About the property
- Apartment1614 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay3 nights
4/5bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, one huge Roof Terrace with stunning views (4 to 9 peop
Conveniently located only 12 km from Highway exit ORTONA in Arielli, 15 from the beach, 23 from the mountains.
Fully renovated from foundations to roof during 3 years until in 2011, the structure of the building is totally earth-quake proof and completely safe. While respecting the antique and original structure, it has been totally remade following the latest techniques both energetically and architecturally.
This special property offers THE UNIQUE opportunity to stay in your own Penthouse, while experiencing stunning views of both the peaks of the Abruzzo mountains AND the ocean
This is a historically significant property from the 17th century that has been completely and lovingly renovated. The Building itself is made of all natural Materials, the exterior walls made of ancient stonework, The Inner spaces warmed by wooden roof and floors.
A hand carved wooden fireplace, comfortable and eclectic furnishings, original artwork all add to the spacious but cozy atmosphere.
The kitchen is newly renovated and is complete with anything you need to make everything from a snack to a full gourmet meal.
Enjoy dining also outdoor on one of the beautiful terraces with stunning views.
The 4 bedrooms offer different sleeping options and linens are provided. There is a 5th room that can be arranged if asked in advance. A perfect solution for families or groups or for those wanting extra space and privacy
There are 3 bathrooms 2 of them clean and modern offering both shower and tub. The 3rd is usually used as laundry and only if asked in advance we can transform the laundry room in a single room with en suite bathroom. Please note that in this case the washing machine will anyway remain there and the shower will be arranged with plastic courtain. We usually arrange this room in case of a request for an extra guest, to get up to 9 guests. If not, it stays as laudry/service room.
This property offers, spacious accommodations, comfort, a bright and cheery atmosphere and convenient location. You could have the sensation of living in a time long ago or of staying in a modern urban penthouse, whatever your feeling or desire ,either way you are actually in the lovely countryside of a quiet village away from the chaos of other tourist destinations.
There is plenty to do and see if you like, or nothing at all if you are looking for rest and relaxation - you choose- this property can do all, be all for everyone! Laundry room available, double-glass wood-den windows, parquet, shower and bath both available, real lather coaches, TV, wardrobe in every room, sleeps 8, bar, restaurants, parking, church, pharmacy, bus stop , markets, drugstores all very close, Highway very close, possibility of hiking,cultural visits, castles, beaches or mountains, nicest biking, river, lakes in neighborhood,great food wine area. Very close to the Trabocchi coast, unique in the whole world: the trabocchi are fishing machines very antique, wooden little houses in the sea, that can be easily visited and can offer the perfect location for a romantic genuine dinner. Golf,horseback-riding and shopping are all possible in the neighborhood. The nearest Castle of Crecchio is easy to reach and visit. Remarkable bourghs are Lanciano and Guardiagrele, both very close, and the city of Ortona with the national winery and the Castles over the ocean. Arielli is real COUNTRYSIDE. Animals are part of the community of the village, especially cats, which are free to go around in the neighbourhood. It is not rare to see them lying in the sun or hunting lizards in front of the house. Bear this in mind if you have allergies, do not live in the house but are used to be welcome and fed by the neighbours. Sometimes they squeeze in uninvited....
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- within a few hours
- english, spanish, italian
- Calendar last updated:
- May 21, 2018
About Valeria Franchi
Valeria was born in 1966 and has an important experience of 20 years in fashion business and public relationships. Using the knowledge of languages and her strong and creative personality, she follows an interesting path in the new lines of fashion-business, during the 90’s. She works for Costume National, Prada, Dries Van Noten, Paul Smith, in partnership with commerce and selling departments and with press management and organization of fashion-shows. She understands that the beauty comes from proportions, balances, shadings and respect for the nature of every place, material and colour. She uses these precious knowledge for the cure and the atmosphere of the places that she is going to create. With the experience and the practical sense of his husband Daniele, she creates cosy and unique places, starting with the little Bar Davi of Monterosso and reaching the top with the magic and fascinating world of Palazzo Franchi Bardavi. A half of her blood is from Arielli and so the call of good ancient things brings her from the luxury of Paris runways to the suburb of “Cinque terre”, finding her final destination in the land of her forefathers. Daniele was born in 1956 in Milan and enters in the successful teams of private radios of Milan when he is very young. Smart and brilliant, he works for famous clubs and in fashion business. But the city is not enough for him…his ligurian soul brings him to the beautiful sea of Monterosso, Cinque Terre, at the age of 27. Here, he opens several clubs with great success and, while Monterosso is becoming a touristic destination, he renews himself and his style in every club he opens: La Fontana, Al Casello, obtained from a signalman’s house by the sea. This will be his best “creation”, the one wich gives him fame and success and wich he runs for 12 years. Bar Davi, the best one in the production of refined aperitifs and special breakfasts. Bar Davi will be present in the most important foreign touristic guides.
