Casale: A rustic house typically found in a small hamlet or countryside.
The house's relates to its location on Via del Casale in Valle San Giovanni, a small village people near Teramo (pop. 53k) the capital of one of the four provinces of the Abruzzo region. The Adriatic Sea is only about 17 miles away. Rome can be reached in two hours. 48 miles to the south is the airport in Pescara. The people of "La Valle" refer to themselves as Vallaroli and are the nicest folks in the world!
Casale is a free standing house on a short alley off the main piazza. This provides a sense of serenity when desired while allowing ample contact with the locals. There is a church with daily masses, a bar (Bar Novanta), grocery store (alimentari) owned by Paolo, fruit and vegetable store (fruttivendolo), post office (Ufficio Postale), and hardware store (ferramenta). Several restaurants are nearby and one is within walking distance.
Casale was completed in 2004. One bedroom has a matrimonial bed and the second has two twin beds. The living room has an extremely comfortable couch that opens into a double bed. Linens, fully equipped kitchen, washing machine, wood burning stove for heat and bathroom with an enclosed shower will make your stay a pleasant one. A ceiling fan cools things off in the summer. You will be impressed.
Parking is in the piazza a short distance away. Crime in the town is virtually nonexisitent. Village gossiping is plenty existent. There is a patio with an unobstructed view of Valle Soprana (no known relation to Tony Soprano!).
Casale is a great place to center your vist to Abruzzo while at the same time a perfect getaway from major tourist attractions. It provides peace and tranquility as well as the opportunity to take enjoyable daytrips to nearby beaches, fortress towns, and tourist sites.