Grace Tombolato is Australian born, but her surname clearly reveals her Italian origins. She is the daughter of Italian emigrants, her father Giulio coming from Veneto and her mother Angela from San Marco in Lamis in the province of Foggia. She discovered Abruzzo at the age of 21 on a tour of the “Bel Paese” and for Grace it was quite literally love at first sight. She chose to return to the “Green Region of Europe” five years ago, this time not as a tourist on a pleasure trip to the region, but rather as an investor with the intention of buying property in the region. Then she came up with the idea of opening a unique bed & breakfast, carefully designed in every detail to showcase the region.
In Australia Grace is a successful entrepreneur in the field of solutions for human resources. In Abruzzo, on the other hand, she has chosen to invest in quality accommodation in the hospitality sector because she firmly believes in the unique features and great potential of this region.
Today this investment bears the name of Villa Grace Tombolato. This modern and refined structure, situated between Montesilvano and Pescara, was completed in record time. When the villa was opened in July 2011, some of Grace’s relatives, including her brothers Giuseppe and Roberto and sister Rose, nephews, nieces and many friends, came all the way from Australia to celebrate the fulfilling of a dream of a lifetime. Her aim is to show her visitors, including the many travelers from Australia and the USA who come to our country, a special place of inarguable charm, great beauty and ancient history. A place where the sea and mountains live side by side in perfect harmony, in a land rich in culinary delights and traditions, which offers an alternative to the usual proposals of tour operators: Rome, Venice, Florence, Naples etc.