A relaxed, light and airy house renovated in traditional style with chalky paint, furnished with French brocante finds. Up a winding pedestrian cobbled street. With a secluded, leafy garden. Minutes walk from a lively authentic village with cafes. Wifi now available.
The house is currently not available in June due to the house opposite having work carried out. If you don't mind this and would like to book, please contact me and I will give you a good price.
Casa Pierina is a 150 year old traditional stone village house on the edge of the historic centre of Introdacqua, one of the 50 most beautiful villages in Italy. Tucked up a cobbled pedestrian street, so no car noise anywhere near the house but it does mean a short walk up from your car.
Tastefully renovated and packed with original features, set in a quiet cobbled street with secluded, private leafy garden overlooking the mountains. The house is a mix of old/traditional mixed with the necessary mod cons like a new bathroom, rustic but fitted kitchen, washing machine etc. Many of the furnishings are French Brocante finds and my husband is a carpenter so there is a very artisan hand made feel to the place. If you like rustic, French design, old style and authentic you will love it. If you prefer new and modern it is probably not for you. I hope you like it and would love to come to stay.
The house is on three floors (please note, that means there are stairs internally) , with an entrance hall and wine cellar on the ground floor. On the first floor there is a large kitchen dining room which opens onto a wonderful secluded leafy garden which overlooks the mountains. The garden room, utility room and bathroom are also on this floor. Stairs lead from the kitchen to the second floor which has two large double bedrooms, one with en-suite WC and sink.
Tucked in a luscious mountain valley where the climate is cooler on the hottest summer nights. This lively village hosts an Internationally famous jazz festival each August. There are also many other festivals throughout the year.
There are two cafe/bars and two restaurants, small food shop, post office, bakery and a weekly market in the village. The local town of Sulmona is 7km away and is world famous for the sugared almonds used as wedding favours and the poet Ovid. It also has a famous jousting festival in August and a wonderful twice weekly market in an amazing piazza.
Further afield, explore the many ancient towns perched high on mountain sides, with tightly packed stone houses, cobbled streets and piazzas full of cafes. Or for the more energetic, Abruzzo also boasts three national parks providing great walking and mountain biking, rugged, mountainous scenery, lakes and a coastline with amazing beaches.
For even more culture, shopping and lively markets, Rome is less than two hours away by car or even better, take the train through fantastic scenery.
It is possible to stay in Introdacqua without a car as there is a bus into Sulmona and links from there onto the rest of Italy.
Please read the 'other things to note' section for more detail on access.
Guests have full use of the house and garden.
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I am currently working in France so won't be there to personally greet you. My friend Julie lives locally and has previously lived in the house. She is available to meet and greet and on hand for any other queries you may have. She is a wealth of local knowledge.
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As with many houses in Introdacqua and other Medieval Italian hill towns our road is pedestrian and there are several steps from the street to the front door. Houses in this village are also tall and often involve two flights of stairs inside. Therefore, we would not recommend our house to people with reduced mobility.
As with all houses locally, you may see one of the local tiny scorpions during your stay (they are never more than 2cm long) and are not dangerous in any way. I actually think they are very cute!
I only ask that you respect my home and belongings and prefer that you don't smoke indoors.
You will enjoy spending long balmy evenings in the garden but please remember it is a village location and you will need to respect my neighbours in terms of late night noise.
I am a designer, currently living in France. I love trawling French brocantes and markets to buy old bits and bobs. My house in Italy is furnished with these amazing vintage finds.
If you like quirky design, original features, candles, leafy gardens then you will like my house.