holiday home from home
Submitted: June 15, 2011
Stayed: May 2011
With family and friends I have stayed in this apartment four times! It really ticks all the boxes, food - very reasonable cost wise and locally produced. As is the wine, all so delicious. The region is Abruzzo where it is locally produced. Sometimes I look on wine bottles in England and see the Abruzzo label, selling at much higher cost!
The apartment caters for all ages with all requirements. Everything is provided and the apartment is very well equipped. Being a few paces to the beach no need to worry with small children. No roads to cross to get there.
I have never been anywhere so often ever,I love it so, because it is just so idilic, the venue and situation and just the whole area. Italy, that particular coastline and the local area of Silvi is very unique. Usually populated with local Italians, it has never been over crowded nor completely deserted, in all the times I've visited. It feels you are close to places that are familiar and yet one could be a million miles from anywhere they have been before.
There is so much to explore, with or without a car, it is easy to get around. Walking is fun, just have good walking shoes and possibly the best way to see anywhere. Recently we have hired a car, mainly to use getting to the airport further up the coast, at Ancona, approx an hour and a half north from Silvi. Pescara, is the more convenient option, eight miles or so from Silvi.
Visiting further across the country to Rome is possible to do in a day, on a trip from Pescara by bus taking less than 3hours. We have driven through the mountains to Rome, with more than one driver this is managable, taking under 3hours. This time we might go by train to Rome! Also leaving from Pescara.
There are many local places to explore and within an hour can be high up admiring views across the sea from Silvi Alta. Last time with friends, we spent the best part of a day here, having a lovely meal with all local produce before heading home. Atri, is another must for any visitor. Only a few miles inland and it was a Sunday, lots of people pouring from the big Church at the centre of Atri. A place that has gone back in time, somewhere very quaint and I shall visit again, next time.
There are very many good small shops locally and a hypermarket in Silvi. A wonderful market comes to Silvi on a Thursday, there's nothing they don't sell! In Pescara there are all the big city stores.
Writing this I can't wait for my next visit!
You will have the best holiday, I assure you
Tourists without a Car,
Families with Teenagers,
Families with Young Children,
People with Disabilities,
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