Sextantio, Abruzzo, Italy

21 October 2017 . Tags: , , , , , , ,

 

The hotel Saxtantio is located in the mountain region of Abruzo, a two hour drive north east of Rome.  A quarter of the fortified medieval village of Santo Stefano di Sessanio has been transformed into this unique hotel. The reception, restaurant and 29 guest rooms are located within the town’s existing medieval cottages.

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Named after some of the area’s first settlers, Sextantio’s series of buildings spreads throughout the village, which was purchased and then meticulously revived by Swedish-Italian entrepreneur, philanthropist, and hotelier Daniele Kihlgren. To keep the restoration as accurate as possible Kihlgren has used only local materials, primarily terracotta tiles, wood, and limestone. Artisanal skills have been revived as a result with regional furnishing studied, mastered, and replicated by local weavers using handmade fabrics.

 

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A wonderful contemporary contrast is achieved with the use of Philippe Starck toilets, glass-enclosed rain showers, and designer lighting.

 

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The hotel offers opportunities for mountain biking, hiking, snowshoeing, cooking courses including bread and cheese making, weaving & soap making courses. It all sounds too special to miss, click here to make your booking.

 

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