MODERN, KITCHEN, BALCONY OVERLOOKING LUSH RIVER VALLEY SURROUNDED BY MOUNTAINS

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MODERN, KITCHEN, BALCONY OVERLOOKING LUSH RIVER VALLEY SURROUNDED BY MOUNTAINS

L'Aquila City Apartment Rental Photos and Description

Large 1 bedroom, fully stocked kitchen, large shower, queen size bed, sleeps 4

Giamia Villas is nestled in the Rural foothills of Centaly Italy's Abruzzo L'Aquila Province. Experience the cultural, festivals and mercatos with the local population. Situated in a lush green river valley surrounded by mountains and neatly cultivated lands. Due to the Central location dozens of day trips could be generated by car, train or bus to the seashore, mountain parks or cities of Rome, Naples, Pompeii etc.

Experience the friendly, happy local villagers that welcome you with open arms and love to exchange old customs and traditions with you, join them in festivals and church services. Your exposure to this paradise valley will last in your memories for the rest of your life, come and be part of it.

History of Giamia: Originally build in 1885 by my great-great grandfather for his sons, multiple generations were born in it, 35 years ago it was abandoned. Having been born in the residence 5 years ago took on the project of completely restructuring the home to the gem that it has become today. Immigrated with my parents and siblings to Canada in the late 1950's at the age of 9 years and growing up here and raising a family of my own after 39 years I returned to my home village.

I was shocked at the condition of my birth house, purchased it from all the 21 different owners and proceeded to invest a considerable amount of money to bring it back to life.

Present: The restructuring was completed in 2009 and now we feature villas design for the comfort and enjoyment of Canadian and American tourist with a greening attitude to experience a unique Italian rural cultural that is not seen in the major centres of Rome, Naples, Venice etc. Fully equipped kitchen, living room, huge shower in bathroom, queen size bed, pull out couch for children, 200 sq.ft. balcony over looking the gardens and a lush green river valley.

On going: With the restructuring of the home now complete, we are focusing on the surrounding 10 acres of gardens. Plantings of all types of fruit trees (figs, plums, peaches, cherries, apples, almonds, hazelnuts, walnuts, kiwi, persimmons, pomegranates and olives etc.) Flowering shrubs, roses of all varieties, berries of all varieties, vineyard, herbs, watermelons and other varieties of melons and of course my favorite artichokes . Our guests can enjoy and pick their own choosing of fruit etc. when in season. Landscaping projects of numerous ponds, fountains, decks and pathways are all on going. Come and be apart of this changing of the landscape.

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
  • non smoking only

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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
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Property Reviews

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Modern, kitchen, balcony overlooking lush river valley surrounded by mountains
average rating of 4.962963 based on 27 reviews
business
Modern, kitchen, balcony overlooking lush river valley surrounded by mountains
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p395854
+39 0864 566093
L'Aquila City L'Aquila
London, Ontario
5

Hidden Paradie Gem - Heaven on Earth

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
My wife and I had the pleasure to visit GiaMia Villas and meet Mike, our newest dearest friend. From the moment we arrived, we knew we were in for a treat. The view from the balcony was truly remarkable and the villa grounds spectacular. Mike was so helpful and accommodating to our every need. We picked figs, grapes and nuts from the estate and enjoyed how life was meant to be....fresh air, good company and beautiful surroundings. We are already planning our next trip back.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Helpful votes: 1/1
business
Modern, kitchen, balcony overlooking lush river valley surrounded by mountains
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p395854
+39 0864 566093
L'Aquila City L'Aquila
Michigan, USA
5

Great reunion at the Villa

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Oct 1, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
We had a wonderful family reunion at Gia Mia villas. Our extended Italian family from the US, GB and Australia all shared the villa - each with our own "apartment" These are not just hotel rooms, but more of individual apartments. We had group meals on the lower balcony. All the rooms had a balcony with beautiful views of the mountains. Mike was a fantastic host. Personally dropped off some of our members at the train station, and willingly ran an informal "shuttle service" as needed. Mike became one of the family and a friend.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Helpful votes: 1/1
business
Modern, kitchen, balcony overlooking lush river valley surrounded by mountains
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p395854
+39 0864 566093
L'Aquila City L'Aquila
Bellaire, Texas, U.S.A.
5

