I have had the pleasure of staying at Casa Carolinda three times; 2007, 2010, 2013. I am completely in love with the little village of Introdaqua, tucked in the Abruzzo mountains. While most of the people of Introdaqua do not speak English, they make you feel right at home and if you allow, they treat you like a local. Casa Carolinda is a modern domicile in an ancient ruin. The inside is very comfortable and can sleep up to 6+, but really 5 most comfortably. My nephew and I have a favorite memory from our time there in 2013. Each morning we would get up, start the coffee and then head up the village road to the “center” of town. We would stop by the bread shop to pick up fresh baked bread , but make sure to put in your order the day before. Then on to the little market or if you are there on a Thursday, you can go to the street market in the town square, and pick up fresh cheeses, tomatoes, fruit, or whatever sounds great for breakfast. As you walk the streets of Introdaqua, the locals give you a nod as a greeting. Evenings are spent with the locals at one of the most popular, family run restaurants located down a country road, La Trota. We usually eat there each night of our visit. On the first night of our last visit, they had an English speaking patron as if we were coming again the next night, we assured them that we would be there. When we arrived the next night we were greeted with a table reserved for our family. Living like a true local! If you are lucky you may catch the village band performing. Last visit they began to assemble in the middle of the town with rain threatening. As the began their second number the rain began to pour down. We were so disappointed we didn’t get to hear them longer. The all male band was made up of young boys of 8 to old men of the village. The larger town next door has a great market twice a week with many good finds and a real taste of local life. I will be back!