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Thanks for the warm welcome last Sunday and thanks for letting us spend a fab time in your wonderful apartment with the unique view. We did enjoy our time here to the fullest  - you are by far the greatest hosts we have had so far. 

Nicole, Julian and Elisa, Germany 

Our third visit here and each one is fabulous!  It was so good to meet you at last - how lovely and friendly you both were - just as we imagined you would be! A thoroughly relaxing and restful stay in your lovely home - the views are stunning and unforgettable. We love the area and the Abruzzo people -we will return!  

Shelagh and Bob - Warwickshire and Sue and Norman from Buckinghamshire

Beautiful location for all those who love peace and quiet. Gorgeous views, very helpful and delightful hosts. We spent a couple of weeks here, which will remain a wonderful memory for a long time to come. The location let us forget about our worries, rest and just slow down a bit. Neither we nor our children want to leave. Our time here has just been too short and we want to return, even for a few days.

Ewa, Przemek, Ania and Mikolaj, Poznan, Poland

Our first full holiday - just the two of us in 22 years and our choice of Villa Collecimino couldn't have been better! Location: unbeatable Views: so spectacular that no photographs can possibly do it justice Weather: perfect for both sightseeing and sunbathing Highly recommend: Campo Imperatore, Penne (Sat. market), Atri (Monday market), Beach at Pineto, Montesilvano and Francavilla Use of pool: was high on our 'ticklist' and didn't disappoint. Annie & Marek - thank you so much for making us welcome in your home. We have had a fantastic week which will give us many fond memories in the depths of a Rochdale winter

Hilary & Richard, Rochdale, UK

We are very sad that it is our last night here at Villa Collecimino! We have loved spending a week here for our honeymoon! We have enjoyed exploring towns (Penne Saturday morning market recommended) time at the beach, gorgeous warm seas. Lots of beautiful food..... and we have loved relaxing here at the apartment enjoying the sensational views, making use of the pool and living a pressure-free life! Annie and Marek have been fantastic hosts making us feel welcome and putting in every effort to make our stay a good one, whilst not being at all intruding. Thank you both for making our holiday so special. And the views are the absolute best bit!!

Abbey & Jonny, Cardiff, Wales

We have had a lovely time here - there has been beautiful views, hot weather, brilliant pool, hot seas, amazing memories and hope to come back one day.We loved Penne market, Onda Bleu water park, Pompeii, Terre & Sapori restaurant, Pescara beach and lots more.... a truly great experience..

Cliffenden family, Bedfordshire, UK

We have seen lots of beautiful things here in the Abruzzen. Yesterday we 'drove through 'Little Tibet' (Campo Imperatore) - wonderful - really must see this. Eat fish at a lovely restaurant 'La Balena' in Rocca San Giovanni with a magnificent view of the 'Trabocchi' and we've enjoyed the beautiful views from the balcony.

Carl & Chris, Belgium

We have enjoyed a wonderful week in the apartment and have fallen in love with Abruzzo - its wilderness and pure beauty is awesome! Best local town is Atri - classy, amazing architecture and outstanding views of both the mountains and the coast. Campo Imperatore is amazing - definitely worth a visit - a place never forgotten. Best of all were our meals on the patio watching the everchanging view. Thank you Marek and Annie for sharing this wonderful place with us.

James & Jaqui, UK

Arrived very late and were made very welcome by Vincenzo. The next morning we opened our shutters to be greeted by a beautiful vista. It took our breath away. The weather has been very kind to us sitting on the balcony with lovely sunshine and lots of great wine and cheese. We have enjoyed our stay at this lovely villa and our visit to Abruzzo. Thanks to Annie, Marek, Vincenzo and Iva.

Mike, Tracy & Adele, Devon, 

We have enjoyed a wonderful week in the apartment and have fallen in love with Abruzzo - its wilderness and pure beauty is awesome! Best of all were our meals on the patio watching the everchanging views. Thank you Marek & Annie for sharing this wonderful place with us.

James & Jacqui, Hertfordshire, UK

Our third time here but not our last! The villa continues to deliver all we could ask for and the views are as breathtaking as ever despite at times being partially hidden by the clouds. We have enjoyed revisiting our favourite places and discovering new ones. Thanks again. Looking forward to returning next May.

Paul & Susan, Surrey, UK

This was our first time in Abruzzo and we enjoyed our stay in Villa Collecimino very, very much.We loved the balconies  each with their beautiful views  and the kitchen was very well equipped. There are so many different things to see here, the mountains, the nice beaches at Villafranca del Mare, but also very enjoyable were the evening walks here in the neighbourhood. We have seen quite a different and unknown beautiful region of Italy from the most beautiful accommodation. Thank you very much for your hospitality. It was a memorable holiday for us. We will definitely recommend this place to our friends and family and will definitely visit this beautiful place again.

Arno and Ilika, The Netherlands

Our first holiday together and it was magical! What a perfect place to come and stay at! Really relaxed, enjoyed visiting Atri market and Penne and who can forget the beautiful views of the mountains - meal times will not be the same at home! Truly a wonderful holiday in Italy's last wilderness, Abruzzo!

Matthew & Alexandra, UK

La villa est très confortable et on y trouve tout ce dont on a besoin. Félicitations pour l’équipement et le bon goût pour la décoration. Merci pour tous les renseignements fournis au sujet des magasins, restaurants, visites. Nous avons apprécié la superbe vue que l’on a de la villa et aimerions beaucoup revenir. (The Villa is very comfortable and is equipped with everything you might need. Congratulations on the fittings and the good taste in decorating. Thank you for the information provided about shops, restaurants and places to visit. We really appreciated the wonderful view from the villa and would very much like to come back).

