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, 2 bathrooms and a terrace mountin view. 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 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.
Interaction with Guests
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.
Other Things to Note
All I can say, the I am waiting to give the best welcome ever, to make this an unforgettable experience.
My guests will respect me and my property, as I respect them. I allow pets, smoking is permited.
L'accoglienza della Sig.ra Novelia ha reso il nostro soggiorno ancora più piacevole in una città che vale la pena di visitare. Al nostro arrivo Novelia ci ha fatto trovare il pranzo e una buonissima torta! Appartamento nuovo e molto pulito in una buona posizione per visitare Sulmona.
Ciao Antonio, sono contenta che la vostra visita a Sulmona sia stata positiva, il pranzo e tutte le altre cose che faccio trovare nell'appartamento è il mio modo per accogliere e fare sentire a casa i miei ospiti, non come estranei, ma (website hidden) ci metto il cuore e l'entusiasmo orgogliosa della CASA DEL CUORE, e di vivere in una città come Sulmona. Cari saluti, Novelia.
Honestly I have difficulty finding words to describe our brief trip to beautiful Sulmona, in particular our unbelievable host Novelia. We travelled to meet my wife's relatives. We arrived by bus under the assumption that it would drop us in the middle of town. It turns out it actually dropped us at the highway intersection, at least 10 minutes from town. A problem? No, Novelia waited at the bus stop to meet us. The apartment is exactly as described, a short walk to the centre of town and just right for our family of 4. Novelia left us with so much more than we expected, home cooked vegetable soup, bread, croissants, fruit, chocolates, wine...... so much in fact that our short trip did not do it justice. This for us just added to what turned into the perfect weekend. We spent the day with my wife's relatives, visited Pactenro, which I will say is a must, and to top it off on our last day it snowed, something my daughter has never seen.
Then just to top it off Novelia's husband Pepe dropped us back at the bus stop, and waited with us in the falling snow for the late arrival of the bus.
Novelia, thank you so much for such a wonderful stay, it will be in our memories forever.
Hi Peter, let me tell you first about the snow , we have so much at this moment, you and your family would have a lot fun. What can I say, thank you for the nice things you wrote about me and Peppe, I welcome all my guests with open arms and give them the best welcome ever. I hope you come back, first of all you must come and visit the Abbey, I know I would have to share you with your relatives but it would be my pleasure to guide you in discovering this valley. All the bast to you and your family, Novelia, Peppe.
Novelia met us outside the apartment, escorted us to the third floor of the building to a warm, spacious and beautiful apartment. We immediately felt at home, as there was dinner on the stove, wine in the fridge, and homemade chocolate cake prepared for dessert. She had great suggestions of places to visit in the town of Sulmona and in the surrounding areas. She was gracious, kind, helpful, and always there for us if we needed anything. We can't wait to return to the house of the heart!
I am so proud and convinced to say it everytime to be part of the Airbnb family, because I have the honor to meet special guests, like Sunny and her family , beautiful souls, that love Italy, and I am sure now Sulmona. I had the feeling like they have always belonged in this city and of course THE HOUSE OF THE HEART. Missing them already , until next time, Love Novelia.
Well, what can we say when words are not enough to describe our stay?
The birthday cake ready, the bubbly in the fridge, the confetti grand tour,
If Novelia, voted host of the year, Peppe MUST be best support act.
The house of the heart is in a perfect location to explore a rich environment from the sea to the high mountain tops!
Yes, we got the close and personal tour of the amazing Abbey and were taken up the narrow roads to the old mountain villages. Our only regrett, two nights are not long enough!
Hi Daniel , I am glad you agree that two nights where not enough. As I have told you this was only "ANTIPASTO", you know that there is more, like my home made pasta, that you are going to try next time and that I am sure you are going to love. Peppe and I will be more than happy to keep on guiding you with our passion and enthusiasm, in discovering more of Sulmona, and Abruzzo. All the best until next time, Novelia, Peppe.
How do I describe my time at Novella’s place in Sulmona?
It’s almost hard to put into words.
First of all, the apartment has everything you need - and I mean EVERYTHING. It is fully stocked with food, spices, dishes, pots and pans, paper goods, staples, shampoos, towels, and anything else you could possibly need during your stay.
The rooms are large and comfortable, the air-conditioning works great.
The location is close to the downtown - easy walking distance. There’s a great little restaurant down the street where Mossimo makes incredible pizzas and other foods for a really good price.
