OwnersDirect uses cookies to improve your site experience. Learn more. By continuing, you consent to our use of cookies.
OwnersDirect uses cookies to improve your site experience. Learn more. By continuing, you consent to our use of cookies.
Verified Review icon check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar svg-report-flag pet-dog svg-multiunit Default Owner Icon heart-filled Family icon
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance +44 (0) 800 917 5992
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance +44 (0) 800 917 5992

Charming historic farmhouse with large gardens and pool, close to National Parks - SMALL apartments, under the mountains but only 30 min. from beaches !

Bedrooms 1
Space 430 sq. ft.
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 3 - 6 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Wireless Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Air Conditioning
  • Parking



SMALL apartments, under the mountains but only 30 min. from beaches !

RATES REFER UP TO 2 PEOPLE, any additional bed or cot is an extra fee !

The two small apartments available (35 to 45 sq.m.) are for 2 to 4 beds and have 1 bedroom + living room with a cooking-corner and 1/2 additional beds + 1 bathroom with shower + a dedicated entrance and a private garden with outdoor chairs and table facing on the mountains of Gran Sasso and Majella National Parks. Both apartments are on the ground floor and have a nice fireplace and characteristic and traditional furnitures. Situated in a short distance away, both with a big glass-door open to their own patio and a shared garden with a nice view and, all around, the 2 hectars garden (5 acres) with mediterranean plants and old trees surrounding the cottages. The particular fireplaces are built with local material (besides a conventional heating system) and the apartments have typical furniture, curtain and fabrics from the Abruzzo tradition. They are lovely during all seasons.

About the property

Madonna degli Angeli - LARGE

Agriturismo Madonna degli Angeli: NATURE, ADVENTURE AND RELAX ... ONLY 30 MIN. FROM BEACHES !

Accommodation in 2 cottages of 2/4 and 4/6 places (totally 9 SELF APARTMENTS), fully-equipped and restructured, bear the typical atmosphere of the region. The large garden includes an elevated swimming pool.

Our farmstay is a 17th century coaching inn in 7 acres (3 hectares) of grounds within 23 acres (9 hectares) of farmland at 200 m. above sea level.

Because of its geographical and road position the place is ideal for the visit of the whole Abruzzo and of its famous National Parks. In the nearby you can visit medieval villages, abbeys, castles and hermitages, all surrounded by mountains and wildness, as well as you can taste typical gastronomy, discover traditions and folklore. In 30 minutes you can reach the city of Pescara with its long sandy beaches and its international airport (with several low cost flights); to reach Rome it takes about 1,5 hours (while 2 h. for direct bus for easy daily tours - 2 km. from the stop).

Your hosts would be delighted to assist guests with their itineraries, arrange for guides and advise on local culture and different activities. Web-site: www.madonnadegliangeli.com

Abruzzo, or “Abruzzi” according to old, is a special region in many ways.

First is called “the green area of Europe” for the highest percentage of land protected by Parks and Reserves (even as much as 33% of the territory is bound, the highest percentage in Europe).

Second, the high mountains, including the three highest peaks of the Apennines and the perennial glacier most southern of Europe, are very close to the sea that in some seasons you can go for a swim in the morning and afternoon, in just 45 minutes, go skiing in the mountains! Although this factor has contributed to its rich biodiversity (one of the major in Europe), being able to vary from landscapes of the coast, with palm trees and Mediterranean vegetation, to the high mountain, with alpine stars and glacial relicts like the “Mugo” pine or rare animals.

Even from a geomorphological point of view the territory manifests deep diversity. Consequently, the mountains are very different from them, as well as ancient villages built by the man which, using materials found on site, greatly changes its architecture and building styles within a few minutes. In just a short time everything is different: nature, villages, traditions and customs, ancient economic activities.

Another prerogative of the area is the extreme preservation and attachment to its own traditions and rituals of the people who live “separated” from the various valleys, along the coast or in the villages at high altitudes, thanks to the pastoral economy that pushed the economy and the wealth on top since the Middle Ages … . Even today in some areas seems to live life scenes or ancestral rites medieval, almost always actually of pagan origin and pre-Roman times. The people of Abruzzo, notoriously conservative and obstinate pride, jealously preserve and perpetuate their traditions not for touristic re-enactments … but as they feel those deep inside.

