Guest Book


December 2008

I cannot tell you how pleased I was that Casa Cichella was not only all that it appeared to be from the website but much more. Thank you a thousand times for a splendidly memorable holiday for us and our friends from California. We enjoyed every minute of exploring Casa Cichella, Abruzzo and Rome.

The house has it all; rustic charm, breathtaking scenery and all the conveniences. The “Blue Folder” led us to Maria “the Pasta Lady” and “La Nuvola” where we discovered the wonderful cuisine and hospitality of Abruzzo. Thank you for all the well thought out suggestions.

Casa Cichella offered a warm retreat. the wonderful vino rossa of the region helped as well.

November 2008

What a fab week, it was great to stay somewhere different. The weather was perfect with wonderful views of the mountains in the mornings.

Luna nel Pozza is worth a visit, great food and the bar in the village is so friendly.

Thanks for a wonderful holiday.

November 2008

Wonderful week in the sun, surrounded by magnificent scenery and mountains, I enjoyed every minute and will go back to England a lot more relaxed.

October 2008

I have had an absolutely wonderful time here. Your place is amazing ! Stunning views ! I will definitely be coming back !

October 2008

Thank you for a beautifully relaxing time. Miles away from the hustle and bustle of the UK. Stunning situ & gorgeous house.

October 2008
What can I say, beautiful house, fab area, super views, brilliant food and wine. I want to stay forever.

October 2008

Thank you for an excellent holiday. Everything was very nice especially the pool, tomatoes and views.

September 2008

Wow ! Fabulous house, never felt crowed with 6 of us in it; great kitchen, loved the ceilings, loved the grounds.

Fabulous area, on our first trip to Italy it was good to see the real Italy, all helped by the incredible “Blue Folder”. Arrived to snowy mountains from the night before, just for us.

San Stephano and Bistenti - could have wandered all day; Pescara and Pineto - lovely beaches; Montefino and Castiglione - fab ! The highlight - driving into the Campo Imperatore plateau - completely clear blue sky and snowy mountains - you couldn’t ask for more and getting to the top - snowballs !

You have made us feel so welcome and the little insights into the area were invaluable.

We will be back.

September 2008

Thanks for a truly fabulous week at Casa Cichella. We have been really lucky with the weather and have enjoyed all things Italian including the Saints day on Sunday in Montefino - what a treat !

La Nuvola for dinner on our last night was an adventure and was totally delicious. We are very sad to go and will definitely be back.

September 2008

What a fabulous home, we have had an amazing time. the owls above our bedroom were fab, this property is truly amazing and we love what you have done it it. Grand job.

The “Blue Folder” is extremely useful ! We have been all over the place thanks to this and seen some amazing places from campo Imperatore to Santo Stephano to the various beaches. On Grand Sasso we had blazing sun at the bottom and glorious snow at the top. Yet we have only scratched the surface and cannot wait to return.

September 2008

Super home and location.

Lovely, cosy and warm. The “Blue Folder” is invaluable and was a great bonus in finding restaurants and sites that showed the real Italy.

August 2008
We, a family of 4 adults, 2 children and 2 dogs, fell instantly in love with the house, its garden and the pool.
the area is unique and the food is just a dream. Very delicious ! Good quality to a reasonable price.
We loved the house and the “Blue Folder”, a super job.
Both dogs were welcome, which is not that usual. You were marvelous hosts and this place can be truly recommended !

August 2008

We have just spent an amazing month here at Casa Cichella.

Beautiful weather, perfect location and a great house that catered to every wish.

We loved picking the tomatoes fresh from the vegetable patch and eating them with home grown olive oil and salt.

We really enjoyed meeting all the locals at La Cantina in Montefino and picking our fruit from the fruit and veg man.. We thought the coffees at Bageria were delicious.

We shall miss the sound of the church bells, the owls and the crickets and the bus as it hoots around the corner.

