Describe your accommodation
The Torre is part of a widespread hotel in the historic center of Fontecchio, a village in the Sirente Velino Park, overlooking the green Aterno valley. A few kilometers away, the Gran Sasso – Laga National Park with the beautiful Campo Imperatore and the Corno Grande.
The apartment is housed in an ancient tower house, on three floors, overlooking the walls of the village and with a spectacular view from all windows. Guests have access to a beautiful shared panoramic garden on the town walls with pergolas, armchairs, picnic tables.
On the ground floor a large living room with an equipped kitchenette, an induction hob with two burners for preparing simple meals, a small refrigerator, a microwave oven and, on request, a TV and an electric coffee machine. The washing machine is located in a laundry room and can be used on request. You can also order meals in the trattorias of the town. On the first floor a double bedroom while on the second floor a double or triple bedroom. Both bedrooms have private bathrooms and have a beautiful view over the valley. The price of the stay includes cleaning once a week with change of towels and sheets.
The Albergo Diffuso is an environmental education center recognized by the Abruzzo Region and tries to minimize the impact of its services on the environment. So please sort out your waste carefully. The heating is covered by a biomass boiler while the insulation of the houses is guaranteed by cork and sheep’s wool panels.
Next to the house there is a small common garden on the walls, with outdoor tables for eating and armchairs for sunbathing and drinking a glass of wine. Directly from the house you can leave for splendid walks in the valley, in the nearby villages and in the vast solitary plateaus or on the nearby towering mountains. In the village, all the services necessary for a comfortable stay: food, restaurants, bars, hairdressers, tobacconists. Mountain bikes are also available for guests (by reservation). Fontecchio is located along the Way of San Tommaso (Rome-Ortona) and along that of Calestino V (Sulmona-L’Aquila). Available to guests, guides, maps of paths and roads, a beautiful library on the environment and landscape and all our expertise on itineraries, shops, wineries, monuments, riding schools and other beautiful things to visit. Upon request, I can be your tour guide (authorized by the Abruzzo Region) or I can help you prepare your excursions.
Getting around the area
The house is in the historic center of the town and can only be reached on foot. We recommend that you park your car in the town square which is just a few minutes away. When you arrive we will help you carry your luggage to the apartment which is located in the historic center of the town. More details will be provided at the time of booking. Fontecchio is connected to L’Aquila (and from here to Rome or Pescara) by TUA buses. There is also a beautiful railway line that runs below but the nearest station is 10km away.
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