Vila Sassetti
Vila Sassetti
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Beth A
8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022 • Couples
A short walk up the mountain towards Pena Palace, this is a small but pretty villa. Unable to visit inside however but worth going to
Written 20 June 2022
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Tony B
Los Angeles, CA702 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
We accidentally found this on the way to the Castle of the Moors, and the signs indicated that this was a way to get there, so we hiked it. It was a rainy day and we had our hiking boots on and so we were good to go. There were few others doing so, but it was a very lovely challenge with rewards along the way. Vila Sassetti and its fountain are very pretty, but the waterfalls and the journey itself are the real stars.

The few other tourists along the way all encouraged each other as we went, and it was really a solid hike. On this particular day there was low cloud cover, rain, fog, and we hiked through some mud. This day was, for me, the best day of the trip. I want to return to do this on a cool and sunny day!
Written 6 December 2019
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Henry B
Cape Elizabeth, ME244 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019 • Couples
The walk down after the Moorish Castle was wonderful. Steep steps in parts of the beginning that could be tough for many walkers but the views up to the castle and the rock climbing cliffs were super. About halfway down you turn into the old Moorish walkway through the gardens around the Vila and it’s beautiful and easy walking. For the more adventurous overall- takes about 45 minutes and descends 1500 meters.
Written 5 October 2019
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Stuart, FL392 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019 • Couples
This is a challenging but rewarding hike that can be done between the Pena Palace and the town of Sintra, with the Vila Sassetti giving its name to the trail. I suggest going DOWN instead of up the trail, like the majority of people did, because it is quite steep with uneven steps of various construction. The scenery includes views of the the various castles--Moorish, Queens--and rocks to climb. Going down took about 45 minutes, and that included stopping to let people pass as well as admire the vistas.
Written 20 June 2019
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richjulia
Guildford, UK28 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019 • Couples
We walked down from the Pena Palace through the Vila Sissetti gardens which was a fabulous walk - albeit a bit steep on some of the steps. The Vila was closed when we went so not a lot of interest. Nice Gardens.
Written 8 May 2019
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Simon
Barcelona, Spain141 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2019 • Couples
It's a bit of a hike to Villa Sassetti, which one can continue up to the castle.The gardens are impressive and really peaceful.
Written 17 February 2019
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Oksana
11 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2019 • Couples
Actually discovered it on our way down a trail from Pena. Views and garden area became a pleasant surprise. The footpath itself is rather steep, so if you plan to explore the Pena Palace or Moorish Castle it may be better to take a more sloping path up and then come down the route via vila Sassetti.
Written 9 February 2019
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IndySig
Indianapolis, IN3,844 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2018 • Couples
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 all of the plants and flowers that are in bloom.
Written 17 May 2018
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JLlovetravel
Phoenix, AZ205 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2017 • Family
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 mountain. I was glad I did it.
Written 10 January 2018
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Mark H
Grantown-on-Spey, UK203 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2017 • Couples
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 small pond. The Vila is halfway along the hiking trail between the old town and the Moorish Castle and is a good point to catch your breath and admire the scenery. I believe there is a small café and some toilets nearby also.
Written 5 December 2017
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