WELCOMING TOWNHOUSE IN MEDIEVAL HILLTOP VILLAGE. FAMILY FRIENDLY.

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Teresa Mastrobuono

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Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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WELCOMING TOWNHOUSE IN MEDIEVAL HILLTOP VILLAGE. FAMILY FRIENDLY.

Castiglione Messer Raimondo Townhome Rental Photos and Description

2 bedrooms, 2 baths, sleeps 4/5. Large, well equipped kitchen. Ideal for cooking

Romantic, scenic, historic delicious Italy is all contained within Abruzzo's boarders. And Guesthouse Casa da Carmine is the perfect place from which to explore Abruzzo's riches: lounge on specactular beaches, participate in the entertainment of localfestivals, climb rugged and mezmerizing mountains, eat REAL pizza and fresh fish from the local fish wagon, visit unique museums, ruins, and indigle your shopping urges with hand-made crafts. You'll be able to slip into the rythm of authentic everyday life: Sip espresso from the terrace of the Bar Lanterna gazing at the majestic Gran Sasso mountains, listen to the hum of women's voices in the piazza outside the church next door, stroll the Saturday market to find fresh produce, cheese, and salami. Wave to Pasquale as he pushes his broom through the cobbled streets. No matter what you do, you will find the real Italy here.

A main road is easily accessible for exploring the surrounding small towns of Arsita, Montefino, or Bisenti or the town centers of Citta' Sant' Angelo, Penni, Loreto Aprutino, or Teramo city.

Relax inside the house in the large, well-equipped kitchen, ideal for cooking or cooking lessons, which can be arranged by proprietor Teresa Mastrobuono.

For the Food Lover: Abruzzo abounds with some of the best food in Italy. The town of Farindola is famous for its pecorino cheese, Loreto Aprutino boasts high quality olive oil, the wineries of San Lorenzo and Bellfiore are easily reachable, and restaurants offer Abruzzese specialties such as fresh fish, porchetta, arostoncini, and the famous regional 'maccheroni alla ghitarra'.

Throughout the spring, summer, and holidays, festivals offer samplings of local prepared foods and products. The town of Sulmona offers its artistic arrangements of 'confetti' candies, while Bisenti offers world-renowned 'Cellini' chocolates, which must be sampled to be believed!

The town of Castiglione Messer Raimondo has two restaurants which serve excellent, fresh pizza and homemade gelato. The local grocery story contains a pasticieria where you will find 'feratelle' and biscotti made daily.

For the Nature Lover/Active Traveler: Beautiful beaches can be found in the nearby towns of Montesilvano, Silvi Marina, and Pineto. Abruzzo's Adriatic coast is host to several Blue Flag beaches, where you can swim, kayak, sail, or windsurf.

The nature reserve of Punta Aderci is just down the autostrada.

Swimming can also be enjoyed at nearby Abruzzo Incantato, a restaurant/pool complex where you can dine and dip to your heart's content.

The Gran Sasso afford hikes from mild to wild: through gentle pine forests, to waterfalls, lakes, hermitages, or above tree line.

There are several small parks and playgrounds in town for wee ones, as well as the 'bellevedere' near the house for gathering, taking in fresh evening air, or enjoying the views over the Fino Valley. The promenade on the west side of town is also a lovely place for an evening stroll.

Bicycling, country walks, or horseback riding are also availably nearby.

Or cheer on the bicyclists on a stage of the Giro d'Italian as they pass within 9 miles of Castiglion

For Cultural Buffs: You can get to know local and world-class culture in Abruzzo. Pescara hosts a jazz festival; Atri a blues festival. Stroll the ancient streets of Elice during their Medieval fair.

Visit art museums in Teramo city and Pescara, or the museums of Olive Oil in Loreto and of the local farming trades in Picciano.

The town of Castelli is famous for its ceramic production.

Every small town in the area celebrates its patron saint with processions, masses, and celebrations, Castlglione included. Its largest and most famous is the festival of San Donato, during which you can hear traditional music and view outdoor theater.

Festivals celebrating everything from beer to fish to local crafts to miracles pop up often. Check the posters mounted on the community bulletin boards, or ask the locals. They are always happy to help visitors get to know the area!

Citta' Sant' Angelo offers guided tours of the town's points of interest.