Thanks again for an amazing holiday.

July 2008

Great house, great pool, fabulous scenery, great hosts. With 3 teenagers in the scorching heat it was no hardship to spend a lot of time in the pool. The mountain villages are wonderful, all set on tops of hills with fabulous views, fantastic architecture and narrow streets.

The “Blue Folder” is the best information pack we’ve ever seen. Your knowledge of the area is impressive. We will come back one spring for the walking & wild flowers.

June 2008

Morning Coffee on the balcony, breakfast looking out at the pool and the mountains, a swim in the pool, beautiful wine and a barbecue, a warm shower outside. All this before even venturing into the wonderful countryside.

June 2008

Loved visting the mountains and stopping at Rifugio San Francesco for lunch, great food, great service.

June 2008

The master bedroom takes my breath away. The “Blue Folder” was brilliant.

May 2008

A stunningly beautiful place and a wonderful house with great attention to detail. We have enjoyed our stay here tremendously. The days have simply flown by ! Thank you for your hospitality and warm welcome.

This is a different area of Italy, which we have only just discovered but intend to return to soon. The people are friendly and kind and it has encouraged us to enrol in Italian language lessons.

Campo Imperatore is amazing ! Certainly worth a visit.

The Andromeda fish restaurant in Scerne, just north of Pineto on the coast is one of the best.

Atri theatre has concerts and opera - really good quality.

May 2008

Lovely villa, pool and scenery. “La dolce vita”, what more can I say ?

May 2008

Lovely swimming pool and villa. It was great !

May 2008
Stunning location, plenty to see and do whether staying at the house or out and about. The “Blue Folder” was very helpful, locals willing to listen to bad Italian. Gorgeous pool, thank you for providing such a well thought out holiday home.

May 2008

Fantastic house in a beautiful location. Loved the villages, mountains and poppies. Hated the fact that we only booked for one week.

Safe to say that we will be back to explore and enjoy some more !

April 2008

Perfect in every way. Now relaxed.

Great property in a stunning location. Super time, we look forward to seeing it again.

April 2008

Casa Cichella far exceeded our expectations and gave us a well needed chill out. The house is a credit to you.

October 2007

Stunning, peaceful and idyllic. The perfect place to relax and enjoy the scenery.

October 2007

Had an amazing time, can’t wait to come back.

September 2007

Its gone so quickly ! Walking on the Gran Sasso, eating endless pasta from Maria’s and just relaxing and taking in the stunning scenery.

The farmhouse is a credit to all your hard work.

September 2007

Quite simply a lovely place !

August 2007
Super villa, excellent facilities. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would highly recommend it. Visited the local winery, San Lorenzo, red wine fantastico ! The local pasta maker, Maria, made an excellent last meal - well worth a visit to her.
The “Blue Folder” will give you all the details.
Overall a great holiday and lovely villa. 

August 2007

Thank you for a lovely holiday. Your home is wonderful in such a beautiful area, the pool was fantastic and all our family have had good fun. The weather has been super.

August 2007
What a fantastic house !
Everything sorted to the last letter, directions, information, about what to do, where to go. The “Blue Folder” !
Thanks for all your useful help and advice. Superb area to visit, beaches, mountains, Abruzzo has everything including dirt cheap and excellent wine.

July 2007

What a wonderful house. A beautiful home from home, very hard to leave.

Thank you for being such generous hosts.

July 2007

Great week

Lovely house

Lovely garden

Super pool

Large fridge

Everyone’s dream

July 2007

This has been our first family holiday in Italy and our stay at Casa Cichella has exceeded all expectations. The accommodation is wonderfully luxurious with superb attention to detail including the well equipped kitchen that has brought out the chef instincts in us all.

July 2007

We have been especially impressed with the level of detail and practical advice contained in the priceless “Blue Folder”. This has added extra value to our stay as we have been able to discover all the local secrets during our stay.

Fantastico !