"AMARANTO" in L'Aquila hold Town!

- We are waiting for you to experience middle age “perfume” , inside and outside the city walls! -

YOU WILL FIND

YOU WILL FIND

..."Time perfume"

in a Unique City!

come and visit the 6th Italian artistic heritage!

WE WILL BE OPERATING FROM 20 JULY 2018 !!!!!

You will be "guests" in a splendid 15th century palace, Palazzo Alferi, and we are located in one of the 4 quarters in which the is divided L’AQUILA, the Santa Giusta “fourth”,  just behind the homonymous basilica.

In this corner of the city we live and we wold like guest you, to make you taste the "scent" of time, that scent that also makes a wounded place, an immortal place!

In a natural setting that sees it on the Gran Sasso  slopes and surrounded by 3 National Parks and a Regional one, L'Aquila is a Middle Age City full of surprises. The long process of reconstruction following the earthquake (06 April 2009) continues and every month little spaces of this splendid city come back to light.

The official history of its foundation mingles with that of legends and mysteries,  Templar and constellations, extraordinary characters such as Frederick II and Celestino V.

Founding the city were the castles of the district and in memory of this event in 1272 was built the fountain of the “99 Cannelle”.

From Piazza Duomo, from which we are only 150m away, there are roads and little streets with some typical shops and restaurants that convey that medieval austerity made of imposing buildings, important portals. Costa Masciarelli, immediately below us, connects the exterior of the hold city, that is the current historical center, still surrounded by medieval walls, to Piazza Duomo.

Just crossed one of the city hold gates that preserves the emblem of the city, you get to the Collemaggio Basilica , which, in addition to the many signs left on the floor that refer to the Templar tradition, boasts 3 records: the first Holy Door of history, the only Holy Door to the world that opens every year and the only church that has seen the coronation of a pope, Celestino V, outside the Vatican.

Then you have to visit the San Bernardino Basilica  , the greatest baroque  example in L'Aquila, the Castle, majestic fortress built in the sixteenth century by the Spanish to punish the citizens of L'Aquila, Piazza Palazzo, with one of the “towers with clock” much old in Italy and the only other Madama palace together with the Senate Seat in Rome.

Apart from the architectural jewels, the city offers a wide range of activities and excursions in the surroundings, including castles and middle age villages, caves and nature reserves, mountain walks in summer and winter, ski resorts, canoe trips on the river more clean of Europe, the “wolf” visit center, and many events related to music, theater and art.

Where we are

- so close to Italian mediaeval heart.... -

SOME MORE INFORMATION

By car: From Rome, exit at L'Aquila Ovest, and continue towards Centro Storico, Piazza Santa Giusta. From Pescara A25, exit at Bussi-Popoli and continue SS17 to L'Aquila, City Center, Piazza Santa Giusta. From Bologna - Teramo A14, exit at L'Aquila Est and continue to Centro Storico, Piazza Santa Giusta. For all directions, once in Piazza Santa Giusta, immediately behind, in Via Goriano Valle, you will find the splendid Palazzo Alferi, our headquarters, our home.

By train: Because of the limited connections this is unfortunately not the best way to reach the City, but to all those who decide to reach us in this way we offer free shuttle from the train station to the city center. Timetable information and links on www.trenitalia.com

What to do

- ...all that we can help you to find out -

Art, Culture and History

Taste the scent of "TIME"

High level artistic heritage of the city, churches, historic buildings and monuments that make up the sixth Italian artistic heritage. The squares, the fountains,
are finding new life with the renovation. You will be fascinated by what
these places will be able to give you with the great opportunity to visit them
directly on foot from our B&B and discover unique and unknown treasures,
like the first Holy Door in the World or the southernmost glacier in Europe!!

 

Mountain Hiking

Just few minutes from the city center

Just outside the city, with or without car, you have a wide choice of routes both to the Gran Sasso National Park and to the Sirente Velino Regional Park. Slopes and peaks that surround the city can be reached through suggestive paths. You cross different types of vegetation as you go up in altitude. Streams and drinking water will surround your excursions. Even the Majella and the other peaks of Abruzzo can be reached in a day.

For all proposed activities  click here

Alpine Skiing

Amazing downhill with breathtaking views

In the nearby areas of  “Rocche plateau”  and Gran Sasso one of the activities that guests can practice is that of Skiing. We have a tariff agreement with Campo Felice ski resort guests at discounted rate can pick up the skipass directly at our office. Conventions are also available with the main ski schools to learn better directly with professional teachers.

The “Other Snow”

Ski mountaineering and snowshoe

Many Options to make fantastic ski mountaineering and snowshoes excursions. The very close mountain areas of Gran Sasso and the Altopiano delle Rocche allows beautiful itineraries on snow having a wide choice.

A dip in Sinizzo lake

Refreshment but also sport fishing

On warmer days, where even at 700 m there is a desire for a nice bath, just 20 min, along the Valle dell’Aterno, in the San Demetrio village, we have a small equipped lake where the immersion in nature will be total.

TRIPADVISOR LINK

Prices

- children under 3 years old they do not pay, children between 3 and 6 years old have a rate reduction of 50%. Every 6 days one is free! Check in: after 2 pm, Check Out: before 11 am. For those staying at least 5 days, 2 free transport to the Gran Sasso Area -

Single Room

€ 40

  • per guest a day

    INCLUDED

    Breakfast
    Courtesy line and bathroom linen
    Free Wi-Fi
  • kitchenette limited to children's needs

    On request, dinner of typical products (min 2 people)

Double Room

€ 35

  • per guest a day

    INCLUDED

    Breakfast
    Courtesy line and bathroom linen
    Free Wi-Fi
  • kitchenette limited to children's needs

    On request, dinner of typical products (min 2 people)

Triple Room

€ 30

  • per guest a day

    INCLUDED

    Breakfast
    Courtesy line and bathroom linen
    Free Wi-Fi
  • kitchenette limited to children's needs

    On request, dinner of typical products (min 2 people)

Contact Us

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