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Sulmona – Your Holiday Base


From our base in Sulmona you will explore Abruzzo and learn the secrets of regional Italian cookery from Chef Ezio.


Expect to stay in cool, elegant rooms located in Sulmona’s historical centre.


Your stay in the spa hotel Ovidius in Sulmona will be romantic, authentic and provide unobtrusive modern comforts that preserve the calm, unspoilt use of space.

Each morning you will be served a leisurely continental breakfast;  a combination of freshly baked coronets, cakes and rustic breads and to try with local ham, sheep and cow cheeses and home-made preserves.


A range of healthy cereals and fresh fruit will be available alongside coffee, teas and juices.


Sulmona is one of Abruzzo’s most beautiful medieval towns that sits between 2 national parks and is nestled 405 metres above sea level in the Peligna Valley.   It is a cultural hub, the birthplace of Ovid and famous for being home to confetti (sugared almonds) to try in one of its many cafes and bars.

Unusually for a mountain town, Sulmona remains vibrant, with a twice weekly market and a host of independent shops, bars, and restaurants that make it the perfect base to explore when not cooking or exploring Abruzzo on our Italian cooking holidays. Walk its narrow streets and you can admire Renaissance baronial palaces, churches, and unexpected terraces that offer breathtakingly panoramic views of the rich Peligna Valley.