Messages from our Guestbook:

Another wonderful 2 weeks in this lovely old house – managed so efficiently by Silvia and Werner. They are a fount of knowledge and know all the answers!! New decking and fabulous cushions for the loungers.

11 – 15 September 2013

What a lovely villa! A great place to relax and unwind from a busy life back in Wales. We loved the pool, locals very friendly and the area beautiful! The info booklet we received before arrival very useful and have read it and re-read it many times! It was useful as many places are under-advertised. We sat outside the restaurant near Elice and still couldn’t see it!! It was fab though – we were the only people there, had a power cut and the food was amazing in candle light! The pool has been the highlight for us. It’s been a home from home!

11th August 2013

A fabulous 2 weeks in Villa Bozza. We arrived in an amazing thunderstorm with hail, wind, the works. Afterwards perfect weather for the pool, beach at Pineto and barbecues. We’ve met very friendly people everywhere and had some amazing food in the surrounding area.

14th – 25th July 2013

Lovely village people very friendly and helpful.

Arrivedici Italia

7th – 14th July 2013

We’ve spent a very relaxing two weeks here – 1 week of sun, 1 week of somewhat dubious weather.

Pool was perfectly refreshing, enjoyed the BBQ. We ate at Vechia Silva – delicious,

Lovely people in the bakery, beautiful countryside, Pineto Beach; love Atri – once I’d got the nerve to drive the switchbacks. Thanks!

Sylvia and Werner were lovely and got us a set of spare keys – they were vital for a large group.

Louisa, Sunei, Alex, Sean and Mark.
6 – 20th June 2013

A wonderful holiday in the heart of unspoilt middle of Italy. Shared with some very special friends. Villa and eating out both great value for money. Pool area a sun trap even in April. As a British beef farmer of Aberdeen Angus can highly recommend T-bone steaks bought from the Villa S. Romualdo supermarket which we BBQ.

Martin and Jenny
South Gloucestershire. April 2013

A good bakery in Atri, near the theatre, the owner speaks very good English. “Panetteria de Corso” Lovely weather, a great time, lovely villa, well equipped.

Bridgend. April 2013

Fantastic week at Villa Bozza!

We all enjoyed the pool and ping pong room – resulting in a week of sporting tournaments and good natured arguing about the winner – likely to continue on the flight home (but Rich is the champion). The restaurant in the village “Il Gallo” was great – just go in whenever “Mama” is cooking in the kitchen. The wine flowed all night long and the bill was very, very cheap. The pasta and antipasta were delicious.

As others have said, the beach at Pineto was lovely and the sea was surprisingly warm.

We made various local trips, and also a longer one to Rome, it’s certainly do-able as a day trip from the house.

The only disappointment was a trip to the winery at San Lorenzo – the lady working there was rather rude and unhelpful – a shame as the wine itself is great and we’re all taking some home.

Thank you for the welcome pack – it was a lovely touch, as were the games, books etc. which have been well used by all.

Zoë and James, Sam and Rich, Ruth and Jonny, Anna and Pete
London, Cambridge and Reading. 7th – 14th October 2012

Higgins family from Bath and Aunty from Sydney, Australia: spent a lovely week in Villa Bizzo. We were lucky with fabulous weather and a great recommendation from Sylvia about a restaurant in Casablanca. That got us hooked on Arrosticinni for the week!

We spent most days round the pool and made local trips to Atri and Pineto. The surrounding landscape was quite stunning – we’ll definitely come back to Abruzzo.

The ice cream shop and bakery were friendly and frequented often by us.

Higgins Family
Bath and Sydney, Australia. 5th -12th August 2012

Wonderful house, fantastic week. Very well equipped and everything we needed. Mountains and views – amazing. Beach at Pineto was great.

We loved the swimming pool and the ice cream shop was fantastic. I went deep sea diving and found lots of shells.

The house was great, we had a fab week. Atri was a lovely little town, the beach was amazing at Pineto. The mountains were so cool! We did not have long enough in this home.

The house was perfect – we couldn’t have asked for anything more. The bakery down the road was really good – as was Ill Gallo (amazing pizza!). The beach at Pineto was really good – really warm water. Wished we could have stayed longer! Megan

The swimming pool was fabulous and very refreshing on hot days. The beach was also very nice and surprisingly warm. Thank you for letting us stay in the house! Josie x

Bakery was wonderful fun.

July 15th – 22nd 2012

We had a fabulous week in Villa Bozza. The villa itself is excellent, everything we needed was in place and everything worked fine. We loved the way it has been renovated and furnished – all with good quality and in good taste. Pool much appreciated by our eight strong group.

