Luxury hotel holiday Castello Chiola Abruzzo

The Castello Chiola in Loreto Aprutino is a mediaeval fortress carefully restored into to a historic home that welcomes guests. It enjoys a splendid hill-top location and stunning views, and is particularly recommended as part of a touring holiday of Italy. Castello Chiola has 36 spacious rooms and suites, and a restaurant that serves local produce. There are some lovely walks to enjoy in the surrounding countryside and sandy beaches are within easy reach.
Included in your Expressions holiday
  • Accommodation in a double or twin room on bed and breakfast
  • Scheduled flights with British Airways London to Rome
  • Hire of a group A car for the duration of the holiday
  • Concierge service and Expressions Holidays regional helpful hints
  • Optional room, car and flight upgrades. Details on request

Luxury bespoke holidays and tours to Castello Chiola, Abruzzo

Castello Chiola is a 4-star historic residence in a beautiful hilltop location. This renovated castle, which retains some of its stunning original features, offers guests a beautifully secluded, romantic experience.

Facts in brief

Official star rating 4

Location 30 minute drive to Monesilvano and the coast

Annual opening All year

Closest airport Rome Airport

Distance from airport The hotel is about 2-hours' and 30-minutes' drive from the airport

Hotel facilities and services

Outdoor Pool (in operation from May to September), Bar Service at the Pool, Restaurant, Lift, Parking, Garden, Bar, Room Service. 

Out and about nearby

Sandy Beaches and Coast about 12 miles away, Hill-top Towns and Countryside.

Sports nearby

Riding, Golf, Fishing, Sailing, Tennis, Watersports.

Holiday price guide Sample prices are per person based on two people sharing a Double or twin room for 7 nights

From about

£765

Holiday Code IE741

The prices displayed here are a guide only. Each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect all actual costs including up-to-date special offers.

Luxury bespoke holidays and tours to Castello Chiola, Abruzzo

The Castello Chiola in Loreto Aprutino is well worth visiting just for its stunning views alone! Enjoying a splendid hill-top position, this hotel that was once a mediaeval castle has views of the mountains of Abruzzo to the sea (in the distance) and with classically Italian rolling hills in between. The Castello Chiola is today a 4 star hotel with just 36 rooms and combines its ancient exterior and framework with contemporary architectural features, its central courtyard now boasting a glass roof. The paintings by local artists that adorn the walls of the Castello Chiola provide an individualistic feature. The bedrooms are a good size and with modern bathrooms. There is an attractive pool area, bar and restaurant. Like many others, this hotel does have some conference facilities and hosts conferences from time to time, usually out of high season. However, the original character of the Castello Chiola and its appealing location in a very unexplored part of Italy make it well worth including in a touring holiday, perhaps of the eastern seaboard or combined with hotels in Lazio in the vicinity of Rome. Near the Castello Chiola, the mountains of Abruzzo offer tremendous scenery and walks and some parts of the coast near here are exceptionally pretty.

Room descriptions

Castello Chiola has 36 rooms with private bath or shower and wc, air-conditioning, heating, telephone, television and minibar.

Double Room
Twin room  
Junior Suite   
Presidential Suite

Holiday price guide Sample prices are per person based on two people sharing a Double or twin room for 7 nights

From about

£765

Holiday Code IE741

The prices displayed here are a guide only. Each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect all actual costs including up-to-date special offers.

Luxury bespoke holidays and tours to Castello Chiola, Abruzzo

The journey and how you get there

For a holiday to Castello Chiola in Abruzzo, our clients usually fly to Rome Fiumicino airport. We recommend the use of a hire-car for a stay at this hotel and we would include it in the price of holiday. The driving time from Rome to the hotel is about 2 hrs and 30 minutes.

Holiday price guide Sample prices are per person based on two people sharing a Double or twin room for 7 nights

From about

£765

Holiday Code IE741

The prices displayed here are a guide only. Each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect all actual costs including up-to-date special offers.

Luxury bespoke holidays and tours to Castello Chiola, Abruzzo

About Abruzzo

An Expressions tailor-made holiday to Abruzzo gives you the chance to explore a beautiful, yet little-visited region of Italy. Framed by the Adriatic and the Appenines, Abruzzo is one of the most mountainous regions in Italy, famous for the monasteries and castles that seem to cling to every clifftop. Historically relatively cut off, the pace of development in Abruzzo has been slower than elsewhere in Italy, and life here follows a traditional pattern despite the fact the region's western borders lie only 50 miles east of Rome. Here, in remote hill-towns and villages, some virtually unchanged in centuries, Sunday markets groan with local produce, and family-run trattoria produce unassuming but exquisite feasts. Though Abruzzo's 80-mile coastline boasts some of the finest Blue Flag beaches in Italy, it is Abruzzo National Park in the rugged mountainous interior that draws many visitors to the region. Criss-crossed by ancient shepherd tracks, covered almost entirely by centuries-old beechwood forest still sheltering wolves and bears, the 190-square mile park is the oldest in the Appenines, offering fantastic walking either through its forests and flower-filled meadows, or up among its 7,000ft granite summits. A beautiful yet undiscovered region boasting the most southerly glacier in Europe and the highest peak on the Italian peninsula, Abruzzo is an unassuming, enchanting delight which is an ideal holiday destination.

Highlights of Abruzzo

Mediaeval castles abound, with Pescina, San Pio delle Camere, Celano and Ocre merely some the most spectacular; wandering the winding streets of the dramatic castle towns of Castel di Ieri and Fontecchio; Maiella National Park, with its 40 hermitages and chapels, wild-flower valleys and forests, and Gran Sasso (9,554ft), the highest summit on the Italian peninsula; the ski resort of Pescocostanzo, complete with 16th century palaces and 11th century churches; Ovid's birthplace, Sulmona, a pretty medieval town in the shadow of Gran Sasso, with a 13th century aqueduct still supplying water to the town's fountain, a stunning 11th century cathedral with Byzantine-style reliefs; 1s t century Roman ruins of Alba Fucens; Gole di Celano, a 2,000ft gorge, with a twisting, dramatically narrow, well-marked track at its base; Ovindoli, a charming hilltop village and wonderful base for hikes and rides into Velino-Sirente Regional Park, where visitors can walk alongside an underground river at Stiffe past spectacular rock formations, giant stalactites, stalagmites and spectacular subterranean waterfalls; Castelli, another classic hill-town with vast views over the valley below Gran Sasso, famed for its contemporary art shops; the 9th century cathedral of Atri and its magnificent Renaissance frescoes; an abundance of monasteries clinging to the cliffs, including the baroque churches and 15th century cloisters of San Giuliano overlooking L'Aquila.

Other holidays you might be interested in...