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“Bset of all worlds”
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The Martellese sits in rolling hills with the dramatic backdrop of the Maiella mountain range Enjoy a lazy afternoon by the pool
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Sleep in classic splendour
The Martellese sits in rolling hills with the dramatic backdrop of the Maiella mountain range
Enjoy a lazy afternoon by the pool
Anticipate the delights of the new day
Sit out and admire the views from a balcony or terrace on 3 different sides
The kitchen and living area is light, airy and spacious
Casoli Lake is known locally as Lago di Sant Angelo and is ideal for a picnic
The Villa garden is full of surprises
See the fabulous baroque church of Saint Nicola Di Bari at Caramanico
Take in breathtaking views on two wheels
Relax in August's balmy evenings, when there's a festa to enjoy nearby every night
The Palombaro Festa provides a window on life in the past
Savour super spring poppies!
Socialise in the evening at Guardiagrele, or enjoy superb daytime panoramic views
It is only 25 minutes to the Basilica of Santa Maria del Ponte, in Lanciano
Local towns like Pretoro specialise in a particular craft; nearby Guardiagrele has many blacksmiths
Visit Fossacesia Abbey, impressive in size yet delightful for its simplicity
Take a day trip out to the extensive Roman city of Saepinum in neighbouring Molise
Roccascalegna Castle, which is 10km from Villa Maieletta
Come for the Maiella Fiat 500 rally in June
See unchanged landscapes and lives in the Maiella National Park
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Overview
Condo/Apartment -
1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2
Palombaro, Province of Chieti, Abruzzo

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chris S
Halstead, United Kingdom
1 review
“Bset of all worlds”
Reviewed June 1, 2013 for a stay in May 2013

I stayed at Villa Maileitta in May to see some of the Giro and ride out with my son. I find it located excellently for the mountains or the sea and we achieved both by bike. The owners Stephen and Kate are most welcoming and nothing is too much trouble, they are both very knowledgeable regarding the area and can put you in touch with a very economical bike hire shop providing top quality bikes. The apartments are very well appointed, the gardens ample and the scenery spectacular. Local produce available from a shop nearby and restaurant with pool a five minute walk. Excellent value, highly recommended.

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Liked best: surrounding area, locality of property, accommodation
Liked least: steep hills to ride up wherever you go
Traveling group: Friends
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Bronwyn H
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“Enjoy the peace and amazing mountain views from your balcony”
Reviewed May 26, 2013 for a stay in May 2013

We stayed in May, which was off season but still lovely and warm-warm enough to have every meal outside on the balcony. The apartment was well equipped and the bedroom beautifully decorated. Ideal for people who enjoy walking, keen cyclists or those who just enjoy wandering round the beautiful surrounding villages and countryside. Stephen and Kate were very hospitable and kind. We arrived very late having got a bit lost, but they waited up to make sure we arrived safely and were on hand to answer any queries we had throughout the stay. The welcome pack was also a lovely touch to see us through to the next day. Make sure you pay frequent visits to Maria's local shop which sells local produce, very reasonably. Also, speak to Stephen and Kate about making a reservation at the local restaurant. We didn't go, but it has fantastic reviews. Would thoroughly recommend for a great getaway, very reasonably priced.

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Liked best: Sitting outside the apartment taking in the views
Liked least: Nothing comes to mind
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
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Ian T
Lichfield, United Kingdom
1 review
“A good base for exploring by road cycle”
Reviewed October 21, 2012 for a stay in September 2012

Villa Maieletta is in a quiet corner location with great views of the Majella Massif. It is well located for a bike ride up the Giro d'Itallia giant Blockhaus and for road cyling around the local area; though road surface can be variable. The appartment was very clean and exactly as described. The owners, Stephen & Kate, were keen to ensure a pleasurable stay

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Liked best: The quiet location
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
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Pat T
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
1 review
“Great apartment, lovely area, super people”
Reviewed September 30, 2012 for a stay in September 2012

We were looking for a quiet and relaxing holiday and this was exactly what we had. The area is beautiful, close to Abruzzo's national parks. The apartment was excellent, beautifully furnished, spotlessly clean and well equipped - combined with the wonderful views from the bedroom window, it proved to be a perfect location.

Owners Stephen and Kate couldn't have been more welcoming or helpful. They were always on hand if you needed anything, but never intrusive. It was really useful to be able to seek advice on places to visit and they are both extremely freindly and obliging - perfect hosts.

We very much enjoyed our stay and would certainly recommend the apartment to others. We intend to go back again.

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Liked best: the peaceful surroundings and the quiet
Liked least: Italian tea!
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
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Mary S
Colchester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“Majestic Martellese”
Reviewed September 16, 2012 for a stay in August 2012

The welcome from Kate and Stephen is both warm and genuine - reflecting the hospitality of the local villagers and the Abruzzio region in general.
The apartment is luxurious and thoughtfully planned out. It includes all your essentials and extra items - in fact everything you could possibly need for a comfortable stay.
A visit to Lanciano - a wonderful Roman/Medieval town is really recommended by us as is the coast - about 30km away. There are many seaside resorts to visit from Fossacasia [well equipped if a little stoney] to Lido di Morge [quieter but more sand].
during August the Festa season is all around and every trip we made had its own special magic + magnificent firework displays.
A car is essential and the roads are pot-holed - but hey - this is Italy - we wouldn't mant it any other way!
Enjoy
Mary and Chris

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Liked best: Balconies full of views
Liked least: Mosquitos
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
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Espoo, Finland
Reviewed October 1, 2011 for a stay in August 2011

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Liked best: The welcome atmosphere, mountain views
Traveling group: With Spouse/Partner
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TartanGra...
Angus, Scotland
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“Luxury in fantastic surroundings, the wow factor in the real Italy”
Reviewed September 20, 2011 for a stay in September 2011

The apartment is very well equipped, absolutely everything you could want, right down to picnic bag and chairs. Martellese gives a standard of luxury comparable with a five star hotel, spacious and bright it was a pleasure to come back to after a day out. Normally we always go out for the day but the apartment and the surroundings tempted us to have the odd day just chilling out in the vicinity. Self catering is easy with a local supermarket 10 mins away and the quality of the fruit and veg is very good, you can taste the freshness. The area itself is delightful from towering mountains to quaint hilltop towns inhabited by very friendly people.
Nothing was too much trouble for the owners Kate and Steve and they are gathering a good knowledge of the local area, although this is a new venture for them, their vast experience of travelling means that they know what the discerning holiday maker/traveller
is looking for. We loved everything about our two week holiday and left very reluctantly

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Liked best: The luxury, the views to die for.
Liked least: Having to leave to come home
Traveling group: With Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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