Let me present myself, I am Novelia, I leave in a beautiful medioeval city called Sulmona. The apartment is 110 square meters big,can host 6 persons, it has WI FI satellite TV. Air conditioning, it has all the conforts to make anybody feel at. home.
I rent for short periods a beautiful apartment, all furnished , you don't have to bring anything except yourself. It is 110 square meters big, I can host 6 people. There is cable TV, internet WI-FI and a washing machine, all furnished kitchen, a leaving. room, dining-room, 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms You will always find my home made cake and other specialities. The apartment is located right in the historical center of my city, Sulmona, close to the best restaurants, pubs and bars. My region is Abruzzo. we are close to Rome, Naples and many other important cities. We are the center of the country, close to ski-resorts and the Adriatic sea. Unreal towns up on mountain top are there for you to be discovered, every little town offers good food and of course good wine, you will have a unique experience, nothing to envy to Tuscany and Umbria, we are the green region of Europe. After you have visited this area you will fall in love with Sulmona and the surroundings, for sure you will come back. When I can, I guide my guests in discovering this marvelous place and of course I envite them to vist the abbey where I work, one of the biggest of all Europe. If you don't have the car, you can move easily with the bus and train, that are very close to the apartment. I am a very good cook, it will be my pleasure to make you try my home-made pasta, because in everything I do I put my heart. My apartment is unique, because I am unique. I can host at THE HOUSE OF THE HEART 6 PERSONS. I will be waiting for you to give you all the best that I can when it comes to a special welcome. Novelia.
My guests find a beautiful and warm enviroment,, They will feel at home, because there is Novelia that makes the difference.
I interact a lot, I am Always present if they anything, I make them feel sicure, if they need anything they just have to call and I fly to them.
The THE HOUSE OF THE HEART is right in the historical center of the city, close to beautiful monuments, best restaurants, a park to take relaxing walks, or just to sit , relax, in the many bars that are in the area.
To go around the city no need of the car, because the apartment is located in the center of the city, the parking in right in front of the apartment. No extra charge.
All I can say, the I am waiting to give the best welcome ever, to make this an unforgettable experience.
Novelia was a wonderful host. Very generous with her time and with providing more than the essentials for our stay. ..cake, wine and beer in the fridge, breakfast items. The apartment was very central to everything we needed and her recommendation for dinner was perfect for our wants.
My time at the House of the Heart in Sulmona began with Noviela and Pepe picking me up from the bus station and their attentiveness and generosity continued and grew during my two nights. And yes, Noviela was right, it simply wasn't enough. I loved Sulmona, a calm, gentle city ringed by the beautiful Majella mountain range. Noviela loves her city and is a strong advocate for its history and beauty. She invited me to visit the Abbey where they both work and it was breathtaking and rich with such a complex history. I spent the afternoon under the care and kindness of Noviela's sister. Great conversations. I felt cared for by everyone. Even when I needed passata for my ravioli (from the wonderful store in Piaza Garibaldi), of course Noviela shared some of her own home made sauce. The apartment is modern, large and with easy access to the Centro Historico. l appreciated it all and felt honoured in the care Noviela showed and in the things they taught me about life in Sulmona. My sincere gratitude.Oh and don't forget Noviela's delicious chocolate cake and wine as a welcome gift.
Dera Jackie, thank you so much for your kind words, it seems like yesterday that you where here. I will make believe that you are around the corner, coming back to THE HOUSE OF THE HEART, I think you know that the name of my apartment is not just a title,but much more,because I do put my HEART in everything I (website hidden) sister thanks you, it was a pleasure for her to meet you, we will keep nice memories of you until next time, take care of yourself, God bless you, Novelia,Peppe.
We stayed 8 nights at Novelias' in October. We thoroughly enjoyed our first visit to the beautiful town of Sulmona, and the apartment was great! It was so lovely and spacious and light, well furnished, comfortable beds, and we had the luxury of 2 bathrooms for 3 of us! Conveniently located - an easy stroll into the old town, and no problem finding a park for the hire car.
But the jewel in the crown is Novelia! What a woman! She is incredibly passionate about everything that she does! She was so helpful with all sorts of information and arrangements, and gave her time freely to help organising details. She was also generous in supplying us with food, including her fabulous home made pasta!
Novelia also gave us a personal tour of the amazing 15th century abbey where she works. All this, and she apologised for not being as attentive as usual because she had a busy week - really?!! We thought she went above and beyond what we would expect of a hostess! Thanks Novelia! I intend to come back to Sulmona, so I'll be in touch, and we certainly recommend " The House of The Heart" to other travellers. Ciao!
