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!

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

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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

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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…


The Tirino valley

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History, nature, leisure and relaxation The Tirino valley, including the municipalities of Bussi sul Tirino, Capestrano and Ofena, located half an hour by car from Sessanio, takes its name from the river Tirino, one of the cleanest and bluest rivers of Italy. This natural gem also includes notable artistic and historic beauties – so much…


A holiday with the sweet touch

Pastries typical of L’Aquila Get that sweet smell walking through the old streets of the Abruzzo capital? It’s a bakery or cakemaker’s that’s baking cakes just for you. Just follow that fragrance, let yourself be bewitched by its sweetness. Done that? Come in. Aside from all the other delights that can be found in other…


Abruzzo folk dances

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A journey through fun and traditions Folk dances represent the real Abruzzo, strong and kind. After days working the fields Abruzzo provides its folk with happy, get-together times to talk about the week or how the work’s gone, how the lambing’s going in the pens, the hatching in the chicken coops and how many foals…


A new kind of holiday in the Gran Sasso region


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…


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…