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“A most enjoyable holiday in an idyllic setting”
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31 reviews
The apartment from the garden.
Villa Ulignano
The double room
The twin room
Ensuite, self contained double room with sofa, fridge & tea/coffee making facilities
The lounge area with TV and DVD player.
The kitchen space.
The dining area.
The shower room.
The all-new adjustable climbing wall
Fun in the pool.
Your view from the balconies
Path leading to Chiesa, Santa Maria del Lago
Sulmona's famous aqueduct
Picnic area by the spring fed San Domenico Lake
Snowshoeing in the local valley
Out on a cycle ride by the river near Bussi
Sulmona Giostra is held in the main piazza
One of the many water hydrants still used for crop irrigation
Pescara Beach
One of the beach areas at Lake Scanno
Lake Scanno as seen from the mountains above
Local pool in Sulmona (1 outdoor pool & 2 indoor pools)
The twice weekly market in Sulmona's main square
A snowshoe walk in the mountains above Lake Scanno
The immaculate streets of Pescocostanzo
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3 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
Sulmona, Province of L'Aquila, Abruzzo

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EliseS123
Bishops Stortford, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“A most enjoyable holiday in an idyllic setting”
Reviewed 12 July 2013 for a stay in June 2013

Our ten night stay at Villa Ulignano was one of the most enjoyable family holidays we have ever had. Surrounded by breathtakingly beautiful mountain scenery it was the perfect place for relaxing and getting away from our busy everyday life. The town of Sulmona is a very short distance away and is a stunning place to visit with shops, bars and lots of family friendly restaurants serving great Italian food. We particularly enjoyed a trip to Lake Scanno, which is less than an hour away. The car journey up to the town and lake provided some amazing scenery. The beaches of Pescara and Francavilla al mare are around an hours drive away and are well worth visiting. We found them perfect for families as they are very clean, sandy beaches and they have lots of things that children can play on.
We decided upon a brief trip to Rome by train from Sulmona station which took around 3 hours. It was a very easy journey with lovely mountain views along the way. It was nice to experience a different side of Italy, if only for a short while, with the hustle and bustle of the piazzas and shopping areas. The architecture in Rome is definitely worth seeing and it is surprising how much sightseeing you can fit in to 24 hours, even with two young children in tow!
There so are many small towns and villages to visit in Abbruzzo and winding our way up mountain roads to these places is all part of the Italian experience. There is beauty around every bend, tiny mountain top towns, distant snowcapped mountains, lush green trees and glistening lakes, I could go on...

If you love all of these things, or even if you have never been to Italy before, Villa Unlignano is definatly the place to stay. The family were extremely welcoming and always ready with advice about places to visit or eat etc. The villa and its surroundings are lovely and it was a very comfortable and relaxing stay for us all. We would highly recommend a visit to Villa Ulignano!

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Liked best: The setting and excellent location
Liked least: going home!
Travelling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Families with young children
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Management Response
13 Jul 2013
Thank you very much for your kind words, we're glad you loved Abruzzo so much. We look forward to welcoming you back here again one day.
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Pepnbecks
Guildford, United Kingdom
1 review
“Simply outstanding! Spacious fully equipped accomodation. Beautiful mountain views. The most welcoming, friendly owners.”
Reviewed 16 February 2013 for a stay in April 2012

We stayed at Villa Ulignano during 2012 while travelling around Italy. We simply cannot recommend it highly enough for anyone wanting to experience some real Abruzzo! We arrived during very cold weather and left during very hot weather,but we found the appartment to be perfectly equipped for both conditions, with central heating and a wood burner (fantastic!) for those cold times but also balcony and shuttered windows for the hotter times.
The grounds and views are simply stunning with mountain peaks literally all around you. The main sandy beach at Pescara is only 40 mins away, but there are many incredible lakes even nearer. Or you can go skiing at just 45 mins!
The appartment was equpped with absolutely everything we could possibly need, including a full collection of dvds! Plenty of storage and plenty of parking.
The town of Sulmona is only 4 km away and a really pleasant cycle (we cycled to the town almost every day with our two small children). The town has a brilliant market twice a week for all your fruits, cheeses and salamis etc - a must visit! Has some great restaurants and shops and just the best ice cream you will find!
The local people are the most friendly you will ever meet, and they really can not do enough for you.
The area around the appartment is so quiet and peaceful that we really felt we were miles from anywhere (in a great way), but in just a few short minutes we found many busy towns and could easy access motorways to take trips to find pretty much anything we wanted - waterparks, national parks, lakes, beaches, shopping mega centres, cinemas etc etc. It also has a train station with excellent links to all the great parts of Italy.
The owners, Michelle & Dougie, have really put so much thought into this accomodation, to make it such a pleasant and welcoming place to stay, and the area is such a lovely place to visit. We would recomend this rental to anyone who wants to guarantee they will get great accomodation, great location, great local people, and great owners!
We returned from our tour of Italy in September and had so many things to organise that we have only just written this review. Writing it now has brought all the incredible memories flooding back, as it was such an incredible place! - We will definately be returning to Villa Ulignano and we hope you enjoy it as much as we did.
Peppe, Rebecca, Massi & Tilly

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Liked best: Peaceful Location
Liked least: Having to Leave
Travelling group: Young Children
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Management Response
19 Feb 2013
Thank you for taking the time to write such a detailed review. It would be lovely to see you guys & the children back out here. Thanks for looking after the place so well while we were gone.
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RichardWi...
Manchester, United Kingdom
1 review
“Fantastic location and facilities”
Reviewed 6 November 2012 for a stay in October 2012

We used this property as our base for a walking holiday in the excellent national parks in Abruzzo. The couple who own the apartment are very friendly and accommodating - we arrived quite late in the evening which wasn't a problem and they had picked up a few bits and pieces for us, including tomatoes from their garden and some delicious home-made jam. The kitchen was very well equipped, there is an extensive dvd collection, and a log fire for the evenings.

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Liked best: Location
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
7 Jan 2013
We're glad you enjoyed your stay & would love to see you back here to 'bag a few more peaks'. Thank you
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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
Reviewed 25 January 2012 for a stay in August 2011

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Liked best: feel of the region
Liked least: very very hot in early Aug
Travelling group: Family with Teenagers
Your age range 35-49
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Management Response
7 Jan 2013
We're glad you enjoyed your stay & look forward to you visiting us again one year, thank you
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alydarusa
Fort Erie, Canada
1 review
“Home away from Home”
Reviewed 2 September 2011 for a stay in July 2011

A holiday which I will never forget. It was great, relaxing and it was very comfortable to be around the owners and share conversations together as if we had known them all our lives. I highly recommend Villa Ulignano to anyone. The location is great and within an hour drive you can visit some of the most amazing towns in the area, one of which is Rocca Calascio where the movie Lady Hawke, starring Michelle Pfeiffer was filmed. If you prefer water then Pescara is the place to be.

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Liked best: The surroundings
Liked least: The holiday was over
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
20 Sep 2011
Thank you for your kind words, it was a pleasure to have you stay at our apartment & we would welcome you back anytime.
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