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Very nice

We found this gem as we were hiking down the trail from Pena into Sintra central. This is quite a... read more

Reviewed 17 May 2018
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Really pretty

We refused to pay the tut-tut, so we started walking up the hill to the palace. We walked by it... read more

Reviewed 10 January 2018
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Estrada da Pena, Sintra 2710-609, Portugal
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Reviewed 17 May 2018 via mobile

We found this gem as we were hiking down the trail from Pena into Sintra central. This is quite a nice little Villa and would be a great place to have a wedding. Be sure to look for the tile work on the building and...More

Thank IndySig
Reviewed 10 January 2018

We refused to pay the tut-tut, so we started walking up the hill to the palace. We walked by it, and it is really pretty. The walk was strenuous but manageable. But you are rewarded with a nice work-out and beautiful view going up the...More

1  Thank JLlovetravel
Reviewed 5 December 2017

Vila Sassetti is an old villa style house once the home of wealthy folk. It is being restored but is not yet open to the public. The relatively small grounds however are open and are well kept and interesting with many plants, trees and a...More

Thank Mark H
Reviewed 9 November 2017

This is a great way to either go up or down the mountain to visit the castle or Pena Palace. It's an easy trail that takes more or less an hour and a half each way, if you're stopping to take lots of pictures as...More

Thank Margarida T
Reviewed 18 September 2017

We did not enter the Vila, but it is on the way up/down the hiking path to/from the Castle of the Moors and Pena Palace. It has a beautiful garden area that you walk through on the way to the hiking trails. Vila Sassetti has...More

1  Thank SarahAndTerry
Reviewed 31 July 2017

We didn't visit the villa itself, but took the footpath that goes through the grounds up to the Pena Palace and loved every step! The footpath is incredibly well designed to get you up the hillside without too much effort and the grounds and landscaping...More

Thank GoBlueTeacher
Reviewed 24 June 2017

As I wrote in my review of the Pena palace, we chose to come back to Sintra by walking down the "pedastrian Route" which starts not far from the palace, and goes down, via Vila Sassetti into Sintra. In one of the pictures I attach...More

Thank Arikiis
Reviewed 10 May 2017 via mobile

So I passed through Merendas Park, the grounds of Vila Sassetti, on my climb up to Pena Palace and Park. The park itself was tranquil, an oasis away from the crowds of Pena Palace and the Moorish Castle. The grounds keeper saw me with my...More

1  Thank Erica K
Reviewed 5 May 2017 via mobile

The palace is not open yet, but you can take a stroll in the garden for free. There's a small brook that runs through the garden and a serpentine pathway to the top. A farmer's house on the midway has a small cafe and there...More

Thank Anna M
Reviewed 9 October 2016

We started at Pena Castle, walked to the Castle of the Moors and as recommended by our guest house, took the Villa Sassetti Pedestrian Footpath down to Sintra. Not realizing that Villa Sassetti was a place, we were pleasantly surprised to happen upon a clean...More

3  Thank clf27
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19 August 2017|
Response from Arikiis | Reviewed this property |
We came down by foot, so I don't have a direct answer, but... In general, it is fairly difficult to park in Sintra... Since the distence from the Villa to the end of the trail is relativly short, I would say you CAN park... More
Michael L
20 October 2016|
Response from Pasca007 | Reviewed this property |
Hello Michael! Yes. It's open everyday from 9 am to 5pm and the entrance is for free. It close only on Christmas Day, on the New Year and maybe on Easter!