TOP QUALITY COMFORT
IN THE MIDST OF HISTORY
At last it is possible to stay in these attractive, completely renovated houses, with the highest quality standards, immersed in the charm of the original rooms, each with its own fireplace, fully furnished with local antique furniture and with every last detail taken care of: from the curtains and blankets woven and embroidered by hand, to the furnishings and fittings in the kitchens and bathrooms, all of which are scrupulously made by local women and artisans.
So these are unique traditional building works, adapted to meet the comfort and safety requirements of our time. The outcome allows you to spend unforgettable days in these magic places, not only admiring the old facades from the outside, but also directly experiencing the rooms inside as if you were on a fantastic journey back in time.
THE SETTING AND ATMOSPHERE OF THE VILLAGE
The doors and windows of the houses, decorated with old coats of arms, look out onto the traditional narrow streets of the village where people used to meet to spend a couple of hours in each other's company and where today it is still possible to make friends and exchange a few words with neighbours, and in many cases end the day having a tasty dinner in friends' homes.
ANTIQUE FURNISHINGS AND FURNITURE
All the homes, with their different layouts and sizes, are furnished with local antique furniture and have a bedroom, a living room with fireplace, a fully-equipped kitchen, a bathroom with shower, heating, television and Wi-Fi, thus combining tradition with top quality comfort.
For this reason, each home has kept the original name it had on the old maps kept in the notarial records of the period.
Rovere is an ideal destination for sports lovers and skiing enthusiasts as it is very near the skiing facilities of Ovindoli (Campo Magnola) and Campo Felice, and an equipped and well maintained panoramic cross-country skiing circuit. Other recreation activities include horse riding trails, a bicycle path that twists and turns for 40 kilometres across the Rocche plateau, and memorable walking and hiking opportunities.
Twelve months of pure magic, 365 days of enchantment, in an unspoilt natural environment, discovering a land that has so much to offer if you just want to get away from the stress of everyday life and relax in the silence of the mountains and the boundless valleys of the plateau. In spring, summer and autumn there are countless recreation possibilities, such as hiking, horse riding and cycling; day trips in the mountains; picnics in areas equipped with a barbecue; visits to the Stiffe caves, with their spectacular stalactites and stalagmites; or a hike through the Celano Gorge.
Indeed, another of Rovere's extraordinary attractions consists of its authentic local products and the ancient recipes of Abruzzi cooking. There are many traditional trattorias in the surrounding area where you can taste pasta made at home by local women, and traditional rustic dishes seasoned with the precious saffron from Navelli, together with local shepherds' cheeses, all accompanied by excellent red wines such as Montepulciano d’Abruzzo DOC, or Pecorino d'Abruzzo DOC.
Many religious and popular celebrations also take place, including highly artistic folklore and music performances, together with local markets and gastronomic and handicraft festivals where you can buy local traditional items directly from the producers. There are innumerable opportunities for cultural and naturalistic outings, such as visits to ancient Benedictine and Franciscan monasteries and shrines, and a trip to the ancient castle of Ocre, which was founded by the Knights Templar on their way to the Holy Land. Standing out amidst the attractive panorama to be enjoyed from the village of Rovere is the majestic summit of the Gran Sasso, which can be easily reached with a comfortable cable car, just in front of which is Scanno lake where various water sports are available.
A STONE'S THROW FROM ROME
BY CAR from ROME: take the A25 as far as the Celano toll booth, drive around 20 kilometres along the SS5Bis towards Rovere, or alternatively take the A25 motorway as far as the Torrimparte exit and continue in the direction of Rocca di Cambio – Rocca di Mezzo and then finally towards Rovere. From the NORTH: take the A14 as far as Giulianova, and the A24 Teramo-Roma. Exit the motorway at L’Aquila and drive along the SS5Bis for around 30 kilometres. From the SOUTH: take the A14 as far as Pescara and then the A25 Pescara-Roma. Exit at Celano, and take the SS5Bis for around 20 kilometres to Rocca Di Mezzo and then Rovere.
Rovere di Rocca di Mezzo -AQ- Abruzzo Italy