Castello di Semivicoli

Casacanditella, Chieti
+39 0871 890045

A creative restoration of a delicious domaine, plus fine wines, delightful staff, and an ‘ooh’ and ‘aah’ at every turn!


11 rooms


Rooms sleep 1 – 4

Children welcome
Pets welcome

The Experience

One of the many (so many) highlights of a stay here is breakfast in the atmospheric kitchen, where, in front of a 17th-century walk-in fireplace, a handsome array of cakes, breads, fruits and cereals awaits. This vast and magnificent building sits on a hill between the mountains and the sea, one of a hamlet of houses beneath the castle with breathtaking views over Abruzzo. The owner continues her late husband’s dream, to create great wines for the region, aided by Valentina the manager, almost a member of the family herself. There’s a surprise around every corner, from the entrance courtyard with its ancient wavy brick floors to the elongated wine cellar with its hanging prosciuttos to the antique- and fresco-studded salons up on the first floor. Bedrooms vary in shape, size and flavour, the pièce de résistance hogging the top floor, its central bed (and bath tub to the side) once enjoyed by Gérard Depardieu. Every bathroom is state-of-the-art, every room is amazing. There are mountain bikes to borrow, hiking trails in the Majella, and wine tastings in the enoteca. We loved it.


  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Spa
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Bar
  • Barbecue
  • Licensed premises
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Cot available


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

Christmas, 7 January - 7 March, 24 December - 26 December.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
This property is part of a working farm or vineyard.
Restaurants 5km.


Nightly price
from €65
2 Suites for 3
From €160
7 Doubles
From €130
1 Single
From €65
1 Suite for 4
From €250



A beautiful property lovingly restored to a high level. We arrived and left in pouring rain. The weather however could not detract from a lovely stay. We enjoyed the breakfast buffet as well as a wonderful wine tasting with local plates of delicious food. Do not miss the wine tasting! The wines are very good. Our only disappointment was that we couldn't have it shipped to the USA!

Barbara, Annapolis

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The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Valentina Mucciante

  • Castello di Semivicoli is owned by the wineries of Masciarelli Tenute Agricole. On request, we can organise wine tastings and visits to the Masciarelli winery.
  • The hotel is 15km from the Abruzzo coast, the famous Costa dei Trabocchi, and 15km from the Majella mountains and natural park.
  • On arrival, our guests will be treated to an interested guided tour of the historic building.
  • In spring and summer, you can have breakfast in the vineyards, in the lush gardens or by the pool.
  • Castello di Semivicoli has recently opened a pool area, a perfect spot to relax and enjoy the beautiful views over the sea and mountains.