Penne has a large outdoor market, and many beautiful churches to t

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Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome

Teresa Mastrobuono

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Proprietor Teresa Mastrobuono is an Italian-American who has been traveling to her family's home town and elsewhere in Italy for over 15 years. She has led tours to Tuscany, Rome, Venice, Calabria, the Dolomites, Umbria, and Abruzzo. During a trip to this last region in 2008, she fell in love with the landscape, people, fesitvals, and, of course the food. So she purchased her house. She named it in honor of her father, from whom she received her beautiful Italian last name.

Teresa has worked for over 30 years in professional theater. This work has given her a profound love of the human spirit and a deep appreciation and curosity for the diverse personalities that make up the human spectrum. She thoroughly enjoys each and every one that crosses the threshold of Casa da Carmine!

Teresa Mastrobuono purchased this townhome in 2009

Abruzzo - not famous, just FABULOUS!

Abruzzo is an area of Italy that has been historically overlooked as a destination. No more! People have now discovered that Abruzzo holds all of the fascinating, beautiful, and delicious wealth that is Italy. Casa da Carmine is ideally situated to enjoy this atmosphere. It is in the center of a lovely town full of friendly and helpful people, there is easy access to hard roads, and a variety of activities can be easily enjoyed from its vantage point - festivals, local food, museums, beaches, mountains, hiking, skiing, and sight-seeing. Teresa is only to happy to help organize your stay by pointing out places of interest and how to get to them. Staying at Casa da Carmine offers the best combination of a self-catered stay AND a guided tour!

Teresa's enthusiasm, experience hosting travelers, and knowledge of the area! Close to stores, a bank, gas station, and restaurants, yet private enough for a quiet stay.

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Property Reviews

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Welcoming townhouse in medieval hilltop village. Family friendly.
average rating of 4.923077 based on 13 reviews
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Welcoming townhouse in medieval hilltop village. Family friendly.
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Castiglione Messer Raimondo Teramo
5

Beautiful spacious taste of real Italy !

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Feb 22, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
I was warmly greeted by Laura, the property manager. My first impression of the Casa was that it was much larger than I expected and I loved the vaulted ceilings. It was spotlessly clean and the views amazing. It had every amenity I could want or need. I was a woman traveling alone and desiring to experience the real Italy. I felt very safe here. Laura and Terri went above and beyond in helping my experience be even more than I had hoped. I enjoyed a wine tour of the Abruzzo region which included many exciting stops in addition to the vineyards. It was fun exploring the village on foot and meeting many special people. The markets, food, wine and olive oil were exceptional. I would highly recommend this property if you are wanting to be away from cities and tourists and you want to experience Italy. It would be a good idea to have a car for exploring outside the village. I would definitely return in the future.
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Welcoming townhouse in medieval hilltop village. Family friendly.
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p921623
+1 717 371 7253
Castiglione Messer Raimondo Teramo
Lancaster, PA USA
5

Beautiful views, restful, comfortable week!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Oct 4, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
Highly accurate description of amenities. Owner and manager very helpful regarding details and information of area. Apartment was well equipped and clean; comfortable living quarters for two couples for one week of rest, relaxation and exploration of surrounding area. We loved walking throughout the town; Massimo and Mario' served us well for several meals out. Trip Into the Gran Sasso Mountains and local villages, including Atri, Penne and Loreto were wonderful.

We would love to return sometime and highly recommend this to others.
Helpful votes: 1/1
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Welcoming townhouse in medieval hilltop village. Family friendly.
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p921623
+1 717 371 7253
Castiglione Messer Raimondo Teramo
5

Best vacation ever!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2013
  • Stayed: Apr 2013
Words fail me when it comes to describing the experience that is Abruzzo and espescially the Casa de Carmine. Breathtaking views at every turn, warm and wonderful people of CMR, and a spacoius home with great vistas! Run, don't walk, and book this fabulous place. We will be back!
The Camerons
Ontario
Canada
Helpful votes: 1/1
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Welcoming townhouse in medieval hilltop village. Family friendly.
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p921623
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Castiglione Messer Raimondo Teramo
Prague, the Czech Republic
5

Great accommodation in in fantastic landscape

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
Dear Tereza,

thank you very much for very nice stay.
Accommodation in the middle of medieval village on the top of hill was fantastic. We really enjoyed view on the mountains and town square and evening wine drinking and eating local cheeses on small terrace above the valley.
If you have a car, it is great place to explore mountains Gran Saso, very hilly countryside full of many historical settlements and cool down on the beach in Silvi. And of course meet local people, who does not speak any other language than Italia. No problem.
If you like eating late in the night, you will also enjoy local cuisine. Locals are not used used to eat before 8:00 pm. If you manage that you experience great eating from starters, appetizers, main courses, something sweet to fresh fruits and digestives at the end, all at reasonably price. If not, you can always buy almost ready made food at hypermarket at Silvi and eat when you are used to it.
Our kids like also local bar where they met other youngsters (they spoke English).
If you like great vacation fare away from tourist business, Casa de Carmin is a great place.

