My stay at Via Piana (http://www.italycountrystay.com/index.html) in Pescosolido was been wonderful. This rustic B & B is located at the edge of the Abruzzi National Park in the mountainous Italian countryside. It's a perfect way to experience a non-touristic side of Italy but still easily accessible via a short (2 hours) and inexpensive (5 €) bus from Rome. There's no need for a car since there's a small grocery store five minutes up the road and frequent buses to and from downtown Sora. Also, Anna, the sweet and helpful manager, is happy to pick-up and drop-off guests from the bus station in Sora on days of their arrival and departure. Activities include hiking to a castle ruin and a nearby waterfall, horseback riding, visiting a cheese-making shepherd, and wandering through the weekly open-air market in Sora.
Guests have access to a charming kitchen and common room with an old pizza oven, which is great for cooking with the delicious, local produce and a place to meet other guests from all over. The area is famous for truffles. I've also been buying incredible homemade wine and olive oil from the welcoming neighbors. Via Piana's rooms are clean and comfortable with stunning views. There's also free WiFi.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Little Guesthouse in a quiet area in the countryside next to the Abruzzi National Park. We offer Activities such as horseriding through a river and up the mountains to a castle in the Roveto valley.Enjoy a relaxing stay in a non touristy area two hours from Rome. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Italycountrystay Via Piana Italy/Pescosolido