Valeria Franchi purchased this Apartment in 2008
Why Valeria Franchi chose Arielli
First of all for the link with Valeria's family roots,but especially because Valeria and Daniele after their strong experience with international tourism do believe that Abruzzo has so much to offer and is really unique in the Italian Panorama. Arielli then has a strategical position: You can refresh in the Mountains in the morning and easily dive in the Sea in the afternoon, but enjoy a countryside feeling during your stay in the Villa without ever feeling isolated. Moreover, the historical value of the building and the stunning views give the property a priceless and remarkable value. Italy is not only Tuscany. Abruzzo can provide excellent food, oil, wine, history, hicking and swimming with the twist of exploring an area which is still genuine and fool of real italian tradition.
What makes this Apartment unique
Landscape, strategic position, antique building value, refined design, avant-garde equipments and tecnological systems, high quality supplies and facilities. Brand new and never rented before.
Local Services & Businesses
Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 2:30 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Peaceful and rustic home
The Villa Franchi Bavardi is exactly as its pictured! Very comfortable living spaces, and the view from the terrace is outstanding. Valeria’s directions easily allowed us to find the house within the ‘old’ section of Arielli. We were able to find groceries and a restaurant within a 10 minute walk, and other restaurants in surrounding towns (you must go to the Taverna Ducale in Crecchio!) were close by. Arielli is about 20 minutes from the autostrada with easy access to San Vito, Ortona, Lanciano, Pescara and more. Valeria was wonderful to deal with and answered any questions and concerns quickly and satisfactorily. We would recommend Villa Franchi Bavardi to our friends.
Pictures do not do it justice
This house is amazing and the views are gorgeous. Everything you need is here. I was concerned about being hot in June, but the breeze is amazing! You will not be disappointed !
Dear Beth, thank you for all your nice words.It was such a pleasure to have you and your family as very polite and respecful guests.
Wish you the best and hope to have you again as our very welcome guest.
Valeria and Luisa(and Greta!)
Absolutely amazing house with stunning views!
Gorgeous house that is situated towards the very end of Arielli. Tranquil and peaceful area. The house is amazing! It has everything you need. It made me feel like I was at home. The terrace is a match made in heaven. It offers stunning views of the terrain, including vineyards and beach to the front, and the Gran Sasso and Maiella to the left. The house is very modern with an antique feel to it. With beautiful wood flooring. The beautiful kitchen was perfect when cooking at home with local ingredients. The gorgeous bathroom upstairs also with amazing views of the mountains and vineyards.
Overall I highly recommend this place to anyone looking for a place to stay in Abruzzo, Italy. Come here you wont be disappointed.
It is relatively close to just about anything nearby. 15 minutes to beach and 40 minutes to the top of the Maiella.
Thank you for your super nice review.
You and your girlfriend have been very special guests: polite, clean , respectful and full of love .
You felt our beloved property with all your heart and we can't wait to have you back.
We feel you are part of this place now...
Come back soon...Palazzo is waiting for you.
Very peaceful spot close to everything
A little bit difficult to find, but once you arrive, everything is "tutto va bene". Terrific rooftop patio overlooking vineyards with mountains and the Adriatic in the distance. It was a little cool outside, so we did appreciate the heated floors and the working fireplace! Everything works, nice kitchen, nice bathrooms.
Great restaurants in Ortona (Trattoria San Domenico, close to the big castle in Ortona) nice pizza place about 5 minutes away.
The only negative thing would be: the owners seem to have cats, so beware if you are allergic!
Thank you for your nice review.
Hope to have you as our guests in a "warmer" season...
I am sorry for the cats.
Arielli is a real countryside, cats live free in the neighbourhood and neighbours are used to feed them and live in peace with them.
Sometimes they might get in the house ..uninvited. It is a tradition farmers have to make friends with cats that protect houses from undesired insects or more..even if now it is not the case anylonger, the tradition stays...
It's the good and bed of staying in a real farmers village!
Anyway thank you again.
