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Most picturesque village

Beautiful small village from 1200s. Very well kept with great hotels and restaurants. We did some... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
AnnaEMDG
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Stockholm, Sweden
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Fantastic little gem of a place

We booked a stay here through a voucher deal and didn't do any research before we left. However, we... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Marie K
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Faversham, United Kingdom
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| Historical centre, 67020 Santo Stefano di Sessanio, Italy
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Beautiful small village from 1200s. Very well kept with great hotels and restaurants. We did some hiking and visited other small villages in Abruzzo.

Thank AnnaEMDG
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We booked a stay here through a voucher deal and didn't do any research before we left. However, we were stunned by the place. You can spend hours walking round the beautiful town, which is slowly being restored after the 2009 earthquake. There are lots...More

Thank Marie K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Okay. Admittedly, I’m partly writing this so that the last idiotic review doesn’t turn up first in the search. This village is so lovely that we came back after our visit last year and decided to buy a house! Everyone has mentioned the earthquake damage...More

Thank wigwag
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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.

Thank Jakub G
Reviewed 4 weeks 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

2  Thank ColleenCo
Reviewed 7 June 2018

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.

1  Thank arc227
Reviewed 23 May 2018 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

Thank SteppieC
Reviewed 22 August 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
Reviewed 20 August 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
Reviewed 8 July 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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