But the best thing about the apartment is Novelia herself. She IS Sulmona. Warm, friendly, caring, fun, helpful…. I could go on and on. I feel I have a new friend for life.
On my arrival, I was greeted with a huge, delicious homemade chocolate cake and a big pot of homemade vegetable soup - absolutely delicious and exactly what I needed. I was shown all around and introduced to her family and friends - all wonderful people, especially her husband Pepe and sister Victoria. Her mother even sang me a song and gave me a beautiful drawing she had done.
If you have come across this listing in your search for a place to stay, you don’t need to search any further. This is where you want to be.
Ciao Marcella (your italian name) what can I say, I am so glad that you feel like you have found a friend and all togheter a family here in Sulmona, that is the best part of this italian experience, for you, and for us that have had the pleasure to meet you. I think that you agree that the best part of me and my family is THE WARM WELCOME we give, and try to make anybody feel at home. Hope you will come back and keep on discovering Sulmona and the beautiful Abruzzo. A big embrace from Peppe, Vittoria, nonna, of course me. Novelia.
We wanted to visit Abruzzo but were undecided which town to stay in. When my partner Tom pointed out Novelia's entry I was at work and hesitated about booking, but as soon as I read the first recommendations and saw the photos I rang him straight back and I'm so pleased we chose Sulmona and Novelia's appartment.
Everything was exactly as described by the others: the elegant, fully equipped and spacious apartment, the food supplies (apart from what others mention, I must highlight the delicious huge loaf of local bread which lasted us for the whole of our stay, the local peaches whose perfume I can still smell now and tasty prosciutto and white wine ). Nothing was missing including wifi and satellite tv.
Novelia and Beppe showed us around Sulmona on the first afternoon and took us to the oldest confetti factory, a great start to our holiday.
I could go on and on. Suffice to say Sulmona is both a beautiful and well positioned town for exploring Abruzzo and Novelia's apartment, hospitality and informed advice on places to visit made all the difference to our holiday. A special thanks to her for pointing us towards the castle at Rocca Calascio and the two churches at Bominaco. We saw so much, but need to come back.
A presto carissima!
Ciao Cristina and Tom, your staying A LA CASA DEL CUORE for us has been like an "Antipasto", only the beginning: we hope of many other visits, because people like you is a pleasure to have back again and again. You know that there is so much to see, Peppe and me will wait for you with open arms giving always the best welcome ever. God bless you, Novelia, Peppe
Novelia calls her apartment "The House of the Heart". This is very fitting as Novelia is the heart of Sulmona! She is a very gracious host who makes sure that you have everything you need. My husband and I were staying in Sulmona to visit our daughter who was attending the annual COSI Opera School. Novelia greeted and treated us and our daughter as family. We spent four wonderful days in Sulmona exploring on our own and also having Novelia and her husband's wonderful company to guide us to other small medieval towns in the area. Fantastic experience only to be made perfect by her well appointed apartment accommodations, (the apartment truly has everything you need), a yummy homemade chocolate cake to greet us, and a homemade pasta lunch to make us feel apart of Novelia's Sulmona family. We hope to be returning to Sulmona, specifically Novelia's place, as it is a wonderful town to use as a home base while exploring the many adventures the Abruzzo area has to offer!
Hi Shelley and Richard, I am glad you had a positive experience, and that you felt like at home in THE HOUSE OF THE HEART. When I have guests over (as you have experienced yourself) I consider them more than relatives. Me and my husband really give our HEART. We strongly feel the LOVE for Sulmona and Abruzzo, and we proudly want to share this with our guests. You know there is much more to discover. We will wait until next time to continue this adventure. I am honored to be part of AIRBNB FAMILY, because even through them I get a chance to meet special people that enrich my life. God bless you and your family dear Shelly, a big embrace like all ABRUZZO, Novelia, Peppe.
I am a very outgoing person, I work for the italian goverment, I like to meet people and show them the area where I live, I speak english well, since Canada as been part of my life for a few years, all I can say is that if you come over to me you will never want to go away, I forgot to write that I am a very good cook, and since I work in one of the biggest Abbey of all Europe, it will be my pleasure to guide you and discover this wonderful monument, what else can I say? All you have to do is come to Novelia's Penthouse, I like to think of it as the " HOUSE OF THE HEART" because I put my heart in everything I do, and the welcome that you will recieve, like no where else. Thank you for the attention, Novelia. P.S. My life motto is "CAPTURE THE MOMENT" Ciao