Welcome to Santo Stefano di Sessanio


The town flourished in the 16th century under the rule of the Medici family, and the Medici coat of arms can still be seen on the entrance portal to the main piazza. Subsequently left behind by history, Santo Stefano was untouched by development, making it a perfect place for radical eco-restorer Daniele Kihlgren to carry out his work. He invested in the town, following an agreement with the authorities that no unsympathetic and ugly development would mar his vision.


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Santo Stefano di Sessanio activities

$589.21 Multi-day & Extended Tours

7 Day Abruzzo Self-guided Tour

Day 1Arrival to the airport (usually Rome), car rental then travel to Fontecchio, a little and suggestive medieval village (175 kms by motorway). Overnight in Country house: Alle Vecchie Querce, Fulé or Torre del Cornone.Day 2Breakfast. For today there are a few proposals: tour of Stiffe Caves, Bominaco Medieval Castle and Churches or a cheese factory, vineyards or Pagliare plateau. Overnight in Country house Alle Vecchie Querce, Fulé or Torre del CornoneDay 3Breakfast. Drive to Civitella del Tronto, one of the most beautiful villages in Italy (100 kms). Visit of the fortress and the medieval village or visit Atri. Overnight in Il Cascinale or Il Piacere Country house.Day 4Breakfast. Drive to Penne, one of the most beautiful villages in Italy (80 kms). Today you can have a tour in Penne, or visit the Lake of Penne, a WWF Reserve, or have local products tasting. Overnight in Le Tre Poiane or Il Cignale Country house.Day 5Breakfast. Today you can have a guided tour in Loreto Aprutino, Castelli and Picciano villages (local festivals, local markets), visit an olive oil museum and tasting, have lunch at La Bilancia restaurant and have a cooking lesson. Overnight in Le Tre Poiane or Il Cignale Country house.Day 6Breakfast. Drive to to Calascio medieval village (55 kms). Possibilities for the day are lunch in Campo Imperatore plateau, a tour in Santo Stefano di Sessanio, or a visit to the fortress of Calascio. Overnight in Rifugio della Rocca mountain refugeDay 7Breakfast and drive to Sulmona (55 kms). Proposals: tour in Sulmona or visit sugared almonds producers. Overnight in Amores or Il Marchese del Grillo B&B.Day 8Breakfast. Transfer to Rome FCO Airport (190 kms by motorway)

$194.44 Outdoor Activities

Nordic Walking among the canyons of Campo Imperatore

• Meeting point: Castel del Monte, Piazza XX Settembre.• Tour: half day and full day, to decide according the participants' training level. Castel del Monte, Santo Stefano di Sessanio and Calascio are the mountain villages that you will be able to admire from the Plateau.The excursion is normally half day, but it is possible to add a lunch in refuge or choose a full day option.WE SUGGEST TO BRING• comfortable wearing for trekking in mountain landscapeYOUR GUIDE• hiking tour guideTRAVEL TIME• 1 daysPrice do not includes•   Everything not expressly specified in “The price includes"•   Nordic Walking poles € 3,00 per person•   Typical lunch € 15,00-€ 20,00 per person

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