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Santo Stefano di Sessanio

| Historical centre, 67020 Santo Stefano di Sessanio, Italy
+39 0862 89203
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empty & boring

Small, old, boring, very empty city in the mountains. You can find old stone buildings and narrow... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Jakub G
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Bielsk Podlaski, Poland
A hidden jewel

Surely the best medieval village to visit in Abruzzo. Unlike other villages, Santo Stefano di... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
ColleenCo
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pescara
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“town” (12 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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| Historical centre, 67020 Santo Stefano di Sessanio, Italy
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Reviewed yesterday

Small, old, boring, very empty city in the mountains. You can find old stone buildings and narrow streets in many other better cities in Abruzzo (e.g. old part of Popoli). Especially disappointing after visiting Rocca Calascio. Moreover it is overhelmed by renowating/construction machines.

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Surely the best medieval village to visit in Abruzzo. Unlike other villages, Santo Stefano di Sessanio has been restored without using cement leaving just bare stones on the outside and really preserving history with modern technology. Walking up and down steps (the village is perched...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Santo Stefano di Sessanio defies description. It is like being transported to a time you can only read about. The architecture, ambiance and people are incredible. A perfect place to decompress from the stresses of our hectic lives.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A hotel created out of a largely disused old village, so bedrooms are in the old houses up stone staircases and through old wooden doors. Sounds ok, but ...... Uncomfortable beds with mattresses and pillows stuffed with fleeces; little sound-proofing so noise from neighbours only...More

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Reviewed August 21, 2017

Well worth a visit to this town that has been affected by earthquakes. Artisan products, in particular wool and honey. Combined it with a trip to the Grotte Di Stiffe.

1  Thank 48rosa
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Reviewed August 20, 2017

This stunning village sits 1200m above sea level at the foot of the tallest mountain range in Abruzzo. Despite loads of scaffolding as they undertake continued repairs after earthquakes back in 2009, the village is so old and beautiful. A Swedish-Italian millionaire agreed to finance...More

Thank Grandview301
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Reviewed July 8, 2017 via mobile

Lovely village with sad past... after the earthquake, everything is pretty sad but worth the visit... had to b nice before falling apart.. must see if in region

1  Thank JD D
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Reviewed June 26, 2017 via mobile

This little quit hamlet is like a museum when you stroll the small middle age streets. Although much is still under restoration, the atmosphere is good. In the morning you have the place almost for your own. Later some (American) visitors including a guide, may...More

1  Thank alex4777
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Reviewed June 1, 2017 via mobile

This is well known and off the beaten track. The backdrop for several films and probably almost inaccessible in winter. But in May it was wonderful. Very few people, but they were welcoming. You could see the earthquake damage from 2009 is a long way...More

4  Thank linglese
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Reviewed November 22, 2016

This lovely town in Abruzzo, Santo Stefano di Sessanio, suffered major damage from the terremoto in L'Aquila in 2009. It's beginning to come back but is still mostly empty of both residents and tourists. There are many workers in town, focusing on rebuilding brick by...More

1  Thank MaryAlice102
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