TRAVEL DIRECTIONS TO VILLA COLLECIMINO

(N.B.  If you have SatNav, we recommend that you follow our directions for the first time you go to Villa Collecimino as we have received reports from several guests that when using their Sat Nav they have been directed down dead end roads leading to fields and have ended up at the 'wrong' San Giorgio - there are at least 4 in Abruzzo…….)

 

TRAVEL DIRECTIONS TO VILLA COLLECIMINO

The address of our house is:   C. da Collecimino no. 3, San Giorgio, Castiglione Messer Raimondo 64034, Teramo, Italy.

 

1. FROM PESCARA

2. FROM ROME

3. FROM ANCONA (AND THE NORTH OF ITALY)

 

1.  FROM PESCARA AIRPORT:

 

There is a new COAL SUPERMERCATO that has just opened in PIANE (closed between 1pm – 4pm)  – you will pass it on your way to us - but you may wish to buy a few essential groceries at AUCHAN hypermarket – you will see it on your right as you leave the airport building – they have a wide selection of goods and it stays open all day (including most Sundays in the summer), unlike a lot of the smaller, local shops which close from 1pm – 4pm weekdays and all day Sunday.

 

There are two ways of getting to Villa Collecimino – Route no. 1 is faster, but is on a few unlit back roads, so it is a little more difficult when doing it for the first time.

Route no. 2 takes a little longer but the first stretch is on more substantial roads.

 

For those of you who have never driven in central Italy – please take care and be alert.  Some Abruzzese drivers can be rather erratic and unpredictable……

 

Route no. 1 (takes about 45 minutes)

Drive out of the airport car park through the barrier, turn left and drive up to the traffic lights. Turn left on to the main road. Drive for about 1 km to a largish roundabout (with an aeroplane sitting on top of it), where you should turn left for SS16 Foggia/Ancona /SS16 Adriatica. Follow the slip road following signs for ANCONA (not Foggia) You will now join a dual carriageway.  You need to take the 4th turning off this dual carriageway – it will be signposted ‘PESCARA COLLI’. At the bottom of the slipway turn left – signed ‘Via Prati’.  Now go straight for about 6/7 kms approx.  At the roundabout take the turning to the right signposted to Capelle sul Tavo.  Follow signs for Cappelle sul Tavo and once you have driven through the town of Cappelle take the next left turn signed ‘Penne and Loreto Aprutino’.  At the roundabout turn right signed ‘Pescara’ then next left signed ‘Congiunti and Citta SanAngelo’.  Drive straight, through Congiunti, for another few kilometres until you reach the next junction (with a roundabout) where you should turn left, signed Castiglione MR/Castilenti/Elice on to the ELICE road. (Now follow directions as at **)

 

Route no. 2 (takes about 1 hour)

Drive out of the airport car park through the barrier, turn left and drive up to the traffic lights. Turn left on to the main road. Drive for about 1 km to a largish roundabout (with an aeroplane sitting on top of it), where you should turn left for SS16 Foggia/Ancona /SS16 Adriatica. Follow the slip road following signs for ANCONA (not Foggia) You will now join a dual carriageway.  After a few kms you will see signs saying Pescara Nord/Montesilvano Sud (right hand lane). Keep to this right-hand lane.  Next you will go through a long tunnel and then the road will divide – stay in the right hand lane (still signed for Pescara Nord/Montesilvano Sud). The next signs you will see will be marked Ancona (left-hand lane) and Pescara Nord (right-hand lane).   Make sure you are in the left hand lane marked ANCONA..  You will now leave the dual c/way – go down the slip-road, turn right and you will join the road to Montesilvano. This is a long straight road with lots of shops on both sides of the road. You will pass a large LIDL on your right.  Go straight ahead for approx.  6km (watch your mileometer), you will see a large McDONALDS on your right, then a very small mini roundabout,  after which you will cross a bridge where you will see a sign saying that are entering ‘Citta S Angelo’.  Get into the middle lane immediately after crossing the bridge then turn left at the next roundabout and then follow signs for ELICE (straight ahead). You will drive past the entrance to the Autostrada (on your right).  At the next roundabout be careful to go straight ahead (to ELICE) – it is very easy to get siphoned off to the right.*

 

** Keep following signs for ELICE (passing through Quattrostrade on the way) until you see a sign that directs you to turn right for ELICE.  At this point you should ignore the right turn to Elice and go straight ahead for CASTILENTI.  Go straight ahead for CASTILENTI.  Drive straight through  Madonna degli Angeli, now following signs for CASTIGLIONE M.R.   Carry straight ahead – past some factories on the right hand side. At the roundabout go straight ahead for CASTIGLIONE M.R. At the next junction turn left, signposted BISENTI and CASTIGLIONE.  At the next junction turn right for CASTIGLIONE. You will now pass through a small village called PIANE – you will see a row of newish shops on the right hand side (including the new COAL SUPERMERCATO)..  Drive for about another 1 km until you see a turning to the left signposted for SAN GIORGIO, take this left turn, then left again almost immediately, also signposted SAN GIORGIO 6.5 km.  

