Three Wonderful Weeks…..

We fell in love with Casa Bramare at first sight , when we found this special place online nearly one year ago. When we finally arrived, our expectations were even beaten. The well appointed Casa Bramare with it’s lovely and tasteful furnishings is not just a house , but a home.We could experience the hospitality and kindness of the people from Rocca San Giovanni many times and enjoyed the Italian lifestyle on the piazza with the concerts and shows( and the aperitivi in Bar Vittoria of course)

Spending our holidays between Mare and Monti meant for us a relaxing , eventful and inspiring time.

Every hint in the Welcome book was a safe bet (thanks) and helped us plan our days without any disappointment.

Lisa’s friendly support was very helpful and pleasant . It is good to know that there is someone who cares, if you need advice. Tomorrow we have to leave to cold and rainy Germany, but surely the memories of our holidays will be still warming our hearts for a long time.


Verena and Timo Speyer, Germany -

A Wonderful Home!

Casa Bramare is a home away from home nestled in the lovely town of Rocca San Giovanni. The house provided the comforts of home while enjoying the lifestyle of the Italian people. The location of the home was great with many conveniences right outside the front door. Forno Zulli next door was great for all our needs. The bakery across from the house and the butcher with the fresh porchetta were a treat on a weekly basis. My family and I had a wonderful time in this house enjoying the fantastic hospitality of the locals. I would recommend this home to anyone wanting to experience the splendours of Italy!!

Marisa R. -


The house was perfect for us. The bells took us by surprise the first day but grew on us. We actually missed hearing them after we went home. This is far from a resort town which is exactly what we were looking for. Even with our limited Italian we were able to communicate with everyone we encountered – although a few times we did resort to pantomime! We took trips out to castles, along the coast and had a truly amazing diner at Trabocco Punta Tufano, which was by far our favorite meal in the two+ weeks we spent in Italy. We would recommend this property and house to anyone looking for a quiet vacation in a beautiful region of Italy. A small piece of us would rather not recommend it since we would love to keep this place all to ourselves!

Michelle Riordan -

Christmas Holiday Retreat

We don’t know what to write, our holiday is coming to an end and we don’t know how to describe how much we enjoyed ourselves. We have spent a very good time in your sweet and comfortable house. You provided us with everything we needed . Our stay in Rocca San Giovanni has been so relaxing and inspiring . Thanks to you and to Lisa [property manager], who has been very helpful and friendly

Mapi, Erik, Marco & Ali -

Friend Village Warm Hearts

Dear Julie

The food (pizza coccodrilo, fane from Forno Zulli, porchetta from Paulo Maccelaria) the wine from Cantina Frentana, the coffee from Bar Vittoria, the beaches Punta Adedei, everthing was perfect. Peoples in this village are very friendly and invite us to their hearts. We hope to see you soon, thank you so much.


Jakob & parents - Czech Republic -

A Home In Paradise!

Ciao Julie,

We have just spent an unforgettable!ble week at your home in paradise! We have enjoyed ourselves so much visiting the sites, poking around, lying on the beach, swimming in the gorgeous salty Adriatic , eating wonderful food, drinking espresso, wines, beers, cafe latte’s, aqua frizzante, lemoncella, grappa and loads of other things. We’ve enjoyed climbing hills – negotiating 200 degree curves on the road, olives, vineyards, plus peaches breads ….tons of bread. And the gelato YUMMY! And that was just yesterdays itinerary! Your home is wonderful. It is so comfortable – equipped as it is with everything you need. Modern and quaint at once and fabulously located on the Piazza. We’ve had a wonderful time and we’ll really look forward to next year.


Gracie Millie

Ian, Jann, Fraser and Callem - Toronto, Canada -

This Casata Demands a Revisit!

Four days was not enough. What a wonderful place this is! Casa Bramare was spotless, well-appointed and welcoming – it couldn’t have been more comfortable. Lisa, the most excellent property manager, treated us as more than guests – we felt like we returning home. This is a truly special village, and it was a privilege to sample (even if so briefly) what makes Italian life so special there. We definitely hope to return.

Ann Marie, Toronto Canada -

Perfect stay in a perfect house!!

Very nice and small village and in summer much activities with the local people. We enjoyed the food festival and tasted all kind of local food and live music. The house is very clean and complete with all you need. We rented many vacation houses in several years but this one is special and top. Very helpful and friendly owner and property manager! We can recommend this town home.


Het kleine dorpje is zeer leuk en in de gehele zomer worden allerlei aktiviteiten georganiseerd door de inwoners zelf. Wij hebben genoten van het eetfestijn waar allerlei lokaal eten wordt geserveerd met live muziek op de pleintjes. Het huis is zeer schoon en netjes en voorzien van alle gemakken. Wij hebben al veeel huisjes gehuurd in afgelopen jaren maar dit is wel een toppertje. De eigenaar en de host ter plaatse zijn zeer vriendelijk en behulpzaam. Kortom wij bevelen deze locatie een ieder aan!

Jacques, Marian, Andrea & Guillermo, The Netherlands -

Fabulous Time in Abruzzo

We had a fabulous stay in this fully-equipped town home in the small, hill-top village of Rocca San Giovanni. Lisa, the property manager, was incredibly warm, friendly and helpful. The location is close to several beautiful beaches, and many small towns worth visiting for their history or beauty. Our evening meal at one of the local trabbocchi was unforgettable! I highly recommend this apartment and location for anyone looking to get a good taste of coastal life Abruzzese style.

Theresa, Chicago, IL, USA -

Generous owner, amazing village, great experience!

We, a family of 4 from Hamburg, Germany, stayed at Casa Bramare for two weeks in July 2012. Rocca San Giovanni is a very special place. It´s a small village that seems to be fallen out of time. It´s a village for the Italians, it fills up with people mostly from Rome in the summer months; we haven´t seen any tourists from other countries during our stay. Rocca San Giovanni has an impressive church, two bars, a tiny butcher shop, hairdressers, a bank, a small supermarket that offers delicious pizza on weekends and, above all, a beautiful piazza that serves as a living room for the entire village after 9pm. Supermarkets are in the next village (Fossacesia) or at the next motorway exit (half-way to Lanciano). Casa Bramare is located just beneath the piazza. We gladly confirm everything that has been written about the house. It´s comfortable, it´s well equipped, but apart from all its modern amenities the atmosphere is still that of an old village house where the bells of San Matteo church opposite the street set the hours. Casa Bramare is big enough for a party of 4, the two bathrooms are a definite plus. The traditional vault in the kitchen/living room adds to a very cozy feel; we´ve enjoyed our homemade dinners immensely. The house is taken care of by a very nice american-italian lady who lives nearby. Generally, communication was excellent and very friendly. Rocca San Giovanni is just a 10-minute-drive away from the coast where the „Cavallucio“ beach club is the place to go. The Cavallucio doubles as a restaurant which is very popular with locals. If you don´t want to spend money on hiring sunloungers and parasols every day, go to nearby Fossacesia Marina where you find a milelong pebble beach. The atmosphere is very much laidback and not comparable to the seaside ressorts around Pescara or south of Vasto. On weekends we recommend to avoid the (then busier) beaches and drive into the Abruzzo mountains instead. The village of Guardiagrele and the small town of Lanciano are particularly pleasant. Julie, thank you for everything. We wish you and Casa Bramare lots of guests to share the experience. Auf Wiedersehen!

Joerg, Hamburg Germany -