A luxuriously revisited return to the past for travelers seeking calm and a change of scenery

Albergo diffuso Santo Stefano di Sessanio - Ref: SEM

A country road winds its way up through beautiful hillside landscapes and leads you to the fortified village of Santo Stefano di Sessanio. Located in the moutains of Abruzzo at 1250m above sea level, inside the Gran Sasso and Monti delle Laga national park, this medieval town is a classic example of an Italian medieval hill town with perimeter walls encircling houses and squares.
The "Albergo diffuso" is a culturally historical project which breathes life into the forgotten places and people of Abruzzo while preserving the historic character of the buildings and retaining its soul. Over 10 years of study and research have been necessary to bring back to life the customs of the inhabitants, their culinary habits, their crafts and to recreate a true life experience of living there hundreds years ago. The result is of unmatched beauty, an unforgettable experience for the traveler.
This boutique hotel is unique in its kind with 28 rooms spread over different houses of the town restored with the utmost care using materials salvaged from this century-old place, from the ground to furniture and textiles, authentic items from the Abruzzo Mountains. Antique furniture, Traditional handcrafts perfectly combined with design elements are reflected in the decoration of each room: natural colours, woolen mattresses, dim light, handmade bedspreads woven on traditional looms.
The spacious and comfortable rooms are equipped with private bathroom (bath or shower), quality bedding, fire place, hairdryer, underfloor heating. Traditional liquors and mineral water are complimentary. This boutique hotel offers you an intimate and exclusive stay to experience the traditions and spirit of ancient rural life without renouncing to comfort and high quality standards.
The vaulted candlelit restaurant proposes original recipes from the regional gastronomy of Abruzzo. One can visit the bottega workshop where textile and wool woven products are on sale or simply take a break to have some herbal tea.
The hotel enjoys a perfect location to discover the national park of Gran sasso, its historic, cultural and archeological heritage, its biodiversity and unspoiled nature, its handcrafts and enogastronomic traditions. With a noble and well defined heritage, the village of Santo Stefano offers a pleasant atmosphere and spectacular views on the contrasting landscapes of Gran Sasso.

Key facts

Absolute peace • Comfort • Regional cuisine • Unique concept • All year round activities • Panoramic views over the mountains and valleys
CATEGORY:
Albergo diffuso
LOCATION:
Rome - 228km
Pescara - 84km
LANGUAGES SPOKEN:
Italian English
SERVICES:
restaurant bar animals accepted on request car park WIFI bicycles credit cards accepted wine tasting
ACTIVITIES:
  • Bread making
  • Oeno-bike tour en anglais
  • Weaving lessons
  • Canoeing on the Tirino
  • Horse riding
  • Hiking
  • Wine tastings
  • Massages
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LOCATION

VISITS

Hiking or skiing in the Gran Sasso National Park • 9km Rocca Calascio fortress • 26km Cistercian abbey of S.Felice d´Ocre • 26km Abbey of Bominaco • 28km l´Aquila • the medieval boroughs of the land of the barons

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FARES AND BOOKING

Double classic

05/01 to 31/03 - 01/11 to 27/12

105€

breakfast included

01/04 to 31/07 - 01/09 to 31/10

156€ to 192€

breakfast included

01/08 to 31/08 - 28/12 to 06/01

216€

breakfast included

Double superior

05/01 to 31/03 - 01/11 to 27/12

162€

breakfast included

01/04 to 31/07 - 01/09 to 31/10

228€ to 276€

breakfast included

01/08 to 31/08 - 28/12 to 06/01

312€

breakfast included

Suite × 2

05/01 to 31/03 - 01/11 to 27/12

222€

breakfast included

01/04 to 31/07 - 01/09 to 31/10

300€ to 360€

breakfast included

01/08 to 31/08 - 28/12 to 06/01

408€

breakfast included

Executive Suite × 4

05/01 to 31/03 - 01/11 to 27/12

282€

breakfast included

01/04 to 31/07 - 01/09 to 31/10

372€ to 444€

breakfast included

01/08 to 31/08 - 28/12 to 06/01

504€

breakfast included

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Indicative prices calculated on a 2 person basis unless otherwise stated

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