Aimé & Dominique BELGIUM

Fantastic quiet location with breath taking panoramic views. The apartment is spacious and well appointed with everything you need for a perfect holiday. We shall definitely return!

Paul and Susan, Hatfield

Super apartment - Stunning setting - We enjoyed a relaxing week in Apartment 3 looking out over the stunning views you see in the advert for the property.  We saw a lot of the Abruzzo region and sampled the wonderful food whether in restaurants or simple cafes - we never had a bad meal.A beautiful rural part of Italy well worth experiencing.

Marie D, Dublin, Ireland

Thank you for an amazing short break which exceeded our expectations. The apartment was perfect and in a superb location. A better view we could not have asked for to celebrate my birthday. We are determined to return and enjoy some more of the delights of this amazing area and relax in your delightful apartments.

Paul and Susan W., Hatfield

Nous avons passe un merveilleux sejour ici! A notre arrivee, nous avons trouve un appartement tres spacieux, bien equipe et tres propre. Comme annonce, les paysages sont splendides ou que l'on regarde. En ce qui nous concerne, nous serions ravis de revenir un jour car nous sommes loin d'avoir epuise les ressources de cette region magnifique.

Famille Gander - France

The villa is super - large, airy and spacious and well equipped. The 'red file' is invaluable - the instructions, advice and directions are spot on - thank you. Abruzzo is a truly beautiful part of the world. The views change with every hairpin bend and the myriad of different hues of green is fantastic. We will certainly recommend Abruzzo and Villa Collecimino (although you almost want to keep it a secret!).

Steven & Ruth, Clitheroe

If you seek somewhere to get away from it all then this could be the spot for you. From the moment you awaken in the morning to the views of the surrounding mountains, until the moment you close your shutters on the twinkling lights of the villages below you, tranquility is yours. Paradoxically you can also drive down the mountain to the Adriatic Coast with miles and miles of golden sand and hundreds of different restaurants lining the sea-front. Or you can drive up the mountain and seek out the Abruzzo sheep dogs with their spiked collars to protect them from bears and wolves.

George, Carolyn and family, Coventry, Warks

Our second visit here seemed better than before if that were ever possible.Where else could you find such well appointed accommodation within a panoramic setting?

Peter, Barbara, Mary and Laurie, Hadleigh, Suffolk

We had a wonderful 4 days. This villa is a place where you can truly leave the stress of city life behind.  Blue skies and around 30 degrees every day - the scenery was beautiful and it was so quiet.

Tina, Peter, Gildi & Wayne, Adelaide, Australia

We have really enjoyed our 2 weeks here. The apartment is exceptional and in a fantastic location. We never tired of watching the view from the balcony even when the weather turned nasty - but this didn't last for long and could be equally spectacular.

Andrew & family, Harrogate, Yorks

We have had a lovely relaxing week here at Villa Collecimino. The weather has been perfect and we have enjoyed sunning ourselves on the balcony and admiring the spectacular views. The villa is very spacious and comfortable and Annie & Marek very welcoming. Thank you very much - we hope to return one day.

Penny, Phil, Ben Harriet and Anna, Blackheath, London

Our 10 day stay at Villa Collecimino ends tomorrow and it will be very difficult to wrench ourselves from this special and quite unique spot. When we arrived after 4 hectic days in Rome, we were blown away by the expansive views- where else could you get the sea, dramatic mountains and miles upon miles of cultivated hills? It was spotless, thoughtfully equipped, spacious and bright, and the pool was perfect for the kids. And of course there were the spectacular views. You have the best of all worlds in that particular location. I had been on a two day business trip to a more southerly part of Abruzzo in May and was curious what it would be like up near Gran Sasso. It was better than anything I had imagined, though as I said in your guestbook, we only really scratched the surface.

Susan C. and family, Co.Wicklow, Ireland

Just wanted to say a big thank you for such a lovely holiday.  Your lovely house exceeded all expectations. It is lovely to arrive somewhere that is better then you could have possibly imagined and we were awed by the views and the absolute peace. All the info was so useful and I thoroughly enjoyed reading all the comments from other guests as it gave a real insight into the location. Everyone we met in the village was kind and welcoming and I loved Vincenzo's Dad! Thank you also for all your prompt replies to enquiries - we felt very well taken care of. We would definitely like to go back and will recommend it to friends.

Maureen, James and family, North Yorkshire, UK

Marek & Annie have conspired between them to put together a little slice of heaven here in the middle of the humdrum life here on earth.  We're already planning to come back for more.....

Kevin & Linda, Stirling, SCOTLAND

Wow, what a place! Abruzzo has exceeded all our expectations, but please don't tell anyone, we'll just keep it to ourselves - that's the charm.  The information you supplied was excellent and extremely useful.  Helen, Tim & Ethan, Melbourne, AUSTRALIA

We can only reiterate our fellow guests' comments, so beautiful and peaceful. We found ourselves wanting to whisper so as not to disturb the silence! One week was not quite enough time for us... we hope to return soon to this breathtaking scenery and lovely apartment, which was spotlessly clean and very comfortable.    Harrison family, Marden, Kent, UK


Mr & Mrs Valerio, Pennsylvania, USA


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