Sextantio Albergo Diffuso is a fortified medieval village in the mountains of Abruzzo in the National Park Gran Sasso and Monti della Laga. The hotel breathes life back into the historic castle village. With the help of the Museum "Genti d'Abruzzo" over 10 years has been tried to remain faithful to the ancient traditions and customs and to give the hotel as best as possible the original identity stamp of a medieval village. Travel through time, into another world and let yourself be enchanted.
Authenticity & tradition
The interior design of the rooms is inspired by pictures taken by the Swiss guide Paul Scheuermeier in Abruzzo in the 1920s. In order to preserve the unity of the aesthetic-affective interior design and avoid the excessive use of contemporary elements, native objects, as well as ancient and traditional local materials are used. The search for the archaic soul of these spaces has led to the preservation of the small windows, the subdued light, the uneven floors. Handmade soaps from olive oil and other products made strictly according to traditional methods are part of the thoughtful decoration of the rooms.
In the rustic "inn under the vault" local ingredients are prepared into traditional dishes according to the original recipe and, of course, is eaten from handmade kermaik plates and pottery.
On the second floor of the suite Loggette there is a small library with a fireplace where you can linger to enjoy a glass of liqueur while you browse a good book on the sofa. Upstairs there is a large double bedroom with fireplace in front of the bed, with a hand-woven woolen blanket in antique Abruzzo design, separate bathroom with bathtub. Balcony with external loggia overlooking the alleys of the village, while from the opposite window you can enjoy the view of the pine forest.
The Sextantio Albergo Diffuso recommends a (guided) tour, on foot or by bike, through the National Park – as a break: a picnic in the park. Also offered are tastings of local wines, traditional cooking and pastry courses, and weaving courses. The latter takes place in the own weaving workshop, where, in addition to woven works of art, glass and ceramic goods are available for purchase.