Accommodation - Casa Cichella


Beautiful Architecture

Casa Cichella retains all of its original and unusual features. The interior brick work, which includes arched ceilings downstairs and a beautiful domed ceiling in the master bedroom, was probably built from bricks hand made on site by the original builder with clay from the local stream bed.

Attention to Detail

Casa Cichella is furnished as a home away from home. The furniture is simple, elegant and comfortable. The kitchen layout was designed by a professional chef and has everything you need to cater for a full dinner party.


We have equipped the house to cater for children. One bathroom has a full sized bath, there is a wooden cot, a play pen and even some toys and children’s books available on request. Apart from the swimming pool and the garden, for older children there is a DVD player and DVDs.

Space to Live

This is a spacious house that we have designed to be lived in, not just to sleep in. The two double bedrooms are large and private with no extra beds crammed in. The large separate kitchen, lounge and dining room give plenty of space to socialise and to find private space for the whole party.

Equipped for all seasons

A traditionally built Abruzzesi house is designed to be warm in winter and cool in summer. With full central heating, an open fire in the lounge and in one of the bedrooms and a free initial supply of logs this is a house that meets the needs of every season. The house has a concrete drive so there are no access problems in winter.


Dog are welcome as long as they are not allowed to sleep on any of the furniture and you collect up any mess. For UK residents we can arrange for a local, English speaking vet to carryout the appropriate pet passport procedures before you return.

Kitchen & Separate Utility Room

A professionally designed kitchen that will let you take full advantage of the wonderful local produce to create great meals.

Organised around a large, central preparation unit there is a range cooker, large fridge, washing machine, dishwasher, preparation sink and large washing sink.

Dining Room

For a candle lit dinner by the roaring open fire in winter or a long lazy lunch in the cool in August or just a place to sit and read.

Opening onto both the kitchen and the lounge  with a large extendable dining table, open fire, desk, and a wide selection of books.


If it just gets too hot in the middle of the day this room is a retreat where you can lie on the daybed and watch a movie.

With double doors opening to the South terrace the lounge has a daybed, a sofa bed and a comfortable chair. There is a TV, DVD player, CD player, a large selection of DVDs, books and magazines.

Master Bedroom

This is a beautiful room with views of the Maiella Mountains to the South and green hills to the East. The original flooring and amazing brick dome in this spacious room make it very special.

There is a large double bed, dresser and wardrobe.

Second Bedroom

With views of Gran Sasso in one direction and a large balcony overlooking the hills in the other this is another stunning room.

It is the place to be in winter with its huge open fireplace and exposed beams. It also has an en-suite bathroom.

There is a large double bed, dresser and wardrobe.

Third Bedroom

At the centre of the house this room is very flexible. It has bunk beds and a further bed that can be configured as a single or a double.

Family bathroom

The master bedroom and the third bedroom share the family bathroom.