Via Piana is located just down the hill from the small village of Pescosolido, at the foot of the mountains of Abruzzi National Park. The area around the guest house is one of the most strikingly beautiful places in Italy; mountains, waterfalls, hiking trails, lakes, wildlife and many interesting ruins, churches, castles and abbeys. Unlike most beautiful areas in Italy, this Italy Country Stay isn't filled with tourists.
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The surrounding area offers many activities for you to enjoy, such as hiking up the mountains or exploring nearby villages. There is a day hike to a waterfall in the mountains of Abruzzi National Park, or you can walk into the lively town of Sora. We will give you a detailed description of all the things you can do in the area during the check in and of course you can always ask us for further advice on what to do and see while you are here, staff are always available for assistance. Besides all the things you can do without us, we also offer organized activities such as horseback riding, a cooking class, a visit to a traditional cheese making shepherd and much more.
Our location gives you the best of both worlds: staying in the peaceful countryside, waking up to birds singing; without sacrificing the advantages of being close to a town. Sora is a bigger town (approx. 35,000 inhabitants) and has lots to offer in terms of restaurants, gelaterias, coffee shops, bars and shopping. It is accessible on foot (though it is steep to walk back up) or by bus, the distance from the guest house is 6 km (3.7 miles). There is a beautiful river that runs through the town and a historic centre where you can wander around.
Every Thursday morning there is a large outdoor market in Sora, which is a great way to get fresh local goods and to experience local culture. For people interested in hiking there is a shorter hike of about 45 min up to a castle ruin overlooking the town. It isn't your typical touristy European style castle, entrance is free, and you get a 360 degree view of the entire valley while venturing on the old castle walls.
The place is quiet and authentic and it will be ideal after you have been travelling through big touristy cities. It allows you to experience the beautiful Italian countryside and really relax in a safe community.
What distinguishes our project, is that we are the only ones in the area that work with international tourists. Here you can meet people from all over the world that come stay in the beautiful non-touristy Italian countryside. A real undiscovered gem where you can bask in the beauty of Italy.
We have years of experience working with groups up to 50 people. We are highly adaptable to satisfy specific needs and interests based on the type of group. We already arranged workshops before. In the past years we have come more in contact with Yoga related projects and we planning to set up Yoga Seminars. Our place offers the perfect ambience to relax and forget about your everyday problems. Another workshop we are planning is a permaculture course.