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Fonte delle Monache -- "The Nun's Spring" Farmhouse has all Italy has to offer in a deftly restored farmhouse built over an ancient spring near Montefino. Lovely restoration is modern but traditional. Far from crowds, with complete privacy, but close to recreational activities and Rome. Beaches AND mountains. Foodie paradise.
This house is completely restored but has retained traditional charm. It is set up like a luxurious personal home, not like a summer beach dorm rental. There is a pizza oven and two indoor fireplaces. There are 2 terrace and not a single bad view in the house! It is fully equipped for cooking, including an American-sized refrigerator/freezer. There is closet space and the two bedrooms are large (plans for a 3rd bedroom are already drawn up). There is a sofa bed in the living room for a third couple (where there is a full bath). In the summer there is a 7 meter diameter dipping pool -- perfect for cooling off after the beach. The gardens and fountain create an atmosphere of serene 'dolce vita' with color, scents and soothing sounds as you sip wine and view the gorgeous mountains in your own casale with an olive grove in complete privacy.
I have been redecorating so new interior pictures will continue to be added as this is a work in process. As you can see, the interior is quite lovely and it will only get better!
Zugang für Gäste
Stunning views for restorative contemplation. 5 acres of property, including the Olive Grove and many fruit trees, the pool terrace (which can be locked away from non-swimmers) and the entire farmhouse, including hot tub and fireplace in Winter.
Interaktion mit Gästen
If anything is needed, local residents, a lovely English-speaking Bavarian couple, are there for you in if I am not in the country.
Fonte Monache sits on a private hillside in a natural sun trap to the south of the peaceful medieval village of Montefino in the Teramo province of Abruzzo in central Italy. In Montefino, friends own the local caffe 'bar' where you can get your morning caffe latte and pastry and your evening Prosecco. There is also a local trattoria. Nearby farms and villages provide a wide variety of restaurants and shops offering Abruzzi delights for Foodies and families alike, including local produce, sausages, fresh pasta, highly rated local wines and hand made cheeses. Families will appreciate the baked goods, pizzerias and gelaterias! The owner's farm produces wonderful olive oil and many different fruits and nuts. For Christmas, there are many local Churches and Christmas Markets and with Rome less than 3 hours away, consider heading to the Piazza Navona or St. Peter's Square to get in the Holy Holiday spirit.
From: Discover Italy (website hidden)
I highly recommend the entire DI site for information about this province (hiking, food, site-seeing, etc -- for planning purposes) and the other Abruzzo provinces. There will be more information at the house as well.
Termano Province: "The Province of Teramo borders on The Marches Region (to the north), the Province of Pescara and L'Aquila (south) and Lazio (west); it is characterized by the eastern side of the Apennines and by valleys gently sloping towards the Adriatic coastline. Its territory counts 47 municipalities; in addition to the chief town Teramo, the most densely-populated ones are Roseto degli Abruzzi and Giulianova.. The Piceni are one of the ancient populations that inhabited this area, which then was included in the territory of The Marches. The Province of Teramo was established in 1806 by the Kingdom of Naples, separating it from the actual province of L'Aquila.. The territory of Teramo is dominated by two major mountains: the Laga massif, with its woods, gorges and waterfalls, and the Gran Sasso d'Italia, representing the western border of the province and culminating with the Corno Grande (9,554 ft). Europe's southernmost glacier, the Calderone, also calls this area home."
The beaches: "On the coastline are the "seven sisters," the Province's seven seaside resorts, with their sandy beaches and Mediterranean climate that fosters the growth of palms, pine trees and oleanders.
However, the Province is mostly hilly. One of the several rivers flowing along the valleys is the Vomano, that eventuall forms Lake Campotosto."
Ski Abruzzo: (website hidden)
"Abruzzo, mountainous and park-covered terrain, boasts numerous ski resorts where visitors can have a blast practicing their favorite winter sports. The mountains of Abruzzo offer fantastic snowfall during the coldest and most rigid weather, and thus are ideal for a large smattering of outfits and installations - including those that work to maintain a layer of snow cover, sometimes with artificial snow.. The ski zone in Abruzzo counts about 249 mi of slopes, from the most famous of Campo Felice, Ovindoli and Roccaraso, to those composing the legendary ski hubs of the Gran Sasso, including Campo Imperatore, Pescasseroli, Tagliacozzo and Passo Lanciano."
You will need a car for this rural paradise. The Adriatic is approximately 30 minutes away and in the winter you have your choice of a large ski resort that is 2 hours away or several small ski resorts that are only 40 minutes away. There is a nearby huge national park where you can hike and look at wildflowers. You can drive to Rome in about 2 1/2 hours. There is an international airport in Pescara, which is about 40 minutes away that has direct flights from London and other cities in Europe. You can easily pick up a car rental in Rome and in Pescara. Anacona is where you can catch a ferry to Croatia and it is two hours away by car. There is a large train station in Pescara as well.
Weitere wichtige Infos
2 fireplaces which may be available, as long as the caretaker gives you a proper instructions and is satisfied that you will be able to use them properly (subject to schedule needs). There will be wood available. The home has central heating and a modern kitchen so using these fireplaces is by choice.
I expect you to treat Fonte Monache the way you would your own home. I DO NOT RECOMMEND THIS HOME FOR FAMILIES WITH YOUNG CHILDREN WHO WILL NOT BE SUPERVISED ON THE BACK TERRACE WHERE THE POOL IS LOCATED. This is merely for the best supervision possible; though there is a lock, on the door to the terrace from the house, and the back path is incredibly difficult terrain.
Italy's garbage rules, are easy. Dispensers are marked.
Dieser Gastgeber hat moderate Stornierungsbedingungen
Wenn du bis 7 Tage vor deiner Reise stornierst, bekommst du eine volle Rückerstattung. Wenn du innerhalb von 7 Tagen vor deiner Reise stornierst, bekommst du eine Rückerstattung von 50 % auf den Preis pro Nacht und eine volle Rückerstattung der Gebühren.
Gypsy, dreamer, liberal, recent empty-nester of two adorable babies who grew up to be interesting adult dinner partners. Have lived overseas. Open-minded, but Mama didn't raise a fool. Have been a world traveler enough to know that "When in Rome..." Move between Washington DC and my little farm in Italy, as well as other traveling. Have eclectic tastes -- but not do not like horror movies.