You will realize that the beauty of this region lies not only in its monuments, in its particularly wild and varied nature, in the exceptional biodiversity of flora and fauna, but especially in the way in which traditions, customs, ways of life, ancient cultures and religious rites were preserved.

Next to us, totally free, there are:

- More than 1 500 000,00 acres of Parks, mountains and Nature Reserves (36% of the whole territory, the highest percentage in Europe);

- About 130 km of sea coast (guaranteed by 13 Blue Flags);

- Countless abbeys, monasteries, castles and monuments (this region is among the top places in the club of Most Beautiful Villages in Italy with 19 historical towns mentioned).

Among the various possibilities listed here briefly: hiking and nature trails of various types, cayac, including horse riding and hiking with donkeys, mountain biking, paragliding, hang gliding, golf, skiing, thermal baths (only to be healing and not open year-round), as well as churches, castles, monasteries and medieval villages, wine tasting tours and a lot of tradition and folklore.

All strictly away from tourist and more crowded destinations!

Your hosts are the de Pompeis family, which has a long and proud history in Abruzzo. We are deeply involved in local culture and with care we have managed this farmstay for over thirty years, as part of the family estate.

We are delighted to assist our guests with their itineraries, arrange for guides and advise on local cultural and naturalistic itineraries, in addition to restaurants, sports activities, local artisan and folklore traditional festivals.

More Details

Lorenzo de Pompeis
Member since: 2005
Speaks English, Italian, French (elementary)
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
21 May, 2018

About Lorenzo de Pompeis

(It is the donkey speaking, right in the picture ... !)

My owner is named Lorenzo, 50 years old and is a sociologist, but he chose to devote his energy to keep alive the house of his family estate, because he believes that in the TRADITION there is the FUTURE!

Fortunately, it has a nice family with two sweet little girls who also love nature and animals.

Me and my owners really love our land and we will help you with pleasure to discover the wonders of Abruzzo !

Why Lorenzo de Pompeis chose Tocco da Casauria

The country house is owned by Lorenzo s family since the end of 1.600 and perfectly preserves the original structure and many of the old furniture. Is managed directly by the owners for almost 40 years.

All apartments are self-contained, with their own kitchenette, entrance and private garden or panoramic terrace. They are surrounded by sunny lawns, large grounds with Mediterranean plants and original archaeological remains of the area itself.

Very good is the geographical location and road connection: just below the mountains of the two National Parks of Majella and Gran Sasso, only 30 minutes from the beaches and from the Pescara airport (with low cost flights), very close to picturesque historic centers and only 1.5 hours away from Rome (even with direct buses - stop at 1 km)

What makes this farmhouse unique

The private gardens surrounding all apartments allow you to enjoy the warm Mediterranean sun or dine by candlelight nicely, maybe cooking on the barbeque outside. The outdoor areas are taken care of to make life as pleasant as possible outside, although rental properties are spacious and equipped with all comforts.

In the morning you can choose with extreme ease if you like to conquer the high peaks of the nearby mountains (3,000 meters high), or decide instead to dive into the blue of the nearby and comfortable beaches, or simply relax by the pool while enjoying the view of the mountains, maybe sipping a fine wine from our wine cellar.

Who wants to relax can also enjoy the shade of the pine woods adjacent to the solarium equipped with deckchairs, sun loungers and hammocks and let the kids have fun surrounded by our loving animals (dogs, cats, donkeys, goats, chickens, etc.. ), which often roam freely in the meadows around the house looking for caresses.

Available Rentals

Enter dates for accurate pricing


Prices refer to one night's stay for up to 2 people (each additional bed is an extra), all including: taxes, electricity, gas, water, linens (weekly changes) and end-cleaning (no kitchenette - optional), with the exception of 3 nights staying ("Minimum Stay"), which is 30 € extra totally.

ANY EXTRA to be paid at the Agriturismo:
- Heating = 10 €/night - free with the formula "all-wood" (fireplaces or wood burning stoves, where presen)t;
- Extra bed = 15 €/night - Cot or crib = 8 €/night - for children under 3 years not requiring crib/cot;
- Air conditioning = 0,30 € per Kw;
- Clean kitchen-corner at departure (optional) = 20 € flat rate;
- Washing machine = 3.00 € per wash;
- pets (only small and by prior agreements);
+ Mountain bikes rental and any additional house cleaning.


