Santo Stefano di Sessanio

Sextantio Albergo Diffuso

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Why We Love It

  • This boutique hotel is in a medieval hilltop borgo in Abruzzo
  • It was named one of Condé Nast Traveller's Gold Standard Hotels in 2014
  • Set within the Gran Sasso e Monti della Laga National Park, the hotel is around an hour's drive from the sea and two hours' drive from Rome

Map & Directions

The hotel is around two hours' drive from Rome's Fiumicino and Ciampino airports. Free parking is available on site.

Rooms & Rates

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Sextantio Albergo Diffuso is a boutique hotel in the Abruzzo region, "home to some of Italy's wildest terrain: silent valleys, abandoned hill-villages and vast untamed mountain plains", says Rough Guides. The hotel occupies several historic buildings in Santo Stefano di Sessanio, a medieval hilltop borgo (village) with cobbled streets and stone buildings.

It sits within the Gran Sasso e Monti della Laga National Park -- a mountainous region that is a "haven for wildlife" (Lonely Planet) and is home to wolves, chamois and royal eagles. The hotel is an hour and 15 minutes' drive from Pescara on the coast, which offers 16 kilometres of sandy beaches, and two hours' drive from Rome.

Locanda sotto gli Archi, the hotel's restaurant, serves local dishes using native ingredients. The dining room has a rustic look, with a large stone fireplace, antique furniture and handmade crockery. Guests can also attend wine tastings at The Cantinone (wine cellar), or order herbal tea and homemade cake at Tisaneria, the hotel's tearoom. The property also has its own shop, La Bottega dell'Artigianato, where you can buy handmade local produce, such as soap and hand-woven fabrics, as well as the glassware and ceramics that are used at the hotel.

Housed in different buildings throughout the village, the bedrooms are all individual. The buildings were restored in the 1970s in collaboration with the Museum of the People of Abruzzo, and interiors mix historically accurate architecture and antique furnishings with king-size beds and up-to-the-minute fittings, such as designer bathtubs.

From the press:

  • "It's the kind of place that will appeal to the time traveller in all of us" -- Condé Nast Traveller



  • Restaurant
  • Pet-friendly


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Airport transfer (fees apply)
  • Baby-sitting service on request
  • Beauty treatments / massages (fees apply)
  • Bike rental
  • Butler service
  • Concierge service
  • Room service (limited hours)
  • Safe in reception

Room amenities

  • Air-conditioning
  • Sitting area


  • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout


  • Hair-dryer
  • Bathtub or shower


  • Complimentary parking


  • Accessible bathroom in some rooms
  • Accessible meeting room
  • Accessible parking
  • Accessible path of travel

Please note: Some amenities may not be available in all rooms and some amenities or services incur an additional charge and are subject to change. Please check with the hotel directly.


Check-in: Standard check-in time: 3pm. Minimum age required to check in: 18.

Checkout: Standard checkout time: 11am.

Children and additional guests:  Infant's cot/crib are available, free of charge, for children aged 2 and under.
 There is no extra bed for older children and adults.

Pets: Pets are allowed on request, free of charge.

Cancellation: Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.

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Customer Service available 24 hours

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The room rates listed are for double occupancy per room unless otherwise stated and exclude tax recovery charges and service fees.

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