Italycountrystay operates in Via Piana, a little guest house in the countryside that specializes in working with international customers. They offer yoga and a wide variety of other activities.

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Reviews (23)

Rana Nazih

from Egypt, June 2019

"The best escape from the city "

Anna is the best host and the place is very relaxing, clean and filled with nature all around. The found Anna prepared was heart filling and you also can’t miss the organic wine. The daily trips and drives to the cooking school were also something I looked forward too. Learned so much about basic Italian cooking and ate the wonderful meals prepared daily in the amazing national park where the school is located.

Walter Kmet

from Australia, June 2019

"A wonderful experience"

We loved the hospitality and Caterina’s cooking classes followed by a lovely long lunch eating what we cooked. The area is so rich in scenery and hilltop towns to explore by car. The accomodation was comfortable and very clean. Anna our host was always available to help for whatever we needed. We really enjoyed our stay and would come to the region and stay again.

Marta Reis

from Portugal, May 2019

"Hidden Gem!!"

This area is a hidden gem! I came to Via Piana with a car and that allowed me to explore this amazing region. The landscapes here are unbelievably beautiful, for sure something I was not expecting!

Anna's place is very rustic and simple and at the same time it surrounds you with a warm, cosy atmosphere.

I had a cooking class and it was totally worth it, I really liked it! It was very basic, well explained, it was a real Italian experience :)

I had a yoga lesson every morning and it was something that I would not dismiss at all. I felt like it was a great way to start the day. I know that there where also several types of massages available but unfortunately I did not have time to book one.

It was an amazing experience that I will not forget and I for sure recommend it to anyone who likes nature, healthy food, pure fresh air and astonishing landscapes!!! :D


from Poland, May 2019

"Very nice place"

The cooking classes were super nice, the instructor was amazing. Area is beautiful, you can really rest and enjoy the nature. Anna is very helpful and nice.

Noa Segre

from Italy, August 2020

"A week of relax and bliss "

I stayed for a week in August 2020 and had a wonderful time. Anna was attentive, kind and super helpful with any question, suggestion and was friendly and made me feel at home.

Anna, my yoga instructor, was amazing - she is a true professional and i was surprised how just after one week she helped better my practice as well as give me new ways to continue and grow with my yoga.

The location is beautiful, the room was clean and comfortable. The whole place really allows you to disconnect from the day to day hassle and just relax.


from Germany, November 2019

"A little paradise"

It was the perfect Yoga-retreat!

The guesthouse is a nice old house that lets you feel beeing really in italy. The rooms are rustic with a lot of charm. Anna is very friendly and helpfull and made me feel like beeing at a families place. And she is a great chef! I loved the incredible dishes!!! The yoga was amazing.

The location is just perfect. Away from all the hustle of the city, but still quite near to have a coffee or buy some stuff you need at a supermarket oer the market. And there a lot of activities in the area: hiking, horse-riding, cooking-classes... just everything you need to have a relaxing time!

Dagmara Sygulla

from Germany, September 2019


We had a wonderful time at Anna’s place. She and Michael made the stay very special and magic.

Nina Lehti

from Finland, July 2019

"Perfect holiday at Via Piana"

I had the perfect stay at Via Piana! Anna was super nice and flexible too. I rented a car and went for a hike in Abruzzi, she provided me with maps and checked something for me by calling a friend and organized an evening yoga class instead of the morning class. I also did a couple of other hikes closer to Via Piana but they were still more accessible by car. I loved the food and the location. Wasn't hard to get there, just took some time. Definitely recommend this holiday for everyone and especially Finns and Scandinavian people, you need to experience this Italian dream!

Liz Fox

from Italy, May 2019

"Life changing experience"

I loved everything about this stay. First of all the area is extremely beautiful. Surrounded by nature and mountains. The rooms are decorated with lots of love and care.

We had amazing dinners every night. It was a lot of vegetables which I loved. Not just Pasta and Pizza.

Overall there is a very warm and sincere atmosphere at the place. It is a very small place with only few guests at a time, so it is very personal. Anna, the owner, makes her best efforts to make your stay comfortable. I felt so welcome there.

And then the Reiki of course, was my highlight. Linda, the Reiki teacher, introduced me to it and slowly and carefully guided me into Reiki. I loved every moment of it and I think it has made a lasting impact on my life. I see certain things changing and improving thanks to Reiki. Thank you so much for that. I definitely got the best out of this experience.

Susan Gorman

from Australia, April 2019

"Rejuvenate mind and body"

The serene location, opportunities for solitude as well as our daily yoga practice provided rejuvenation of body and mind. Our host, Anna and her helpers were welcoming and the food delicious.

Alex Cutts

from United States, April 2019

"Peaceful, nourishing stay at Via Piana."

Anna has created an environment that feels as if you are coming home when you visit Via Piana.

My room was incredibly comfortable and had amazing views of Sora.

