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Fantastic 15th Century Italian Palazzo

Situated in the heart of Abruzzo, 20 mins from the main ski area, 40 mins from the beach

The impressive facade of the 15th century Palazzo Marchesale Trasmondi

Property number: 0234

Italy / Abruzzo / Introdacqua, close to Sulmona

from £750.00 to £1100.00

Sleeps: 8 Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 3

  • Disabled access: No
  • Pets allowed: No
  • Child friendly: Yes
  • Smoking: No

Mark and Kate York
01604 722021
07510 571509

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Description

Within easy reach of Rome and with miles of the Adriatic’s white sandy beaches and beautiful azure sea, you might think it was a perfect location. Add to that close to 400kms of first class skiing as good as anywhere in Europe, the ski world cup has visited Roccaraso, and things get even better. Many ancient and historic properties in Italy have been handed down through the centuries, some with the most fascinating history, such as this one. This particular Palazzo, although a Historic Monument had been allowed to fall into a very poor state when it was vacated following the Mussolini years. Used as a “summer retreat” by the local Marquis whose main residence was in a nearby village, the Palazzo formed most of the main street of the small town of Introdacqua. Although the villagers and Mayor, in particular, wished to see it restored, it took many years before the roof was re-built and some other external repairs could be carried out allowing us to carry out an extensive restoration. Situated in Introdacqua, listed as one of the most beautiful towns in the region, is the 15th century Palazzo di Marquis Trasmondi. Only 5 kms from Sulmona, city of art and love home of the poet Ovid. An imposing building at the heart of the village, the palazzo is an historic monument and features in much of the tourist information for the area. With Rome only one and a half hours away, it is easy to make a day trip to this timeless, historic capital city. The nearest of 130km’s of white sandy beaches on the Adriatic coast is reached in 40 minutes and the nearby ski resort of Roccaraso, recently host to the ski world cup, is just 20 minutes away. With extensive skiing to suit all abilities, this area is comparable to many of the much better known and consequently, much busier resorts in the Alps and Dolomites to the north. The area abounds with natural beauty due to the vast areas of National Park with brown bears, osprey, ibex, wild boar and wolves all a part of the natural habitat.

Photos

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  • The impressive facade of the 15th century Palazzo Marchesale Trasmondi
  • The primary lounge and dining room
  • Stairs to mezzanine, bedroom 2
  • Vaulted ceilings are a feature in bedroom 1
  • The main hallway to the lounge
  • The second lounge with open fireplace
  • The nearby castle at Pacentro
  • View of the 'Gran Sasso' mountains from the terrace

Bedrooms

All bedrooms are large and well equipped. Bedroom one is the biggest and features the original vaulted ceiling, Bedroom two which is really ‘the master bedroom’ is positioned on a mezzanine above the second lounge, beneath the impressive oak timbered ceiling. This bedroom benefits from large en-suite facilities. Bedroom 3 is a large double but benefits from two beds which can be either singles or double so ideal for those families with children.

Bathrooms

All bathrooms are new and very well equipped with the main two bathrooms benefiting from showers, wc, bidet and wash basin. Bathroom 2 also has a claw foot bath an two wash basins.

3 bathrooms, 1 WC

  • Bathroom 1 – 1 Toilet, 1 Shower Enclosure, 1 Bidet, bathroom for use by bedrooms 1 & 3
  • Bathroom 2 – 1 Toilet, 1 Bath with Shower, 1 Bidet, En suite to bedroom 2

Living room

Very large lounge diner with TV, DVD etc and enough setee’s for 8-10 people in comfort. Dining table and 8 chairs.

Kitchen

Well equipped, modern kitchen with everything needed for a holiday home. 4 ring stove, clothes dryer, dish washer, freezer, fridge, grill, hob, oven, washing machine etc.

Other rooms

There is a second lounge on the next floor with a large, comfortable sofa and a fantastic, open fireplace. THere is no TV here at present but this room is fantastic after a day’s skiing or other outdoor activity, of which there are many choices across the whole region.

Description of amenities

This is a self catering apartment with all amenities required. Linene and towels are provided and are changed weekly on changeover days.

Suitability

Not best suited for the elderly or infirm as there are a number of steps and some roads within the village are steep to walk on. Great for children with easy access to skiing, beaches, water parks and many, many outdoor activities.

Local activities

Local activities include cycling, fishing, horse riding, mountain biking, mountaineering, skiing, both downhill and cross country, snowboarding, snow shoeing, swimming, tennis, walking, rafting, Kayac and cannooing etc. There are many local bars and restaurants both in the village but moreso in the town of Sulmona, 5 km away. The food and wine of this region is renowned for it’s flavour and freshness with most products being organic, locally grown and with a vast selection of locally produced wines to suit every pallet and budget. There is much history and pageantry to be found here too and all villages and towns have a wealth of information at the local tourist information offices, sometimes called ‘pro loco’.

Price information

Rental period Price per week
Autumn/Winter 01 Oct 2008 20 Dec 2008 £750
Christmas New Year 08 21 Dec 2008 03 Jan 2009 £1100
Low ski season 04 Jan 2009 17 Jan 2009 £800
Hi ski season 18 Jan 2009 28 Mar 2009 £950
Spring 2009 29 Mar 2009 30 May 2009 £800
Summer 2009 01 June 2009 30 September 2009 £950
School half terms Easter etc £1100

Prices may be subject to change at the owner’s discretion

All price descriptions as above, please call for special rates for bookings of less that 4 people and for multiple week rates and school specials, half term, easter etc.

Getting there

Easy access via Rome Ciampino airport, 1.5 hours by car, about 2.5 hours by train. All main airlines fly to Ciampino including the budget airlines Ryanair, easyjet etc. Alternatively there is a daily service to Pescara on the Adriatic coast from London Stanstead with Ryanair. Pescara airport is around 45 minutes by car to the apartment. Car hire is recommended with most major hire companies having offices in both Rome Ciampino and Pescara.

Amenities

  • Balcony
  • Bath
  • CD Player
  • Central Heating
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishwasher
  • Drying Rack
  • DVD Player
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Gas/Electric Hob
  • Hifi
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Kettle
  • Open Fire
  • Oven
  • Television
  • Toaster
  • Washing Machine

Availability

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