We are so pleased to have discovered Il Gelso on our third holiday in Abruzzo. We spent a wonderful week in Casa Novavia in late July. The farmhouse is a perfect place for a small family, beautifully renovated, well-equipped and impeccably presented. It is peacefully situated among vineyards and olive groves at the end of a quiet lane and we were delighted to have lovely wines and fresh fruit from the estate. San Vito Chietino, just five minutes away by car and easily within walking distance, is a pleasant small town with a supermarket and various other shops and at least one good restaurant (we were happy to cook and eat at Casa Novavia most evenings). There are lots of excellent beaches within easy reach, ranging from quiet coves to full-on resorts, while the high tops and deep gorges of the Maiella beckon inland. We found great cafes in Ortona, Vasto and Lanciano for afternoon ice-creams or evening aperitivi, and our experience ‘a cena con I Bizantini’ in Crecchio was one we’ll never forget. We’ll certainly be returning to Il Gelso as a perfect base from which to enjoy this wonderful region.
- Also Known As:
- Azienda Il Gelso San Vito Chietino, Italy - Province Of Chieti
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- IL GELSO is a certified organic farm at 125 metres above sea level and at 3 km from the Blu Banner Trabocchi coastline. Guests at Il Gelso can choose from four independent, fully furnished and functional units, each providing accommodation for two to six people. Renting period is between April and the end of October of each year, minimum stay is one week.Il Gelso è un'azienda biologica certificata dedita alla produzione di olio extravergine di ulivo e vino DOC e IGT da agricoltura biologica. Sul podere a 3 km dalla costa a Bandiera blu dei Trabocchi, si situano quattro abitazioni autonome, arredate e attrezzate, riconosciute come case vacanze in agriturismo. Le abitazioni possono essere affittate per un periodo minimo di una settimana da aprile a fine ottobre di ogni anno. ... more less