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Olav Schram Stokke

Member since: 2011
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Speaks: english, french, german, italian, swedish, danish, norwegian

Historical centre of Penne, lively Abruzzo hill town near mountains and beaches

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

Penne Apartment Rental Photos and Description

Spacious, carefully restored apartment inside medieval walls, sunny terrace

On the ground floor of an old palazzo, with vaulted brick ceilings, thick walls, and handmade terracotta tiles in the day zone. Air conditioned in the summer period, floor heating and radiators in the winter season. Travertine tiles in bathrooms, herringbone oak parquet in bedrooms. Spacious, well-equipped kitchen with a generous dining area. Large entrance and living room with a sofa group and a traditional Abruzzese fireplace. Three bedrooms of which one can double as an additional living room with two day beds, flat-screen TV and DVD player. Two bathrooms. Terrace that easily seats six persons, accessed from the dining area. A blend of antique and modern furniture. Wireless broadband internet. Three min from the main piazza. Stroll the cobbled alleys of this bustling town, famous for its brick facades; drop into one of its museums; enjoy a drink in one of the many cafés, a splendid meal in one of its better restaurants; or explore the pleasant tracks of nearby Lago di Penne. Beaches or tracked mountain routes are within half an hour’s drive. Easily accessible from international airports in Pescara (35 min) or Rome (2,5 h). Inexpensive rental car from the airport.

Penne is beautifully located at the foot of the Gran Sasso, with the highest peaks of the Appennines, yet only 30 minutes by car from Pescara and other Adriatic beaches. Unlike many old hill towns, Penne remains vibrant with lots of restaurants, cafés, and shops of all kinds inside the medieval walls, as well a cathedral and numerous churches and museums. Big street market on Saturdays. Nice tracks around the Lago (lake) di Penne only 5 minutes outside town. Penne is older than Rome and was the capital of the Vestini people before becoming an important Roman town; later it was the capital of Abruzzo. Its rebellion in 1837 against the Bourbon rulers of Naples and Sicily was among the early sparks of Italy’s risorgimento and unification. Only 35 minutes from Pescara’s international airport, served by Ryanair direct flights from London, Barcelona, Bergamo/Milan, Brussels, Cagliari, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt and Paris; also direct flights from Bucarest (Whizz), Milan (Alitalia) and Rome (3 daily flights, Alitalia).

Information and pictures of the Lago di Penne nature reserve is provided by the local authorities, Cogecstre.

Featuring Penne’s main buildings and sights is the series posted by ViaggioinAbruzzo; on their site you can also see pictures of nearby towns like Loreto Aprutino, Pianella and Pescara, indeed of most towns in not only the Province of Pescara but the entire region of Abruzzo, which also includes the provinces of l’Aquila, Chieti, and Teramo.

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Olav Schram Stokke (Owner)
Member since: 2011
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Speaks: english, french, german, italian, swedish, danish, norwegian

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(9 traveler reviews)
Historical centre of Penne, lively Abruzzo hill town near mountains and beaches
average rating of 4.7777777 based on 9 reviews
5

Beautiful period property in a delightful setting

  • 5 of 5

The property was exactly as described on the website. Very comfortable and maintained to the highest standards. The kitchen is very well equipped with the espresso machine and the lovely balcony combining to give a dream start to every day.

Penne and the Gran Sasso mountains make this location ideal for those who want to experience genuine Italian life in this beautiful part of the world. The owners are a pleasure to deal with and are very helpful at every stage.

We have no hesitation in recommending this property.

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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5

A beautiful, comfortable and well-equipped flat.

  • 5 of 5

This is a beautiful and well-equipped apartment, very conveniently located in the heart of the historical district of Penne. The owner was extremely helpful and gracious, especially in offering recommendations for my family (we have three primary school-age children) and very easy to work with.

The location within the town allows one to take advantages of the best of Italian community life -- fresh bakeries, coffee, local produce and wine, etc. -- while the city itself provides easy access to both beaches and mountains (for hiking in summer and skiing in winter).

I would highly recommend this property to others.

  • Submitted: May 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
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5

maison pleine de charme dans un très joli village

  • 5 of 5

le village est superbe mais il vaut mieux être en forme pour gravir les rues très pentues surtout avec plus de 30 Degrés !! la maison est aménagée avec goût, les voûtes en briques on aime beaucoup !

