Ivan, amante della Natura e del buon vivere!
Il soggiorno ad Altavilla è stato pienamente soddisfacente: tre giorni di relax con amici e bimbi e due belle sciate sulle piste di Prati di Tivo, che si trovano a una quarantina di minuti di auto. Il Parco del Gran Sasso è - come già sapevo - splendido e l'ospitalità di Ivan eccellente. Il suo appartamento è ben attrezzato ed è stato un piacere trascorrerci il capodanno con la stufa a pieno ritmo e un agnello saporito cucinato sulle braci del caminetto...
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Ivan's place in the Abruzze. His place is cozy and has a great view on the Gran Sasso mountains. As the house is located in a small and remote mountain village, you have to keep in mind though that you have to drive considerably through winding roads to visit any other location in the area (even small shops as the village only has a small bar). But the drives are very scenic and the house is centrally located among a range of outdoor opportunities. A small improvement would be to have a small terrace outside from where you can enjoy the great vista while enjoying a good glass of wine or coffee, as now there are trees directly in front of the balcony blocking the view (ok you just have to walk 30 m to enjoy the view).
Ivan is a great host who goes at great lengths to make your stay as comfortable as possible. He is knowledgeable about the area and gladly shares his experience and whatever other information he has available.