The structure

Villa PardiVilla Pardi - "Il Giardino dei Ciliegi" is a three building complex formed by a seventeenth century house and two cottages restored and elegantly furnished.The Villa was built around the middle of the 18th century as a country house for summer holidays. It stands on the top of the hill facing the ancient village of Manoppello, and it is encircled by a wide garden that blends with the green of the hill.

The complex was so called in memory of the georgian princess Kety Mkheidzè, wife of the owner Gr.Uff. Manlio Pardi.This italian villa, so loved by Kety, who found again the suggestive beauty of the georgian hills in the surrounding landscape, renews the country holiday tradition, an ancient pleasure, simple and refined.The owners, Licio and Marilena Pardi, with patience and care transformed this ancient family residence in one of the most beautiful place of the region.

The Villa is composed by three floors, the last one is taken by a beautiful terrace where it is possible to admire the sea and the sloves of the Maiella National Park mountains.On the noble floor of the Villa there is a beautiful hall for meetings and exhibitions; on the lower floor, facing a secular garden, there is a refined room where the furniture gives a warmth you can find only in your home. Thanks to the nearness of the halls to the garden, it is possible to spend pleasant summer evenings in the open.

The villa is in an enviable position, at the edge of the Maiella National Park and near the Abruzzo National Park, only at 15 km from the mountains and 30 km from the sea.Near the Villa it is possible to have sports (mountain bike, canoe, fishing, golf, tennis) and suggestive walks also in the natural reserves in the Orta and Orfento valleys, where Celestine monasteries rise.

Not far, there are the Abbeys of S.Liberatore a Maiella, S.Maria Arabona, S.Clemente a Casauria, beautiful examples of Benedectine and Cistercian architecture. Just outside the Sanctuary of the Holy Face (Volto Santo), the destination each year of thousands of pilgrims coming from all parts of Europe to whom we reserve a special treatment. The Sanctuary has been recently elevated to a rank of Minor Basilica as a result of His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI's visit on September 1, 2006; the citizens of Manoppello welcomed the Holy Father with great joy and participation on his first Papal visit to a church.