A Place in the Sun: Summer Sun - Abruzzo, Italy

2015 / Episode 17 on 28 September 2015

Episode 17

Ali Harris and Steve Ashby from Poole are dreaming of retiring to Italy to run a very English B&B. They have fallen for rural Abruzzo, a mountainous region with a narrow coastal strip and glorious beaches. Jasmine Harman sets out to find them a property they can refurbish...

Property 1:


In Gessopalena, the ”town of chalk”, a beautiful and characteristic medieval mountain village of the Aventino Valley, strategically positioned overlooking the Majella Massif and both the Aventino and Sangro valleys all the way to the Adriatic, “scenic” Stone house with big garden for sale.  On sale with Immobiliare Abruzzo Mare e Monti Srl.  Visit their website:

Property 2:


Beautiful Country House with extensive plot of land with olive groves for sale. Vacri is a Comune immersed in the country side, with a long tradition of cultivation of vines and olives renowned for the production of fine wine and olive oil, rich in tradition and culture.  On sale with Immobiliare Abruzzo Mare e Monti Srl.  Visit their website:

Property 3:

Ripa Teatina

House in lovely location, just 7 km from Francavilla al Mare - Chieti. This large home is on two levels, consisting of entrance hall, lounge, kitchen, two bedrooms, bathroom and solarium. 4 large basement storage rooms. More info: Private seller:

Property 4:


Completely renovated house with a plot of land approx 4.300 sqm with olive trees and orchard. Located in Scerni, a village placed on the picturesque hills rich with olive groves and vineyards.  Distances: 14 km from the highway, 40 minutes from Pescara airport and 15 minutes from the sea. On sale with Immobiliare Caserio S.r.l.  Visit their website:

Property 5:


Located at the edge of the village, this hamlet consists of four stone houses in need of restoration, and enjoys a wonderful panoramic view across the surrounding mountains. On the back of the houses there is a garden of 300 sqm.  On sale with Abruzzo Rural Property.  Visit their website at: