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A medieval fortified village in Abruzzo region where its rooms, wine bar, restaurant, meeting room and reception lie scattered in separate buildings formerly used as barns, stables, pigsties, wine cellars and farmers' or shepherds' lodgings. Wood and stone cottages have been restyled as suites, the village dungeons serve as a wedding room and a former witch's lair now hosts business meetings. At Albergo Diffuso - literally 'scattered hotel' - in the mountains of Abruzzo, two hours east of Rome, a hamlet that had fallen into disrepair has been revived, extending to the local traditions of soap-making and wool-spinning, both now thriving once more.
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Free breakfast
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Eeva T wrote a review Nov 2
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If you love history, architecture and nature, this hotel is not to be missed. We had a wonderful stay enjoying Santo Stefano di Sessanio and hiking in the Gran Sasso National Park. Service in the hotel was generally great but special thanks go to Carlo at the Reception who supported us with everything in a very professional way, and even helped us find motor oli for our car. We will never forget this level of hospitality! We also loved the truffle hunting trip with Andrea and his dog Hugo.
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Date of stay: November 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: Do not miss hiking/sightseeing in the Gran Sasso National Park.
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Sukablue wrote a review Oct 2022
Munich, Germany7 contributions
We enjoyed this very special place and even extended our stay for one night. The staff at the reception was extremely welcoming and friendly. It’s great to see that the houses are being restored in such an authentic way and at the same time introducing modern features. Great place to explore the surroundings, including hiking and biking. Thanks!
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Date of stay: October 2022
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Janet P wrote a review Sep 2022
7 contributions2 helpful votes
The Albergo is a fascinating project and I applaud their effort to restore old borghi. However, the accommodations are very rustic. We had a room on the lower level and the sounds of other guests moving back and forth above were deafening. As they are completing their “project” there are also scaffolds everywhere. It was an interesting look at what life may have been like in Abruzzo, but probably would not stay here again.
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Responded Oct 6, 2022
Dear Janet, thank you for being your guests and for your kind review. Both Sextantio Albergo Diffuso in Santo Stefano and Le Grotte della Civita in Matera are projects of restoration of the abandoned historic hilltowns of apennine mountains and the Sassi di Matera. Our approach of conservation includes the maintenance of the original use, form and materials of the building. We do not betray the identity of the buildings we restore. We retain the residential aspects of the buildings – in keeping with their original function. The essential integrity of a building is always manteined , though we find contemporary solutions for modern day living. Any interventions always protect the soul of the building. Warm regards.
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nandavann wrote a review Sep 2022
Phoenix, Arizona3 contributions1 helpful vote
Staying at Sextantio Albergo Diffuso is like stepping back in time and having a truly authentic historical experience. I won't be able to accurately describe our entire experience but it was truly out of the norm in the best way possible! I will say that staying here won't be for everyone, but if you are looking to stay in a beautiful region of Italy close to national parks, enjoy the surrounding nature, explore the great outdoors, and have a remarkable stay in a unique property, then this is the place for you! We stayed in a 2-story suite named "the Bambini" which included a sitting room on the first floor and a master bedroom/bathroom on the second floor. The room was rustic but authentic and it is obvious that they maintain the integrity of the history of the village. The accommodations are modest but comfortable for your adventurous traveler. Dining in the village was wonderful and they kept true to form with breakfast spreads that were true to the early 20th century and we were in awe of every last detail throughout the village, the restaurant, the "canteen" and in our room. Lastly, the team at the front desk helped us arrange for a truffle hunting experience which I highly recommend to anyone visiting the area. That is a must-do experience and one you will never forget!
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Date of stay: September 2022
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Responded Oct 6, 2022
Dear guest, thank you for being our guest and for your time to write this review. We are grateful for your kind words and we are glad your enjoyed in full the experience Sextantio in Santo Stefano di Sessanio. A special thank for your compliments to the team of the reception. We hope to welcoming you in future and we strongly suggest you to experience also our caves in Matera, in our "sister" hotel Sextantio Le Grotte della Civita. Thank you and see you soon!
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Kate767 wrote a review Jul 2022
Sydney, Australia13 contributions
We booked this hotel after staying in Matera. We are so glad we did! The room, the surroundings, the staff and food were all excellent! It is very special to be able to experience living in a simple ancient medieval dwelling! We applaud the Sextantio project. We will revisit!
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Date of stay: June 2022
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Responded Jul 18, 2022
Hi Kate, thank you for being our guest both in Santo Stefano and in Matera. We are glad you appreciated our philosophy and conservative project. Thank you also for the compliments to our food and staff. We suggest you to subscribe our newsletter for future offer and to enrich your future stays with exclusive activities! We hope to welcoming you back soon!
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ElisaRadisone wrote a review Jun 2022
Castelli Romani, Italy12 contributions6 helpful votes
A hidden gem in Abruzzo. Appreciated and embraced the whole concept of restoring and giving back life to an abandoned borgo in the Parco Nazionale d’Abruzzo. Attention to details, the unique atmosphere of ancient times, simplicity and yet elegance. Also appreciated a special interest to the culture of ‘giving’, through the association set up to support health insurance in Rwanda. Having lived in Kigali for over 7 years would have loved to have learnt about this when staying there. An interesting serendipity that made our staying at Sextantio even more enjoyable. Highly recommended to anyone who looks for accommodations that are unique and have a real and authentic soul.
