A calm and peaceful oasis, far from the mayhem of cities, where silence reigns & expansive vistas of mountains stretch in every direction, with the Adriatic to the east, making mountain hikes or sea excursions easy.
From time to time, the entire village would be enveloped in a cloud, lending eerie poeticism to the locale, but bright sun abounded too; on GAP's expansive terrace, one could bask in the hot sun, or gaze at the plethora of stars in the night. With fig trees nearly surrounding the village, fresh fruit was always close to hand, and it was a pleasure to gather figs at lunch time with the locals. Dining at Pino's or Vecchia Cantina was always satisfying and the portions were plentiful and both made excellent coffee.
I had the opportunity to see life behind doors in Guilmi as well, to encounter the dried foods, herbs, etc., the homemade vino and olive oil, as well as the prized Abruzzo ventricina which is moan-invoking and which one will want to export when leaving!
All in all, an inviting and tranquil village with many friendly and congenial locals. I would return again. A great place for artists to retreat to and work, or for anyone who wants the benefits of having an entire house at a very affordable rate. Great locale from which to explore the surrounding villages, Vasto, and Rome and Naples (from afar).
The house was very clean, excellently kept, and the people operating GAP were attentive and helpful and responded immediately to any questions or requests.