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Nice lake view villa with 3200 sqm of land for sale in Molise.

Beautiful villa at 33 km from the coast, with exclusive lake and countryside view.

Country villa with olive grove and vineyard, at 33 km from the coast, with magnificent lake view terrace, in Guardialfiera. 130.000 €. View Property.

Cheap stone house in good condition, in Lucito, Molise.

Cheap stone house in good condition for sale, in Molise, Italy.

3 bedroom stone house with terrace, cellar, heating system. The house is habitable, it only needs internal revamping. 22.000 €. View Property.

Villa with 3 separate habitable units, perfect for rental purposes.

Villa with 3 separate habitable units, lovely outdoor space and sea view, for sale in the Abruzzo region of Italy.

Beautiful villa, recently renovated and decorated, with sea view, and lovely outdoor space, 17 km from the beach. 169.000 €. View Property.

Life in Abruzzo. Events and Traditions.

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 With a summer ahead of us, here at Abruzzo Rural Property, we are never short of activities to keep us busy. We love the diversity of our day and can never be quite sure who we can meet through our business.

Over the coming summer months we look forward to welcoming new visitors into Abruzzo, many who will become friends over time, also those who will be taking their final steps to purchasing their property’s. We are expecting a busy time with American and English people who have not been deterred despite the Brexit looming into the very near future.

Of course everybody who comes along to visit property in Abruzzo has their own reason for doing this; fulfilling a lifetime dream, retiring in a different country, setting up their own business, having a special family holiday home, to name just a few. We have visitors from all over the world nowadays, so when Mary and Clive from Australia contacted us last year, like any other couple we helped them to buy a property. Like many others, they came to find a little place that they can come with their two young boys, a place they can return and improve a little each time. Sure enough in February 2019 they bought a home in hilltop town situated in Chieti province, Abruzzo. We never expected to receive an invitation from a well-known TV show who want to film their story!

This is a reality TV show which takes real people who are house hunting for real houses, (in this case the couple from Australia ), across the globe to a given location (in this episode Abruzzo). During filming the house hunters are filmed while they take a look at a number of properties, then a property is usually selected by the end of the show.

The TV crew will be staying in San Salvo, the event will include the family and their new home. They are yet to decide the other venues of the TV filming, but we are expecting to assist them with two other locations in Abruzzo. The TV episode will be broadcast on over 100 countries. Of course Australia is a long way away and theirs is a special story, so let’s hope that the filming can be of interest to help others unlock their fears and take on a project such as theirs.

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Do you need building permission to restore a house in italy?
The answer is no, you just need a SCIA.

What is a SCIA?

The SCIA (Certified Start of Activity Report) is a documented communication arranged through your local municipal office declaring that it is possible to carry out demolition, restoration or expansion works on buildings. This order, contained in articles 22 and 23 of the Testo unico delle disposizioni legislative e regolamentari in materia edilizia, has recently added two important adjustments that have significantly changed its features: the cd. decreto Scia 1 (d.lgs. n. 126/2016) and the cd. decreto Scia 2 (d.lgs. n. 222/2016).

  1. Actions for which the SCIA request should be made
  2. Other interventions achievable with a SCIA
  3. Protected property
  4. Presentation of the report
  5. Absence of the contracted conditions
  6. Final inspection
  7. Criminal penalties
  8. Other operations that can be carried out by means of SCIA
  9. Reporting details of building works subject to a building permit

Actions for which the SCIA request should be made:

In detail, the works that require a SCIA are the following:

  • Extraordinary maintenance works concerning the structural parts of the building(1).

  • Restoration and conservation works concerning the structural parts of the building.

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A simple, traditional spring recipe from Abruzzo, Chieti province.

* This recipe is suitable for vegetarians.

 The areas of Cupello, Palmoli and San Salvo along with many other towns in the Chieti province within the Abruzzo region are well known for their tasty artichokes. Locally grown they are harvested from February and are available until the month of May. The most famous place to eat artichokes in Abruzzo is certainly Cupello, in the Chieti province. Cupello has a unique variety of artichokes called Mazzaferrata.

This specific type of artichoke is much tastier than the typically bitter flavour of the other artichoke varieties, the Mazzaferrata are sweet and pulpy. They can be cooked in many different ways, also with pasta or risotto, but the best way to enjoy the Mazzaferrata artichoke is to make it ripieno.

Here below is the traditional recipe for stuffed artichokes – carciofo ripieno.


  • 10 artichokes, mazzaferrata quality is the best for this recipe

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 The village of Palmoli sits perched on an isolated hill towering over the western side of the river Treste at an altitude of 727 meters. The habitable settlement was built on the southern slopes of the rock, there is a steep uninhabited cliff reaching down to the west side to the river. Palmoli is prominent and proud in its historical defence overlooking many other small villages similarly perched on outcrops in the valley. Surrounded by beautiful views of the Maiella & Gran Sasso mountains and a good stretch of the Trabocchi Coast at just 29 km. There is easy access to the Trignina valley and main road that runs towards the sea, at less than 30 minutes' drive and the medieval city of Vasto or towards Molise and further through to Rome and Napoli. Located within the Chieti province of southern Abruzzo and part of the Vastese hills Palmoli has a very small population of around 1000 inhabitants.

The historical centre is nestled on a long ridge with two main through roads and numerous medieval vico’s (side streets) running perpendicularly to the main streets. The Marquise castle and tower is to be found in the main square at the highest point of the village, with a pine tree framed park and children’s playground, a shaded & peaceful place to relax whilst taking in the stunning panoramic views of the mountains, sea and nearby villages. The top of the tower provides an amazing panoramic view of surrounding landscape.


  1. History
  2. Local festivals and traditions
  3. A few highlights of the local cuisine
  4. Places to visit
  5. What to watch out for
  6. Palmoli housing market


The village, originally called Palmula Monteverde, has very ancient roots. Around the year AD 1000, citizens, to defend themselves from barbaric raids, took refuge on the mountain, where in 1095 Pandolfo di Sangro built the oldest part of the castle, around which the urban centre then developed. In the 13th century the village then called ‘Palmula’ was governed by Filippo Grandinato, a member of a feudal family from Lombard. In the 15th century it belonged to Paolo di Sangro and at the end of the 18th century to Severino-Longo, Marquises of San Giuliano and Galiati. The ancient ruins are traceable in the medieval castle with the Marquisal chapel of San Carlo and in the characteristics of the village, full of courtyards, porches, stone portals, lunettes and railings in wrought iron and cast iron.

The chapel has a remarkable façade with a stone portal dating from the 18th century. Within the medieval walls remain two gates: Porta da Capo, called the Ribellino and Porta da Piedi, connected by a single lane. The bell tower of the church of Santa Maria delle Grazie dates back to the fourteenth century. It was rebuilt around the middle of the eighteenth century on the site of an older church that held the body of St Valentino. The church displays a carved and gilded eighteenth-century organ in which a snake and a fish are figuratively sculpted. Leaving the village, you will find the Sanctuary Mariano of Maria del Carmine, part of the convent built by the Friars of San Francesco in 1583. With a classical design of this type of structure, a church and internal cloisters built to host the friars.

Local festivals and traditions

The local festivals here are steeped in tradition, fully enjoyed and proudly hosted by the whole of the local community. Palmoli’s Patron Saint is St Valentino and so February 14th is of particularly note, the day usually includes a procession with a nearby local band playing.

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