15 minutes by car to the nearby excellent sandy beach resorts of Roseto and Pineto, both with numerous shops, beach cafes, bars, seafood & pizza restaurants and safe play areas for children. Beach football, volleyball and trampolining at both beach’s. Pineto has a shady pine forest behind the beach which can be a welcome break from the summer sun, ideal for walking or running along. The beach areas remain busy in the evening during the summer when the locals take time out for a stroll along the beach front.
The historic medieval town of Atri is 10 mins drive with its excellent restaurants, bars, cafes and fantastic views. The Abruzzo region is full of historical villages and sites to explore with many nature walks in the Gran Sasso area for the more energetic within 30 mins drive. Pescara is the nearest large city with high street shops, banks and a marina where you can sample the fresh local catch of the day.
Casa Gialla is situated on the outskirts of the village of Fontanelle, complete with 2 Bars, 2 Restaurants, garage and a small local supermarket. The town of Pineto has an excellent local farmers market every Saturday morning to buy fresh fish, Cheeses, fruit, vegetables and flowers.
The nearby local villages hold their traditional ‘Sagras’ in the summer months. They are an ideal opportunity to sample local food, wine and music or just to sit and watch people enjoying themselves Italian style. Waterpark 20 mins drive from the house. Car essential
The nearby village of Casoli (5 mins drive) has a Post Office, Bakers, Butchers and Supermarket, along with 2 Bars and a small Restaurant. Larger supermarkets are in Pineto, Roseto and Atri.
Roseto Degli D’Abruzzo
Excellent beach resort with plenty of amenities for all ages including Beach Volleyball, Football, Trampolines, Great 5k walk / run along the paved promenade with cafes, restaurants and bars. Train station with hourly trains to Pescara. Plenty of shopping along the central main road through Roseto.
Beautiful seaside resort with a 2-km-long pinewood just behind the beach. Plenty of good restaurants and cafes along the main street. Excellent local market held on a Saturday morning until 12. Nice stroll along the beach to The Tower of Cerrano (Torre di Cerrano) 2 kilometres (1 mile). It was built in the 16th century by the Holy Roman Emperor, Charles V as a watch tower to guard against attacks from the Turks and others based in what is now Croatia.
Beautiful historic hill top town established in 4th century BC. Large Church in main Piazza. Nice restaurants and cafes with fantastic views from the elevated position.