Wonderful way to experience the "Real" Italy

Wonderful way to experience the "Real" Italy
  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Sep 29, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
I located this rental on VRBO and was impressed with the photos and reviews. We were looking for a place to spend a week and explore Abruzzo where my parents were from. This gem in Campo di Fano made the experience magical. The villa is very nicely restored with excellent amenities and fabulous mountain views off the large balconies. The property is well maintained and the owner, Mike, is a great resource. He offered tips on places to visit in the area and was a great help in answering questions. We had a family reunion and most of the family stayed in the villa. There was a common area where we all gathered and ate meals on the balcony. It was delightfully cool and pleasant in September when we visited. There are many small towns that are a short drive away, such as Pacentro and Scanno, which make great day trips. The grounds are beautiful with an abundance of fruit and vegetables growing as well as a lovely rose garden. You can take walks near the property and we found it a relaxing and lovely spot. We highly recommend this property if you want to get away from the tourist areas and see the authentic Italy.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Helpful votes: 1/1
business
Modern, kitchen, balcony overlooking lush river valley surrounded by mountains
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p395854
+39 0864 566093
L'Aquila City L'Aquila
Michigan
5

September Family Reunion

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Sep 29, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
The experience at the villa was exceptional. Great facilities, the grounds filled with roses, fig trees and grape vines were wonderful. Mike took time to pick us up, chauffer us to the grocery store, show us around time and was all-in-all an amazing host. Location to other beautiful little towns is perfect and we definitely be back! Thanks to Mike and Arnie.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Helpful votes: 1/1
business
Modern, kitchen, balcony overlooking lush river valley surrounded by mountains
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p395854
+39 0864 566093
L'Aquila City L'Aquila
Albuquerque, NM USA
5

Family reunion

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Sep 27, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
Members of my family rented this villa for a week in September for our family reunion. It proved to be the perfect place for us. The location is lovely with magnificent views from the large balconies. Rooms were large, clean and well appointed. The bilingual owner helped make the stay even better with his warm personal touch. The villa is just 2 miles from the beautiful town of Sulmona, which offers fine restaurants, an historical town center, shopping and friendly people. Wi-Fi is available on the porch outside the manager's office. I recommend this villa for those wanting a relaxing stay in a magnificent setting in central Italy.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Helpful votes: 1/1

Map

Nearest Airport
150 Kilometres
1-Fiuminico Leonardo di Vinci, Rome. 2-Pescara
Nearest Train
5 Kilometres
Sulmona
Nearest Motorway
5 Kilometres
5 KL
Nearest Beach
60 Kilometres
Francavilla, Pescara
Nearest Barpub
4 Kilometres
4 KL
Nearest Ski
40 Kilometres
30 Minutes
Nearest Golf
60 Kilometres
45 Minutes
Nearest Restaurant
3 Kilometres
3 KL

We Are 2 1/2 Hours East from Rome Airport.

The Abruzzo province is known as 'the green lung of Italy' due to its many national parks. It features mountains, plains, sea shore, and lush green river valleys. Sulmona the nearest town of 35,000 people, only 5 km away from our Villas is known as 'The City of Arts'. We promote Tuscany at 1/3 the price. From our Central location dozens of day trips, Rome 2 hours away, Naples-Pompeii-Sorento 2 hours away, the Adariatic seashore in Pescara 45 minutes away, mountains will all their splendor 30 minutes away. Enjoy the numerous local mercatos (markets) and festivals on going in the surrounding towns. Public transportation near the front door steps that will take you any where in Italy with connections to trains and buses. Mingle with the local population and really experience the true rural Italian culture, so those who wish could participate in the local harvest of olives, grapes and garlic when in season.

Other Activities: Shelling, Shopping, Horse drawn carriage trips for 4 along a river valley

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Amenities

L'Aquila City Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
Accommodation Type:
  • Guest House
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 700 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • River
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Adventure
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking Off Street
  • Wireless Internet
  • Computer Available
  • Sofa Bed
  • Parking
Kitchen:
  • Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Microwave
  • Cooking Utensils
Dining:
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Large 4ft x 4 ft. shower
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Sleeps two adults on queen size bed, pull out couch sleeps two children. Queen Bed.
Entertainment:
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
  • non smoking only
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • restaurants
  • museums
  • forests
  • marina
  • pond
  • theme parks
  • coin laundry
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • live theater
Leisure Activities:
  • outlet shopping
  • eco tourism
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • sailing
  • water skiing
  • mountain climbing
  • cycling
  • skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • hiking
  • swimming
  • golf
  • fishing
Notes:
Handicapped Accessible (may have limitations). Minimum Age Limit for Renters, Water View, Mountain View, Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer.