SANTO SPIRITO BED & BREAKFAST

SANTO SPIRITO BED & BREAKFAST santospiritobb@yahoo.it
(+39) 340 6650939

It is in the middle of breathtaking itineraries between the pastures and the Maiella peaks. Declared “father of mountains” by Plinius the Elder, the Maiella mountain is huge with her 15 peaks higher than 2500 meters.
The hotel is opening in March 2009. It is run by Giampiero Di Federico, alpine guide, Himalayan alpinist, deeply knowledgeable of the Abruzzi mountains. The restaurant (giardinipasquale@hotmail.it) (+39) 339 2990423 is left to the spouses Pasquale and Lucia Giardini. Of quite a high level cookery but also respectful of the Abruzzi cooking tradition.
The hotel is surrounded by the mountains, in Roccamorice, province of Pescara, in the middle of Italy, 30 minutes by car from the Adriatic sea. It has a wonderful 360° panorama: Maiella, Mount Morrone, Mount Sirente, Mount Velino, Mount Vettore and … the Adriatic sea!
It has got beautiful large rooms, little parlours, terraces and solarium. Large room for conventions, where in the evenings films and documentaries on the mountains or on the daily activity are cast.
Sauna, massages, with highly qualified Italian and Thai personnel complete the hotel wellness area.
To tell the truth, thanks to its extraordinary position, it is the open air activity the real protagonist, with its many pathways leaving directly from the B&B, toward Celestino’s hermitages the Bear wall (with 300 ways, perfectly provided with nails for sport climbing –the required equipment can be rent in the B&B) and in winter with the snowshoes (“ciaspole”), the alpine skiing and the alpine-excursions towards thousands itineraries and peaks surrounding the B&B SNOWSHOES FOR ALPINE SKIING CAN BE RENT IN our B&B.
It is ideal also for those who love relaxing and the tout court wellness. In springtime and in autumn, there are special offers of naturepathy to do in weeks or in weekends, which will give you the chance to spend a relaxing weekend in the mountain among nature, art and wellness. An opportunity to take attentive care of oneself, in our B&B with its characteristic and discreet atmosphere, immersed in the silence of an untouched nature where to slow down one’s rhythms, to find out a different dimension to bide one’s time.

PRICES:
DOUBLE ROOM: €70 (€35 each) with breakfast included, only in the august. Others months euro 55
SINGLE ROOM: €50 with breakfast included, only in the august. Others months euro 35;
TRIPPLE ROOM: €80 with breakfast included, only in the august. Others months euro 65;
IN THE COLD SEASON FROM THE 1st NOVEMBER TO THE EASTER WEEK INCLUDED, €7 PER ROOM ARE ADDED DAILY TO THE ORDINARY PRICE.
Half board: plus euro 18 for every months, included august per day,
Full board: more euro 35 by day for all months, included august
20% off for groups of 10 people at least staying one week; 15% for groups of 4 people at least one week or one week end.

1.EXCURSION AND WELLNESS WEEK
Walks breathing the pure mountain air, wellness treatments, healthy but tasty food. These are the inviting ingredients of the “remise en forme” week, suggested by Santo Spirito B&B, at the lower slopes of the Maiella, in Central Italy. The excursions week comprehends 7 excursions (3 with a guide) along bewildering natural itineraries, to discover the colours of intermediate seasons in the Maiella. Then, revitalizing treatments with Finnish sauna, two Thai massages with proper personnel. A naturepathetic consult, a bespoken healthy programme (advice about nutrition, Bach flowers, lifestyles). Everyday relaxing gymnasic on the meadow. Half board, price: €635.

2.MAIELLA MOUNTAINS ON THE BICYCLE
Bicycle trips on the Maiella mountains with base camp in our SANTO SPIRITO B&B. Both on a normal and on a mountain bike, the itineraries are many and all special on the wildest mountain in Europe. The package comprehends 2 nights half board in the typical restaurant, a map of the itineraries, a Thai massage with proper personnel. Available from April to November, price €180 (€225 with the guide).

