santo stefano di sessanio

An enchanting medieval citadel

In Abruzzo, you can admire the beauty of extremely suggestive medieval citadels!

Our albergo diffuso boasts a special location where guests can go back in time and get an idea of how the Middle Ages could be.
This applies not only to Santo Stefano di Sessanio, but also to other surrounding localities that are very suggestive.
For example Calascio, a town situated within the “Gran Sasso e Monti della Laga” national park. One of the main reasons why tourists visit the town is the enchanting Rocca Calascio, one of the highest citadels in Italy.
It originally consisted of a great tower that was actually a watchtower. Afterwards, it was equipped with boundary walls and four cylindrical towers.
Subsequently, a small hamlet developed around the citadel, but it was abandoned after a severe earthquake that led the population to move to Calascio.
Only in the 80’s some buildings were restored and some other were turned into accommodation facilities, which also depended on the success of some films that had been shot there, including “Ladyhawke” and “The Americans”.

Book your stay at Sextantio and make a fantastic journey through the Middle Ages.
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