Tales

This section is about all the beauties and the distinctive elements that can turn a stay at Sextantio into a special experience! We want to give you the opportunity to “foretaste” your holiday: a precious chance to go back in time and experience the traditional lifestyle of ancient times!

A new kind of holiday in the Gran Sasso region

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On the trail of film locations If you’ve ever been watching a film and have asked yourself where it was shot, where that beautiful castle was, well, the chances are that it was …. in Abruzzo! The land of wolves, of woods and castles, land of craftsmen and shepherds, wild and humble landscape, with the…

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A journey back to the time of journeymen and princesses

Once upon a time there was land full of villages perched high on the mountaintops, of smiling shepherds and hard working journeymen folk. Once upon a time there was land full of villages perched high on the mountaintops, of smiling shepherds and hard working journeymen folk. In this land, called Abruzzo, in a village embroidered…

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Conservation is an art

The conservation and restoration of Santo Stefano di Sessanio Preserving an almost completely unspoilt place, somewhere that’s really off the beaten track, so cut off that it’s even been abandoned by most of its own inhabitants, a place that’s heading for complete ruin, has got be a gesture of love more than simply an act…

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The Gran Sasso National Park

The Perfect Break The perfect break for hikers, backpackers, lovers of food and nature, or families looking for fun or relaxation. A great time awaits you at the Gran Sasso National Park and Monti della Laga. In central Italy, deep in the heart of the Apennines, in the oldest and most pristine forests, there is…

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Sessanio Lentils

An eulogy to the palate and to slow food In the territory of the Gran Sasso National Park there is a small and precious hidden treasure, coveted by many and unique: it is the lentil of Santo Stefano. What makes it unique is its particularly small size and its unmistakeable taste. The cultivation of this…

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Abruzzo Carnival

A traditional holiday with culinary delights and plenty of fun Abruzzo is a place that has maintained a direct link with the past, not only through its wonderful unspoilt landscapes, but also with its traditions that are observed faithfully and handed down through the generations: an immense wealth of knowledge, made up of ancient practices,…

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The craft beer

Newer and newer ways to get warm and to create a warm atmosphere In the magnificent mountain sceneries, such as those that you can admire in Abruzzo, the temperatures are always lower than those reached in the flat areas. That’s why the local populations had to find newer and newer ways to get warm and…

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The fireplace

Around the fireplace the family gathered to spend time together and chat Have you ever wondered what our ancestors used to do in the cold winter days, when they had to stay home and when the modern pastimes didn’t exist? Well… they lighted a fire and the whole family gathered in the same room to…

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The traditional sweets of Abruzzo

Abruzzo you can also have “sweet” surprises Besides enjoying ancient traditions, in Abruzzo you can also have “sweet” surprises! The traditional sweets of Abruzzo are countless: some are prepared on the occasion of specific festivities or periods of the year, other are constant elements of the local tradition. The latter category includes the “ferratelle”, a…

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The traditional recipes of Abruzzo

A people who lived on agriculture and breeding The traditional recipes of Abruzzo are the heritage of a people who lived on agriculture and breeding. However, despite the use of fresh ingredients, their taste is delicious and authentic. The credit for this belongs also to housewives, who made do with the ingredients available and invented…

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