Accommodation and facilities for SMALL apartments, under the mountains but only 30 min. from beaches ! in Tocco da Casauria in Province of Pescara

Property Type:
  • farmhouse (semi-detached)
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 430 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00 / Check-out: 10:30
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • rural
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Fireplace ...
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone
  • Parking ...
  • Sofa Bed
  • Sunbed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Kitchen ...
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
  • On request: hair dryer + scale to weigh airplane baggage
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Single Bed , 1 Child Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon
  • All these apartments are located on the ground floor and have one bedroom + living room with kitchenette and sofa 1/2/3 or cot + one bathroom (two medium ones have an ante-bathroom also) + private garden outside with tables and chairs. - Tavernetta (50 sqm - 3 people + 1/2 additional beds / cot). Air conditioning system with extra costs. - La Pergola (45 sqm - 3 persons + 1 extra bed / cot). Air conditioning system with extra costs. - Canale (35 sqm - 2 people + 1/2 additional beds / cot). Air conditioning system with extra costs. - Silos (38 sqm sqm - 2 people + 1 extra bed / cot). Air conditioning system with extra costs. - Torretta (30 sqm - 2 people + 1 extra bed) on two floors. It can be not very comfortable for people with problems with mobility because of the steep indoor staircase which brings to the bedroom, but it is extremely charming and romantic, so very suitable for “juvenile” people. Air conditioning system with extra costs.
  • Books
  • Table Football
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Deck Chairs
  • Beach Umbrellas
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Gated Community
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Barbecue ...
  • Veranda
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • veranda
  • Yard
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 2 deck chairs
  • Groups
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Housekeeping
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • ski
  • swimming
  • tennis
On the farm there are 2 small pools, made with great attention to detail and carefully placed in a typical Abruzzo rural setting: one for the adults (8x4 sq.m., 1,20 m. deep, elevated and inaccessible to small children, if not through gate and key supplied only to adults) and another one at the ground level very shallow (3 m diameter x height 0.70) for the exclusive use of young children. For the construction we used the source material recovery (ancient stones and tuffs of old buildings) to make it like a big Fontanile, typical of our area. The wooden pool deck allows guests to enjoy the beautiful view over the fields and mountains that surround us. Near the pool, the cool of the pine trees invites our guests relaxing moments. In this area we also have a solarium with chairs and tables, sun loungers, deckchairs, hammocks, umbrellas. As well as we have pets that run almost freely around the gardens (some cats, a loving Golden Retriver dog, a goat, a sweet donkey and more.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(7 traveller reviews)

100% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
SMALL apartments, under the mountains but only 30 min. from beaches !
average rating of 5.0 based on 7 reviews
Bainbridge Island, WA, USA

Rustic yet charming and comfortable

  • 5 of 5

A friend and I stayed in one of the farm’s larger suites and absolutely loved our time here. Even at the beginning of November the weather was dry and sunny, and our lodging was comfortably warm. We were two middle-aged ladies who felt really cared for by our host Lorenzo and his manager Marino.

Abruzzo is off the well-worn tourist path and is one of my favorite places to visit in Italy. The breathtaking mountains dusted with villages clinging to their sides, some of the best fresh food in Italy and surprisingly delicious dining in hidden restaurants everywhere.

You won’t find a lot of English speakers here unlike in the cities. But you will find friendly, helpful people who are not resentful of a constant parade of tourists as in some Italian cities. If you are like us, you will also find yourself often lost, scratching your head over the closed gate of a medieval church you have just driven 15k to reach, and squeezing your oversized car through ancient alleys on vertigous mountainsides until you can go no farther. Then there are the ski to sea opportunities, but I will let others talk of that.

We happened to be at the farm during the olive harvest. I’m sure whatever time of year you visit, you’ll find a piece of authentic Italy here. I would definitely return for a stay at Madonna degli Angeli. Thank you Lorenzo and Marino for such a wonderful visit.