 

You will now be on the last part of the journey – this road has several hair pin bends and will take you about 10 minutes to reach SAN GIORGIO. The surface of this road has suffered after some dreadful weather this winter – including a couple of places where the road becomes single track, so proceed with care! After about 7 or 8 minutes look out for a pinkish house on the right hand side of the road that has the words: ‘SAN GIORGIO 535m’ painted on its side. After about 500 metres you will come to a very sharp right hand bend, marked with chevrons – as you approach this bend you will see a small road directly ahead – signal left and drive up this road (signposted C. da. Collecimino). (If you miss this turning and find yourself driving past a small bar and supermarket – you have gone too far by about 5 metres! If this happens just turn round and turn immediately right after the bar). Our house is the first house you see on the right hand side – a large white chalet style house with pillars at the front with our Villa Collecimino sign at the edge of the garden.  Please park your car on the concrete drive on the right hand side of the house.  Just past our house on the left hand side is a large detached yellow house – this house belongs to our neighbours Vincenzo and Eva who are keyholders and who also manage the property for us when we are not in Italy. Please go to this house to collect the keys.

 

The address of our house is:   C. da Collecimino no. 3, San Giorgio, Castiglione Messer Raimondo 64034, Teramo, Italy.

 

*  If you go off to the right here, signposted ‘Centro Commerciale’ and follow the signs for the Centro Commerciale (just a couple of hundred yards – then turn left at the second  roundabout) you will find another excellent and enormous hypermarket called ‘IPER’ where you can buy groceries. When you leave IPER –the exit signs will take you back to the roundabout where you came in - turn right, follow signs for Castiglione/Elice/Castilenti –  this will lead you down a slip road – turn right and you will now be back on the ELICE road.  

 

 

 

 

2.  FROM ROME (East side - about 2.5 hours):

 

We have a new COAL SUPERMERCATO that has just opened in PIANE (closed between 1pm – 4pm) – you will pass it on your way to us - but you may wish to buy a few essential groceries at ‘IPER’ which is a huge hypermarket - which doesn't close for lunch - with a fantastic selection of goods in the ‘Centro Commerciale’ when you leave the motorway at Pescara Nord/Citta St Angelo junction – please see the note below in italics for direction).

 

You need to get on to the A24 motorway out of Rome. Later the motorway divides – the A24 then goes off toward L’Aquila – the A25/E80 goes to Pescara.  

 

(NB.  Do not be tempted to take the L'Aquila route - it may look shorter on the map, but the roads down from Teramo to us are TORTUOUS - lots of hair pin bends and it is actually a much slower route).

 

Take the A25/E80 towards Pescara.  Just outside of Pescara the motorway divides – take the A14 towards ANCONA (north bound).  After about 14 km leave the A14 at junction Pescara Nord/Citta St Angelo.  As you come out of the motorway exit, turn immediately right and follow signs for ELICE.

 

(At the first roundabout be careful to go straight ahead – it is very easy to get siphoned off to the right.)* (see note below in italics)

 

Keep following signs for ELICE (passing through Quattrostrade on the way) until you see a sign that directs you to turn right for ELICE.  At this point you should ignore the right turn to Elice and go straight ahead for CASTILENTI.  Go straight ahead for CASTILENTI.  Drive straight through Madonna degli Angeli, now following signs for CASTIGLIONE M.R.   Carry straight ahead – past some factories on the right hand side. At the roundabout go straight ahead for CASTIGLIONE M.R. At the next junction turn left, signposted BISENTI and CASTIGLIONE.  At the next junction turn right for CASTIGLIONE. You will now pass through a small village called PIANE – you will see a row of newish shops on the right hand side (with the new COAL SUPERMERCATO). Drive for about another 1 km until you see a turning to the left signposted for SAN GIORGIO, take this left turn,  then left again almost immediately, also signposted SAN GIORGIO 6.5 km.  

