Sextantio Albergo Diffuso in Santo Stefano di Sessanio, Abruzzo, Italy
Imagine truly escaping from the modern world, discovering a gorgeous village seemingly untouched by time, and immerse yourself in the beauty and serenity of Italy's rolling Apennine Mountains at Sextantio Albergo Diffuso. Nestled amidst verdant valleys in a historic medieval village, enjoy the elegance of simple living, good company, food, and wine, and find yourself feeling refreshed and rejuvenated as you truly unwind. Simple, quiet cottage-style rooms welcome you with a warm and inviting ambiance, stone hearths giving off gentle heat and casting dancing shadows on the ancient walls. Heated stone floors and comfortable beds ensure your every comfort, while the refreshing breeze and clear, sunny skies instantly bring a smile to your face. Gaze out over the gorgeous, flowing hills, relax and enjoy a quiet meal with the perfect wine, and breathe in complete tranquility at Sextantio Albergo Diffuso.
Wake to the gentle morning as the village begins to come alive, and sit down to enjoy a warm, delicious home-crafted breakfast as the sun rises over the valley. Venture out into town and visit some of the local artisans as they craft traditional textiles, wines, and amazing local delicacies. Make time for an exciting historic tour of the renaissance hill town of Santo Stefano di Sessario village, and continue on to discover the mountaintop fortress of Rocca Calascio, the highest in the Apennines, before taking in the sweeping views from the mountain shelter of Rifugio Racollo. Visit the high mountain plains of Fonte Vetica to sample amazing salumi, cheese, and mouth-watering fresh meats grilled in the cool, open-air, and stop in at the Astronomic Observatory and the Church of Madonna della Neve. After a wonderful day of exploring, return to the hotel for a deep massage and aromatherapy treatment before a magical candle light dinner. Dine on fine local cuisine crafted in traditional style, at The Locanda Sotto gli Archi restaurant, and relax next to the wonderful stone fireplace as you sip wine and watch the sun set on your first fabulous day. At Sextantio Albergo Diffuso, each day is this amazing, and the next promises even more as you discover the beautiful mountains of Italy.
Location of Sextantio Albergo Diffuso
Nearest Airport: PSR
Amenities for Sextantio Albergo Diffuso
- General Information
- 29 Guest Rooms
- 2 Restaurants
- Organic Cuisine
- Healthy Cuisine
- Afternoon Tea
- On-Site Amenities
- Spa Services
- Gift Shop
- Cooking Classes
- Wine Tasting
- Cooking Demonstrations
- Business Center/Services
- Meeting Rooms
- Arts & Crafts
- Historic Sites
Reviews for Sextantio Albergo Diffuso
Santo Stefano di Sessanio is a rustic hilltop village with cobbled stones and kept authentic with much of its original charm retained. The Hotel has a reception and the bedrooms are scattered around this small village. Basic but comfortable rooms in their original style but not a place for a luxury room service experience. The hotel restaurant is one of several in the village and average but look around and also dine at the others which provide homemade and local food. A great location to base yourself and visit local villages and towns but the town has limited facilities during the day.
Stewartmax M - Guildford, United Kingdom
Staying here is like staying in a film set, but you can actually go inside! We felt like we'd stepped into Game of Thrones. Of course this means that there are some rustic touches which perhaps feel a little out of sync with a luxury hotel (the bed for example....you don't exactly sink into it) but if you can get past these you'll have a fantastic time. We stayed for 4 days which was just enough - the village is very small so I wouldn't recommend staying too much longer unless you have a car and are prepared to drive. The reason this doesn't get 5 stars is because some of the activites we were promised we found weren't available once we'd turned up. This was quite disappointing and could have been better managed. Otherwise the hotel is excellent, the staff are super helpful and friendly, the rooms are lovely (rustic but lovely!) and the food is mostly good. If I could change one thing it would be the food - they base everything on old-style dishes but to be honest I would have preferred something a bit more gourmet for those prices.
Cali M - London, England, United Kingdom
Most amazing travel destination. Can't wait to go back. This village was built between the 11-15th century and is being preserved as it was back then. Life there is slow, relaxed, peaceful, and full of adventure. You can hunt truffles, herd sheep, watch the shepherd's wife make yarn from the sheep wool, take cooking classes, eat wonderful food, or soak in a tub. We sat in a tiny stone pub and learned a card game from a group of old Italian Signor's that did not speak English. It was one of life's best moments. It's impossible to describe the raw beauty of being in a village that old. The architecture is stunning and what a blessing it is being restored. I want to spend my life there.
Lisamatasso - Woodland Park, Colorado
This was my second visit to Santo Stefano's Sextantio Albergo Diffuso. I couldn't wait to see this beautiful place again. I stayed for eight days over Christmas and it was just as magical as I remembered. I am a single traveler, and I prefer to say that I am "seasoned" rather than older. :) The staff is more than gracious on every level, the restaurant Locanda Sotto Gli Archi is gorgeous. Managed by the very capable Serena, and chef Emilio....and the truly gifted baker I only know as Mama.....it is an experience and foods that you should not miss. Franco manages the Il Cantinoni with delicious local pub foods that are rustic and sophisticated...with a tremendous wine selection. I think I am so drawn to this place because it is so real. It is what Italy was, and is. I thank Daniele Kilgren for his foresight and determination to preserve this beautiful way of life, and this beautiful place....they even employ a cultural anthropologist, Nunzia to keep the heritage authentic and true. It is a dream place, based on reality. Perfection.
This is a very special and magical place: the pictures online can't capture it. The hotel is spread out over lots of little apartments over the city, and you're high up in dramatic and beautiful mountains. I came with my fiance and we were able to light a fire in our own room. The baths were luxurious, the ceilings were higher than we thought from the photos and the candles and hand made blankets were lovely touches. The food was traditional, authentic and well made (my fiance asked to see the chef to congratulate him on his milk pork because it was so good, we also recommend the lentii soup, fish and salami). The staff went out of their way to help us however they could - they really care about you and the mission of the place. This is sustainable tourism at its best - a real celebration of culture, place and history without being pretentious or hippy. If you're there, go and see the Rocco, a great mountain view with an old fort. After a day there, my fiance and I knew it's where we would most like to get married. It's a beautiful, spiritual place. We would highly recommend that you go and enjoy and experience it yourself!
RoseRoberts24 - Southampton, United Kingdom