2 bedroom country house for sale
Italy - Abruzzo, Chieti, Guardiagrele
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- Rustic country house
Rustic house in the nature of 90 square meters on two levels in Bocca di Valle, Guardiagrele Cheiti, Abruzzo. The house is sold partly furnished and consists of a kitchen with fireplace, living room and a bathroom on the ground floor; two bedrooms and a bathroom upstairs, the property also features two additional rooms, even on two levels, with external access that can be connected to the main unit, thus creating additional living space. The property includes a cellar and two adjacent natural caves as well as the adjacent court. The services available are water, electricity, gas and telephone. The property is surrounded by greenery near the creek Vesola. Distances: 44 km from Pescara airport, 28 km from the coast and from Ortona, 25 km from the ski slopes of Passo Lanciano.
Guardiagrele is situated in the foothills of the Maiella mountain at an elevation of around 576 metres. Its population numbers about 10,000. Captivated by the beauty of the panoramic views of the mountains and valleys of the Maiella visible from some points in the town, the poet Gabriele d'Annunzio nicknamed Guardiagrele 'la terrazza d'Abruzzo ("Abruzzo's terrace"). Guardiagrele is the seat of the Maiella National Park, and was part of the club "Borghi pi¨ belli d'Italia" (Most beautiful burghs in Italy). A beautiful hilltop village, full of nooks and crannies to explore, backed by the beautiful Majella range of mountains.
The biggest church in Guardiagrele is Santa Maria Maggiore of which it has been written: The fašade presents a splendid 14th-century gothic portal, among the most elegant in the Abruzzi Gothic style. The Coronation of the Virgin sculpture group in the portal lunette is also magnificent, attributed to the school of Nicola di Guardiagrele. Under the colonnaded portico, next to the lateral door, is the splendid fresco by Andrea De Litio (1473) portraying Saint Christopher. In the interior, completely rebuilt in the 18th century following an earthquake, crumbling stucco-work in the Baroque style and a shrine of the same period set off a 15th-century fresco representing the Madonna of the Milk. In addition to Santa Maria Maggiore, there are several other churches and palazzi or mansions of various ages which are of architectural interest, including S. Nicola di Bari (founded in the 4th Century), the convent of the Chapuchins (1599), Palazzo De Lucia (16th century), Palazzo Elisii (15th-18h century), the cloister of the Palazzo Comunale Piazza San Francesco (17th century) and Palazzo Marini (1391).
Museo Civico (Civic Museum) Museo del Costume e della Tradizione della Nostra Gente (Costume and Folk Museum) Museo del Duomo ("Cathedral Museum"), in Santa Maria Maggiore Museo Archeologico ("Archaeological Museum").
Events & Festivities:
July: Majella Festival August: Market fair of abruzzo craftswork Every 25 years the remains of patron san Nicola Greco, kept in Guardiagrele since 7 august 1338, leave the church of San Francesco for the Jubilee. For the occasion the balconies of via della Penna are embellished with croquet and embroidered blankets. The last Jubilee was in the year 2000. Every year the Premio Della Porta is awarded to dialect poetry in memory of the greatest Abruzzese vernacular poet, guardiese Modesto della Porta.