Bakery is good for bread and milk. Gallo was good despite limited choice of food and drink (eg no peroni). We visited Pineto (excellent resort), Atri (excellent) Penne (good), and other villages. Beautiful, welcoming very memorable. Oh, and locals really, really friendly.

Bill, Carolyn, Mandy, & Friends
Stockport. June 3th – 10th 2012

First visit to Abruzzo and enjoyed our stay. A fine villa with all amenities, and a beautiful ambience. We were welcomed warmly into the town and sad to leave. This region of Italy is well worth exploring again.

Brian and Carrol
Toronto, Canada. June 1st 2012

Reviews from TripAdviser:

“Very peaceful location and lovely villa with pool”

Great place to unwind away from the tourist areas. The local restaurant was also very good. The villa is very well furnished with 4 lovely bedrooms

August 2013
“Even better than Tuscany!”

Two years ago, we rented a villa in Tuscany, near Montepulciano. It was great, but this year we wanted to try another region. Abruzzo was perfect: a dramatic, beautiful landscape, closer to the ocean and much cheaper.
Villa Bozza suited us perfectly: we were two families, 7 in total, and it was roomy and cosy at the same time. The rooms and lavatories were clean and cool and the poolside area, with patio and grill, absolutely wonderful.
We took trips to Pineto, Montesilvano, Portonovo, the caves of Frasassi, San Benedetto del Tronto and more: all wonderful places.
The village Villa Bozza is tiny, but friendly. We couldnt be more satisfied!

July 2013
“Great villa, quiet location”

The booking process and payment were very easy the whole holiday was great value for money. Upon arrival there was a small shopping parcel that saw us through the day until the shops opened, this was a really nice touch; it included a bottle of the local wine so the holiday could start immediately!

The manager of the property is always available for any questions or queries and, as they are local residents, they can provide some travel information and also where to get other non typical services i.e. car repair.

The villa has all the amenities you’d expect from a holiday home and each bedroom is en suite which is fantastic when sharing with lots of friends. There is no air conditioning in the villa, fans are provided, but on those hot evenings sometimes it can be difficult to sleep. The village is quiet and beautiful. If you want a quiet relaxing holiday without the hustle and bustle of a hotel and a private pool this is the place. The private pool and barbecue area are fantastic, there is an outside dining area for evening meals which is shaded so daytime meals can also be enjoyed there.
Locally there is not much going on in the way of restaurants (a car is a must!) there are a few restaurants and bars, but these can become a little boring if you frequent them each night. The local bakery is lovely and if your Italian is not good or non-existent the owners are really friendly and usually understand what you are looking for!

A great two weeks in a beautiful part of Italy!

June 2013
“Fantastic villa in beautiful unspoilt area with panoramic views”

We stayed here in May with another couple and 5 children and found the villa spacious and equipped with everything we needed for the perfect stay. A great kitchen and family area and a gorgeous pool and BBQ area outside plus large spacious bedrooms. The villa is well presented, clean and has everything you need. A short walk from the villa is a gorgeous bakery and just around the corner a restaurant, Il Gallo, where we ate almost every night. The food is amazing and it is so cheap – you will be shocked! We ate like kings, course after course and there was always plenty of wine flowing. They even organized an amazing birthday cake for one of the children with just a day’s notice. The owner Antonio is so hospitable and we all fell in love with his restaurant and the beautiful food (try the ravioli and the arrosticini – both specialties of the region. As an Italian, from this region, it was like eating my late Grandmother’s cooking again!)

I can’t recommend this villa or this beautiful area more highly. It’s perfectly placed to explore the wonderful scenery, shopping and restaurants of the Abruzzo region and very close to Pescara airport so you don’t have that long drive either end of your holiday. A perfect holiday destination.

May 2013
“Lovely villa in a delightful location”

The villa is furnished to a high standard with all the facilities one could wish for including a large swimming pool. It is located in a quiet village within easy reach of the seaside. A car is a ‘must’ as you need to travel a little way to obtain provisions or to eat out as the facilities in the village are very limited. But if it is peace & quiet you want coupled with beautiful scenery this is an excellent choice and good value for money.

July 2013

“Perfect holiday in a wonderful villa”

We had a fantastic 2 week stay. Starting with the welcome hamper to the tips and info from the caretaker couple, everything was as hoped for and more. Lovely relaxing times around the pool with barbecues. Very friendly people wherever we went and amazing food and wine, What more can you want? The beaches were lovely but we didn`t need them, the pool and the surrounding countryside had so much to offer. We will return, no doubt about it.