Nous découvrions les Abbruzes : la côte, comme nous le supposions, avec sa succession de parasols sur des km et des km nous a fait fuir !! mais nous avons trouvé un arrière pays très beau, avec des sites très divers, très ouverts, très calmes et des petits villages comme des villes avec cachet, ambiance sympathique Les Italiens sont adorables et la cerise sur le gâteau les touristes sont encore assez rares

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
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5

Ein wunderbarer Platz zwischen Meer und Bergen

  • 5 of 5

Wir waren im August für drei Wochen in Penne und es war wunderbar. Die Wohnung inmitten der Stadt war perfekt. Wir konnten unmittelbar am Leben der Menschen teilhaben. Die Wohnung selber bietet allen Komfort, den man sich für eine Ferienwohnung wünschen kann. Genügend Platz, die Ausstattung sehr gut ( z.B. einen Sodastreamer, der das lästige Wasserschleppen unnötig machte), eine Terasse zum Wohlfühlen (Schatten zum Frühstück und zum Abendessen) und vieles andere mehr. Der Eigentümer ist äußerst zuvorkommend, alles klappte hervorragend.

Penne selbst ist ein Städchen zum Verlieben, wir konnten beim Mittelalterfest und bei der "weißen Nacht" dabei sein. Konzerte und Theater ergänzten unser Kulturprogramm.Die Lage der Stadt ist ideal, das Meer ist nicht weit und der Nationalpark Gran Sasso e Monti della laga auch nicht. So ist es möglich an einem Tag auf dem höchten Gipfel der Abruzzen zu stehen (Corno grande 2912m), auf den südlichsten Gletscher Europas zu schauen und am nächsten Tag einen Tag am Meer zu verbringen. Geht es noch besser? Ich glaube nicht!

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
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Authentic Italy, nice property, location & owner 1

  • 4 of 5

Authentic Italy, nice location, property & owner - part 1

We spent the first two weeks of August 2013 at Olav’s property rental in Penne. My wife, my daughter, 21 and my son, 17. We really enjoy holidaying in Italy having visited Garda, Verona, Venice, Rome, Tuscany and the Amalfi coast. This time we wanted to get beyond the tourist hotspots and find somewhere a little more hidden. We settled on flying in to Pescara on Ryan Air from Stansted and so found ourselves drawn to Penne and this property.

The property is spacious, well equipped and comfortable. The owner provides all the information you will need to make the most of the property and your visit. We had just one problem when local electrical work caused an issue with the fusebox. One email to Olav and help arrived very promptly, a part was needed, this was fitted the next day. Great service.

Penne is charming and will keep you fit as exploring the hilly streets is a good workout, especially in August. There is a smattering of local bars and restaurants. The gelataria is good, nice café frappe. The small restaurant, La Grotte is really homely, the Signora is charming, rosticcini and pork were tender and tasty and the house Montepulciano d’Abruzzo recommended. There is a modern diner/take-away Pizzeria just outside one of the gates that is good too.

Night life is low key mainly focussed on the early evening Passagiata when people casually meet and chat in the Piazza and Piazetta. Just sit alfresco with a cool drink and watch the world go by. We were lucky enough to be in Penne for the medieval festival, which took place over a couple of nights and included people in costume marching, drum banging and flag waving. We also were there for ‘white night’ which featured a variety of rock bands in the squares with DJ’s and dancing all over the town until dawn. Great fun.

Another day was a religious holiday, watch out for these as everything closes so if you’re fridge is empty you may struggle to find anything to eat. There was a procession through the streets and some very nice choral singing. In fact there was often the sound of music in the streets, from within a cool church or drifting from an upstairs window, maybe a little classical piano or some traditional accordion playing.

continued in part two....

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
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5

Beautiful apartment in the ancient town of Penne

  • 5 of 5

As it turned out we have found a gem in this ancient town of Penne. It was a perfect base camp for our excursions in the Abruzzo region but also a spacious residence for resting between the hikes. We enjoyed the apartment very much, a wonderful place, everything is harmonious, old Abruzzo style meets modernity, that´s what we really love. The equipment is enormous and allowed us to cook as much as we had fun. It was really a great experience to make our own pasta thanks to the existing noodle machine. The library is considerable and offered so many interesting books containing a lot of suggestions which helped to discover this wonderful pieceful place in Italy. Very much recommendable. Peter and Gisela

  • Submitted: May 28, 2012
  • Stayed: May 2012
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Map

