About This Listing
This is the back of the house the part that overlook the whole valley and our precious ancient organic olive trees.
This is the house if you want to be in the centre, yet have a relaxing time ..your choice...By car, Rome 2hrs away, Naples 1. 1/2hrs, Pompeii 2hrs away, Amalfi coast 2hrs away, Florence 4hrs away, Pisa and Bolgna 5 hrs away, Mediterranean beach 1.1/4hrs away, Adriatic beach 4hrs away......(website hidden) maps for more information and my guide book...smil. Its amazing we really are in a great spot. have a look on (website hidden)....Palazzo Forte.....
Our Palazzo sits on the edge of a mountain...the views from the garden gives you the whole valley at your feet. The air that you breath is pure, ancient organic, olive grove air, some mornings we wake up above the clouds. Your room is on the front of the house and has its own shower and toilet facilities, en suite. There is a double bed and continental breakfast will be served in your room. Living in a Medieval city with so much to explore, all for less than 28 euro each per night, 2 sharing. Even less if you book for a weeks stay ...
If you like to walk, a short 10 minutes down through ancient cobblestone streets are a great way to experience the Medieval feel and arriving in the village you can indulge in a coffee or nougat, ice creams, different biscuits and delicases, all made from ancient original recipes. White and black truffels are a speciality in this area and you must try the truffel pasta at the restaurant 'Agrie' near the village, if you prefer to go up the mountain , for the same 10 minutes you will find yourself at Alvito's medieval castle and village, where there is a small cafe & restaurant .
In the summer in Alvito, there is dancing and fiestas most weekends ending in a firework display around midnight.
We pick our own olives in November, It feels as if the whole village picks olives then, as it does in March when the wild asparagus is all over the hill sides.
We cannot guarantee the weather but we seem to have more than a fair share of beautiful sunshine. Alvito has a lovely atmosphere and we feel responds kindly to tourists. The Abruzzo National park is only around 15 -20 minutes away and well worth the trip. So much history yet Alvito seems to have achieved a very happy medium between the ancient and modern life. We speak English, French and Italian, but get by communicating with all nationalities...we love people and we think you will love our home give us a call as booking is (email hidden)ile...I just have to tell you that aromatherapy massage can be made available if booked in advance, a lovely way to start you vacation. Prices available on application.....looking forward to meeting you...... We are currently putting a link together so you can see us, until then....just ask and we will try to accommodate.
This is a working home, where restoration of the house, gardens and olive grove is being under taken by us. We love the place all we ask is we hope you will help us to keep the family atmosphere happy by respecting this is our home, we thank you in advance for this (email hidden)ie...we are looking forward to helping you have a memorable stay in the valley.
Please note there is absolutely no smoking permitted on the premises, that includes the garden and especially the olive grove. If you are found to be smoking you will politely be asked to leave. The front of house is on public road and therefore if you must smoke then please do so outside of our property. We hope this will cause little inconvenience and thank you for observing.
Nicci and her husband Peter were more than just gracious hosts. I now feel that we have friends in Italy. There home is amazing and situated in an incredible location on the edge of the most charming town we've had the pleasure to visit. We only regret that we only had two nights to enjoy there house and company. I'm sure we will be back to spend more time here.
About the Host, Nicci
Its never easy to describe oneself, I was a professional Jazz ballet dancer, I have worked in theatres & TV all over the world, meeting very many different nationalities, I am Internationally qualified as a holistic therapist and have worked professionally in my own natural health clinic. I have created different skin care products with essential oils, my partner is a (email hidden) looking after people comes naturally to us...smile, I am enjoying restoring this old place and picking our own olives for olive oil is exceptionally rewarding. I have a family history in this area as my great uncle was the priest here during the second world war. My father lived over at the other side of the valley with his grandmother until he went to Scotland at the age of seven. My mother was Scottish so I guess you could say I have a fiery mixture. When we are not working outside or inside in the house I enjoy cooking and having friends over. I am a musical type of girl & even now if I have the chance I love to choreograph, I guess I could say I see music as well as hear it...smile, I love most music and my two grown up kids. This would be a great place for someone who loves to paint...they sky is different every night. My life motto could be live to-day, tomorrow isn't here yet and now is really all we've got!
Magic city, usually something happening every day or night in the summer, pasta or wine tasting, dancing, singing, religious fiestas culminating in fireworks at midnight, and so much more...
Approx 10 minutes walk up from us you enter a mediaeval village in the summer, august, they have a reggae festival! The walk alone is worth it.
A beautiful natural lake with ice waters, you can boat, picnic or walk around the interesting village. Restaurants & bars if you haven't brought your picnic with you.
This is a holy place of pilgrimage. A young girl had a vision of Mary..Small village now very touristy but worth the trip approx 15 20 minutes from us.
Atina Jazz festival is in the summer. beautiful old village, old buildings, roman ruins, market on a Monday. Vicolos restaurant for a nice night out or lunch.
Sora is a lovely town with a river running through it there is old & new parts to the town, Market day is Thursday, well worth the trip. every 2nd Sunday in the month there is an antique market..
Visit the beautiful Monte Cassino Monestry rebuilt after world war 11, fascinating place. The city itself has great shops for fashion, shoes, restaurants & bars. approx: half hour from us.
Lying between the cities of Rome & Naples, the spa town not only has historical value but healing waters that have been drank & bathed in for hundreds of years worth a visit.
A great village if you like artisan work and also entrance to the national park of abruzzo. half hour from us and worth the trip just to wander the old streets.
Romantic historical museums galleries variety of shops. The Ferrari shop is great! The Vatican, St Peters..you can have your photo taken with Roman soldiers, much to do eat see feel. amazing city!