Accommodation - Fonte MOnache


Traditional Architecture

Fonte Monache was built over the spring of the same name which in living memory was the place where the village ladies did their washing. It also has one of the original village bread ovens that can be fired to make great pizzas. Originally two up and two down Fonte Monache has been sympathetically restored and extended to include a huge lounge, two bathrooms and a covered outside dining area.

Attention to Detail

Casa Cichella is furnished as a home away from home. The furniture is simple, elegant and comfortable. The kitchen 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

We have designed Fonte Monache as a home as well as a rental house. The two double bedrooms are large and private with no extra beds crammed in. The separate kitchen, lounge and dining room give plenty of 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, a log burning stove in the lounge and in the kitchen and a free initial supply of logs this is a house that meets the needs of every season. The house has a well maintained access road so there are no 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.


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

Organised around a central preparation unit there is a cooker and sink inside the kitchen and a large, American style fridge, freezer and ice maker just outside in the covered but outside dining area.

Sitting Room

The original living room of the house. Warm in winter and cool in summer a great place to relax and read.

Opening onto both the kitchen and the lounge  with a sofa and a wide selection of books.

Lounge & DiningRoom

This is a fantastic, spacious and bright room at any time of year. There are large double doors opening to the shaded terrace and a panoramic window to the south. The lounge has a double sofa bed. There is a TV, DVD player, CD player, a large selection of DVDs, books and magazines.

The second bathroom which includes a bath and shower opens off this room making a nearly self contained suite.

Master Bedroom

This is a beautiful room with views of the Maiella Mountains to the South and Gran Sasso to the West. The original flooring and high timbered ceiling in this spacious room make it very special.

There is a very large double bed, dresser and large wardrobe.

Family bathroom

The upstairs bedrooms share the family bathroom which has a shower, bidet and the washing machine.

The Original Bread Oven

Second Bedroom

With views of Maiella in one direction and olive groves in the other this is another stunning room.

There is a large double bed, dresser and wardrobe.