It is great to know you can still get off the beaten track and not have to compromise on comfort. A direct flight from Stanstead to Pescara and a straightforward hour long drive and you arrive at Masserie.
I was not disappointed. You could instantly relax as everything had been thought of. The owner, George has carefully resorted this hillside village. Creating modern, stylish apartments out of a derelict hamlet. It looks like he still has plenty to do as he gradually develops the buildings whilst keeping the rural charm.
The views are breathtaking and to open the shutters each morning and see Italian life as it always has been is very special.
You will quickly fall in love with Cristabel, George's dog and the swimming pool. How they built it there is impressive as it is cut into the hill amongst the olive trees. It is steep so you would not want to be staying there with young children or elderly parents.
I will definitely be going back and I highly recommend spending time in the local town Casoli and visiting the beaches which are about 30 mins away.
This place is the definition of Unspoilt Italy.More