Albergo diffuso Santo Stefano di Sessanio - Ref: SXT

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

Useful information

9km, Barisciano, 10km Rocca Calascio, 13km Castel del Monte, 23km Capestrano, 28km L'Aquila, 83km Pescara, 148km Rome
Albergo diffuso
Rome - 228km   Pescara - 84km
restaurant bar animals accepted on request car park WIFI bicycles credit cards accepted wine tasting
Italian English
  • • Bread making
  • • Oeno-bike tour en anglais
  • • Weaving lessons
  • • Canoeing on the Tirino
  • • Horse riding
  • • Hiking
  • • Wine tastings
  • • Massages
May 2016

Nous avons beaucoup apprécié "ce retour en arrière"allié à un confort actuel, la restauration de cet hébergement est tout-à-fait réussie dans un cadre exceptionnel de sérénité. Une mention particulière pour la qualité du petit déjeuner, ainsi que pour les produits de toilette faits artisanalement que l'on peut retrouver dans la boutique. Avez-vous apprécié nos conseils pour le choix des hôtels réservés? : Nous avons été particulièrement sensibles à la disponibilité de Blandine qui a répondu à toutes nos interrogations.

Virginie, Marcq en Baroeul
May 2016

EXTRAORDINAIRE - Une restauration des maisons fidèle à l'esprit de la région et intelligente. Avez-vous apprécié nos conseils pour le choix des hôtels réservés? : Merci à HOTE ITALIA de me faire découvrir l'Italie de cette manière. Je réserve les yeux fermés tant j'ai pu apprécier votre bon goût, votre sérieux, votre honnêteté. J'ai découvert les Abruzzes grâce à vous ! Les paysages sont magnifiques les villages de montagne, les lacs, la floraison, des endroits qui respirent la sérénité... et l'hôtel une MERVEILLE.... Le petit déjeuner composé de pain frais, de confiture faite maison, de miel, de fromage de montagne, les pâtisseries différentes chaque matin.... Votre collaboration avec les propriétaires qui est perceptible est un atout certain. Un GRAND MERCI et à très bientôt.

Odile, Lille
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Fares 2020*
Room type Low Season
05/01 to 31/03
01/11 to 27/12
Mid Season
01/04 to 31/07
01/09 to 31/10
High Season
01/08 to 31/08
28/12 to 06/01
Double classic 105€ 156€ to 192€ 216€
Double superior 162€ 228€ to 276€ 312€
Suite × 2 222€ 300€ to 360€ 408€
Executive Suite × 4 282€ 372€ to 444€ 504€
Variable rates according to occupancy  | Indicative prices   | *Breakfast included for 2 persons  
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