Castello Chiola is a splendid hotel located in an ancient castle overlooking the medieval town of Loreto Aprutino, between Pescara and the Gran Sasso National Park. Majestic and refined, welcomes guests on rooms on three floors, all extremely well-kept and different from each other, also offering a privileged location for organizing weddings and events, making them unforgettable.
Castello Chiola History
The glorious annals of Castello Chiola, a 9th century manor dominating the medieval village of Loreto Aprutino, count among the guests and the owners saints, warriors, nobles and emperors. Outpost of the Normans first, watchtower of the Lombards and the troops of Frederick II of Swabia then, the building was the dwelling of important aristocratic families over the centuries - including the Caracciolo, the Acquaviva, the D'Avalos and the Chiola, until 1995 - and, as the legend says, even of St. Thomas Aquinas. Legend has it that in Loreto Aprutino the family of San Tommaso d'Aquino stopped coming back from the crusades and that, just staying in the Castle, little Tommaso made the "miracle of roses". Today it is the patron saint of the town along with San Michele Arcangelo and San Pietro.
The castle was home to noble families, prison, military hospital, barracks of invading armies over the centuries the medieval manor has changed its appearance and residents, preserving intact architectural aspects, charm and mystery. Today it houses a luxury hotel, equipped with large rooms, with high cross ceilings. The decor varies from classic to Renaissance style, with four-poster beds and antique furniture. There is no shortage of modern accessories such as a minibar, television and telephone which, well integrated into the rooms, contribute to making the holiday comfortable. Among the halls of the restaurant, which offers regional as well as international cuisine, the most fascinating is the so-called Celliere hall. characterized by beautiful brick barrel vaults, wooden beams and wrought iron chandeliers.
There are numerous and well-distributed spaces to host weddings, conferences, receptions and cocktails: among these the court, closed on four sides by high brick walls, which in the evening, lit by the dim light of some lanterns, is a charming meeting place of the guests. At the back of the castle, like a sort of panoramic terrace open on the green valleys of Abruzzo, there is a swimming pool.