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!

Saffron, the spice of Abruzzo

The cultivations of this plant goes back to very ancient times If one thinks about spices, thought immediately run to exotic places such as India, Bangladesh or Japan. But there is a spice that is 100% Italian and from Abruzzo and it grows abundantly in the heart of Italy: it is saffron. The cultivations of…


Wines from Abruzzo

Best wines of Abruzzo

A voyage into taste We bet that in the few minutes it takes for you to read this post we will make you feel like tasting one of the wines we propose? Ready? Go. Close your eyes and let’s begin this voyage into taste. We are in Sessanio, in our cellar. The air is dense…


Many feasts and initiatives going on in Abruzzo


The best examples of the region’s gastronomy, traditions and nature take place in this joyful holiday period. With the coming of the good season, there are many feasts and initiatives going on in Abruzzo. The best examples of the region’s gastronomy, traditions and nature take place in this joyful holiday period. The ‘sagre’ (feasts dedicated…


May: Excursions in the Gran Sasso National Park

excursions in tha gran sasso national park

May is the month of luxuriance, of the exploding heat and of perfumes and colours. Therefore, there is no better period to immerse oneself in nature, touch it, feel it and breath it in. In May the Gran Sasso National Park lies in the centre of Italy like a goddess with her most beautiful gown…


A trip into Prehistoric times

An adventure holiday between Gran Sasso and Sirente-Velino In spring the lush landscape is heavy with sweet perfume, and an outdoor holiday beckons like a mermaid’s siren call. We have just the thing. Between the rocks of Gran Sasso and the Sirente-Velino, in the caves far away from prying eyes, are buried treasures that are…



The perfect union between identity and tourism They often say that Italy is all beautiful and that every town is a work of art but the truth is that not everywhere they are conserved and respected. Often the masses of tourists wear out villages originally structured to house a few hundred inhabitants. Here, in Santo…


Wonders hidden among sheep trails

Rural churches and archeological sites Ruins, churches and villages, small enough to have been saved from globalisation, very close to the Gran Sasso mountain and lost in time, crystalised in the magical and evocative Abruzzo Middles Ages. In Borminaco, a fraction of Caporciano, where the Centurelle-Montesecco sheep trail begins, there is a church, Santa Maria…


The specialities of the Abruzzo greengrocer

Potatoes, tomatoes, carrots Abruzzo is a region that is particularly appropriate for growing vegetables. There are some native varieties that we warmly advise you to try, like the curly kale, a kind of native turnip found in the Majella Park, the Cupello artichokes, the Fucino carrots, the Abruzzo pear tomato and the princes of our…


Let’s take a look at the Sirente-Velino Natural Park

abruzzo events

At just a few kilometres from Sessanio The Sirente-Velino natural park is another important natural park at just a few kilometres from Sessanio. It takes its name from the Sirente and Velino mountains whose peaks are almost 2500 metres high. The park has an incredibly varied geomorphology and a great environmental diversity. Men and animals…


Easter, amidst the sacred and the profane

pasqua in abruzzo

Celebrations, festivals, nature and fun The Easter holidays have always been the ideal period to visit natural locations, parks, museums and the Abruzzo region, known as the green lung of Italy. It is the perfect place to discover the beauties of nature, besides its ancient customs and traditions. There are many customs related to Easter…