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June 11, 2019

After a very unusual wet and cold May, we are delighted to see the sun again! This year we have several couples coming back to spend time in Casa della Zia as well as new folk who will be experiencing the magic of Abruzzo.We have seen a year on year increase in our boo...

March 7, 2019

Great news in the midst of Brexit chaos! (7 March 2019) UK government confirmed details of measures that will ensure flights will continue if the UK leaves the EU without a deal.his follows the publication of technical notices in October 2018 which clearly stated that...

October 31, 2018

As I write this, we are yet again on the cusp of November and the final month of Autumn. I cannot believe how quickly this year is passing! Yet life here in Abruzzo flows to the age old rhythms of the seasons. Folk here are in the throes of collecting their olives. Oth...

March 1, 2018

After a very mild December, January and most of February snow has arrived this last week. It has meant great skiing up at Passo Lanciano and another dimension of beauty to the landscape.  Why not consider a winter break and fit in a day or two skiing? Passo Lanciano is...

September 28, 2017

Well our hot hot hot summer has ended and Autumn has arrived and we are now thinking about the Olive harvest.  We normally  pick the olives in early November when it isn't unusual to have daytime temperatures of around 20 degrees or bit higher.  

The day norma...

July 3, 2017

Towards the end of May each year the fire flies come out to dance here in Limiti. It is not unusual to see them as you walk up the lane to Casa della Zia and also around the pool  area. They will even come and peep at you through your window! This video was recorded el...

June 22, 2017

A trabocco is a traditional Abruzzese fishing platform found along the Abruzzo section of the Adriatic coast, just 30 minutes drive from Casa della Zia. Several have been converted into restaurants, mainly serving fish. It is truly a wonderful experience sitting out on...

June 21, 2017

With bright sunshine, clear blue skies and temperatures having hit the 30''s centigrade at times, Summer has definitely arrived here in Bell' Abruzzo!  The 2 local towns of Palombaro and Casoli have just had their Corpus Christi catholic celebration. It is marked by fl...

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