Are you looking for an Abruzzo house rental for your holiday in Italy that sleeps 4? If you are looking for a self-catering holiday which is a little less touristy than renting a villa in Abruzzo, and a tad more private than staying at an agriturismo, look no further than our little Abruzzo house in the Gran Sasso Mountains which provides a cosy, organic Italian holiday and a chance to experience ‘Life in Abruzzo’.
Casetta Lucciola (Little House of the Firefly) sits upon the border of Italy's largest nature reserve – 'Gran Sasso e Monti della Laga National Park' (0.5 Km away), in the middle of the sweetest little hill village called Bascianella (427MSL), which is located in Abruzzo's northern province of Teramo.
Here not only will you be able to enjoy talking to the locals, but if you are a 'foodie' & just want to sit lazily on a terrace in Italy for a long weekend mini-break and quietly eat, read & veg with a glass of organic Montepulciano d’Abruzzo wine; you can take delight in the daily baker, cheese, fishmonger & vegetable vans that deliver to the village in the morning selling direct from our local farmers etc.
For those looking for a little bit more of an active break, perhaps to go walking in the Abruzzo Mountains, step outside the door and the hiking begins. If your bag is skiing, Prati de Tivo is a 30-40 minute drive away depending on the weather and for those of you who are sun-bunnies do nip down to the private beaches at Roseto degli Abruzzi, Pineto or Guilianova on the Adriatic Coast - all are less than a 40-minute drive away, all hold 'Blue Flags' and have soft soft sandbanks for those with sensitive feet that don't like walking on pebbles.
Alternatively, if you are looking to buy a house in Abruzzo and want an independent base that isn’t a hotel organised by your Abruzzo estate agent, perhaps consider Casetta Lucciola - an Italian retreat that we bought and restored as our holiday house 3 years ago, which sleeps 4 and which is now available for holiday rental in the Teramo province of Abruzzo.