We had a very pleasant stay at Villas for 2. The beautiful apartments are light, bright and nicely decorated. And – above all – spotless clean! Like we said to each other: even if it is raining or cold, it’s not a punishment to sit inside!
The kitchen is equipped with all basic utensils and coffee, some beers, a bottle of water, salt & pepper etc. to get you started. In the villa you find a map full with information on towns, markets, restaurants and more. It saves you a lot of time finding the best restaurants in he area! And then the outside. The view from the terrace and pool over the hills and the Majella Mountains is terrific.
A car is necessary to explore the region. And why would you not? Ok, staying at a sun bed near the pool is very tempting, but the Abruzzo has more to offer. The region is unspoiled, beautiful and people are friendly and welcoming. Especially when you try to speak a couple of words in Italian. With Villasfor2 as our home base we visited nearby villages like Altino (with an little authentic fresh pasta-shop with ravioli at € 14,- a kilo: a real bargain!), Casoli and Guardiagrele, the beach and sea near Fossacesia Marina. A bit further you find the beautiful scenery of the Nature Reserve park of Punto Arderci and the city of Vasto. We want to highlight two things we did: having dinner at a traditional Trabocco (http://www.traboccopescepalombo.it/) and a daytrip from Termoli to the Isole Tremiti. Both highly enjoyable experiences!
Concluding; we had a very, very good time at Villas for 2. An amazing spot, perfectly hosted by Pauline and David!
We spent an idyllic week at Villasfor2 with David and Pauline in mid September 09. Right from the start David and Pauline were there to help - we were pre-warned about all Ryan-Air’s ‘little extras’ and the hints on how to get to the front of the car-hire desk were spot on! Excellent directions were given from the airport and indeed for everywhere we went all week – my husband and I didn’t argue once about the map-reading! The Villas themselves are delightful and David and Pauline’s attention to detail in order to make our stay as comfortable, easy and stress free as possible was second to none. Being a tea addict I was especially impressed by the supply of English tea-bags, not to mention the bottle of wine of course!
The swimming pool is perfectly placed, being surrounded on three sides by rural Italy and real olive groves, the oil from which is supplied in the villas. You could hear a pin drop for the most part so it was a truly relaxing environment to be in.
The whole area is absolutely lovely, the people are very welcoming, the food is great and its not expensive to eat out. The scenery and views are stunning and the countryside unspoilt, we hardly saw another car on the road all week ..... we will most definitely be back next year!