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BE EMBRACED BY ITALIAN HOSPITALITY! CHARMING STAY IN A MEDIEVAL VILLAGE AWAITS!

Teresa Mastrobuono

Advertiser since: 2011
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Speaks: english, italian
Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Teresa Mastrobuono

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Speaks: english, italian
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BE EMBRACED BY ITALIAN HOSPITALITY! CHARMING STAY IN A MEDIEVAL VILLAGE AWAITS!

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

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:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Teresa Mastrobuono (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2011
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Speaks: english, italian

About Teresa Mastrobuono

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

Why Teresa Mastrobuono chose Castiglione Messer Raimondo

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!

What makes this townhome unique

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.

Why HomeAway

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 2 nights
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Reviews

4.9
based on 16 traveler reviews

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Be embraced by Italian hospitality! Charming stay in a medieval village awaits!
average rating of 4.9375 based on 16 reviews
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Castiglione Messer Raimondo Teramo
5

Out dream trip to Italy

  • 5 of 5
The beautiful property was located in a breath taking setting. The apartment was clean and very well maintained. The travel from Rome was difficult due not being familiar with the roads and traffic patterns It was fun traveling to the nearby towns. We weren't prepared for the limited number of eating establishments in CMR The townspeople we very welcoming and friendly. Our limited Italian was definitely a hindrance. Lack of WIFI was a regret especially since it became dark so early. In summary the trip was successful and will provide us with fond memories for a long time.
I would recommend this trip but would encourage late spring or early summer travel. The liaison between the property owner and the representative in Italy was very accommodating.
  • Submitted: Nov 8, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: The wifi problem was a temporary one and has been fixed with the replacement of a damaged antenna. Subsequent guests have had reliable internet service.
An alternative to driving from Rome is taking a bus to Pescara - a much shorter and simpler drive to the house- and renting a car from there. We recommend this for guests who travel on overnight flights to Italy. We offer guidance as to how to do this.
There are two pizzerias and two bars within a few minutes walk of the house. One bar owner will gladly prepare a lovely homemade lunch. We provide a list of several great restaurants within a few minutes' drive from the house. There is a grocery store and fruit and vegetable store in town, and a bread vendor and fish vendor that stop stop a few steps from the house two to three times a week. Guests are able to stock the kitchen with food if they wish to prepare their own meals. All of this information is provided in a handbook on the house and guide of the area made available to each guest.
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5

The best accommodation in the village!

  • 5 of 5
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Casa de Carmine. The townhouse wes lovely, the views were fsntastic and the village is just wonderful! Laura was just great in getting us settled. Hopefully, we will have the opportunity to visit again!
  • Submitted: Oct 28, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
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Castiglione Messer Raimondo Teramo
5

Stunning views from all areas of the house!

  • 5 of 5
This was my second time visiting Casa da Carmine. I was lucky enough to stay here when Terri first took possession, and I love the positive changes that she has made. The house is spotless, well appointed and each guest room has privacy, in addition to a communal sitting room and kitchen area. Every window boasts a stunning view of the Abruzzo region, including gorgeous hills and mountains that look like a painting. It's truly breathtaking. Wireless internet is available, though I recommend taking time to disconnect and read a few books when you aren't out and about. The people who live in CMR are so warm and friendly, and they truly love and embrace any guest of Terri's. There is a fabulous bar (cafe) up the street, and a wonderful pizza place where you can sit outside and admire the view. I do recommend having a car so you can explore the other nearby towns. There is always something going on, weather it's a festival or street market or evening of music. Thanks, Terri!
  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
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Castiglione Messer Raimondo Teramo
5

Beautiful spacious taste of real Italy !

  • 5 of 5
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.
  • Submitted: Feb 22, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
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Castiglione Messer Raimondo Teramo
Lancaster, PA USA
5

Beautiful views, restful, comfortable week!

  • 5 of 5
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.
  • Submitted: Oct 4, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
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Castiglione Messer Raimondo Teramo
5

Best vacation ever!

  • 5 of 5
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!
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  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2013
  • Stayed: Apr 2013
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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 Ski
30 Miles
Campo Imperatore
Nearest Beach
12 Miles
Montesilvano
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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Rates & Availability

From $80 Per night

Castiglione Messer Raimondo Townhome Rental Rates

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Refundable damage deposit $150
Notes Non-refundable deposit. of 30% of rental is due upon confirming booking. Balance of rental due 15 days prior to arrival. Balance is not refundable if cancellation occurs within two weeks of arrival.

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
Floor Area:
  • 140 m²
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Broadband Access
  • Gas Heating
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Area
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking On Street
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
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:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • Radio
Outside:
  • Balcony
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Attractions:
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • hiking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • ski privileges optional
  • swimming
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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