Experience an ecological holiday between sea and mountains

in one of the greenest regions of Europe

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The apartments are located halfway between the mountains and the sea. "Casale di Josef & Jasmin" is ideally positioned for excursions throughout the Abruzzo region. The accommodation is a historic house of the 18th century, and has been restored with local materials.

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is a medieval village in the valley of the river Fino in the Abruzzo region, surrounded by green slopes and hills. The place is also known as the "bella addormentata" (sleeping beauty).


Are a couple who have traveled the world, and later realized their dream in Abruzzo. They bought an old ruin with land, built their new home, and gained complete autonomy in harmony with nature.

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Il Casale di Josef & Jasmin Castiglione Messer Raimondo, Abruzzo
  • 4 rooms
  • 8 Beds
Included services
  • Kitchen
  • parking
Host language
  • English
  • German
  • Double room
    55 €
  • Third and fourth beds
    15 €
  • Children under 7 years free of charge
  • Up to 12 years 50%

The house is located in a rural environment, from where you have a wonderful view of the mountain Gran Sasso. The estate covers about 1.5 hectares, and is partially wooded with an olive grove, a biodynamic vegetable garden, and a pasture. The apartments "il Sole" and "la Luna" have the characteristics of an eco-holiday apartment. They are connected to a main building, and equipped with all comforts. Both consist of a bedroom with double bed, bathroom, kitchen, living room with bunk beds, and are suitable for four persons. TV is not available, and the rooms are non-smoking. Private parking lots with a separate entrance add even more value. The apartment "la Luna" has a large terrace, and is perfect for a family holiday with children. The "Casale di Josef & Jasmin" is a truly eco-friendly holiday destination! Josef & Jasmin respect the environment by minimizing waste and CO2 emissions, and actively support alternative energies through the promotion and education of sustainability, and the environmentally friendly use of resources. Products that are cooked here are cultivated in a sustainable manner. They cook according to old traditions, and use ingredients produced by them, or bought in the immediate vicinity (0Km) The menu changes every day, and they pay particular attention to the needs of a vegetarian or vegan diet.

Castiglione Messer Raimondo

Castiglione is a medieval village in the valley of the river Fino in the Abruzzo region, surrounded by green slopes and hills that gently merge into each other. The place offers a breathtaking view of the Gran Sasso, and is also called "bella addormentata" (sleeping beauty). Abruzzo is the green heart of Europe, 60% of its territory consists of national parks. It is the most sparsely populated region of Italy. The small grounds are lovingly cultivated by farmers who can be described as jealous guardians of traditions, culture, and values. This is Castiglione Messer Raimondo. The medieval village was built on an ancient vestine, and subsequently on a Roman settlement. There are numerous beautiful churches to visit, such as the church of San Donato with baroque ornaments and eight altars, or the church of Santa Maria, which was built on the ruins of an ancient temple of the goddess Diana. The hill "San Giorgio" is also worth seeing, and is located about 500 meters above sea level. From the top of the Gran Sasso, you have a wonderful view of the Italian archaeological site, and the beaches of the nearby coast. Other medieval villages such as Appignano, Penne, and Atri are easily accessible, all of which are among the most beautiful villages in Italy. Participation in village life: You can enjoy various activities in the immediate vicinity. Relax in the house, stroll into the surrounding nature, rent bicycles, visit historical centers, or take trips to the mountains, or to the beach. You can go for wonderful hikes in the numerous natural parks, or simply read a good book in the "corner of silence", let yourself be caressed by the warm sun, enjoy breathtaking views, and experience magical moments.

Josef & Jasmin Host

We are Joseph and Jasmine, and define ourselves as Downshifters. We are not enemies of economic development, or followers of these fascinating trends of the moment, but we simply don’t accept the rules of the consumerist society anymore. We are a couple of "mature" people who have traveled the world. Afterwards, we decided to realize our dream in Abruzzo: we have gained complete autonomy in harmony with nature. We bought an old ruin with land and forest, and built our new home here. Casale di Josef & Jasmin is not a traditional hostel. It is a building with complete self-supplied energy, full recovery of rainwater and sewage, and a biodynamic vegetable garden. In the spirit of mutual exchange, our guests can participate in a variety of activities.