Best Regards

Martin and Petra.
Helpful votes: 2/2
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Welcoming townhouse in medieval hilltop village. Family friendly.
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p921623
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Castiglione Messer Raimondo Teramo
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Casa da Carmine, Abruzzo

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2012
  • Stayed: Apr 2012
We had an absolutely fabulous time in Terri's wonderful house! It was so clean, spacious and truly Italian. The whole atmosphere was warm and friendly, just like the locals. Abruzzo is so very magical and we can't wait to return! Thank you Terri for letting us stay in your cozy home....We truly had an amazing experience spending our spring break in your spacious, and incredibly convenient home. We would recommend staying in your home to anyone! The views are breathtaking and the coziness and charm of Abruzzo is undeniable. Abruzzo truly is a secret gem of Italy! ...... Sabine and Charles
Helpful votes: 5/5
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Map

Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Pescara
Nearest Ferry
20 Miles
Pescara
Nearest Train
20 Miles
Pescara
Nearest Motorway
10 Miles
Pescara Nord/Citta' Sant'Angelo
Nearest Beach
12 Miles
Montesilvano
Nearest Ski
30 Miles
Campo Imperatore
Car: recommended

Olive oil, Italy's best wines, festivals, fresh food, blue flag beaches, stunning mountains, local crafts, museums, historic castles filled with folklore, holy sites and processions, and townspeople who readily take you into their hearts. This is the town of Castiglione Messer Raimondo and its surroundings. On Monday you may hike the vast Campo Imperatore region and feel the peace and serenity of being alone with nature; on Thursday you may be swaying elbow to elbow with folks listening to world class blues or jazz in an open piazza. Abruzzo is a region of wonders and a world of discovery. It is just 3 hours east of Rome for convenient day trips to the Eternal City or access from its airport. The airport or train station in Pescara, the region's commercial capital, also affords easy access to Venice, Florence, Bologna, Ancona, Naples, and Milan, so you can combine a tour of Italy's bustling cities with the tranquility and authenticity of life lived for locals, not tourists.

Other Activities: Wine tours

Ski: Good skiing is located at Campo Imperatore, a breathtakingly scenic 1 hour drive from the house, all on hard roads. Recently upgraded, and fitted with a new, enclosed cable car, this resort is small, yet complete. It is easy to add a trip to this destination without having to commit to being there for your whole vacation. A great way to add variety to your stay! Special rates at Casa da Carmine in January and February for the winter sports buff!

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Availability & Rates

Castiglione Messer Raimondo Townhome Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Minimum Stay
 
2014 summer/fall
Jun 1 2014 - Sep 30 2014
$78
$533
2 nights
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $150.00

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Castiglione Messer Raimondo Townhome Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • townhome
Accommodation Type:
  • Bed & Breakfast
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
Floor Area:
  • 140 m²
Location Type:
  • Village
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Mountain View ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
General:
  • Gas Heating
  • Living Area
  • Activities Guide
  • Hair Dryer
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Toilet Paper
  • Parking On Street
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Broadband Access
  • Iron & Board
  • Mobile Phone
Kitchen:
  • Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • Microwave
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
Entertainment:
  • Radio
  • CD Player
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
Outside:
  • Balcony
Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
Attractions:
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • live theater
  • waterfalls
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • eco tourism
  • walking
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • sight seeing
  • scenic drives
Local Services & Businesses:
  • medical services
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • swimming
  • ski privileges optional
  • mountain climbing
  • hiking
  • mountaineering
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
Notes:
The house, once entered is not difficult for those with limited movement to negotiate. Living and sleeping areas are accessed via stairs and a walk up an inclined alley. A car may be driven up to the front door, but must be parked in the town's parking areas. Italian cell phone is available for use of guests for calls within Italy. There is a fee of 15 euro per week. Guests can then re-charge the phone with as many minutes as they estimate they will use.
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