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Large plunge pool with excellent views. Perfect  for cooling down after a hard day's sightseeing.
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Large plunge pool with excellent views. Perfect  for cooling down after a hard day's sightseeing.
Secluded courtyard with plunge pool, pond, BBQ, table & partially shaded area with sun loungers. Our sun terrace has sun loungers, a dining table and fantastic views. Shared with 1 other rental.
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Large plunge pool with excellent views. Perfect  for cooling down after a hard day's sightseeing.
Secluded courtyard with plunge pool, pond, BBQ, table & partially shaded area with sun loungers.
Our sun terrace has sun loungers, a dining table and fantastic views. Shared with 1 other rental.
Il Gran Sasso, bedroom 1 has large double bed and access to private use balcony.
A view of the Gran Sasso mountains from Villa Leonardo Holiday Apartments
Il Gran Sasso, bedroom 2 has 2 single beds & can be made up as a double or a twin.
Living area has access to private veranda.
Open plan kitchen and living area. Fully equipped. Dining table seats 4.
Modern and stylish bathroom with shower, toilet, sink and bidet.
Your own private balcony is not overlooked by other properties and has great mountain views.
Secure, fenced and gated parking area.
Chill out in the hammocks in our olive grove.
Villa Leonardo with the Majella Mountains and national park beyond.
Bucchianico town from a  nearby hill
Bucchianico town and it's historic main piazza
Bucchianico is famous for its Festa Dei Banderesi - every year in late May
Sandy blue flag beaches only 19 kms away.
Loads of outdoor activities to choose from in the area
Passo Lanciano Ski resort, a short drive away. Great skiing in winter and hiking all year round.
We are open all year round. A winter visit for snow sports enthusiasts is a must
Bolognano Gorge - cool off in the natural cisterna
Visit the city of Chieti and see the brilliant Penitenti Procession - every Good Friday
The Majella National Park provides opportunities to explore all year round
Visit in early November, help with the olive harvest and have some freshly pressed olive oil
Miglianico Golf Club is a short drive away.
The nearby attraction of Rocca Calascio, the highest fortress in Italy.
The amazing view from the castle at Rocca Calascio.
The Sorgenti del Pescara, a great spot for a day out and a relaxed picnic.
The nearby adventure park is fantastic for both kids and adults.
Bucchianico's historic pain piazza.
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2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
Bucchianico, Province of Chieti, Abruzzo

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pipfra
Melbourne
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Exceptional villa with extraordinary english speaking owners.”
Reviewed 24 July 2014 for a stay in July 2014

We have stayed in many Villa's and in many places, this is one of the best. Beautifully appointed, great beds, stylish, great pool. Our two bedroom villa had three wonderful terraces to sit and contemplate the "life". Other family members rented out the other available one bedroom villa. Bucchianico is a little hilltop village in stunning Abruzzo.
Fresh produce was given to us on arrival from Joe and Frankie's garden, just a lovely touch. We walked up to the village everyday, it was a steady climb but need to work off the kgs.
I needed to see a Doctor for a health issue and Frankie arranged for this and came with me to interpret and "work through the system". We had one of the best times in this location. A must for anyone.

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Liked best: The comfort, stylish villa with outstanding customer service
Liked least: There was nothing not to like.
Travelling group: Extended Family
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
24 Jul 2014
Thank you so much for your great review. It's great to know that others love our Villa and the area as much as we do!! Thanks for leaving the place so tidy aswell! So glad you enjoyed the cucumbers, you should come back some day and help us with the olive harvest. We genuinely kind of miss guests like yourselves after you go, looking forward to seeing you again someday or waving as we pass each other in the airport to do a house swap! very warm thanks from Frankie, Joe & Ellis
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Mel_and_L...
Bolton, Vermont
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
“Great location and apartment!”
Reviewed 12 July 2014 for a stay in June 2014

Stayed at Villa Leonardo for a week and it was perfect location. The apartment was a good size for 2 couples, we were able to make meals and eat out on the decks. Frankie & Joe were helpful in showing us where to go, giving us bits of important town information and even working to connect us with activities we wanted to do. The apt. was clean, very nicely decorated and in a beautiful setting. I would highly recommend! Such a lovely area.

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Liked best: location and how great Frankie and Joe were
Travelling group: Extended Family
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Nooch993
Mississauga, Canada
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4 reviews
“Charming, quiet retreat”
Reviewed 25 June 2014 for a stay in June 2014

Very clean and modern surroundings. Beautiful views from bedrooms and living area. Quaint town, with small market on Thursdays. Frankie and Joe are very amicable and knowledgeable of the area. Anything you need, they are more than willing to oblige.

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Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Management Response
10 Jul 2014
Thank you for your lovely review and thank you for being our guests. we hope to see you all again someday!
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aileen m
Ellon, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
41 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“a joy from start to finish”
Reviewed 2 October 2013 for a stay in September 2013

just back from a lovely holiday in villa leonardo holiday apartments.hosts layla the dog and buddy the cat made us so welcome...oh as did frankie and joe!.Great place to stay and experience the real Italy.Take your phrase book as its great fun learning the local tongue.The locals are lovely people and frankie and joe can't do enough to make your stay enjoyable.The apartments are spotless and the views to die for.Best apartments we have stayed in by far.thank you so much.x

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Liked best: the hosts
Liked least: nothing to dislike
Travelling group: Extended Family
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Management Response
19 Oct 2013
Thanks for taking the time to review our apartments....and thanks for leaving the apartment so clean when you left! We love the way people are always blown away by the excellent views...photos just dont do them justice. We and all the animals miss you very much and can't wait to see you again next year!!
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Staffs
Reviewed 24 September 2013 for a stay in September 2013

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Liked best: The views
Liked least: Going home
Travelling group: Young Children
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
19 Oct 2013
We are so glad that you and your family enjoyed your stay with us here. It's always great to know that the animals provide entertainment value aswell! Many thanks & hoping to see you all again some day soon!
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derby
Reviewed 26 August 2013 for a stay in August 2013

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Management Response
21 Sep 2013
Hi, what a fantastic review! Thank you so much, it is always helpful to hear what we are doing right! It was a pleasure to have you all here. We would be interested to see copies of some of those sketches! We are glad you were happy with the bike supplier that we have been using ..... just let us know when you are coming back again .. maybe you can compete in or come back and watch the Giro D'Italia next year. Looking forward to seeing you all again very soon. Ciao from Frankie, Joe, Layla, Buddy and all the feathered animals!!
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Ballymena, United Kingdom
Reviewed 28 July 2013 for a stay in July 2013

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Liked best: Beautiful view from our balcony
Liked least: Leaving
Travelling group: Teenagers
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children People with pets
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Management Response
7 Aug 2013
Hi, thanks for your excellent & very kind review!! We are so glad to have met you all and delighted that you enjoyed the local area as much as we do..we love sharing it with others. Also thanks for your positive feedback about our apartments and the service that we offer. Hopefully we will see you very soon .....maybe next year with the rest of your family!! Frankie & Joe
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