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Address: | Historical centre, 67020 Santo Stefano di Sessanio, Italy
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours

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A fantastic 2 days break

This town was affected by the earthquake of 2011 and it has been carefully restored keeping the hotel infrastructure as "extended" through all old nice little historical... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

This town was affected by the earthquake of 2011 and it has been carefully restored keeping the hotel infrastructure as "extended" through all old nice little historical apartments. The attention to details is amazing.

Thank ポール ジ
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 218 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

High up in the mountains about two hours from Rome, this ancient village has been brought back to life by the innovative renovation of crumbling rock houses into a multi room boutique hotel. The air is very clean and fresh and a welcome break from the summer heat of Rome

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Rome, Italy
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016

SS is a perfect base camp. The locals are very friendly and helpful and really go out of their way to help visitors enjoy the territory. The Abruzzi needs our visits as earthquake reconstruction is still going on. SS is one of the admirable places to start!

1 Thank trionfale76
Blue Bell, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2016 via mobile

What a magical place! You can travel back in time and relax and eat the best food too! We have visited two times since the earthquake and are so happy to see the progress! Can't wait to return!

1 Thank ackdente
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27 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2016

We visited this lovely village in the middle of winter and found ourselves completely alone with the exception of the hotel staff. We were able to wonder its labyrinth of cobblestone alleys feeling as if we were exploring a long lost land. The silence was deafening. This long abandoned town is centuries old and has recently gotten a second lease... More 

1 Thank David H
Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2016

I don't think we saw much of the "town" but if we did it was very small. The highlight is the Medieval village now converted into an incredible and unique hotel where the original houses have been converted into hotel rooms which retain their rustic character but are fantastic to stay in. Atmosphere just wonderful but beds a little hard.... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2016 via mobile

Lovely medieval village great experience lovely to walk around. Really quaint and quiet. Lovely places to visit locally beatific scenery worth visiting for the experience

1 Thank Tord23dec
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2015 via mobile

If u are looking for something very special that's the place for you! It's a small town 40 minute from l'aquila and 1.20h from Pescara, unfortunately the earthquake in 2009 dameged this town and the tower built by the Medici family from Florence, but they are working hard to fix the place and they did good work! I really raccomand... More 

1 Thank Silvia M
Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015 via mobile

This old town is hilly with windy narrow cobble stoned paths. No need for a map. Just wander as it is not big. Down below there is a.churcb and cemetery. Uo the top was a tower but the earthquake in 2009 destroyed it but they are repairing it. There's many buildings being repaired. But what we saw that were still... More 

1 Thank Tweetcoz
Crown Point, Indiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

What can I say, I love Santo Stefano di Sessanio. This is where my father was born. It is a quaint, small, quiet village in the Gran Sasso. It has the feel of home. It is the essence of Italy. It is breathtaking.

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