suggestion - more precise verbal directions from the main road to LaRocca would help the visitor arriving by car for the first time.
We intend to go back and do the walking properly. But our disappointment was muted because we got to see a bear - yes, a wild bear and bearcub - on one of Stuart's small walks. That has got to make LaRocca pretty special!

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Liked best: All of it
Liked least: That we never got to meet the owners, Stuart and Hil - sad face!
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Bristol
Reviewed 1 September 2012 for a stay in August 2012

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Liked best: Location and views
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Leeds, United Kingdom
Reviewed 22 April 2012 for a stay in April 2012

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Liked best: The views in the morning
Liked least: Leaving:)
Travelling group: Family with Young Children
Your age range 25-34
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Edinburgh
Reviewed 14 November 2011 for a stay in July 2011

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Liked best: Location, climate, food
Liked least: Nothing we can think of...
Travelling group: Family with Teenagers
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Stuart B
Milan, Italy
1 review
“A Relaxing Base in Beautiful Abruzzo”
Reviewed 9 November 2011 for a stay in November 2011

A wonderfully welcoming and relaxing base to explore the beautiful region of Abruzzo. Mountains, walks and wild nature are within easy reach of Casa la Rocca. The apartment is nicely done out comfortable, simple and cosy with plenty of outside space (with stunning views). We were made to feel immediately welcome and had a great week's break here.

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Liked best: The location
Travelling group: With Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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