“La Contea dei Ciliegi” is located in a natural park comprising 80,000 square metres, From north to south and east to west , the immense gardens are filled with an abundance of fruit trees stretching across two hills. From the west you have magnificent views of the Gran Sasso , Maiella and Gargano and from the east you look down on a breathtaking view of the Adriatic Sea.
The entire park is criss crossed by over 2 kms of paths with twelve “stations of health “ The paths are romantically
lit for an evening stroll.
There is a childrens playground with specialist equipment by Holzhof and for added safety we have installed an anti slip floor. For example we have ..
- Rocking Equipment
- Bridges with beams and ropes
- Climbing Nets
- Rope Ladders , slides and much more….
RELAXING OLIVE LABYRINTH
We have a special area planted with olive trees which is a copy of the famous “Labirinto dei Templari” in the Cathedral of Chartres . This meditative maze is 20 metres in diameter and over one kilometer long from entrance to exit. Through the centre of this maze passes a line perfectly aligned to the Adriatic Coast indicating that the coastline is the most eastern of the “Monte Serrone” where the ancient village of Pedaso literally fell into the sea .
The trail has twelve pieces of wooden fitness equipment , including flat benches, bars, jumps,stretching, traction etc... everything you need to tone your body.:
THE “KITE PLATEAU” (Altopiano degli Aquiloni)
To the east of the park , we have a beautiful area for special events, such as weddings , concerts and festivals which can accommodate over 8000 people .
The view from this spot is is truly unique and one can take in the whole coastline as far as the Gargano, the famous “Il Faro” (The lighthouse) and the “faraglioni”...the beautiful rocks edging the beach at Pedaso.
We have an area where we grow a huge variety of herbs that can be used by resort guests, these include..
- Jalapeno Chilies
- Naga Morich Chilies
A FOREST OF CHERRY TREES
Our Cherry Tree Forest is equipped with tables and benches and is the perfect shady place for picnics and snacks.It is surrounded by over 2500 plants and 10 different variety of Cherry Trees that give their names to our apartments.
- Grace Star
A PATH OF FRUIT TREES
On the western perimeter of the park we organically grow a wide variety of fruit trees and berries, depending on the time of year guests can pick fruit from the the trees
- Nashi Pears