Ruhiges Dörfchen in Traumlage. Italien pur. Toller Metzger um die Ecke und ein gut versorgter Supermarket. Auf der Terrasse kann man sich herrlich entspannen. Im Haus gab's Alles was man nur brauchen könnte , naja vielleicht ausser Messer 😆 Sauber , gepflegt und still. Hab ich schon die Aussichten erwähnt? HAMMER! Wir freuen uns ungemein , dass wir keine All-in- Typen sind. Kontakt zum Vermieter sehr nett und zuvorkommend. Standort ist ideale Basis für verschiedenste Ausflüge, auch nach Rom waren es ca.250 km mit guten Anbindung.
Ein hat uns aber eins gefehlt... noch eine Woche Urlaub 😉
Vielen Danken, Sie waren fantastische Gastgeber, wir würden Sie gerne in unserem Arielli wider zu haben, wünschen wir Ihnen das Beste, bis bald.
Valeria und Luisa
Ein schönes Haus mit tollem Blick
Wir haben mit 3 Familien im August hier Quartier genommen, es ist ein sehr schönes Appartement am Ende der Gemeinde Arielli. Es ist ruhig gelegen, mit einer wunderschönen Terrasse, die einen Blick auf den Höhenzug des Nationalparks Majella als auch auf das Meer erlaubt. Das Haus ist sehr gut ausgestattet, die Küche lässt keine Wünsche offen. Die Ausstattung entspricht der Beschreibung und den Fotos in der Anzeige. Mit dem Auto (unbedingt notwendig!) ist man schnell in Ortona am Strand, in die andere Richtung sind die Berge schnell erreicht. Das Haus steht im alten Teil von Arielli, es herrscht eine ruhige, friedlichen Stimmung. In zwei Minuten ist fußläufig der zentrale Platz erreicht, an dem die Kirche steht und sich die Gemeinschaft trifft. Dort lädt auch eine Bar mit sehr netten Betreibern zum Verweilen ein ! Am Ortseingang befinden sich zwei Pizzerien, es gibt einen kleinen Supermarkt, ein Post.
Arielli ist in einer landwirtschaftlich geprägten Gegend gelegen, in der in der Hauptsache Wein und Oliven angebaut werden. In den zahlreichen Kooperativen kann gutes Olivenöl für eine attraktiven Preis erworben werden. Da man sich hier auf dem Land befindet, sollte man auf das Vorhandensein von Insekten (Mücken u. ä.) vorbereitet sein.
Wir waren Mitte August zu Gast, in dieser Zeit veranstalten die umliegenden Städte und Dörfer (Arielli eingeschlossen) abwechselnd Feste zu kirchlichen und weltlichen Anlässen, so dass man jeden Abend sich in einem anderen Ort treiben lassen und zum Schluss das obligatorische Feuerwerk bewundern kann.
Die Kommunikation mit Valeria Franchi war einwandfrei, unsere Fragen wurden vorab umfänglich beantwortet. Vor Ort wurde die Betreuung durch eine Bekannte sichergestellt. Die Abwicklung der Vermietung lief reibungslos.
Ein sehr netter Ort, ein schönes Haus, Abwechslungen in der Nähe zahlreich vorhanden, aber man muss sich auch immer ins Auto setzen. Kenntnisse der Landessprache sind von Vorteil, aber keine Bedingung, alle waren immer sehr hilfsbereit!
Fazit: jederzeit wieder!!
Vielen Dank für Ihre lieben Bewertung. Es war eine Freude, Sie als Gast zu haben und ich und Luisa sind sehr glücklich, dass Sie das Haus und die Art von Urlaub, in seiner Art einzigartig, dass Sie in Arielli tun können, genossen haben.Wir hoffen, dass Sie wieder als Gäste im nächsten Jahr zu haben und wünschen Ihnen einen sehr guten Winter.
In summer the one day trip to Isole tremiti is very recomended.
Crecchio at 2 km has a Castle to be visited.
Lanciano at 9 km is a beautiful antique little town to be visited with churches, restaurants and shopping.
Eat on a Trabocco in summer and consult the guide at the house to check all the activities possible
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
STRICT: CHECK IN AFTER 2 P.M. - CHECK OUT ABSOLUTELY WITHIN 10 A.M. Any inosbservation of this rule will be considered as a damage : We have guests coming on the same day very often. We need to prepare the rooms and the house to welcome new guests . Plenty of Public Parking place in front of the house. Very convenient for every kind of itinerary: hicking -swimming-mountain-cultural-2,30 hours drive from Rome.