Amid the beautiful countryside of Castiglione Messer Raimondo, a hill-top village close to Atri and Penne, this unique complex of stone buildings has been painstakingly renovated and originally hosted an olive press.
The property is currently run as a Bed & Breakfast and is divided into apartments of 1 or 2 bedrooms, with old-fashioned furniture and fittings, but functional and comfortable.
There is also a detached cottage, surrounded by 2 hectares of land.
The view towards the sea, across the valley and hills is absolutely enchanting.
CASTIGLIONE MESSER RAIMONDO - TERAMO PROVINCE
A typical medieval village, located on a narrow hill overlooking the Fino River and dominated by the majestic Gran Sasso massif.
This fortified town is 306 metres above sea level and boasts an ancient history. Local archaeological remains prove that is was inhabited since pre-Roman times. Since then, the prominence of medieval sandstone buildings ensure that it retains a characterful appearance.
With a population of 2,285, the town has a couple of restaurants, bars, grocery store, butcher, bank, post office and pharmacy. There is also a weekly market.
August is the time for celebrations with the Feast of San Donato at the beginning of the month and the festival celebrating Pecorino cheese and other local dishes at the end.
Castiglione Messer Raimondo can be reached by bus or train from Teramo.
DRIVING DISTANCES/TRAVEL TIMES (subject to traffic)
Abruzzo International Airport - 39 km/47 min
Ancona/Le Marche Airport - 165 km/1 hr 58 min
Rome Fiumicino Airport - 179 km/2 hr 26 min
Rome Ciampino Airport - 181 km/2 hr 14 min
Adriatic Coast at Pineto - 32 km/42 min
Skiing at Voltigno - 38 km/55 min