Sulmona, Ciao Abruzzo Tours

Stunning Sulmona is the base for each of our Ciao Abruzzo Tours!


Expect to stay in cool, elegant rooms in a restored 13th century Benedictine Monastery located in Sulmona’s historical centre.


Your stay in the boutique Grancia dei Celestini B&B  will be luxurious, romantic, and provide unobtrusive modern comforts in a stunning historical space.  Each of the rooms is named after the monks that lived there and have wifi, an en-suite bathroom and TV.  You have full access to the courtyard and upper terrace too if you feel like sitting outside.

Breakfast is  extensive and eclectic enough to cater all tastes.  We recommend trying Alice’s home-cooked cakes, her feather light made to order scrambled eggs, homemade jams and rustic breads to try with local ham, sheep and cow cheeses. and sit in the retro styled breakfast room or outside in the courtyard.   A range of healthy cereals and fresh fruit and yogurt will be available alongside coffee, teas and juices.


Sulmona is one of Abruzzo’s most beautiful medieval towns that sits between 2 national parks and is nestled 405 metres above sea level in the Peligna Valley.   It is a cultural hub, the birthplace of Ovid and famous for being home to confetti (sugared almonds) to try in one of its many cafes and bars.

Unusually for a mountain town, Sulmona remains vibrant, with a twice weekly market and a host of independent shops, bars, and restaurants that make it the perfect base to explore when not cooking or exploring Abruzzo on our Italian cooking holidays. Walk its narrow streets and you can admire Renaissance baronial palaces, churches, and unexpected terraces that offer breathtakingly panoramic views of the rich Peligna Valley.