WHERE ~ Santo Stefano di Sessanio, Abruzzo
BEMYJOURNEY’S EXPERIENCE ~ “Sextantio is about staying in a remote hamlet that stood still in time. I selected this property because is not just a hotel but a chance to pause and appreciate a simple way of living, a feeling that nowadays is becoming hard to experience.” Andrea
BEMYJOURNEY’S EXTRA ~ BeMyJourney’s travellers who will stay longer than 7 nights will be treated with a room upgrade (upon availability). Get in touch with Andrea to benefit from this treat.
WHAT TO EXPECT ~ Sextantio, is a cultural project which breathes new life into forgotten places of Abruzzo and the local traditions. The hotel is a complex of guest rooms and apartments as well as a restaurant, a wine cellar and a grand lobby, all clustered around the village Santo Stefano di Sessanio. The old shepherds’ houses have been converted into guest rooms and underground spaces transformed into suites while the famous covo delle streghe – or witches cave – is today a meeting room. After over ten years of research – with the help of the museum Genti d’Abruzzo, this project recreates a true experience of living in the village hundreds of years ago. Prices start from 150 euro per night.
FOOD PHILOSOPHY ~ The restaurant of Sextantio aims to offer the experience of a simple and homemade meal, proposing local specialities and genuine flavours.
COMMITMENT TO SUSTAINABILITY ~ The project to conserve and revive the village Santo Stefano di Sessanio to be a scattered hotel involved a detailed plan to preserve the integrity of the hamlet and its surrounding landscape. Working alongside local organisations, such as the town hall and national park, Sextantio proposed special laws to prohibit any new construction in the area. The aim was to bring the village back to life and to welcome tourists without sacrificing Santo Stefano’s identity. The staff breathed new life into local cottage industries, like the production of natural handmade soap, local fabrics, handmade candles and traditional ceramics. To retain the raw character, all modern technologies are hidden and they implemented only original architectural materials and traditional furniture and textiles.
Public parking is available onsite
Closest airports: Rome Fiumicino approx 2 h / Rome Ciampino approx 1.5 h / Pescara airport approx 1.15 h
Small pets are allowed in the property with an additional total fee of 35 euro per pet
Sextantio is closed from January the 7th to the week before Easter
Check-in 3-10 PM Check-out 11 AM
CANCELLATION POLICY ~ It depends on the rate you will choose. Get in touch with Andrea to learn more.
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