Wednesday, January 14, 2015 | Category: Travel Tips
Forte e gentile (strong and gentle). — Primo Levi, naming both the rugged landscape and the warm hearts of the Abruzzese people
If you can’t come to Abruzzo on one of our Travel the Write Way tours, maybe you’d like to venture into Sulmona, in the heart of Abruzzo, on your own. We’re happy to announce that Casa Linda — our new apartment in the historical center of the city — is now available for rental.
Here’s what you get:
- A fully modernized apartment that’s been beautifully restored by one of the most important architects in Sulmona
- Two bedrooms: one on the main level with a matrimonial bed and one upstairs in the open plan loft space with two twin beds
- Modern bathroom with shower
- Small sitting room
- Fully equipped kitchen/dining area with plenty of room for cooking and eating
- Stove, oven, refrigerator
- Clothes washing machine and drying rack
- Lovely antiques interspersed with modern Italian touches throughout
- Three small balconies from which to view the gorgeous mountains and let in the fresh Abruzzese air
- Towels and linens included
- Free Wi-Fi provided by the town tourist office (we’ll tell you how to register) and several internet hot spots in town
Casa Linda is situated right behind the Cathedral of San Panfilo at the edge of the city’s amazing park, the Villa Communale. It’s a short walk into the centro storico (historic center) of the city and you’ll pass by a number of wonderful caffes, bars and restaurants on your way to Piazza Garibaldi, the main piazza, bordered by the mind-blowing 13th century aqueduct.
You’ll also pass right by Piazza XX Settembre and bid buon giorno to the statue of Ovid, the city’s native son, every morning on your way to coffee.
There’s so much to do, both in Sulmona itself and within an hour’s drive in any direction. And the food is among the best you’ll find in all of Italy — like the rest of Abruzzo, it’s entirely authentic and uses the freshest of local ingredients prepared in old-world styles. There’s a binder in the apartment with our recommendations for caffes, restaurants, and sightseeing options — both within the city and in the surrounding countryside — as well as emergency numbers and all the information we think you’ll ever need.
HOW TO GET HERE
To get to Sulmona from the U.S., you’ll fly into Rome’s Fiumicino airport. If you’re coming from within Europe, Pescara’s airport is even closer. There are bus and train options from Rome and we can discuss that when we speak. If you want to travel around the region, however, we highly recommend renting a car, which can be done either from your airport or right in Sulmona, once you get here. It’s approximately 90 minutes from Rome to Sulmona by car and can be a bit longer by public transportation (two hours+), but might be a welcome break after your long flight.
FEES & TERMS
To rent Casa Linda, the fee is $45 per person per night, with a maximum of $150 per night. There is a three-night minimum, just to keep the cleaning and laundry costs sane.
TO RENT CASA LINDA
Please contact to discuss dates and arrangements or if you have any questions at all.