Wonderful, detached country house on the edge of a very pretty hilltop village that has been recently been restored. The south facing sunny garden has gorgeous views up to Bominaco castle and the wooded hillsides surrounding it, and is delightfully private. The house has three bedrooms, two bathrooms, a good sized kitchen and a lovely open plan living/dining space that has two sets of double doors leading out to the terrace and garden area. The house is light and airy with French doors throughout that open to wrought iron balconies and spectacular views. The thick walls keep the house cool in summer and warm in winter, making it a perfect holiday home.
Just 45 minutes from Pescara airport and 90 minutes from Rome, the house is easily accessible. It’s close to skiing and to the beach and is nestled within four national parks, ideal for cycling, hiking and exploring. It’s a gorgeous area full of things to do, with wonderful restaurants, caves, lakes, historical villages, local shops, friendly neighbours and a lovely climate.
CAPORCIANO - L’AQUILA PROVINCE
Caporciano is a fortified village positioned on a hill at 836 metres above sea level. It is on the Navelli plateau celebrated for its saffron. From the highest part of the village it is possible to admire the crocus flowers, with the stunning Apennine peaks in the background.
The village is dominated by its 11th century tower which is now the belfry of San Benedetto Abate and forms part of the original fortified wall. There is also an excellent view of the castle in Bominaco, which is a couple of minutes away by car, and is an ancient Benedictine settlement.
With a population of 221 there is a post office and bar/restaurant. Other services are a short drive away.
DRIVING DISTANCES/TRAVEL TIMES (subject to traffic)
Abruzzo International Airport - 77 km/55 min
Ancona/Le Marche Airport - 221 km/2 hr 10 min
Rome Fiumicino Airport - 179 km/1 hr 50 min
Rome Ciampino Airport - 152 km/1 hr 30 min
Adriatic Coast at Pescara - 79 km/55 min
Skiing (Alpine) Campo Felice - 49 km/57 min