Santo Stefano di Sessanio (Abruzzo)

Santo Stefano di Sessanio is a fortified medieval village, in the province of L'Aquila, in the Abruzzo region of southern Italy. Located in the mountains of Abruzzo at 1250 meters above sea level, inside the Gran Sasso and Monti della Laga national park, this medieval hill town sits adjacent to the high plain of Campo Imperatore. The tiny medieval village of Santo Stefano has been abandoned with many of its ancient buildings in ruins and only 70 inhabitants until recent years. Now, many of the village's buildings have been restored. Some comprise the Sextantio Albergo Diffuso, or extended hotel. Other structures have been restored as vacation homes. Along with its neighbor Castel del Monte, Santo Stefano has been named one of Italy's prettiest villages, "I Borghi Piu belli D’Italia", and recognized by the Slow Food movement for its sustainable agriculture, in particular its gourmet lentils, "lenticchie". The town holds a festival on the first weekend in September of each year, the "Sagra delle Lenticchie", celebrating this food.

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@queencafe asks:

Is it still a buyers market to buy a property in Italy in Abruzzo or Tuscany area with the changes in taxation for foreigners ? I know this is a very broad question but we like to purchase a two to three bedroom house or aprt near coastal area . Thank you

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Hi my family have just bought a small house in Vicoli, Abruzzo and are looking for some one who can do some regular maintenance on the property gardening painting etc and also looking for a builder who can construct a dog run in the garden. Any help on thus would be hugely welcomed. R.

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Hello there,

Can anybody please recommend a good English speaking conveyancing solicitor/ lawyer in the Abruzzo please?

TIA, Nick