Vila Sassetti
Vila Sassetti
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Simon
Barcelona, Spain148 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2019 • Couples
It's a bit of a hike to Villa Sassetti, which one can continue up to the castle.The gardens are impressive and really peaceful.
Written February 17, 2019
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clf27
Westford, MA231 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2016 • Couples
We started at Pena Castle, walked to the Castle of the Moors and as recommended by our guest house, took the Villa Sassetti Pedestrian Footpath down to Sintra. Not realizing that Villa Sassetti was a place, we were pleasantly surprised to happen upon a clean WC on the trail which it turns out was on the edge of the Villa Sassetti grounds. We continued to find beautiful gardens and grounds.While we didn't go into any buildings, we greatly enjoyed the end of our walk. While hiking boots aren't needed, I do not recommend walking down the trail in sandals.
Written October 9, 2016
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Polskiman
Sintra, Portugal500 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2016 • Couples
Recently restored to its former glory Vila Sasseti used to be a summer house of the Sasseti family.
The main attraction are the fabulous gardens and walking tracks that lead from the tone of Sintra all the way up to the castle.
The tracks are fully restored and easy to follow with plenty of signage. No tourist crowds here going up and down.
It´s the perfect way to visit Sintra's treasures without the mess of tourists all around.
Written September 20, 2016
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Tony B
Los Angeles, CA724 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
We accidentally found this on the way to the Castle of the Moors, and the signs indicated that this was a way to get there, so we hiked it. It was a rainy day and we had our hiking boots on and so we were good to go. There were few others doing so, but it was a very lovely challenge with rewards along the way. Vila Sassetti and its fountain are very pretty, but the waterfalls and the journey itself are the real stars.

The few other tourists along the way all encouraged each other as we went, and it was really a solid hike. On this particular day there was low cloud cover, rain, fog, and we hiked through some mud. This day was, for me, the best day of the trip. I want to return to do this on a cool and sunny day!
Written December 6, 2019
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Brad
Hong Kong, China173,685 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2016 • Couples
Vila Sassetti is a 19th century Lombard style villa situated on the hillside between Moorish Castle and the historic city centre. The property has been a hotel and private residency and makes for an attractive building which can be viewed from the town by looking up towards the castle.

If you take the hiking trail between the castle and/or Park of Pena down to the the city centre, you'll pass Vila Sassetti. The garden grounds here are very well manicured and the villa is a delightful property to look over from the outside. Not sure if the property is open for public at times of the year or if you can only view the villa from the outside.

Note: There is a small detached cafe at Vila Sassetti if you want to stop for a cup of coffee and/or cake.
Written July 23, 2016
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Oksana
10 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2019 • Couples
Actually discovered it on our way down a trail from Pena. Views and garden area became a pleasant surprise. The footpath itself is rather steep, so if you plan to explore the Pena Palace or Moorish Castle it may be better to take a more sloping path up and then come down the route via vila Sassetti.
Written February 9, 2019
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IndySig
Indianapolis, IN4,119 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2018 • Couples
We found this gem as we were hiking down the trail from Pena into Sintra central. This is quite a nice little Villa and would be a great place to have a wedding. Be sure to look for the tile work on the building and all of the plants and flowers that are in bloom.
Written May 17, 2018
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JLlovetravel
Phoenix, AZ219 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2017 • Family
We refused to pay the tut-tut, so we started walking up the hill to the palace. We walked by it, and it is really pretty. The walk was strenuous but manageable. But you are rewarded with a nice work-out and beautiful view going up the mountain. I was glad I did it.
Written January 10, 2018
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Margarida T
Sintra, Portugal81 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2017 • Friends
This is a great way to either go up or down the mountain to visit the castle or Pena Palace. It's an easy trail that takes more or less an hour and a half each way, if you're stopping to take lots of pictures as you should. It's a trail locals like to do also, as from kids we get used to go to the castle through these trails. Enjoy!
Written November 9, 2017
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SarahAndTerry
St. Augustine, FL233 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2017 • Couples
We did not enter the Vila, but it is on the way up/down the hiking path to/from the Castle of the Moors and Pena Palace. It has a beautiful garden area that you walk through on the way to the hiking trails. Vila Sassetti has a uniquely beautiful style, and worth a stop. The grounds are a great resting point on the journey to/from the higher palaces.
Written September 18, 2017
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