The “Castello di Semivicoli” is an extraordinary
example of abruzzese civil palace of XVIII century, it joins
neoclassical deorative elements and a space divison tipical of
country noble palace: today Masciarelli family welcome here his
friends and all the wine lovers.
The Castle of Semivicoli has 11 rooms and charming customized
suites, whose furniture leaves nothing to chance. Refined
equipment of contemporary design exalts the ancient architecture
and references its history: the porch, the snow-room, the
private chapel, the olive-mill, the winery and the old casks
room, in which huge chestnut wine barrels still dwell, restored
in all its former splendour.
The Castle of Semivicoli is well suited for cultural events,
seminars and little concerts, and it is the ideal setting for
special events and parties. The landscape dominates, among the
majesty of the highest peaks of the Appenini mountains – Gran
Sasso and Majella – together with the delicate outline of the
hills, emphasizing the coasts of the Adriatic sea. All to be
enjoyed during a workout in the modern fitness room or simply by
going for a bicycle ride, with complimentary bicycles provided
by the estate.
Meeting room that holds 100 people with audio
visual equipment. The ideal location for business meetings.
Banquet room and banquet services: catering, buffets, wedding
services, photography set.
• Breakfast served in room on demand.
• Mini bar.
• Direct dial phone.
• Internet connection.
• Wine tasting room.
• Free fitness center.
• Free bicycle rental.
• Private parking.
• Laundry service.
All the rooms have a fireplace and are equipped with TV,
minibar, wireless internet connection, frigobar, wireless
internet connection, heating, hair dryer, air conditionner. The
Junior Suites has an attached sitting room. The Suite Granaio
has an attached sitting room and a kitchenette. It is equipped
with a Jacuzzi and has a wonderful 360° panoramic view.
• 2 Single Rooms
• 2 Double Standard "Segrete"
• 4 Double Standard "Servitu"
• 1 Junior Suite "Segrete"
• 1 Junior Suite "Monastero"
• 1 Suite Superior "Granaio".
Wine Interest & Activities
Since 2004, the castle has been owned by the Masciarelli family,
famous wine producers from the region who export Montepulciano
and Trebbiano d'Abruzzo wines to over 35 countries.
Indeed, in honour of their passionately and painstakingly
restored ancient baronial palace, Castello di Semivicoli also
lends its name to a fine Trebbiano of the estate.
The castle is located only 20 kilometers from the Majella
mountains and a short 30 minute journey to the Adriatic Coast
and the localities of Ortona and Francavilla al Mare.
But in particular, close to San Martino sulla Marrucina, the
home of the Masciarelli business, and surrounded by rolling
chalky hills and vineyards.
For 200 years the estate belonged to the Valignani Lords of
Chieti and the internal garden features secular trees, an
ancient private chapel, an old olive press and a large cellar
where wine tastings, corporate and private functions for up to
100 people are held.
The current yearly production of Gianni Masciarelli winery is of
more than one million and a half bottles, commercialized in
three ranges: Masciarelli Classico, Villa Gemma ancd Marina
The estate owns 350 hectares dislocated in each province of
Most of the lands are cultivated with Montepulciano and
Trebbiano, the Abruzzo typical grape varieties, but part of them
produce international varieties such as Cabernet Sauvignon (in
San Martino sulla Marruccina and Ripa Teatina) and Merlot or
Cabernet Franc in the province of L’Aquila.
Semivicoli is a tiny hamlet, that belongs to the
city of Casacanditella in the Province of Chieti 365 metres
above the sea level in the Abruzzo Region. The Castello is near
the ski slopes in Passo Lanciano, about 30 km away. The nearest
beach on the Adriatic Coast is 15 km away.
Guardiagrele (10 km)
Ortona (15 km)
Pescara (30 km)
San Vito Chietino (43 km)
Lanciano (47 km)
Roma (230 km).
Castello di Semivicoli
Swimming Pool: No
Vineyards: Yes (not in place)
Yes (not in place)
Wine Tours: Yes