3.ON THE MAIELLA MOUNTAIN’S SNOW WITH SNOWSHOES
Trips with snowshoes on, on the Maiella mountains with base camp in our SANTO SPIRITO B&B. The itineraries are many and all special on the wildest mountain in Europe. Snowshoes are available in case somebody should be in need of them. The package comprehends 2 nights with breakfast and two dinners in the typical restaurant, a map of the itineraries, a Thai massage with proper personnel. Guide on demand. Available from November to April. Price: €150 (€225 with alpine guide for all trips).

4.WEEK ON THE MAIELLA MOUNTAIN’S SNOW ALPINE SKIING OR EXCURSION SKIING OR LONG-DISTANCE SKIING
Ski trips on the Maiella mountains with the Santo Spirito Hotel as a base camp. The itineraries are fit to all needs on the wildest mountain in Europe. NOT ONLY: from the hotel it is possible to access, still wearing your skis, to the skiing complex of Passolanciano Maielletta, going up for about one hour with the sealskins. The offer is available from December to April. The alpine skis, together with sealskins and ski-sticks are available in case you’re in need of them.
The package is of 7 nights half board (breakfast included) in the typical restaurant of the hotel, a map of the itineraries, 2 saunas and 2 Thai massages with proper personnel. Guide on demand.
Price: €550 (€660 with the alpine guide during all trips).
If for three days (two nights) with sauna and massage, the price is €235 (€270 with the alpine guide during all trips).

5.COOKING SCHOOL AND EXCURSIONS
For three days from Friday to Sunday, with excursions on the Maiella National Park. Our little hotel can declare to be proud of an exceptional cookery left to the proficient Pasquale Giardini, with his 30 year experience in this field, with his many awards as excellent cook. We take the advantage of this opportunity with the “open kitchen”. Lunches and dinners will be prepared like in a foundation course where Pasquale will teach you the typical traditional Abruzzi cooking to the applicants and the latter can partake in the predisposition of the courses.
Excursions, brief and not tiring, will be assisted by a local expert guide. Half an hour a day will be dedicated to soft gymnastic outdoor with a teacher. Sauna and Thai massage included. Available in autumn, price: €290.

6.THREE ADVENTUROUS DAYS
Rock climbing with our hotel as a base camp. Climbing School on natural rock: 300 meters far from the hotel there is a 2 km rocky stripe with 300 climbing ways for all needs. It is also possible to climb on our hotel’s walls, already equipped for climbing. With the original method “Climbing therapy” to set endorphins, dopamine and adrenaline free in the most natural way. In natural doses, in fact, they are absolutely beneficial to the body: we’re talking about antioxidants, anti-ageing substances, anti-depressives and corroborants. Technical assistance is left to the Alpine Guide Giampiero Di Federico, Professor of Alpinism, Alpine Ski and Climbing at the Motion Sciences Faculty, University of L’Aquila. Available from Friday to Monday, all year. Half board, price €250.

7.DESIGN, PAINTING, CERAMICS
From Thursday to Sunday artistic activities on the mountains. With the assistance of our creative people you can learn the beau art on any material. Three hours lesson daily. All required items will be provided. Available all year. Price: €250.

8.THREE D.I.Y. DAYS
YES!! At last a little stage to learn the little Do It Yourself works, like those of a plumber, or a mason, or of a joiner, so useful at home! You will learn something really useful and fun. All the required items will be provided. And then… in the evening … on wild animals’ tracks with a local hunter … looking for repentance… Available all year. Price: €250.

9.FEMININE MOUNTAIN
Free climbing course, excursions, bivouac in a tent. Three full adventurous days only for women. You will learn to limb on the rocks, to manage pathways, to cook in the evening with a cooker, to pick up the wood for the bonfire, to sleep in a tent on the mountain. Technical equipment will be provided. Half board, available from April to November. Price: €245.