Valentine’s Day in Abruzzo: 5 luxury getaways | Abruzzo4foodies

Ever thought of making an impact this Valentine’s Day? A last minute romantic getaway for two is always a winner, so we have selected Abruzzo’s most luxurious retreats to give you a little inspiration – or at least, something to dream about.

1. Casadonna: the ultimate essential luxury

Casadonna Hotel

What: A finely restored XVI century monastery set into a pristine valley
Where: Castel di Sangro (province of L’Aquila) – Abruzzo
Why: To live a unique experience of essentiality delighting the five senses
Lodging: Six classy and elegantly designed rooms creating a very special atmosphere
Plus: 3-Michelin-starred restaurant offering unique meals and superb wine pairings
Read my favourite blog review about Casadonna

2. Castello di Semivicoli: unwind in the vineyards

Castello di Semivicoli (credits Mauro Cantoro Photography)

What: a beautifully restored palace located at the foothills of the Majella mountain
Where: Semivicoli (province of Chieti) – Abruzzo
Why: To relax combining taste and superb views of the vineyards
Lodging: 27 elegantly appointed rooms furnished with original antiques
Plus: Private wine tastings, outdoor pool
Read my favourite blog review about Castello di Semivicoli

3. Sextantio: a micro-village in the Italian Appenines

Sextantio (credits Designhotels)

What: an ancient hilltop village turned into a restored scattered hotel
Where: Santo Stefano di Sessanio (province of L’Aquila) – Abruzzo
Why: To experience rustic simplicity with modern luxury facilities
Lodging: 8 rooms and 3 suites mixing medieval decor and contemporary design
Plus: The private dining room serves Abruzzese cuisine in a rustic 16th-century building
Read my favourite blog review about Sextantio

4. Zunica 1880: a classic retreat for food lovers

Zunica Hotel

What: An elegant XVII century palazzo located in a fortified village
Where: Civitella del Tronto (province of Teramo) – Abruzzo
Why: To experience local life in the borgo 
Lodging: 17 rooms and 3 suites overlooking the Gran Sasso peaks and the Adriatic Sea
Plus: The gourmet restaurant serves fine traditional food from Abruzzo and le Marche
Read my favourite blog review about Zunica 1880

5. La Réserve: wellness in the heart of Abruzzo

La Reserve Hotel & Spa

What: An exclusive spa & wellness resort set in a breathtaking natural scenery
Where: Caramanico Terme (province of Pescara) – Abruzzo
Why: To pamper yourself and rejuvenating in the heart of the Orfento Valley
Lodging: 71 well-appointed rooms, all equipped with small terraces
Plus: A fabulous spa, indoor & outdoor pool, sauna, steam grotto and Turkish bath
Read my favourite blog review about La Réserve (post in Italian)

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