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“Cute village”

Santo Stefano di Sessanio
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$576.05*
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7 Day Abruzzo Self-guided Tour
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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

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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 pass by. The small alimentary/bar in the centre serves bread with prosciouto/goatchees for lunch.

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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 from being repaired. Lots of buildings have steel corsets. The idea of its being an Albergo Diffuso (a hotel with rooms in different houses in the village) is very interesting. The best photos of the town are from the eastern side.

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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 brick. It's fascinating to watch. For the most part, the town is quiet but you will find quaint restaurants and inns that are still active. It's worth a visit, especially to see the painstaking rebuilding process. It's located in close proximity to Campo Imperatore and it's a convenient location for either an overnight stay or a meal.

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Reviewed November 15, 2016 via mobile

The place is getting back on its feet now after the earthquake with some work still on going, a few little shops selling local crafts at reasonable prices and a little bar for a coffee or something stronger , well worth a little visit

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