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Guests will definitely love the house and the view, the outdoor living, and the house's proximity to the safe sandy beach in Vasto Marina. Most guests spend their morning on the beach. The seaside here is characterized by a broad sandy beach, warm and shallow water, hence great for children and toddlers - and their parents. Lunch or dinner can be had at any one of the beach ristos, or as the house is only steps from the beach, meals can be quickly organized, prepared and enjoyed all'aperto - in the open - under the ombrellone at lunch, or under the stars for dinner, to the sound of the sea.
Guests do visit the nearby beaches and rocky coves on half-day trips, or ferry to the Tremiti Islands, or drive to local wineries for tastings as well as nearby hillside towns for their cuisine and character, and there are plenty of excursions possible to the National Parks of Abruzzo in the Apennines, but many guests need to relax, enjoy some slow time by themselves, or with their family, and this is what most guests seem tolike most:enjoying life all'italiana in a small seaside town.
The Villa is located in Vasto Marina, Abruzzo, a region popular with Italians for its beaches and National Parks. The Marina features broad sandy beaches that are shallow and safe for children - and their parents - and there is a Promenade the locals frequent during the summer and at weekends throughout the year thanks, again, to the beaches, the bicycle path, and the pizzerias, ristos, and ice cream parlors. Great for joggers, long romantic or meditative walks on the beach, MTBs, and strollers.
The historic town of Vasto is perched on the hill only 2 km away. The focal point is Piazza Rossetti, Palazzo D'Avalos, Teatro Rossetti, Loggia Amblingh, and a number of churches - all within a short walking distance filled with restaurants, shops, cafes, and locals. Not many foreign tourists here, so it really is quite authentic. Great for people-watching. There are also plenty of activities - including painting classes, pottery, cooking and wine tastings possible as well as very interesting excursions for all levels of difficulties with the local Alpine Club in and around the region. Also, there is an archeological summer camp for children and adults - 6-day camps at extremely affordable rates via a Coop that also manages the local museums of nearby towns: San Salvo, Monteodorisio, Cupello. Guided tours possible too. (The Riserva Naturale of Punta Aderci, a natural reserve on the northern coast of Vasto, near the Harbour, is also very popular with locals as is a day-trip to the Tremiti Islands.)
Getting around is easy. There is a bus stop to Vasto every 15 minutes during the summer months. The bus stop is 100 meters away. Cost of the ticket is 1 euro one way and can be bought at tobacco shops and newstands. If you have hired a car, we have private parking within the grounds. In town, there are public parking areas which cost approx 1 euro for the first hour and 50 cents after that. If you intend visiting the nearby towns,then a car is required; if you intend spending most of your time relaxing on the beach or on our rooftop terrace and our gardens, then you might want to consider sparing yourself the expense. Depends, too, which airport you are Flying into and how you will get to Vasto and the villa in the first place!
Overall, it's pleasant - great beaches, nice place for walking about, meeting the locals, wining and dining on the local food at reasonable prices, and usually wonderful Sunshine and weather for outdoor fun and relaxation.