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Casa la Rocca

Condo/Apartment -
2 Bedrooms , 1 Bathroom , Sleeps 4
Sulmona, Province of L'Aquila, Abruzzo
Casa La Rocca is a lovely reconstructed farmhouse standing at the southern end of the Sulmona valley.

The house and attached apartment are set within quiet fields, orchards and vineyards and enjoy tremendous views in all directions of the surrounding mountains and national parks. It's a great place for a peaceful holiday in magnificent countryside and yet within a few kilometres of the market town of Sulmona and the beautiful old hilltop village of Pettorano Sul Gizio.

Accommodating outdoor enthusiasts is our speciality. We love to help walkers, cyclists, skiers, climbers and naturalists get the very most out of their trip to this wonderful region. Stuart, one of the owners, is the author of 'Walking in Abruzzo', published by Cicerone Press in July 2011.

But catering for those seeking a less active holiday is an equal plea...
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Listing #HL111983
About the Owner
Stuart H
Languages spoken:English, Italian
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:December 2009
Interaction with guests
We live at Casa La Rocca and will be there during your stay. We are always available for help and advice from when we welcome you until when you leave - weather, walking routes, markets etc... Just occassionally we may be away but we would let you know in advance and usually a friend will be in the house to cover for us. The main house and entrance are on the opposite side of the building so you won't really be aware of us unless you need us or fancy a chat! We have two dogs who love to make friends with our guests.
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Reviewed 22 November 2018

We have now stayed 5 times at Casa la Rocca. What more could you say? Let me try...Stuart and Hillary are the perfect hosts. Their hospitality and knowledge of the area is astounding. The apartment is perfect for a couple or family. The setting is...More

Date of stay: October 2018
Thank Bruce k
Reviewed 7 November 2018 via mobile

It was that perfect feeling of coming home when I drove up to Casa la Rocca. Between the warm welcome of Stuart and Hil,to being greeted by Max and Fleury and the familiar comfort of the apartment, I was so happy to be "home". Sulmona...More

Date of stay: October 2018
Thank debrap1231
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Reviewed 31 October 2018

Another wonderful stay at Casa la Rocca! With an excellent rural location, excellent walking, pretty villages to explore and close to Sulmona, there is plenty to see and do. Stuart and Hil are prefect hosts, always happy to suggest different things to see and places...More

Date of stay: October 2018
Thank gauntlett17
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Central Heating
  • Cooker
  • Cots:(1)
  • Dining Seats (4)
  • Double Beds:(1)
  • DVD Player
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Hairdryer
  • Highchair
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (4)
  • Parking
  • Private Garden
  • Refrigerator
  • Shared Garden
  • Shower Rooms (1)
  • Single Beds:(2)
  • Stereo System
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • Wi-Fi
Additional amenities & feature info
The kitchen / living area is fully fitted with a dining table seating four, a two seater sofa and two easy chairs, TV / DVD / CD player, games and a library of local information and attractions. Detailed walking advice and maps are available from the owners who have extensive knowledge of the Abruzzo mountains.

There are two bedrooms. One has a double bed and sunny french windows which look out over the land whilst the other has twin beds which can be made up into a double if desired. The view from this bedroom extends towards Sulmona and the mountains of the Grand Sasso beyond.

The apartment balcony is gained by an external spiral staircase. There are sun loungers and a shady pergola for when you want to escape the heat but still enjoy the elevated views.

A travel cot and high chair...
House rules
    Pets allowed
    Smoking not allowed
    1 Shower
    1 Crib
    1 Full
    2 Twins
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  • Damage Deposit: $189 / stay - Deposit
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About the neighbourhood
This is our 'baker's dozen' of top places to visit from Casa La Rocca:

• Calascio and Rocca Calascio - simply the best castle and view in Abruzzo
• Campo Imperatore - a high mountain plateau - wild, vast, magnificent
• Sulmona - the beautiful town just down the road and centre of the valley - cycle in on market day!
• Corno Grande - take the cable car to help you on your way to the highest point in Italy outside of the Alps
• Passo San Leonardo - the high point of the mountain road across the Maiella
• Pettorano Sul Gizio - our ancient and quite delightful hill top commune - take an hour or two and walk up
• Lago Scanno - a cool swim in the mountains with a wonderful view and the lovely old village nearby
• Pescara - the authentic Italian beach experience and big town shoppin...
Getting around
It's best to have a car when you are staying at Casa La Rocca as there is not a good bus service to the house and the railway station and stops for the main bus routes are in Sulmona - 4km away. The nearest shops are also in Sulmona. And you will need a car to get to most of the mountain areas.

Trains and buses from Sulmona, though, are good and go in all directions. Stuart has developed a number of walking days out that make specific use of rail and bus connections.

Cycling around the area is great and you can explore the Val del Gizio on foot directly from the apartment including the walk up to the village of Pettorano which is a lovely thing to do - takes about 90 minutes.
Car advised
How to get there
Airport: Pescara: 60.0 km
Railway: Sulmona: 7.0 km
Ferry: Pescara: 60.0 km
Rome airports - Ciampino or Fiumicino. Served by EasyJet, Ryan Air, Alitalia, BA and many others.
Pescara airport served by Ryan Air

Train or coach
From Rome or Pescara to Sulmona

A24 / A25 from Rome. (2 hours)
SS17 from L'Aquilla (1 hour)
A25 from Pescara (1 hour)

Reasonably priced car hire available at all airports and in Sulmona.

The property can be reached easily from the Adriatic ferry ports of Ancona, Pescara, Bari and Brindisi.
Activities nearby
Horse Riding Nearby, There Are Tennis Courts Nearby, Water Park Nearby, Nearest Beach: 60.0 km.
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