Luxury Accommodation at Rustic Retreat in Medieval Town of Abruzzo Region, Italy

Santo Stefano di Sessanio, L'Aquila (Italy) view map
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1 unit
2 guest capacity
1 night minimum stay

Description of Glamping Units

This beautiful room contains a King-size bed with a wool mattress on a wooden plank which is based on a wrought iron structure, four pillows, a hairdryer, cotton sheets, a shower, and a handwoven blanket with patterns in the traditional style of the region. Towels and hand towels are provided by the host, as well as handcrafted candles shampoo and soap, natural liquid bubble bath, a daily housekeeping service, water in the room and finally a convivial living room that has liquor for guests. Read More

Check-In Details

Check-in after:3:00 PM
Check-out before:11:00 AM

Accommodation Amenities

  • Extra bed(s)
  • Hairdryer
  • Housekeeping
  • King bed
  • Linens provided
  • Pet-friendly
  • Private bathroom
  • Running water
  • Toiletries
  • Towels provided
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This hotel offers complementary Wi-Fi access, a luggage store room, concierge service, and parking.

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  • Events
  • Groups
  • Weddings
  • Additional Information

    All bookings are charged on a double occupancy basis, and pets are allowed.

    Children between 0-2 years can stay free of charge (baby cot on request); an extra bed is $39 per person, per night.

    Location + Surroundings

    This incredible luxury property is situated in a fortified medieval village, perfect for those wishing to explore Italy's history. Using the original identity stamp which runs through every aspect of the project, it stays respectfully true to the culture and customs of its ancestors. The style recreates the traditions of a medieval village, from how the villagers lived their lives to the food they ate and the crafts they practiced with the skills they possessed. Over ten years of research, with the help of the museum “Genti d’Abruzzo,” has been dedicated to recreating a true to life experience of being there hundreds of years ago. Read More

    Cancellation policy

    • If the guest cancels 24 hours or more prior to check in: The guest will receive a full refund.
    • If the guest cancels within 24 hours of check in: The guest will be charged for one full night's stay, but will receive a full refund for the remaining nights.
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    There is a wide range of services provided by the hotel for guests:

    General services include: A Limousine-Car Rental service, a bookable business centre, mountain bikes/snow shoes available for hire, baby-sitting facilities on request, and medical service on call.

    More exclusive services include:

    A treatment in the Wellness spa - an environment rich in history and atmosphere, with a soft new age musical background, perfumed oils, herbal teas and many flickering candles, mind and body will be surely regenerated.

    A picnic in a wicker basket made with olive branches woven by local craftsman which contains water, wine, bread, ham, salami, cheese, oil, honey, fruit and mint for guests to enjoy.

    The Bottega dell’Artigianato Domestico offers guests the chance to purchase the artisan products that are used to decorate the rooms, from the simple glass bottles to the ceramic glasses - all the usual objects of the ancient world that Sextantio stands for. In addition, there is a wide variety of handwoven cloth and other handmade local produce of Abruzzo. Read More


    • Biking
    • Cooking class
    • Hiking
    • Horseback riding
    • Photography
    • Skiing
    • Walking
    • Weaving course
    • Wine tasting

    This hotel offers numerous exclusive activities for guests:

    On the Pastures with Mimì:
    Visit the farm on which Mimì has been working as a shepherd since his childhood, when he started to graze the small flock belonging to his family and to learn all the hidden secrets of his land.

    Cooking Class:
    A two-hours course, getting to know the Chef and cooking utensils, preparing of dishes like "spaghetti alla chitarra” and ravioli, “pallotte” of bread and cheese, plus typical sweets “ferratelle”, all using local ingredients with a subsequent tasting session.

    Bread Making:
    With the help of a local housewife, guests will prepare the mixture for pizza and bread using ancient and traditional wooden instruments. The bread is then cooked in an authentic wood-burning oven of XVI century.

    Pastry Making:
    A ‘sweet’ lesson of few hours to learn how to make small cakes and typical cookies of Abruzzo, such as ‘ferratelle’, milk biscuits and ‘ciambellini’, cooked in an authentic wood-burning oven.

    Weaving Course:
    Try making cloth with ancient techniques and instruments. After a short introduction in the weaving art, Gianna will help make the original cloth.

    Soap Making Class:
    The “secret” recipe to make soap was entrusted to the memory of the women, passed down from one generation to another within the same family, and it will be revealed to guests by a trusted artisan perfumer.

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