Santo Stefano di Sessanio is a fortified medieval village built in the mountains of Abruzzo at 1250 m above sea level, within the Gran Sasso and Monti della Laga National Park.

Built in medieval times, during the castle-building years, it is today a charming widespread hotel which preserves the invaluable beauty of this historic village. The essence of this little town, which is pervaded by the fragrance of history and tradition, in fact, hasn’t been altered by its conversion into tourist destination.

The protection of originality and local history also regards the smallest details: the towels, the wool mattresses, the sheets, the blankets made by using wood looms and natural colours.

In the restaurant of the hotel, the Locanda sotto gli Archi it’s possible to enjoy taste popular cuisine products where only locally grown products are used, rigorously served in handmade plates and glasses; similarly Il Cantinone, the ancient “storehouse” of traditional Abruzzo houses, offers unique, simple and down-to earth dishes which belong to local tradition.

This rustic and at the same time chic environment, with its 29 original rooms, furnished with taste and elegance, is the ideal location where to spend pleasant holidays and romantic weekends surrounded by nature.

Sextantio is the place where you can “experience” your holiday: numerous activities are, in fact, possible during one’s leisure time, from lessons of domestic cuisine of Abruzzo to weaving courses, but also an environment where you can relax with tailor-made wellness treatments.

The evocative location and the attention for detail make Santo Stefano di Sessanio an exclusive setting for one’s wedding day.

The complex is equipped with a dining room for banquets, which is on two floors, in the areas once 25 occupied by the factory, while the terrace is ideal for hosting welcoming aperitifs.

It is possible to have a symbolic ceremony in one of the areas of the complex, while the village’s chapel is at disposal for the religious ceremony.



Via Principe Umberto 67020, Santo Stefano di Sessanio, L'Aquila


42.344309166306, 13.645846156045

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Private parking

Possibility to host wedding ceremonies

Overnight stay

Private events