July 2013
“Unspoilt views of tranquil Villa Bozzo”

My friends I stayed stayed in Villa Bozza in mid October. We had wonderful time along with some great weather for this time of year. The villa is very spacious with amazing views over the surrounding areas. The pictures just doesn’t do it justice! The villa comprised of airy bedrooms – all with en suites which was an added luxury! The villa is great for family’s or couples alike. The kitchen which included a large dining table was great for socialising around in the evenings – board games and cards were kindly provided by the owners. The kitchen was well kitted out with enough crockery/plates/glasses so was never short of anything which helps if you’re a large crowd!

The surrounding area is very beautiful so we hired a car to explore the nearby surrounding towns which I’d highly recommend. A hire car was only about $80 for the whole week so it’s definitely worth it. Rome is only 2.5hrs away by car so at the end of our stay at Villa Bozzo we spent a couple of days in Rome to complete our holiday in Italy.

October 2012
“Fabulous Italian getaway”

Our visit to Villa Bozza met our expectations and more. It’s a lovely house located in a small village – a great place to get away from it all but also with plenty to do and places to visit in the local area. The house is well appointed with everything you’d need, and the welcome hamper that was waiting for us on arrival was very gratefully received and a thoughtful touch.

The local food (and wine) was delicious, with an excellent restaurant a mere stumble away – incredibly cheap for the quantity and quality of food on offer.

The beach at Pineto was really beautiful and the sea was surprisingly warm. We even made a day trip to Rome, about 2 1/2 hours in the car, so it’s certainly doable from this side of Italy. Otherwise we pottered into a few local towns or just rested by the pool, which was chilly but not enough to stop us.

It is certainly an area worth exploring and one that I’d be happy to return to.

October 2012
“Unspoiled corner of Italy with exceptional scenery and affordable restaurants”

Unspoiled mountain scenery and access to huge sandy beaches makes this a fabulous holiday destination, not yet widely recognized outside Italy.

The local village is a farming community and has two restaurants, both highly affordable despite the weak pound! (€15/head max. including the very acceptable local wine!).

The villa is spacious and having been recently refurbished, bathrooms and kitchen are modern and function well.

This is a wonderful place to go even outside the main holiday season, as we did in October; the weather was still warm (mid-20’s). The villagers welcome tourists, and we were invited to join in the olive harvest which was in full swing even though our Italian is negligible and refreshingly, their English was of similar standard.

We will certainly return, possibly in the Spring.

October 2011
“Great house in a great location – did not disappoint.”

Great house ,well maintained with everything we needed for a great family holiday. Location was superb , a few excellent restaurants within walking distance and only a 20 min drive to the beach.

July 2011
“Both the house and spectacular scenery exceeded our expectations”

My husband and I spent a week in this beautiful villa in late spring. A lovely time to go as the skies were blue and spring flowers were in bloom. We had some lovely walks in the countryside and also explored the medieval villages dotted all around. Not only were the house and garden most attractive but it was very well equipped.and furnished to high standard. We both enjoy cooking so it was great to have good dining spaces. We also appreciated all the little unexpected extras provided from books to games. We commend the owners for their attention to detail.

We had not been to this area before and were delighted with the spectacular scenery and opportunity to explore all the hilltop villages dotted in the area. We discovered many authentic bistros and cafes and interesting historical places. Eating out is a must and the restaurants in the village provide superb pasta dishes.We look forward to making a return trip. Thanks once again to owners.

March 2011
“superb property in a stunning location”

Joined up with some friends for the weekend so important that it was a very easy drive from the airport. Great location with dramatic views. House is obviously well cared for with classic antique furniture and tasteful deco. Great facilities.

Spent far too much time eating and drinking – both at the house and out in nearby towns. Some great restaurants nearby – and unbelievably good value. Also local town has lots of small friendly shops so great to buy produce from and to cook at home. Local sausages were a firm favorite along with freshly picked young asparagus.

If you want a place to get away from everything and yet still be able to go out and have a superb meal then would unreservedly recommend.

April 2011
“Charming, authentic italian getaway”

Went skiing in Campo de Imperatore which was only an hour away, cheap ski hire and ski pass, slopes all to yourself, admittedly only about 8 runs. But great for beginners or a few days skiing. Lots of other ski resorts nearby.

Went to Il Gallo restaurant which was incredible for pasta, a definate recommendation. 5 minutes walk from the house.

The house was huge but still nice and warm even with snow outside. Fantastic location if you want to get away from a busy lifestyle. Boardgames and table tennis in the house. Quiet little village with local amenities.

I would certainly recommend this for anybody looking for a cheap and basic ski holiday or if you need a break from your hectic lifestyle – you will certainly chill out.

February 2011