Weekend Getaway Guide: Abruzzo, Italy.
The Digs – Despite their taciturn nature, the Abruzzese are hospitable people. Nothing, however, quite prepares travellers for the welcome received at Sextantio Albergo Diffuso. The elegant hotel is a touchstone to Italy’s storied past, with an original boutique concept: Rooms and communal areas are scattered throughout the small hilltop village of Santo Stefano di Sessanio. Suites are equipped with working fireplaces, craftwork made by villagers, and simple, rustic décor – all in tune with the hilltop town’s medieval essence – yet with modern luxury incorporated seamlessly, such as concealed wiring and technology, free WiFi and under-floor heating. [Photo: Sextantio.it]