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Villa | 4 bedrooms | sleeps 9

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 30 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Air conditioning
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
  • Private garden

Villa Sogno is a stunning villa overlooking the sea and the famous caves at Zinzulusa and Romanelli, on the coast of Santa Cesarea Terme.

The exterior of the property and its gardens are impeccably maintained, with the lush, verdant lawns and typical dry stone walls forming a beautiful garden around the lovely whitewashed villa. There are several patios to relax on, the garden set on multiple levels, and an inviting terrace stretching out towards the enchanting blue ocean beyond. One of the terraces contains a barbecue, so you can enjoy al fresco cooking and dining.

The villa is perfectly located, 1km from the sea and only 3km from the lovely seaside town of Castro Marina, where you will find all of the amenities you require during your stay, including shops, restaurants and boat hire.

The villa itself is split across two levels. The living area on the ground floor overlooks a covered porch, and consists of an open-plan arrangement including fully equipped kitchen, a white living room and a dining area. The upper level is home to the four bedrooms – two en-suite double rooms, one twin room with two single beds and further double bedroom with queen sized bed. Two of the bedrooms are equipped with satellite TV.

A stay at Villa Sogno is a refined and luxurious experience, with comfortable and stylish interiors giving way to inviting gardens and spectacular views. You will find it an inspiring and relaxing place to enjoy your stay in this charming corner of Italy.

All bookings are Saturday to Saturday

If the booking covers 10-17 August then you must also book either one week before or one week after, so a total of two weeks.

Size Sleeps up to 9, 4 bedrooms
Nearest beach Otranto (Sandy) 30 km
Will consider Long term lets (over 1 month)
Access Car advised
Nearest Amenities 1 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Castro Marina 95 km, Nearest railway: Castro Marina 8 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility
Notes Pets welcome, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Sea view
General Air conditioning, CD player, Satellite TV
Utilities Dishwasher, Cooker, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 3 Family bathrooms, Solarium or roof terrace
Furniture Single beds (2), Double beds (3)
Other Linen provided, Towels provided
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ
Access Parking

The Puglia/Molise region

The Salento, a true wonder of the Italian peninsula, narrow and long reclining between the Adriatic Sea and the Ionian Sea, is characterized by coast that are highly suggestive and charming, which feature a variety of situations so different as to constitute a constant surprise.

The sea is a spell of intense light with its thousand shades from cobalt blue to turquoise crystal clear waters of a unique transparency.

You can change route every day (a good road network allows you to make long distance in a short time choosing routes and detours that lead into the sea and vice versa or village from the Ionian Sea to the Adriatic) as there are numerous and extensive beaches with white sand ideal for families with children (Torre dell'Orso in Otranto, Porto Cesareo, Gallipoli, Ugento etc..) and many other places with spectacular cliffs overlooking the sea full of fish, for the more experienced swimmers and divers fans interrupted by coves accessible only by sea, bays, tunnels, and caves (Castro, Santa Cesarea, Miggiano Porto, Porto Badisco, Porto Selvaggio, St. Catherine, Torre San Giovanni, Santa Maria di Leuca, etc..).

On the coast, you can meet old watchtowers to defend the Turks and inlets refuge of the fishing boats.

The fish is freshly caught, something suggestive: the mullet of Porto Cesareo, lobsters of Leuca, squid, mullet, bream, octopus and the fish market in Gallipoli with its "auctions" scenarios choreographic intent to untangle fishing nets after a night at sea.

The taste and the smell of freshly caught sea urchins or custom tasted with lemon and eaten with bread typical, it is definitely a must see for tourists to Castro, Porto Badisco and other seaside resorts.


Castro is a town of 2,487 inhabitants in the province of Lecce.

Located along the east coast of the Salento peninsula, the town is the main format from the town of medieval origin, situated on a promontory at 98 m above sea level, and the lower part of Castro Marina, built around the harbor. A fishing village and seaside resort, has ancient origins as the heir of the Roman Castrum Minervae. It was one of the first cities in the Salento to be elevated to the rank of county and was also a bishopric until 1818.

The name comes from the greek ??????? (fortified, fortress). During the Roman age it was latinized in Castrum and in the settlement took the name of Castrum Minervae for the presence of a temple dedicated to Minerva.

The poet Virgil, Aeneid, placed the first landing of Aeneas in Italy Minervae Castrum (opposite Butroto, Epirus), its port was dominated by a high promontory at the top of which stood the majestic temple dedicated to Minerva. The excavations of 2007, which affected the Acropolis of Castro, have revealed traces of a sanctuary probably dedicated to Minerva, Athena of the Greeks. This finding confirms the center of Salento like the mythical Castrum Minervae, landing of Aeneas.

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7 Nights min stay, Changeover day Sat


Sleeps 9

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  • 11 Years listed

70% Response rate

Calendar last updated:12 Nov 2014

Based in United Kingdom

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