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Santo Michele - Medieval mountain village
Santo Michele - Porta Lorda traditional winding cobbled streets
Santo Michele - mountains of Abruzzo and inside the Gran Sasso and Monti della Laga National Park
Santo Michele - Locanda sotto gli Archi restaurant
Santo Michele - Tisaneria traditional tea room
Santo Michele - stunning rural views
Santo Michele - Vi Sotto Gli Arch stunning architecture
Santo Michele - idyllic lake location
Santo Michele - external of the restaurant
Santo Michele - discovering and reviving the regional gastronomy
Santo Michele - enjoy traditional Abruzzo cuisine in the restaurant
Santo Michele - informal dining at Palazzo Delle Logge
Santo Michele - the cantinone for wine tasting
Santo Michele - Casa Sotto La Torre dining area
Santo Michele - Loggiato Camera Loggette balcony
Santo Michele - Camera Sulla Pinta undercover dining away from the sun
Santo Michele - original archway into hideaway single
Santo Michele - Alchimista in front of the fire
Santo Michele - Le Carceria double with free standing bath
Santo Michele - L'Alchimsta suite traditional design but with modern comforts
Santo Michele - luxury bathtub in Le Travi
Santo Michele - Le Rondini suite with decorative crib basket
Santo Michele - La Bianca wooden ladder to the mezzanine area
Santo Michele - La Stalla single room
Santo Michele - king sized La Blu with a hand-painted coffered ceiling
Santo Michele -the bridal suite
Santo Michele - mountain biking in Gran Sasso National Park
Santo Michele - Rocca Calascio in the snow
Santo Michele - Porta Lorda traditional winding cobbled streets
Santo Michele - mountains of Abruzzo and inside the Gran Sasso and Monti della Laga National Park
Santo Michele - Locanda sotto gli Archi restaurant
Santo Michele - Tisaneria traditional tea room

Santo Michele, Abruzzo, Italy

Sleeps 2 - 42 23 Bedrooms 50 Dining

Stunning Italian village near l'Aquila sleeping 42 for celebrations, weddings, corporate events and large group olidays

Holiday Rental for Groups of Families and Friends. Santo Michele, Abruzzo, Italy, sleeps 2 - 42 in 23 bedrooms.

Guests to Santo Michele will immerse themselves in a traditional fortified medieval Abruzzo mountain village inside the Gran Sasso and Monti della Laga National Park. It's a place like no other, with unspoilt architecture and a spectacular backdrop. When its original inhabitants deserted Santo Michele to search for work, the village was left abandoned until this wonderful conservation project began. Original architecture materials, local furniture and textiles have been chosen to preserve its legacy, while cleverly hiding the presence of modern technology. The village is an intriguing choice for a family and friends holiday or celebration, offering plenty of comfortable accommodation and communal areas. It's also great for a wedding, a Yoga retreat, a corporate break or a product launch, with fantastic spaces and facilities.

The approach to Santo Michele is mesmerising. Be wowed by the impressive towers and turrets from afar and the hidden archways and winding cobbled streets once you arrive. The village has the Locanda sotto gli Archi Restaurant situated between 2 stone ceiling arches and with a welcoming open fire. Furniture and decor is minimalistic and all the locally sourced food offerings are based on what would have been available and eaten in medieval times. Tisaneria is a special little tearoom for herbal and health producing teas right next to the Bottega domestic craft shop where you can purchase hand made woven cloth and products. The Cantinone is a lovely place underground, where everyone can meet, a cellar for wine tasting and relaxing in front of the fireplace. Outside there are so many pretty corners and balconies to choose from, often under shade to shelter from the blazing Italian sun.

The bedrooms are all individual and fascinating, ranging from standard rooms to an executive 2 bedroomed suite. The history has been preserved with the use of local materials including wool mattresses and wrought iron beds and artefacts from museums. Camera sul Campanile room has an old library with books about the history of Abruzzo. La Blu has an exquisite hand painted ceiling and Il Pagliaio is a suite with its own kitchenette and fireplace. Bathroom facilities are plentiful with modern freestanding baths and basins.

The surrounding countryside in Gran Sasso National Park is an opportunity for hiking and mountain biking excursions. Or in season take to the mountains for skiing and the woods for truffle hunting. For the not so energetic, in house therapeutic treatments and massage are on offer. Pescara and the coast is just over an hour away and L'Aquila a short drive for a wander and a look at its many castles and fortresses. Chieti is within easy reach, known for vineyards and artisan wines.

Concierge service and limousine car rental available.



WiFi is available throughout.


No specific facilities.

Dog Friendly

Pets are welcome.

Dining Room

On site restaurant with plenty of seating for groups. Some small dining areas in suites.

Sitting Room

Relax in The Cantinone in front of an open fire.

Heating and Open Fires

The accommodation has plenty of open fires.


Beautiful archways, balconies and cobbled streets with flower tubs. Amazing views.


A range of rooms include classic, superior, suite and executive suite. Extra beds available for children. Some rooms have quirky features.


Contemporary freestanding baths and basins.


Wool mattresses and traditionally woven materials for soft furnishings.

Children's Facilities

Extra beds and a cot available for young children.


Some suites have small kitchenettes.


Parking available.


No smoking please.

Booking Information

Cancel without penalty until 48 hours beforehand. All bookings are charged on a double occupancy basis. Pets are allowed. Check in from 3pm, check out by 11am.

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Santo Michele, Abruzzo

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Located in the Abruzzo mountain village of Santo Stefano de Sessiano and 30 minutes from L’Aquila. Inside the Gran Sasso and Monti della Laga National Park. Pescara and the coast is an hour away.

  • Santo Stefano.
  • Santo Stefano has La Casa Del Miele supermarket and 2 Italian food shops.
  • On site restaurant, tearoom and bar.
  • Pescara Airport is over an hour away.
  • Pescara.
  • Buses to L'Aquila from Santo Stefano.

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Santo Michele - the restaurant can be set up for entertaining clients or a product launch
Santo Michele - cycling excursion in the mountains nearby

Business Groups

Abruzzo hillside village perfect for a corporate break away from the workplace, entertaining clients or a product launch. Team building opportunities. On site restaurant for communal dining and comfortable accommodation brimming with history.

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