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| Historical centre, 67020 Santo Stefano di Sessanio, Italy
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Reviewed 10 December 2018 via mobile

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...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 11 October 2018 via mobile

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...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 12 September 2018

Lovely views, picturesque streets and carefully restored. A hidden gem. This must be the most beautiful town in Italy.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Louise M
Reviewed 28 August 2018 via mobile

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

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank tripponzia
Reviewed 16 July 2018 via mobile

Beautiful small village from 1200s. Very well kept with great hotels and restaurants. We did some hiking and visited other small villages in Abruzzo.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank AnnaEMDG
Reviewed 2 July 2018

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...More

Date of experience: June 2018
2  Thank Marie K
Reviewed 26 June 2018 via mobile

Okay. Admittedly, I’m partly writing this so that the last idiotic review doesn’t turn up first in the search. This village is so lovely that we came back after our visit last year and decided to buy a house! Everyone has mentioned the earthquake damage...More

Date of experience: June 2018
2  Thank wigwag
Reviewed 19 June 2018

Small, old, boring, very empty city in the mountains. You can find old stone buildings and narrow streets in many other better cities in Abruzzo (e.g. old part of Popoli). Especially disappointing after visiting Rocca Calascio. Moreover it is overhelmed by renowating/construction machines.

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 19 June 2018 via mobile

Surely the best medieval village to visit in Abruzzo. Unlike other villages, Santo Stefano di Sessanio has been restored without using cement leaving just bare stones on the outside and really preserving history with modern technology. Walking up and down steps (the village is perched...More

Date of experience: June 2018
2  Thank ColleenCo
Reviewed 7 June 2018

Santo Stefano di Sessanio defies description. It is like being transported to a time you can only read about. The architecture, ambiance and people are incredible. A perfect place to decompress from the stresses of our hectic lives.

Date of experience: May 2018
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Abby L
27 October 2018|
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Response from arc227 | Reviewed this property |
We were there in May and there were no guides that I knew of. The village is very small, but absolutely charming. There is a church in the village, however I don't believe they have services. It was closed the days we... More
Abby L
27 October 2018|
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Response from robync475 | Reviewed this property |
Three days is over kill without hiking. One day would Do it.