Welcome to Abruzzo

Olive-Picking Holidays

Welcome to Abruzzo, the unknown ‘green heart of Italy’ where one can still live the genuine Italian lifestyle at incredibly reasonable prices.

Both our rental properties ‘Casa Marrucina’ and ‘Il Fienile’ have been restored, renovated and refurbished to an extremely high standard.  Set in terraced grounds, in the middle of centuries old olive groves, with panoramic views of both mountains and sea, they provide a truly ‘away from it all’ experience at any time of year.

Our very popular ‘Olive Picking Holidays’  will once more feature at the end of October / beginning November depending on the how the harvest has ripened over the summer.

Our Gastronomic Breaks in Abruzzo - cookery courses with a difference - encompass not only tuition and demonstrations by local chefs, but also excursions to fabulous local restaurants, to vineyards and to local producers of organic pastas. Guests can be as relaxed or energetic as they like.  These breaks are tailor made to individual requirements and we are happy to discuss them before booking.

Fly to: Pescara with Ryanair (6 days a week May to October, 5 days a week October to April) - airport only 40 minutes away. Alternatively fly to Rome Ciampino or Ancona (both 2.5 hours away).


Come and join us for the Olive Harvest! Experience the centuries old method of hand-picking (using rakes and nets) in the stunning tranquillity of the Abruzzan countryside with its crystal clear air and long views. The more adventurous (and fit!) can climb into the trees, otherwise long ladders reach into upper branches – another world , a million miles away from urban England! The less hardy can do as much (or little) as they like, and just enjoy being in the Italian countryside. Accompany us to the olive mill and see the whole process of cold-pressing taking place – take home your own extra virgin olive oil!

We will provide full board, all wine included, using delicious local produce and also include a dinner at a charming local restaurant. Local sight-seeing is well worth it ( possibly hire a car at the airport if you want to be independent), with the National Park on our doorstep and the sea only 20 minutes away.

Accommodation is in our own well-appointed guest-rooms, all with en-suite bathrooms. The house itself has been featured in ‘Italia!’ magazine and there is ample room to relax in either Drawing room, Study, the large kitchen or more privately in the bedrooms themselves. Please check our web-site and look at the ‘Casa Marrucina ’ which is where we will be welcoming you. Larger parties can also be accomodated by using the barn 'Il Fienile' which has been equally beautifully done up.

Prices: £650.00 per week per person – to include airport pickup if required. If a shorter break is taken, then £95.00 per person per day.

Terms: Payment on booking.

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