In the Peligna Valley, in the middle of Abruzzo, near the exit of the tollgate Pratola Peligna - Sulmona of the motorway A25, at the foot of the Morrone Mountain and facing the Maiella Chain, Antonella and Roberto Liberatore’s Angolo Antico Bed and Breakfast waits for you to spend pleasant moments in the peace of Pratola Peligna, a picturesque town of about eight thousand inhabitants, just a few kilometres away from Sulmona, the world-famous city of “confetti” (sugared almonds).

Our BB is therefore in a strategic position thanks to the closeness of the tollgate and from here, in a few minutes, you can easily reach Sulmona, the important Art City where the poet Publius Ovidius Naso (Ovid), author of Ars Amandi, was born in 47 B.C.. Also, in about 30 minutes you can reach the most important mountain resorts of the Abruzzo Apennines, such as the 5 Miglia Plateau with Roccaraso, Rivisondoli, or the Rocche Plateau with Ovindoli, Campo Felice, or simply, through the picturesque Sagittario Gorges, get to Scanno and you will enjoy the wonderful snow-covered landscapes and go in for all the winter sports in the cold months or find yourself in close contact with uncontaminated nature and a superb climate both in spring and in summertime.

In just a 40-minute drive you can also reach, from our Angolo Antico Bed and Breakfast, the Adriatic coast where you can spend in peace your summer holidays in cities such as Pescara, Pineto, Roseto degli Abruzzi, Ortona and in the same time also the regional capital of Abruzzo, L’Aquila, a huge artistic and cultural city, surrounded by the chain of the Gran Sasso d’Italia and deeply affected, unfortunately, by the terrible earthquake of the 6th April 2009.

You can reach our Bed and Breakfast in just 2 hours from Rome and 3 hours from Naples.

A brief outline about our town’s origins.

The history of Pratola Peligna dates back to the end of the first millennium and is closely linked to the Celestine monastic Order: in 1294 Charles II of Anjou donated Pratola with all its appurtenances to Celestine V, in the world “Pietro da Morrone“ for his hermitage on the mountain of the same name where the interesting Hermitage of St. Onofrio is still extant.

Celestine V went down in history as the pope of the “Great Refusal” and bound his name for ever to the “Perdonanza Celestiniana”(a perpetual plenary indulgence which is still celebrated)… However, an inhabited territory in the Peligni’s land existed long before, in an area bordering Corfinium and its first evidence dates from 997 A.D., according to the Chronicon Volturnensis.

Pratola Peligna is renowned all over the world for the devotion to the Madonna della Libera (Libera’s Virgin), whose stately Sanctuary can be seen at the entrance of the town and dates back to 1540 when, according to a folk legend, the Virgin saved Pratola from the plague and the inhabitants of Pratola, gratefully, built a church for her. Naturally the Sanctuary was later enlarged in order to receive the several pilgrims till the present appearance (which dates back to 1851) that has, unfortunately, been damaged by the terrible earthquake of the 6th April 2009. Thanks to the deep solidarity of all the inhabitants of Pratola in Italy and abroad, the Sanctuary has been repaired and reopened. The month of May is precisely dedicated to the solemn celebrations in honour of the Madonna della Libera which attract every year a great number of believers from all over the world.

Our wish is to welcome you in the GREEN REGION OF PARKS, here you can trek, ski, cycle, ride a horse, enjoy the highest peaks of the Central Apennines, be mirrored in the water of the beautiful lakes or swim in the Adriatic Sea!!!! Make time for a visit to the medieval villages and to cities full of history, art and culture and enjoy our typical cooking and a good glass of Montepulciano d’Abruzzo!!! You can see all this and in this Region “bare and simple” like its inhabitants, who have always been described as “strong but kind”!

For further tourist information go to our guide.