Karen, Nina, and Rosalie, from New Zealand
Thank you so much,for the nice things you have written about me and the HOUSE OF THE HEART. I will wait for you when you come back with open arms. Hoping to spend a longer period next time, meanwhile all the best to 3 special women, that I had the pleasure to meet, God bless you all. A big embrace like all Abruzzo, Novelia.
I can be short about the practicalities of this superb appartment: you can read all about that in the other reviews. The place is clean, spacious and has everything you could possibly need – even in details. And yes, there wás a delicious chocolate-cake, and yes, the fridge was filled!
To say I was satisfied would be an understatement: I was háppy in la Casa del Cuore, felt really at home, I could comfortably rest, read, write and walk in this pleasant place.
But there is more: there is Novelia!!! What she offers you cannot merely call “service” – this is Hospitality in capitals! She picked me up at the railway-station, had a lot of suggestions for my stay in lovely Sulmona, showed me the Abbadia, but also, after a memorable visit&concerto at San Clemente, she prepared a copious Sunday-pranzo! Etc, etc…
Like a “ragno Abruzzese” she knows people&places and can answer all your questions. And let’s not forget Peppe – the man knows what he’s talking about!
This stunning place + these lovely people is a real give-away, a “regalo” – highly recommended (though I would almost rather keep it a secret for myself & intimi…)
A basso il Cavaliere – viva la Regina Novelia!!
ROTERTO|||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||| I have no words, and leaving me without a word, it means a lot. GRAZIE for the beautiful things you wrote, of course even Peppe says grazie, when I called my apartment THE HOUSE OF THE HEART there was a reason why, I do put my heart in everything I do. It was such a postive experience meating you, we felt really strong your love for Italy and now and Sulmona. I am the boss and now even the REGINA, Peppe is starting to worry. ABBASSOIL CAVALIERE . Hope to have you soon with us again, we have so many places to see togheter. Good luck for everything, take care, Novelia (ragno Abruzzese, boss, Regina,) Peppe.
We chose to stay with Novelia because of her wonderful reviews from previous guests, we were very pleased that we did as the reviews were completely accurate and well deserved.
Novelia is a passionate individual with a huge heart and is incredibly considerate. She picked us up from the train station and amazed us by carrying one of our luggage bags up the stairs in high heels- what a woman!
This is a whole apartment for the price of a room. It was the cleanest space we had visited on our trip and Novelia's home made chocolate cake waiting for us was incredible.
We were visiting as our close friends were getting married in the nearby town of Pacentro and this was a convenient area for their relatives to pick us up. It was only a two night stay but Novelia made us feel at home. The kitchen was stocked with juices, breads, pastries and jams.
The second night two of our friends at the wedding had no place to stay. We contacted Novelia who immediately and positively made arrangements for them to stay in the second bedroom of the apartment. They were just as charmed by Novelia and as happy as us to be staying there.
Novelia was in full communication before our stay and during. She and her husband took us on a private tour of the local abbey. It's an ancient building that has some renovated areas for offices, but mostly remnants of a time gone by, where it used to be home to prisoners and monks before them. The paintings, scratchings and football marks left on the walls from prisoners were fascinating. If you can make time for this private tour it's completely with it. Better than most touristy tours you'll pay for.
This is what a b&b should be. Novelia sets the standard. We can't wait until we get to stop by again in the Heart of the Home.
Ciao beautiful couple. how are you? I am sure the best. Planning to come back to Sulmona?, George an I are waiting. Thank you so much for the nice things you wrote, I am so glad you had a positive experience, if you can make it for sunday, I am having friends over and cooking in the best way I know, closing with the Tiramisù. next time you come and stay longer, with pleasure I will give you cooking lessons. Don't forget to send me some photos, take good care of yourselves, God Bless you, Novelia and George.
I have stayed in 8 or 9 airbnb locations so far, and this has been the best. Spotlessly clean, spacious, majority very new furnishings, extremely well-equipped kitchen, generous breakfast provided (pastries, breads, jams, coffee, milk, juice) along with some other beverages (iced tea, beer) in the refrigerator. We had plenty of room for our party of 6 in the 2 bedrooms and a sofabed in one side of the living/dining room, but there were also two other couches, so we didn't have to chose between bed or couch. Novelia walked us down to an excellent restaurant nearby and offered to include us on some local tours she runs. Flexible checkin/checkout. Very easy, pleasant experience! I would love to stay here again, and really enjoyed the Abruzzo region.
Novelia is a great host and her place is wonderful! she offered us a delicious homemade cake and was our guide in visiting a splendid Abazia. She also gave us useful infos about restaurants and nice places to visit. I was in Sulmona as a journalist to cover Giro d'Italia and we arrived quite late but she was very kind in waiting for us. I absolutely recommend her place :D