Set in the beautiful ancient hamlet of Roccascalegna, Apricot House is nestled under its imposing famous castle. With 2 double & 1 twin bedded rooms, the house can house 6/7 persons. There are 3 bathrooms, a patio dining area, brick BBQ & 2 balconies. A new kitchen has recently been installed
Roccascalegna is a picturesque and historic village within the province of Chieti and part of the Abruzzo region of Italy. It has a population of around 1200
The XVI century castle dominates the town and is built upon a VI century earlier foundation. The vista towards the Majella National Park is itself stunning.
Directions: From Pescara: Take the A14 heading south towards Bari. Leave at exit Valdi Sangro on to the SS652, heading west to towards the mountains. After approximately 21 kms take the SP129 towards Roccascalegna. On arriving in village follow signs for castle. Park (free) in Piazza Umberto 1 .
From Rome: Take the E80 then the A14 at Pescara. then follow (as above)
From Bari: Take the A14 heading north till you reach the Valdi Sangro exit. (Then follow directions as above)
Activities and attractions
This is an ideal location to base yourselves (close to the sea, lake bomba and mountains) or just enjoy the atmosphere this unique village provides. Restaurants, bars and local transport are close-by.
Borgo di gesso gessopalena (5 kms, 12 min drive)
description: ancient village of gessopalena or village of silence, is located on the eastern side of the majella. The name derives from the latin "gypsum" due to the presence in the territory of crystalline rocks from which the gypsum is obtained. The village is possible to visit and admire the houses entirely built with this type of stone. For info: www.Comune.Gessopalena.Ch.Gov.It
cascade del verde di borrello (34 km, 37 minutes by car)
description: the "del rio verde" waterfalls are the highest natural waterfalls in the apennines, and on the rock face there are three distinct jumps. Rio verde, whose springs are located on the border with molise and is one of the tributaries of the sangro river.
For info:cascatarioverde@wwf.It or rioverdesnc@libero.It
watervive taranta peligna ( 23 km, 42 minutes by car)
description: the acquevive river park is located on the 2 banks of the aventino river and is one of the places of abruzzo not to be missed. It has an equipped fitness path, botanical museum, picnic area. For info: parcoacquevive@libero.It
costa dei trabocchi ( 27km, 35 minutes by car)
description: the coast of the trabocchi corresponds to the stretch of adriatic coast of the province of chieti, which extends along the road of the national road 16 adriatica, characterized by the widespread presence of the "trabocco", stilt houses that were used in the past as fishing machines. Today these stilt houses are used for restaurants with typical adriatic fish cuisine.
Grotte del cavallone (23km, 41 minutes by car).
Description: caves of cavallone is a cavern of caving interest in the heart of the majella national park, has the distinction of being the highest visited natural cave in europe.
Rentalia Reference num: 860721
Non smokers preferred
Pets not allowed
Via Codacchie 26
66040 Roccascalegna Chieti (Italy)
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