Apartment | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 5
We offer 5 apartments sleeping 2-3 or 4-5 persons , ask for detailed description of each apartment, they are newly built and furnished in a luxury way. The owners stay in the main villa Castellana and take care of the property with 50.000 m2 olive grove . An olive tree is the most beautiful tree, you have ever seen and can be hundreds of years old.
At 3 km you are at the sea side in the bay of Gallipoli, which is now a national park so nearly unspoilt .Gallipoli is at 9 km a typical italian style town with watch towers and walls to protect it against pirates ( once) Part of the bay has sandy beaches , part are clif-rocky. Blue green colours, wonderful for snorkling and diving.
|Size||Sleeps up to 5, 1 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Baia Verde 3 km|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Nearest Amenities||3 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Brindisi 90 km, Nearest railway: Gallipoli 9 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|General||Central heating, Air conditioning, TV|
|Standard||Kettle, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Fridge, Washing machine|
|Rooms||1 bedroom, 3 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms, 1 En suites and 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 5, Lounge seats for 3|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Shared garden, BBQ, Bicycles available|
|Further details outdoors|
The swimming pool is 18 x 6 m and 1.4-1.8 m. deep.
Changeover day: preferably Saturday, min one week, shorter stays upon request
Children under 2 years sleeping in crib free of charge
Included: elecricity and gas for cooking and warm water air conditioning
Not included: bed and handlinens ( can be hired at euro 10 p.p. per set )
150 euro for caution for each appartment
Extras: bikes available
Optional: mid week cleaning euro 15
Baby sitting: euro 10 per hour
Payment: 50% upon booking, balance one month before arrival or at the arrival
The Puglia/Molise region
Salento is a sub region to Apulia; it is in Italy's boot heel, the most southern eastern region. If you have already visited the northern part of Italy and are looking for something equally fascinating, completely different and less crowded, this is a wonderful area to consider. The south of Apulia is essentially flat and therefore a cyclist paradise (villa Castellana offers bicycles for its guests).
Gateway to and from the East, many rulers passed through it and left their marks. Many castles which still grace the region, along with acres of vineyards and olive groves. One of the loveliest cities is Lecce, rarely visited by foreigners, home to Italy's most extravagant variation on the baroque, characterized by ornate carvings and cover surfaces of churches and palazzi.
Taranto hosts an archaeological museum.
Visit Otranto, Santa Maria di Leuca, and Matera with its “sassi", Alberobello famous for its dwellings "trulli”.
A great way to see this area is by car, you travel along narrow roads lined with ancient stone walls, you will come up dozens of wonderful little villages and each one has its cathedral, Greek and Romans ruins. Along the coast lively fishing villages.
And: "before dying see Napels" at 4 hours by car!
Gallipoli is a well preserved little coastal town with an interesting historical centre, small shops for local handicraft like ceramics, kitchen utensils, handmade linens, antique bric-brac.
Gallipoli is known for its fish market. It offers good restaurants with typical dishes which are enriched with local olive oil and washed down with a strong southern wine.
Visit nearby Alezio, Marina di Pesculese etc.
The “Bay Verde" which stretches from Gallipoli to Torre di Pizzo, some 20 km wide, is a national park and therefore nearly unspoilt. It has long sandy beaches with rocky interludes, which create little bays. It is one of the cleanest beaches in the Mediterranean and the deep blue-green waters invite for a dive, a swim and surely a snorkelling adventure.
Climate: July and august are the hottest. may, June, September and October are all considered " summer" , whereas springtime starts in January and autumn starts in November . Winter does not really exist , so the winter months are excellent for walking, exploring the archaeological sites, savour the local atmosphere and " do as the Romans do" behave like a local , sip your coffee on a market square, have a stroll along the sea and even a swim.