  • Review Submitted: 16-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Ciao Barbara and Mary, also for us it has been very nice to meet you. We are very happy you enjoyed our agriturismo and our beloved land, the Abruzzo. We wish we met you once more, there are so many more things to visit and discover in this "authentic" part of Italy, where the nature, the history and its traditions have been proudly preserved through the history. Arrivederci ... ! Lorenzo de Pompeis www.madonnadegliangeli.com
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

We really enjoyed staying at Madonna degli Angelli

  • 5 of 5

This is a lovely rural place to stay, close to nature. The buildings and the surrounding grounds are very attractive and peaceful. The setting is beautiful, with wonderful views to the nearby mountains. The very pleasant and relaxed feel to the place is enhanced by the chickens and goats wandering around, the cats, the donkey, and the ever present, lovely and very friendly golden retriever Lola. The owner Lorenzo is delightful. He is very friendly, welcoming and helpful and an excellent source of information about Abruzzo and what it has to offer. The location is superb, being near to so many places and sites of great interest and also the wonderful mountains and beautiful Adriatic sea. Our appartment was clean, comfortable and serviceable, with some nice touches in some of the old furniture and wall hangings. For self catering, the kitchen and catering equipment was adequate and there was the nice touch of the provision for one's arrival of a few basic items. Without detracting from that, the equipment was lacking a few things that would have helped and improved for cooking and self catering. In summary, this is a wonderful place to have found and if we return to Abruzzo, we would have no hesitation in trying to book to stay again at this charming agriturismo.

Stayed 9 nights, a couple

  • Review Submitted: 28-Oct-2015
  • Date of Stay: August 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Very nice stay at a charmin location

  • 5 of 5

Location and property were absolutely according the description. We loved it. Everything was fine. Lorenzo, his family and the staff were very friendly and eager to help. If you come here don't forget to buy the olive oil from the agriturismo. It's realy great.

  • Review Submitted: 23-Jul-2015
  • Date of Stay: July 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Peaceful Italy, Grest Hiking

  • 5 of 5

We loved "our farm" and our apartment. The description said small but we had a large bedroom, living area and terrace. We ate eggs laidby our chickens and Lorenzo was our personal travel guide. We did four days of gorgeos hiking. Iy doesn't get any better than this.

  • Review Submitted: 21-May-2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

What a place

  • 5 of 5

We booked this property for just a stop over for 3 nights. But it was just wonderful. We travelled with our dogs and they really loved the atmospher and especially the resident goat.

Lorenzo the owner was really helpful.

We really recommend this property.

  • Review Submitted: 03-Oct-2010
  • Date of Stay: September 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
4 0

Alles gemäß Beschreibung, so soll es sein. Danke.

  • 5 of 5

Wir waren zu zweit für 11 Nächte in "la pergola" untergebracht. Alles war so wie auf den Bildern zu sehen und wie im Text beschrieben. Es war sauber und alles funktionierte einwandfrei. Zwei Kleinigkeiten nur: 1. Es ist nicht wirklich ein Bauernhof. Ein Esel, zwei Ziegen und eine Hand voll Hühner sind zwar auf dem Gelände, aber Landwirtschaft wird nicht betrieben. 2. Teilweise war lediglich eine Aushilfe ohne fremdsprachliche Kenntnisse anwesend, allerdings war immer eine Kontaktaufnahme zum Eigentümer per Telefon bzw. WhatsApp möglich. Für uns aber beides kein Problem (nur zur Info, falls das jemand erwartet). Daher volle 5 Sterne.

  • Review Submitted: 18-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Daniel for your very positive feedback ! I am happy you enjoyed and gave me the maximum of stars ! Just to be precise, we indeed have a quite big farm, with olive trees (about 300 plants), corn (about 5 hectares), small vineyard and producing of wine, more and more animals (they are not very close to apartments, besides the ones you noticed, in order not to produce bad smells) and more activities that I will not specify here not to be too long. Maybe you didn't noticed it as we preferred to dedicate 3 hectares of land to a large park with gardens surrounding all the farm house for our guests' pleasure (soon after these gardens there is the farm with all its activities). I am glad you didn't "smell" and "heard" this :-) I personally welcomed you (I speak English and also a bit of French) and came to the farm every 1/2 days. Often when I came I didn't met you because you had very intensive days visiting the territory and when I leaved the farm to go back home (around 8 or 9 P.M.) you often had not come back from your tours ! I was happy for this as this has a positive meaning ! Anyway most of the time I met you I proposed to better discuss about possible further tours in Abruzzo, but you said that you already knew were to go as you came to Abruzzo several times ! All the other days there where some workers and friends of mine, indeed not speaking languages, but as you wrote I was always available and reachable by phone, mails or WhatsApp when not present at the farm. Indeed welcoming guests and giving them advices on the territory (besides a lot of guides in all languages, in German too) is one of my best point. It has been a pleasure to meet you and your wife and I wait for you back here in Abruzzo soonest. If it will happen I will maybe insist some more to sit together and speak a bit more about possibilities of trekking, sometime maybe I am too shy. Grazie and ... arrivederci. Lorenzo
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0


