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Historic seaside apt. w/ views

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Excellent 5/5 Score from 7 reviews

Roof terrace with historic view

House | 4 bedrooms | sleeps 10

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car not necessary
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner

Behind the doors of this old limestone building, situated in the historic town of Monopoli, lies a spacious holiday apartment. Solglime has two hundred years of history. Its traditional construction, with thick walls of natural stones, makes it a superb place to stay and live in. All the rooms have vaulted ceilings which give a feeling of space and air.

Like many urban dwellings in Italy it has high ceilings. This combined with the thick walls it prevents excessive heat and is therefore cool even on the hottest summer days.

The apartment has been furnished and equipped with all modern facilities to ensure that guests enjoy maximum comfort and convenience. The apartment is covered with an excellent WIFI connection, is spread over 4 floors and gives access to a beautiful terrace where you can enjoy the wonderful view of the old town of Monopoli.

The apartment is located in a quaint alley of the city, almost within touching distance is the nearest Church, the Purgatorio of Monopoli, which is one of the most fascinating churches in the area and full of spirituality. Just behind the Purgatorio rises the tower of the Cathedral, the pearl of Monopoli, and at only 50 meters from the apartment you'll find one of the three wonderful beaches (called "bays") of the center that each consist of both sand and rocks.

Solglime consists of the following:

On the ground floor is a lovely living room with vaulted ceilings, comfortably equipped with TV and stereo and there are two comfortable sofa beds (one double pull-out).

Adjacent to the living room is also the first of the three bathrooms of the house, complete with shower and laundry room.

The stairs (composed of 20 comfortable steps) lead to the first floor where a large and comfortably equipped kitchen and a dining room with table and seats for 10 people where bookshelves provide our guests with books in different languages.

On the second floor of the building you'll find one double bedroom (with large wardrobe, clothes hangers, and mirror) and a bedroom that consists of two single beds and en suite bathroom.

The third floor is similar to the previous one and consists of a double bedroom, where also a cot is available and a last bedroom that consists of two single beds (can be joined if necessary) again equipped with en suite bathroom.

The last flight of stairs gives direct access to the lovely roof terrace with a wooden gazebo that provides shadow when enjoying outdoor meals and with loungers for sunbathing. From here you can enjoy a wonderful view of the old town of Monopoli and the Adriatic Sea.

The strategic location of this holiday home provides guests to live close to the bustling reality of the town being within walking distance from the main attractions of the center in addition to the daily fruit and vegetable market, shops, restaurants, pubs and banks, giving guests the opportunity to experience a relaxing holiday without the need to use the car.

Size Sleeps up to 10, 4 bedrooms
Nearest beach Monopoli - Capitolo 50 m
Access Car not necessary
Nearest Amenities 1 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Bari Palese 50 km, Nearest railway: Monopoli 1 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 Internet access, DVD player
General Central heating, TV, Video player, CD player, Safe, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 3 Family bathrooms, Solarium or roof terrace
Furniture 1 Sofa beds, Single beds (2), Double beds (3), Cots (2), Dining seats for 10, Lounge seats for 10
Other Linen provided, Towels provided

The Puglia/Molise region

Puglia is a wonderful area to consider. It offers at least one excellent archaeological museum, a host of cathedrals dating back to the 10th century, