Sextantio Albergo Diffuso

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About Sextantio Albergo Diffuso

Sextantio Albergo Diffuso in Santo Stefano di Sessanio: a medieval fortified village in the Abruzzo region where its 30 rooms and 30 apartments, wine bar, restaurant, meeting room and reception lie scattered in separate buildings formerly used as barns, stables, pigsties, wine cellars and farmers' or shepherds' lodgings. Wood and stone cottages have been restyled as suites, the village dungeons serve as a wedding room, and a former witch's lair now hosts business meetings. Albergo Diffuso - literally translating to 'scattered hotel' - in the mountains of Abruzzo is two hours east of Rome. A hamlet that had fallen into disrepair has been revived, extending to the local traditions of soap-making and wool-spinning, both now thriving once more.

Behind The Brand

What rooms/spaces do you have available for a wedding?

Our Restaurant, “Locanda sotto gli Archi”, has a panoramic terrace with a dramatic view of the valley. Locanda sotto gli Archi is dominated by two large stone ceiling arches and a central fireplace. All furniture is primitive, minimal, and crafted from dark, antique wood. The museum dedicated to the people of Abruzzo was the inspiration for the handcrafted plates and mugs used for all meals and drinks. All food is based on what would have been available and eaten back then. We use native, locally grown crops and recreate original recipes.

For ceremony spaces, couples can hold their civil ceremony at the Town Hall of Santo Stefano di Sessanio or in one of our spaces.


How many people can each of these cater for?

Sextantio Albergo Diffuso has 30 rooms (65 beds – for more guests, we cooperate with several apartments in the village). Our restaurant’s maximum capacity is 120 guests.


Do you offer onsite accommodation?



What additional features and facilities does your venue offer that couples may find useful?

We can also assist you with organizing:

– Live music
– Flower arrangements
– Entertainment for children during the wedding reception
– Traditional wedding favors made in our Art Craft Shop
– Hair and makeup artist
– Photographer and videographer
– Private transfers
– Tours and excursions
– Wellness treatments
– Open bar
– Babysitting
– Fireworks
– Picnics


What type of couple would fall in love with your venue and why?

Those in love with the real and unspoiled Italy, who are passionate about authenticity, life’s simplicities, food, and wine.

Editor’s Notes

Why we love it…

Steeped in medieval romance, Sextantio Albergo Diffuso is a transportive space that spills with that inimitable Italian charm. We love the cozy ambiance and historical feel of the property, and how upon stepping inside, you’re swept back into another time, where simple, wholesome living collides with intentional design.


For the couple…

For couples looking to lose themselves in the poetic beauty of an ancient Italian village. Those looking to experience authentic moments ensconced in cozy comforts with incredible food, wine, and culture at their fingertips will love Sextantio Albergo Diffuso.


Styling tips…

Be mindful of the history and character of the venue, and style your wedding to complement this. Don’t force anything too avant-garde or maximalist in this space – think rustic, relaxed, romantic.