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Abruzzo, Italy - A Place in the Sun

2023 / Abruzzo, Italy, Craig Rowe on 24 January 2023

Abruzzo, Italy, Craig Rowe

The search is on around Abruzzo in Italy for a holiday home for carpenter David from Suffolk. Craig Rowe is on a mission to find him a 1 bedroom apartment ideally near the beach. With support also coming from David’s best friend Lucy, Craig has lined up 5 great options for his £45,000 budget, but will any be perfect enough to put in an offer?

About the area

The Abruzzo region which includes the Trabocchi coast is in central Italy. Direct flights to Pescara airport take under three hours from the UK. There’s such a mix of landscapes in this part of Italy, with the Trabocchi coast stretching for over 40 miles with loads of sandy and pebbly beaches backing the turquoise waters of the Adriatic Sea. In fact, this coastline has more blue flagged beaches than any other in Italy. But there’s also the lush green mountains to enjoy in Abruzzo too. They’re dotted with charming and authentic villages bursting with Italian character and history. Then there’s of course the Appenines, with snow peaked caps and where a spot of skiing can be enjoyed too. 

Property 1

Three-bed Townhouse in Colledimezzo

Property 1 Three-bed Townhouse in Colledimezzo

As well as a large garage this townhouse has two Juliette balconies and a terrace which wraps around the house and offers mountain views. Inside is an open plan living dining room, another separate dining room, a kitchen and a utility room. Upstairs are three good sized and bright double bedrooms and a bathroom. See more from the agent. 

Valued at £45,833 at the time of filming.

Property 2

Two-bed House in Collecorvino

Property 2 Two-bed House in Collecorvino

This house has a rooftop terrace with some lovely countryside and village views. These views are also enjoyed from the Juliette balcony. Inside is a modern living room which is open plan with the kitchen diner. Upstairs the main bedroom has doors to the balcony. There’s a second smaller double, a shower room and more storage space in the cellar. See more from the agent.

Valued at £48,333 at the time of filming.

Property 3

Two bed Townhouse in Palmoli

Property 3 Two bed Townhouse in Palmoli

This townhouse has a good sized terrace at the back with lovely mountain views. Inside there’s a kitchen diner and separate living room. On the first floor is the main double bedroom, study and a bathroom. On the top floor is a second double bedroom and a shower room. See more from the agent.

Valued at £40,833 at the time of filming.

Property 4

Three-bed House in Cassalanguida

Property 4 Three-bed House in Cassalanguida

At the back of this house are two balconies overlooking countryside views and the private garden. Inside on the ground floor is a living room, a kitchen diner and a bathroom. Upstairs are two double bedrooms and a third single. In the basement is another space which could be converted. See more from the agent.

Valued at £41,667 at the time of filming.

Property 5

Two-bed Gissi Townhouse

Property 5 Two-bed Gissi Townhouse

At the back of this townhouse is an upstairs balcony - with amazing town and countryside views. These views are shared by the terrace which leads from the open plan living dining room and kitchen. Upstairs is the main double bedroom with an en suite shower room. There’s also a second bedroom with doors to the balcony. See more from the agent.

Valued at £45,833 at the time of filming.

Hot Property

Five-bed Villa in Francavilla al Mare

Hot Property Five-bed Villa in Francavilla al Mare

Almost hidden inside its expansive grounds, this luxury villa has some great sea views and even boasts its own tower. Inside around the living areas and five bedrooms there’s a lovely blend of modern meets traditional. And there’s an underground level which is truly something to behold with its own cellar and maze of tunnels. For more information on this property.

Priced at £1,291,667 at the time of filming.