The Magic of The Borgo: Events Calendar

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DECEMBER 14th

WELLNESS DAY

Relax treatments in a fascinating Sextantio location. Relax yourself with relaxing massages, perfumed oils, herbal teas and flickering candles.  

 

DECEMBER 15th

SNOWSHOES WALK INTO THE NATIONAL PARK
Starting from Sextantio reception. Itinerary will be customized according to guests experience and preferences. Transfer and snowshoes hire included. Minimum 4 participants.
Uphill: 300 mt. Downhill: 300 mt. Length: 6 km. Duration: 4 h.

L’AQUILA: THE TOWN OF NATURE AND CULTURE
Trekking tour starting from Monticchio (AQ), crossing sinkholes and valleys with stunning view on L’Aquila area. We will reach Sant’Angelo D’Ocre monastery, a charming monument of 1200 embedded in the rock. At the end of the excursion quick transfer with cars and guided tour of L’Aquila historical centre.

CANOEING EXCURSION WITH NOUGAT AND PANETTONE!

A charming excursion on the Tirino river to welcome the Christmas season with a toast and a tasting of traditional Christmas pastries.

 

From DICEMBER 21st up to JANUARY 7th

MUNDA MUSEUM FOR SANTO STEFANO DI SESSANIO – nativity in Abruzzi
Temporary exhibition in collaoration with MUNDA museum of L’Aquila. Vernissage: December 21st with herbal tea tasting. Sextantio Albergo Diffuso.

DECEMBER 22nd

ROCCA CALASCIO AND ‘SCATTERER CRIBS’ OF SANTO STEFANO DI SESSANIO
Trekking from Santo Stefano di Sessanio up to Rocca Calascio, crossing Val Parte valley. After visiting the castle and the close church od Madonna della Pietà, we will get back to Santo Stefano through an ancient mountain path.

“ASCOLTATE BRAVA GENTE!”
Guided tour or ‘scattered cribs’ with the donkeys and a traditional Christmas lyrics, songs and tales.

CANOEING WITH SANTA!
Charming excursion for families and kids with the special guides of Santas! During the trip all the children will receive a little gift and we will make a toast together to the Christmas holidays on the Tirino river.

 

from DECEMBER 23 up to JANUARY 7th

THE LITTLE MARKET OF CHILDREN’S BOOK – Sextantio
Readings, children’s workshops and other surprises! Opening with live music on December 23rd. – Sextantio Library

 

DECEMBER 24th

Discover the streets and the history of Santo Stefano with the expert guides of ‘Viaggiatori nel Parco’

 

DECEMBER 25th

CHRISTMAS BY THE HEART: flavors and traditions

Cooking class in the old oven Sextantio. A ‘sweet’ lesson of few hours to learn how to relative tipica cookies of Abruzzo, such as ‘Ferratelle’, milk biscuits and ‘ciambellini’, all cooked in an authentic wood- burning oven.

DECEMBER 26th

‘SCATTERED CRIBS’ GUIDED TOURS
Guided tour of the village and the ‘scattered cribs’ with the expert guides of the National Park. Start: 5 pm, lake of Santo Stefano

DECEMBER 28th

LIVING NATIVITY SCENE ON THE RIVER – Bussi Sul Tirino
Children of Bussi and their grand parents present: ‘the most romantic living nativity scene of Abruzzi’ guiding you in a fascinating scenery.

SNOWSHOES WALK INTO THE NATIONAL PARK
Starting from Sextantio reception. Itinerary will be customized according to guests experience and preferences. Transfer and snowshoes hire included. Minimum 4 participants.
Uphill: 300 mt. Downhill: 300 mt. Length: 6 km. Duration: 4 h.

DECEMBER 29th

MOUNT ARCHETTO – snowshoes walk

Starting fon Racollo lake, crossing the valley, we will reach Mount Archetto ( 1831 mt) and get back through a similar path.
Uphill: 300 mt. Duration: 4 h. Level: E.

NEW YEAR’S EVE TOAST ON CANOE
A special canoeing excursion to leave the 2019 and welcome the 2020 with a toast ont he Tirino River

TREKKING E LIVING NATIVITY SCENE OF CAPESTRANO
Trekking from the medieval village of Castelvecchio Calvisio up to Capestrano, crossing an ancient shepherds’ path into the woods. At the end of the excursion, guided tour at the living nativity scene in the historical centre of the village

DECEMBER 30th

TIRINO VALLEY AND THE LIVING NATIVITY SCENE OF OFENA
Trekking in the Tirino Valley, amoung the river springs and the view on the Gran Sasso mountains. Lunch break with local products. Transfer to Ofena village to visit the traditional nativity scene.

DECEMBER 31st

SNOWSHOES WALK OF NEW YER’S EVE
Snowshoes walk starting from Castel Del Monte (short transfer with cars) at 9 am. Return by 2 pm with a toast on the snow to welcome the new year!
Uphill/downhill: +150/-150 mt. Durations: 2h30’ 3h. Level: beginners

GUIDED TOUR OF THE SANTO STEFANO
Discover the streets and the history of Santo Stefano with the expert guides of ‘Viaggiatori nel Parco

JANUARY 1st

NEW YEARS SNOWSHOES WALK


Soft walk to welcome the new year, starting from Racolo Lace up to Grancia of S.M. Del Monte ruins. At the ned of the excursion we will toast together to an happy new year!

‘SCATTERED CRIBS’ GUIDED TOURS
Guided tour of the village and the ‘scattered cribs’ with the expert guides of the National Park. Start: 5 pm, lake of Santo Stefano

 

JANUARY 2nd

SNOWSHOES WALK INTO THE NATIONAL PARK
Starting from Sextantio reception. Itinerary will be customized according to guests experience and preferences. Transfer and snowshoes hire included. Minimum 4 participants.
Uphill: 300 mt. Downhill: 300 mt. Length: 6 km. Duration: 4 h.

 

JANUARY 3rd

SNOWSHOES WALK ON MOUNT PRENA


Charming itinerary that crosses the Capo Imperatore lowland leading to Rionne snowfield. Here snow lasts all year round!

 

JANUARY 4th

SNOWSHOES WALK ON MOUNT META – VOLTIGNO VALLEY
Circular itinerary passing through the peal of Mount Meta, where we will have a 360° view and the area. Return through the beech wood and the Voltigno valley.

MOONLIGHT SNOWSHOES WALK
Starting from Santo Stefano or Campo Imperatore (according to the presence of snow). 3 hours walk guided by the moon light

 

JANUARY 5th

KIDS ON CAMPO IMPERATORE LOWLAND – Snowshoes walk
Easy excursion for families and kids and for who has never tried snowshoes before. Soft and easy path with very little uphill, in the charming scenery of Campo Imperarore lowland.

BEFANA, THE OLD MAGIC
Afternoon for kind in Sextantio Tisaneria. Gianna narrates the legend of Befana and shares homemade sweets and hot chocolate with all children! Children’s book market and children’s workshop to follow.

 

JANUARY 6th

EPIPHANY IN CASTEL DEL MONTE
Trekking in Castel Del Monte medieval village, at the foot oh Mount Bolza in a unique scenery, surrounded by the highest peaks of Appennini. In the afternoon Befana will arrive in the village, where the witch figure has always been strictly funded to the local traditions

 

JANUARY 11th

SNOWSHOES WALK INTO THE NATIONAL PARK
Starting from Sextantio reception. Itinerary will be customized according to guests experience and preferences. Transfer and snowshoes hire included. Minimum 4 participants.
Uphill: 300 mt. Downhill: 300 mt. Length: 6 km. Duration: 4 h.

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