Anna's food is amazing. It was always nourishing, plentiful and always appreciated after a days walking in the hills!

The yoga was fantastic. I had been interested in hatha for a while. The teacher made it accessible and interesting guiding you through the asanas with instruction and background information. Consequently, everyday was started with a boost of energy!

I can see myself going back to Via Piana!

Rebecca Jensen

from Sweden, October 2018

"A perfect retreat at the right time in life"

I loved the tranquillity of the retreat, the lovely surroundings, the peace and quite. The food was amazing and my room was more of an apartment with private kitchen, sleeping room and bathroom. The sun deck provided a great place to sit and eat, read or just enjoy the sun and peacefulness. Anna was very helpful when I needed anything. I also enjoyed talking to Dalma, who was helping out at the retreat. The yoga instructors were also very friendly and excellent at providing yoga at the right level. My overall impression is definitely very good and although this retreat was booked ahead of time, I realized that the timing couldn´t have been better. I really needed a break and some peace and quite in life and thats exactly what I got.

Fanny Kostrowski

from Germany, September 2021

"Super schöner Urlaub in familiärer Atmosphäre "

Via Piana ist ein wunderbarer, friedvoller Ort, zum Entspannen. Diesen charmanten Ort fernab von Touristenhotspots, habe ich sofort ins Herz geschlossen. Anna kümmert sich super lieb um ihre Gäste und kocht super leckeres Essen mit lokalen Zutaten. Der Yoga Unterricht mit Olivia und Greta war sehr schön, achtsam und entspannend. Das Zimmer war sehr sauber, geräumig und gemütlich. Die Umgebung eignet sich gut für Spaziergänge. Ich habe mich sofort wie zu Hause gefühlt. Am letzten Tag überraschte Anna uns noch mit einem schönen Ausflug nach Arpino mit Blick von den alten Burgmauern, Spaziergang am See und Abendessen mit Tapas. Vielen Dank für diesen schönen Urlaub.

Aniek Koppens

from Netherlands, October 2020

"Geweldige ervaring in een prachtig gebied"

Super gastvriendelijke ontvangst van Anna, geweldige yoga lessen van Viola, top eten en een prachtige locatie! Als je een auto huurt, kan je de omgeving verkennen waaronder het Abruzzen nationaal park.

Léa Barbisan

from United States, August 2019

"Super relaxing week at Anna's!"

The location is very beautiful and quiet, the rooms are simple but large and clean, the beds are comfortable. It's a minor point, but we would have loved to have some cushions for the deck chairs as well as parasols in order to be able to relax and read on the beautiful terrace during the hot summer afternoons. Anna's food is simply amazing, delicious and healthy, she is the nicest host! The yoga lessons with Alina and Jenny were great, they were absolutely worth waking up at 7am :)!


from France, August 2019

"Un stage vraiment à la carte?"

Pratiquer à notre rythme.

Dépasser nos limites.

Apprendre de nouvelles postures une nouvelle approche.

Aller vraiment au plus profond.

Tout cela dans le cadre d’une profonde écoute de nos besoins et d’une grande sympathie.

Johanna Pollet

from Germany, July 2019

"Wunderbare Woche in der Via Piana"

Für eine Woche bezogen wir das Studio in der Via Piana und hatten täglich jeden morgen 90 min Yogaunterricht. Frühstück und Abendessen war in unserem Paket ebenfalls mit drin.

Für uns war es ein absuluter Wohlfühlurlaub. Sehr ruhig und ja, friedvoll:). Besonders toll war das köstliche Essen, auf das wir uns jeden Abend noch mehr gefreut haben und der schöne Yogaunterricht.

Das Studio ist super ausgestattet und angenehm kühl. Wir haben die ganze Woche über sehr gut geschlafen.

Wir würden empfehlen mit dem Auto anzureisen um die tolle Region selbststendig erkunden zu können. Außerdem ist es ratsam ordentlich Mückenschutz dabei zu haben.

Insgesamt sind wir immer noch ganz beglückt von diesem schönen Urlaub! Liebe Anna, tausend Dank!

John Wisse

from Netherlands, July 2019

"What a unique place to stay."

The unforgettable hospitality of Anna who runs the place. Great yoga of Brigitte and the nice mindful people I met.

Carolin Strecker

from United States, May 2019

"Erholsame Tage im Grünen"

Die Gastgeberin Anna hat am Rande der Abruzzen ein kleines Paradies geschaffen und teilt dies glücklicherweise mit ihren Gästen. Die Zimmer in den kleinen Steinhäuschen sind ansprechend gestaltet und mit allem ausgestattet, was man braucht. Anna kocht selbst- gesund und lecker- und serviert dazu ihren eigenen Wein. Die Atmosphäre ist durch die kleine Gruppengröße sehr familiär. Alles ist grün, die Schafe blöken beim Frühstück und der Start in den Tag mit Yoga ist perfekt.