Hello, my name is John Sciancalepore and I am the owner of Casa Chiara – your vacation rental in Introdacqua, Abruzzo, Italy.
I have been been traveling to Italy since 1993, and can trace my ancestry to both Naples and Bari, Italy. I am drawn to Italy’s wonderful weather, divine cuisine, and its’ friendly people. Introdacqua is inhabited by people from all over the globe, including at least 25 American families that live there full time, as well as an abundance of citizens from around the globe.
The home is named after my wonderful daughter Chiara, who was 2 years old at the time of the purchase and renovation. Casa Chiara, over the years, has been home to several mayors of Introdacqua, and was occupied by Italian partisans during the second world war. The house was restored by keeping the original architecture intact while adding more living space, a perfect combination of old meeting new.