Myosotis (Forget-me-not) is a B&B House in the historic centre of the medieval mountain village of Introdacqua, in central Italy. The village features in “I Borghi più belli d’Italia”and it isn’t far from all the regional amenities. It is half an hour from ski slopes and about an hour from the seaside. Five minutes drive away is the ancient and artistic town of Sulmona in the Maiella National Park where the famous Latin poet, Publius Ovidius Naso was born. Sulmona is historically renowned for its sugar- coated almonds industries which go back to the 15th century. A large open air market takes place on Wednesdays and on Saturdays in “Piazza Maggiore” that has been a special location in the film “The American”(2010) performed by G. Clooney. The square is also used to commemorate “la Madonna che scappa” in spring and the Jousting knights in summer. The boundary of it, is represented by the Aquaduct ,built in 1256. Myosotis, a restored barn going back to the eighteenth century, is an attractive dwelling on three levels, located in a very relaxing area away from public streets. The ancient barn wasn’t destroyed by a devasting earthquake that in 1704 affected the province of L’Aquila thanks to its solid rock that is the back wall of its three floors. The house, prettily furnished and decorated by the owners, offers three varieties of bedroom accomodation including a double room (the pink room), a twin-bedded room (the green room) and a single room (the red room). The latter is on the second floor. Blue Forget-me-not is the bathroom you can find next to the green room on the first floor( bath, shower, bidet, w.c., hair dryers, towels and many bathrooms accessories are provided for everyone needs). On ground level there’s the hall, a large shower room, an open space including the dining/sitting room and a kitchen in Tuscan style. In the angels’room you can start your day with a hearty breakfast served with the warmth of the log fire around the table in the winter. Next to the sofa you can find books and leaflets about local history and attractions. On the left of the kitchen there is a utility room. The village of Introdacqua is 650 metres above sea level and lies down a wonderful valley that nourishes it. Thanks to its geographical features you can stay cool in summer even if it is very hot. The range of the surrounding mountains offers an extraordinary display of uncontaminated nature with thick blankets of forests full of beeches, firs and pinetrees whose resinous essences, chasing each other and mixing together with the perfume of the genista, punctuate of yellow the gaily-coloured palette of colours, delighting your eyes. The village is abounding in country churchyards and little churches as well as in different mountain itineraries that permit the excursionist to restore, penetrating into tufts of spicy wild thyme or into bushes of cistus with its rose-coloured petals looking like a tissue paper or into wild orchids depending on the seasons, while, from the top, the imposing, medieval tower silently follows the natural course of history . Myosotis or Forget-me-not is the botanic name given to the small, yellow-eyed, bright blue flower. It is also the “buen ritiro”that waits for you after a day spent in seeing the sights of our varied region. Edward Lear, a famous nonsense writer and landscapist loved Italy and the Abruzzi in particular. In fact he wrote Illustrated Excursions in Italy (London, T. Mc Lean 1846). In 1843 he visited the Abruzzi region singing its praises.

Don’t forget Myosotis if you want an unforgettable holiday!!!.