We stayed at the Cicada from 22nd to 29th August as we were attending a family wedding in Sulmona. It was fantastic. The apartment is truly special, tastefully and elegantly furnished, wonderful mountain views and of the garden with all the lovely produce from the terraces. The family were very welcoming and I just wish I could speak Italian so that I could have communicated more ably. The rooms had plenty of towel provision and laundered halfway through the week. A lovely supply of breakfast produce was an unexpected touch but very welcome as was a gift of watermelon. Situation excellent. Walkable in 15 minutes to Sulmona. Well connected by major routes to other places nearby eg Pacentro and Scanno. Air conditioning needed if necessary in bedrooms. I would go back tomorrow to this beautiful place!!!