Sextantio Albergo Diffuso Abruzzo (Santo Stefano di Sessanio), Italy

“With its dramatic hilltop setting this micro-village in the Italian Apennines stays true to its past. Exposed beams and stone walls, candlelit dining rooms; it's the huge baths, luscious toiletries and wifi throughout that add modern luxury. Similarly, the menu is traditional and locally sourced. ”

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“Whilst this property might not be for everyone, for those that would like to get away or enjoy an eco-adventure - you will love it. As you approach along the cobbled road, modernity ebbs away. Set amidst a former medieval agricultural village, with views across the surrounding mountain range, this property oozes historic charm. Enter your room with the clink of a huge iron key and you will be pleasantly surprised by the 'peasant-luxe' decor. Although in our opinion, there is nothing peasant about the handwoven rugs and throws not to mention immersive baths and remote controlled underfloor heating. However the wool mattress might not be to everyones taste. Some include fireplaces and spacious living areas. The Superior Rooms are our favourite with private entrances and some with private balconies. From the staff to the produce the property's emphasis is on sustainability, both environmental and local. There is an excellent village life feel and guests can partake in cooking classes, walks in the countryside, stick their nose in one of the library's many books or a knock about on the property's tennis court. Whatever your taste, one cannot dispute that this hotel is a one off and far more than simply a place to rest your head; it is a medieval experience within itself! ”

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SEXTANTIO ALBERGO DIFFUSO, ABRUZZO, ITALY

Mountainous and mediaeval Sextantio Albergo Diffuso is a boutique hotel clustered around the remains of an old village.

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Facilities

Concierge
Fireplace
Free wifi
Cots available
Family Suites
Pet friendly
Not suitable for disabled guests
Wedding license
Sitting Room
Bicycles available
Wifi
Meeting Room
Parking
Restaurant
Library
Bar
Child friendly
Communal Dining

Activities

Cooking classes
Enquire with the hotel about arranging a cooking lesson to learn the arts of the local Italian cuisine.
Other Activities
A historical guided walk to the Church of San Cipriano as well as the archeological site at Peltuinum.
Great walks
There are many picturesque walks through the surrounding fields and local countryside.
Sights nearby
The Rocca Calascio Fortress, with its dramatic mountain setting, is a historical sight to be marvelled at.
Learning
Art lovers will love The Museum of Ceramics located within Castelli city hall.
Tennis
There are tennis courts on site for guests to use.
Cycling
The hotel has bikes available for guests to use for local exploring.

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27 rooms from $223 per night

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Activities

Cooking classes
Enquire with the hotel about arranging a cooking lesson to learn the arts of the local Italian cuisine.
Other Activities
A historical guided walk to the Church of San Cipriano as well as the archeological site at Peltuinum.
Great walks
There are many picturesque walks through the surrounding fields and local countryside.
Sights nearby
The Rocca Calascio Fortress, with its dramatic mountain setting, is a historical sight to be marvelled at.
Learning
Art lovers will love The Museum of Ceramics located within Castelli city hall.
Tennis
There are tennis courts on site for guests to use.
Cycling
The hotel has bikes available for guests to use for local exploring.

Other highlights

In/by a Nature Reserve
Located in the Gran Sasso National Park
Full of character
Secluded setting
Pet friendly
Eco
Village
Restaurant
Family Suites
Charming
Historic
Organic food
Views
Antiques
Gourmet
Quirky
Hills & mountains
Quiet
Child friendly
Boutique
Wedding license
Free wifi

Hotel size

27 rooms
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