Santo Stefano di Sessanio
Santo Stefano di Sessanio
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linglese
Fermo, Italy339 contributions
Sep 2019 • Friends
It was fascinating wandering through the village, which seems more like a living museum. Well preserved rooms from a bygone age and ruins bundled together. Still recovering from the Aquila earthquake of 10 years ago. Glad we visited out of season.
Written 25 September 2019
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svedeg
Malta142 contributions
Aug 2019
Our tour guide stopped us at this small village for an hour or so and we manged to walk around it all. There are some local shops but were informed that they aren't open all year round. There is also a hotel who would be interested to stay in a very beautiful quite village. Nice history if you find someone to explain it to you
Written 2 September 2019
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Daniel N
Elizaville, NY46 contributions
Jun 2019 • Couples
Worth the detour. It's small and feels really old. Although it is primarily geared towards tourists, it works. It's quite evocative.
Written 10 June 2019
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Katrien S
Ghent, Belgium1,982 contributions
Apr 2019 • Couples
This is a small, but very well preserved, and very nice medieval hill top town. It is a great place to stroll around, with its many "mini-tunnels" under buildings to get from a to b, as well as its rather steep streets. Sadly, the emblematic tower did collaps during the 2009 earthquake, however, it is being rebuild, stone for stone with the original stones. Also several other houses still suffer damage from the earthquake, and are awaiting reconstruction of restoration. Even so, it is one of the nicer hill top towns in the region.
Written 7 May 2019
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cdshore
Newmarket, UK40 contributions
Dec 2018 • Couples
Santo Stefano Di Sessanio is a Medieval clifftop village dating back to the time of the Romans. It has cobbled, quirky streets, arches, tiny passages and adorable shops (people’s front rooms really). It is a world apart from any city or town in the modern world and it whisks you away to a time before TV, the internet and fast food.

Don’t bother coming if you want it all and you want it now. Come if you want to escape the rat race. You won’t regret it. Heels are not of any use to you here. Flat, strong walking shoes or boots required.

Written 10 December 2018
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Robyn C
Pittsburgh, PA377 contributions
Oct 2018 • Friends
Stopped as we drove through Grand Sasso. Very nice small town with really cool shops, bed and breakfast. Damaged by an earthquake and being repaired. Wonderful feel. Middle of no where and beautiful views. Friendly shop owners. Worth a visit. The streets or lanes are really interesting. Attached a few photos.
Written 11 October 2018
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Louise M
London, UK29 contributions
Sep 2018 • Couples
Lovely views, picturesque streets and carefully restored. A hidden gem. This must be the most beautiful town in Italy.
Written 12 September 2018
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tita t
Dubai, United Arab Emirates155 contributions
Aug 2018 • Couples
Santo Stefano di Sessanio is a beautiful place between the mountains.
Narrow lanes and amazing landscape make this place unique and a top destination to visit
Written 28 August 2018
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AnnaEMDG
Stockholm, Sweden5 contributions
Jul 2018
Beautiful small village from 1200s. Very well kept with great hotels and restaurants. We did some hiking and visited other small villages in Abruzzo.
Written 16 July 2018
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Marie K
Faversham, UK43 contributions
Jun 2018 • Couples
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 of lovely little shops and a few restaurants and bars. It's in a beautiful location with mountains all around and stunning scenery within easy walking or driving distance. We will be returning next year!
Written 2 July 2018
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