Nearest Airport
34 Kilometres
Pescara, direct flights from London & many others
Nearest Barpub
200 Metres
Numerous nearby
Nearest Ferry
31 Kilometres
Pescara port, ferry to Split and Starigrad/Hvar
Nearest Golf
48 Kilometres
Miglianico,18 holes
Nearest Train
31 Kilometres
Pescara, direct to Rome, Bologna/Milan, Brindisi
Nearest Motorway
29 Kilometres
Villanova (A25 Rome), Pescara Nord (A14 Ancona)
Nearest Restaurant
200 Metres
Numerous nearby
Nearest Ski
61 Kilometres
Passo Lanciano
Nearest Beach
31 Kilometres
Pescara, Pineto, Silvi, Montesilvano and others
Car: recommended

Penne is beautifully located at the foot of the Gran Sasso, with the highest peaks of the Appennines, yet only 30 minutes by car from Pescara and other Adriatic beaches. Unlike many old hill towns, Penne remains vibrant with lots of restaurants, cafés, and shops of all kinds inside the medieval walls, as well a cathedral and numerous churches and museums. Big street market on Saturdays. Nice tracks around the Lago (lake) di Penne only 5 minutes outside town. Penne is older than Rome and was the capital of the Vestini people before becoming an important Roman town; later it was the capital of Abruzzo. Its rebellion in 1837 against the Bourbon rulers of Naples and Sicily was among the early sparks of Italy’s risorgimento and unification. Only 35 minutes from Pescara’s international airport, served by Ryanair direct flights from London, Barcelona, Brussels, Cagliari, Eindhoven, Frankfurt, Milan, Oslo/Torp, Paris and Verona; also direct flights from Dubrovnik, Prague, Split, and Toronto.

Golf: l Cerreto di Miglianico Pescara Golf & Country Club at Cda Cerreto, 58, Miglianico in Chieti province, around 40 minutes by car. This 18-hole course was designed by the American architect Ronald Kirby. Good location close to the sea, reportedly well suited for beginners as well experienced players.

Ski: Abruzzo features the biggest ski resorts in the Appennines with hundreds of kilometres of ski runs. The nearby Gran Sasso and Majella massifs form the rocky backbone of this region with clear alpine features, heavy snowfalls, and plenty of tourist resorts for both downhill and cross-country skiing. The closest to our house is Passolanciano, with 1 chair lift and 8 ski lifts serving a total of 16 slopes (1 black, 8 red and 7 blue) and two cross-country ski circuits. Bigger resorts somewhat further away, especially Roccaraso with the Aremogna-Pizzalto plateau, with a six-seater cableway with automatic hook-up, 8 chairlifts and 12 ski lifts.

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Rates & Availability

Penne Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Summer
Jun 1 2016 - Aug 31 2016
3 night minimum stay
$167
$925
$3,345
 
 
Early Autumn
Sep 1 2016 - Oct 31 2016
3 night minimum stay
$167
$814
$2,788
 
 
Autumn
Nov 1 2016 - Dec 18 2016
3 night minimum stay
$167
$702
$2,230
 
 
Christmas and New Year
Dec 19 2016 - Jan 8 2017
3 night minimum stay
$167
$925
 
 
Winter and Early Spring
Jan 9 2017 - Apr 6 2017
3 night minimum stay
$167
$702
$2,230
 
 
Easter
Apr 7 2017 - Apr 17 2017
3 night minimum stay
$167
$925
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$167
$925
$3,345
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Add €70 for end-of-stay cleaning. Bedlinen, towels, heating and broadband internet included.
Reduced prices for longer stays; enquire per email.
20% booking deposit is payable within 3 days. The remainder plus a fully refundable damage deposit of €300 is payable within 30 days prior to arrival.
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Amenities

Penne Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 110 m²
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Town
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Parking On Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Ensuite bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet , Ensuite to main bedroom
    Second bathroom - toilet , shower , With washing machine
  • Both bathrooms are travertine tiled. Ensuite bathroom has bath tub, toilet, bidet, wash basin, exposed brick waults, radiator and towel heating. The second bathroom has shower, toilet, wash basin, floor heating and washing machine.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Main bedroom - 1 king , Optional extra bed
    Second bedroom - 2 twin/ single , Optional extra bed
    Living room/guest room - 2 twin/ single , Two day beds (from Napoli, 1800s); optional extra bed
  • Parquet floors in the main and the second bedrooms. The main bedroom has exposed brick vaults; it has space for an optional extra bed (available in the house) The second bedroom has plastered vaults with exposed details. The third bedroom is not a dedicated one, it is mainly a living room but its sofa bed sleeps two persons comfortably; it also has ample space for inserting one or two additional beds (a total of three available in the house).
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Terrace
  • 4 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • ski lift privileges
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis

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