The property is accessed by a beautiful stone staircase which leads directly into the living room with kitchenette, sofa bed, ventilated fireplace and wooden flooring. All these features help to give the charming setting of a typical mountain dwelling. The open kitchen is equipped with all appliances and utensils.
Continuing on the same floor there is the the master bedroom which retains the same style of the living room, a comfortable bathroom with shower and a small store room. A wrought iron staircase leads to the second bedroom.
The property includes a convenient cellar, accessible from the outside and used as a tavern with a large table that can accommodate several people for meals. The property has benefited from general renovation both in terms of structural elements that have taken care of seismic issues and for fixtures and fittings.
Caramanico Terme is defined as one of the most beautiful villages in Italy, famous for its thermal baths which attract tourists, as well as its proximity to the major ski resorts of the Maiella.
Considering all the features, this lovely property is attractive as a second home for holidays and/or to take advantage of the already well established B & B activity that currently provides an excellent income.
CARAMANICO TERME - PESCARA PROVINCE
Caramanico is located in the Majella National Park and is home to the best-known thermal spa in Abruzzo. Located at 650 metres above sea level, its origins date back to the Early Middle Ages when it was built as a military settlement. Later in Caramanico's history it began to focus on the presence of its healing waters and it became officially known as Caramanico Terme in 1960. The spas are renowned for their high sulphur content and have been treating people for a range of ailments over the past 400 years.
It is the largest town in the area and has a thriving community. During the summer months there are all kinds of events, such as concerts, open-air music and cinema. The shops are even open on a Sunday, which is very rare in Abruzzo!
Nature too is important, and the Majella National Park contains about 500 kilometres of hiking trails through the mountains. There are cave paintings in Grotta Sant'Angelo and Grotta del Cavallone, the latter being one of the deepest caves in Europe, open to the public. Guided excursions to the nearby Orfento Reserve, National Park of Majella and the Lama Bianca Reserve are also organised.
Caramanico Terme is also included in the prestigious list of the 'Most beautiful Italian boroughs' and the town has shops, chemist, post office and bank. The hotels, restaurants and bars are a great place to meet and chat to the locals.
DRIVING DISTANCES/TRAVEL TIMES (subject to traffic)
Abruzzo International Airport - 47 km/51 min
Ancona/Le Marche Airport - 208 km/2 hr 15 min
Rome Fiumicino Airport - 231 km/2 hr 29 min
Rome Ciampino Airport - 204 km/2 hr 15 min
Adriatic Coast at Pescara - 52 km/51 min
Skiing at Passo San Leonardo - 17 km/27 min