Nearest Airport
30 Kilometres
Aeroporto d'Abruzzo (PESCARA)
Nearest Barpub
3 Kilometres
Torre de' Passeri village
Nearest Ferry
40 Kilometres
Porto Turistico di Pescara
Nearest Golf
25 Kilometres
Miglianico (CH)
Nearest Train
3 Kilometres
Torre de' Passeri station
Nearest Motorway
3 Kilometres
A/25 (PE - ROMA): 'Torre de' Passeri - Casauria'
Nearest Restaurant
400 Metres
Marlon (moderate prices and agreement possibile)
Nearest Ski
50 Kilometres
Roccaraso (100 km of ski slopes)
Nearest Beach
30 Kilometres
Car: necessary

Because of its geographical and road position the farmholiday is an ideal place for the visit of the whole Abruzzo - the 'Green Zone of Europe' - and of its famous National Parks. In the nearby you can visit medieval villages, abbeys, castles and hermitages, all surrounded by nature and wildness, as well as traditions and folklore.

In 30 minutes you can reach the city of Pescara with its long sandy beaches and its international airport served by a wide choise of low cost and regular airlines; to reach Rome it takes about 1, 5 hours (direct bus possible in 2 h. time - 2 km. for the stop). Golf 25 min.

The farmhouse is in a valley which divides 2 mountains: the National Park of Majella from the National Park of Gran Sasso; 200 metres on the sea level, 3 kilometres faraway from the nearest village and 10km from the Hospital.

To reach us take the A 25 (Pescara - Rome) motorway exiting at toll-gate 'Torre de' Passeri' and follow the detailed map you will receive once booked. GPS: N 42° 13' 40'' - E 13° 55' 29'' (TomTom - 'TeleAtlas' maps).

Other Activities: thermal bath, canoeing, parapenting, horse and donkey riding, ping pong,

Golf: There are about 30 minutes drive from 'Miglianico Golf Club', located in the province of Chieti, in the hills of Miglianico a height of about 125 meters. One hundred and fifty acres in the green, the Miglianico Golf Club is an environment designed to fit a family sporting and dynamic. A wonderful green oasis surrounded by woods and vineyards. The 18-hole championship course has a par 71 and a length of 6043.

Is the site of competitions for professional and amateur players. The competitions organized by the Club in the course of each season are around 50. But one of the main features of the Club is that it can be attended by those who are not members or tourists, and even occasionally.

The course was designed by one of the most famous American golf architect Ronald Kirby. The technical characteristics of Miglianico Golf Club are very interesting view of the personality of the entire route on canonical 18 holes that wind through forests, vineyards and artificial bunkers. The holes, by both professionals and amateurs, are technical, challenging but also fun.

We are also about 15 minutes drive from the Golf Club Arcobaleno which is located in Alanno: a 9-hole for pitch and path.

Ski: We are about 50 minutes drive from Roccaraso (in the province of L'Aquila), which offers very modern ski lifts and more than 100 km of alpine ski slopes and 170 km of cross country skiing! It is, therefore, the largest area of all Italy south-central and seventh nationally for overall qualità. Possibility to rent the equipment on site.

We are also about 50 minutes by car from Passo Lanciano - Maielletta (m. 1305 to 2100) in the province of Chieti, one of the places where, thanks to the extreme proximity to the humid winds of the coast, it snows more. Spectacular feature is that, when the weather is particularly nice, skiing, you can see the sea! But there are only 18 km of alpine ski slopes and 15 km of cross country skiing. Can rent the equipment on site.

Besides these two places nearer, not far from us there are many other ski areas.