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The shepherds house in the Gran Sasso Park

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Overview
Holiday Rental House -
2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
L'Aquila, Province of L'Aquila, Abruzzo
Our house is based in the lost village of San Pietro della Ienca in Abruzzo, at the feet of the Gran Sasso Mountain.
Ancient shepherd's house, it has been renovated recently with the old stones.
It is composed of:

- a garden running around the house
- a dining room with kitchen area and fireplace
- 2 bathrooms
- a bedroom with wood mezanine (2 queen-size beds)
- and the jewel of the house: a cave inside, where we keep and you can taste our wines of Abruzzo!

The house is the perfect place where you can enjoy a relaxing holiday, in the hearth of an uncontaminated Nature, in the Gran Sasso National Park. From here, you can enjoy amazing hikes on the highest mountain of Appennini or visit the solitary Saint Frank's hermitages.
Just few kilometres away, there is the ski resort and a horseriding school.
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Listing #HL287909
About the Owner
Gianluca B
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:33%
Response Time:Within a day
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Amenities
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Freezer
  • Hairdryer
  • Iron
  • Local Guides/Maps
  • Mountain Views
  • Outdoor Dining Area
  • Parking
  • Private Garden
  • Refrigerator
  • Staffed Property
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
House rules
    Kid-friendly
    Pets allowed
    Smoking allowed
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Fees
  • Damage Deposit: AU$161 / stay - Deposit
Additional Rate and Availability Information
For rates for 1 person, please contact us.

0-6 years old children don't pay.
7-10 years old children 30% less.

The rates include all the bills, wood for fireplace, house cleaning, linen and towels provided.
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About the neighbourhood
La Grotta del Papa Holiday Home is located in the lost village of San Pietro della Ienca, an ancient shepherds village at an altitude of 1100 metres. Just some stone houses are in the village, ancient shepherds houses like La Grotta del Papa. All the houses are built around a beautiful small stone church, where, in the past, the shepherds listened the Mass on Sunday, before guiding their sheep to the high ground pastures. Today, that church has been renovated and, keeping its old shape, has become the first Pope John Paul II's Official Sanctuary, because it was the Pope Wojtyla's favourite place. In this small church, he came to find his tranquillity and inspiration. The village of San Pietro della Ienca is located just at the feet of the Gran Sasso Mountain, the highest mountain of Appennini, in the Gran Sasso National Park! From here, you can enjoy several hikes through the mountain paths, amazing landscapes, and the close ski resort. If you got a car, you can visited the close medieval village of Santo Stefano di Sessanio and Castel del Monte or the fabulous Castle of Rocca Calascio (the famous Castle, where the movie 'The name of the Rose' was set!). Do you like the mountain so much, but would you enjoy a swim in the Abruzzo's sea? You can! The sea coast and the beaches are just 1 hour faraway from La Grotta del Papa, by car! Do you know another better place, where spend your holidays in Abruzzo?
How to get there
By car from Rome: Drive through the A24 Rome-Teramo Highway in the direction of Teramo. After the exit of L'Aquila, go to the exit of Assergi. Turn right into the Strada Statale 17bis. Drive to the crossroads with Fonte Cerreto and turn left, following the roadsign for 'Chiesetta del Papa' or 'San Pietro della Ienca'. Keep driving through the Strada Statale 17bis to the San Pietro della Ienca (you will find a roadsign on your left side). Then, turn left and get to San Pietro della Ienca. By car from Pescara: Drive through the Adriatic A14 Highway in the direction of Ancona and get to the exit of Roseto degli Abruzzi. Drive through the Strada Statale 150 to Val Vomano (Teramo) and keep driving through the A24 Teramo-Rome Highway. Get to the exit of Assergi. Turn right into the Strada Statale 17bis. Drive to the crossroads with Fonte Cerreto and turn left, following the roadsign for 'Chiesetta del Papa' or 'San Pietro della Ienca'. Keep driving through the Strada Statale 17bis to the San Pietro della Ienca (you will find a roadsign on your left side). Then, turn left and get to San Pietro della Ienca. By bus from Rome: From the Tiburtina Bus Station in Rome, catch the ARPA bus going to L'Aquila (for timetables, visit the ARPA's website: www.arpaonline.it). Get off at the last bus stop, in the Terminal Bus Station in L'Aquila. From L'Aquila there is not any bus to San Pietro della Ienca. So, phone us and we will pick you up! By bus from Pescara: From the Central Station in Pescara, catch the ARPA bus going to L'Aquila (for timetables, visit the ARPA's website: www.arpaonline.it). Get off at the last bus stop, in the Terminal Bus Station in L'Aquila. From L'Aquila there is not any bus to San Pietro della Ienca. So, phone us and we will pick you up! By train from Rome: From the Termini Train Station in Rome, catch the train going to Terni. In Terni, change train and catch the train going to L'Aquila (for timetables, visit the Trenitalia's website: www.trenitalia.it). From L'Aquila there is not any bus to San Pietro della Ienca. So, phone us and we will pick you up! By train from Pescara: From the Central Station in Pescara, catch the train going to Sulmona. In Sulmona, change train and catch the train going to L'Aquila (for timetables, visit the Trenitalia's website: www.trenitalia.it). From L'Aquila there is not any bus to San Pietro della Ienca. So, phone us and we will pick you up! We suggest to get to La Grotta del Papa by car in order that you can enjoy some one-day trips. As an alternative, we suggest to catch the bus to L'Aquila and then we will pick you up there (service not included in the price)! Then, you can enjoy our guided trips! Do not use train, because it is very slow and you will spend much time to get to L'Aquila.
Airport: Rome: 103.0 km
Railway: L'Aquila: 28.0 km
Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, Horse Riding Nearby, Skiing: Property Is In A Ski Resort
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