 

You will now be on the last part of the journey – this road has several hair pin bends and will take you about 10 minutes to reach SAN GIORGIO. This road has suffered considerably after some dreadful weather this winter – including a couple of places where the road becomes single track,  so proceed with care! After about 7 or 8 minutes look out for a pinkish house on the right hand side of the road that has the words: ‘SAN GIORGIO 535m’ painted on its side. After about 500 metres you will come to a very sharp right hand bend, marked with chevrons – as you approach this bend you will see a small road directly ahead – signal left and drive up this road (signposted C. da. Collecimino). (If you miss this turning and find yourself driving past a small bar and supermarket – you have gone too far by about 5 metres! Turn round and turn immediately right after the bar). Our house is the first house you see on the right hand side – a large white chalet style house with pillars at the front.  Please park your car on the concrete drive on the right hand side of the house.  Just past our house on the left hand side is a large detached yellow house – this house belongs to our neighbours Vincenzo and Eva who are keyholders and who also manage the property for us when we are not in Italy.  Please go to this house to collect the keys.

 

The address of our house is:   C. da Collecimino no. 3, Castiglione M.R. 64034, Teramo, Italy.

 

*  If you go off to the right here, signposted ‘Centro Commerciale’ and follow the signs for the Centro Commerciale (just a couple of hundred yards – then turn left at the second  roundabout) you will find an excellent and enormous hypermarket called ‘IPER’ where you can buy groceries.. When you leave IPER – the exit signs will take you back to the roundabout where you came in - turn right,  follow signs for Castiglione/Elice/Castilenti –  this will lead you down a slip road – turn right and you will now be back on the ELICE road.  

 

 

3.  FROM ANCONA (AND THE NORTH OF ITALY) (about 2.5 hours)

 

We have a new COAL SUPERMERCATO that has just opened in PIANE (closed between 1pm – 4pm) – you will pass it on your way to us - but you may wish to buy a few essential groceries  at ‘IPER’ which is a huge hypermarket - which doesn't close for lunch -  with a fantastic range of goods,  in the ‘Centro Commerciale’ when you leave the motorway at Pescara Nord/Citta St Angelo junction – please see the note below in italics for directions*)

 

From Ancona you need to get on to the A14 coast road and drive south in the direction of BARI.  Stay on the A14 until you reach the CITTA S.ANGELO/PESCARA NORD turn off.  

Once you have left the A14 at junction Pescara Nord/Citta St Angelo, drive down the slip-way, and through the tolls.  As you leave the tolls, turn immediately right and follow signs for ELICE.

 

(At the first roundabout be careful to go straight ahead – it is very easy to get siphoned off to the right.)* (see note below in italics)

 

Keep following signs for ELICE (passing through Quattrostrade on the way) until you see a sign that directs you to turn right for ELICE.  At this point you should ignore the right turn to Elice and go straight ahead for CASTILENTI.  Go straight ahead for CASTILENTI.  Drive straight through Madonna degli Angeli, now following signs for CASTIGLIONE M.R.   Carry straight ahead – past some factories on the right hand side. At the roundabout go straight ahead for CASTIGLIONE M.R. At the next junction turn left, signposted BISENTI and CASTIGLIONE.  At the next junction turn right for CASTIGLIONE. You will now pass through a small village called PIANE (with the new COAL SUPERMERCATO)– you will see a row of newish shops on the right hand side. Drive for about another 1 km until you see a turning to the left signposted for SAN GIORGIO, take this left turn, then left again almost immediately, also signposted SAN GIORGIO 6.5 km.  

 

You will now be on the last part of the journey – this road has several hair pin bends and will take you about 10 minutes to reach SAN GIORGIO. This road has suffered considerably after some dreadful weather this winter – including a couple of places where the road becomes single track, so proceed with care! After about 7 or 8 minutes look out for a pinkish house on the right hand side of the road that has the words: ‘SAN GIORGIO 535m’ painted on its side. After about 500 metres you will come up to a very sharp right hand bend, marked with chevrons – as you approach this bend you will see a small road directly ahead – signal left and drive up this road (signposted C. da. Collecimino). (If you miss this turning and find yourself driving past a small bar and supermarket – you have gone too far by about 5 metres! Turn around and turn immediately right after the bar). Our house is the first house you see on the right hand side – a large white chalet style house with pillars at the front.  

Please park your car on the concrete drive on the right hand side of the house.  Just past our house on the left hand side is a large detached yellow house – this house belongs to our neighbours Vincenzo and Eva who are keyholders and who also manage the property for us when we are not in Italy.  Please go to this house to collect the keys.

 

The address of our house is:   C. da Collecimino no. 3, Castiglione M.R. 64034, Teramo, Italy.

 

 

*  If you go off to the right here, signposted ‘Centro Commerciale’ and follow the signs for the Centro Commerciale (just a couple of hundred yards – then turn left at the second  roundabout) you will find an excellent and enormous hypermarket called ‘IPER’ where you can buy groceries.. When you leave IPER – the exit signs will take you back to the roundabout where you came in - turn right, follow signs for Castiglione/Elice/Castilenti –  this will lead you down a slip road – turn right and you will now be back on the ELICE road.  

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