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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Responded Jul 10, 2022
Dear Elisa, thanks for your kind reveiw We are glad you appreciated the mission of Sextantio to save all forms of territorial itdentity, through a conservative restoration project. We strongly suggest to experience also our cave rooms at our sister hotel in Matera, Sextantio Le Grotte della Civita and we hope to welcoming you in future! Warm regards.
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ALEKSA_WAW wrote a review Apr 2022
Berlin, Germany46 contributions21 helpful votes
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I came for a few days, just before the Easter and left with a heavy heart. The room, the sorroundings, the staff and food were all excellent. I had to force myself to put down my phone and stop taking photos. I had a wonderful dinner at the restaurant belongin to the hotel, including pork with figues that was just perfectly balanced. I had a fireplace in the room, there were candles burning here and there and I wasn’t missing a thing. The bed was comfortable, bedsheets soft and the heated stone/wooden floor is a dream. I also suggest visiting Chiesamadre enoteca on the premises, for some delicious cuts of prisciutto and cheese and a glas of wine and a friendly talk with the owner. I took a bread baking course and it was nicely challenging but also a lot of fun and delicious. We made among other things Ciambelline al vino, little bisquits made with sweet wine and dunked in the same wine while ready to eat… yum. The day before my departure the place started to fill up and another - very friendly and lively atmosphere - was unfolding. I will come back.
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Traveled solo
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Responded May 23, 2022
Dear Aleksa, thanks for your nice words. We are glad you enjoyed the experience Sextantio all over. We thank you also for the compliments to the staff, the food and the bread baking course! We hope to welcoming you again and we strongly suggest you to stay also in our sister property in Matera at Sextantio Le Grotte della Civita. Warm regards.
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lizzi wrote a review Apr 2022
6 contributions2 helpful votes
We stayed at Sexatntio for the first night of our honeymoon, and honestly, I could not fault it. The hotel is spread out over a village which is a conservation project and each part is being respectfully restored to its former glory. Our room was heaven; mattress and pillow and bedding all made with the local wool, an enormous bath with a jug to wash your hair with (because that is the traditional way!), and an open fire, all with amazing views over the countryside. We also ate at the restaurant, and had the most delicious 5 course tasting menu. I can’t recommend this place enough. We can’t wait to come back for our special anniversaries in the future to see how the restoration project continues. A slice of heaven.
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Responded May 23, 2022
Dear guest, first of all we would like to thank you for being our guests and for your review. We are glad you appreciated our philosophy and the respectful conservative restoration followed. Thank you also for the compliments to our restaurant Locanda sotto gli Archi. We hope to welcoming again soon and we suggest you to experience also our sister hotel in Matera - Sextantio Le Grotte della Civita. Warm regards.
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Ben A wrote a review Nov 2021
Rome, Italy35 contributions14 helpful votes
A magical place to stay and immerse yourself in ‘Slow Italia’. Uncomplicated, luxurious rooms, restored with thoughtfulness, it is the perfect getaway for a long weekend – cosy up, eat, drink and take in the spectacular scenery and enjoy the simple life.
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Date of stay: November 2021
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Responded May 23, 2022
Dear Ben, thank you for being our guests and for your nice words. We are glad your enjoyed Sextantio experience. We strongly suggest you to stay also in our cave rooms in Matera, at our sister hotel Sextantio Le Grotte della Civita. Warm regards and see you soon!
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wanderlustnyc45 wrote a review Sep 2021
New York City, New York144 contributions100 helpful votes
This "albergo diffuso" affords the opportunity to stay in a medieval stone village in the mountains of Abruzzo. As described, the rooms are small dwellings spread around the village. You may be staying next door or across from a local resident of the village. All of the bathroom fixtures are modern, but the rooms purposely have a rustic feel (uneven floors, bare walls, sparse furnishings). Each room is different. The hotel has a restaurant in the village, and there are a few other restaurants and small shops as well. I would suggest taking advantage of the local experiences (cooking or weaving classes). There are storefronts in the village that offer local hiking information. The village is about 30 - 40 minutes from the larger city of L'Aquila. The idea of bringing tourists to an albergo diffuso in small Italian village that would otherwise be like so many others, losing their young population, is commendable.
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Date of stay: July 2021
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Frequently Asked Questions about Sextantio Albergo Diffuso
Which popular attractions are close to Sextantio Albergo Diffuso?
Nearby attractions include Santo Stefano di Sessanio (0.02 miles), Porta Medicea (0.04 miles), and Palazzo della Bifora (0.10 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Sextantio Albergo Diffuso?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Sextantio Albergo Diffuso?
Top room amenities include a desk, a fireplace, and a view of the mountains.
What food & drink options are available at Sextantio Albergo Diffuso?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Sextantio Albergo Diffuso?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Sextantio Albergo Diffuso?
Conveniently located restaurants include L' Elisir del Poeta, La Bettola di Geppetto, and Ristorante La Locanda sul Lago.
Is Sextantio Albergo Diffuso located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.2 miles away from the center of Santo Stefano di Sessanio.
Are pets allowed at Sextantio Albergo Diffuso?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Sextantio Albergo Diffuso?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Italian.
Are there any historical sites close to Sextantio Albergo Diffuso?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Rocca Calascio (2.5 miles), Centro Storico di Castel Del Monte (4.4 miles), and Convento di San Colombo - Dimora storica (3.0 miles).
Does Sextantio Albergo Diffuso have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the mountain view available here.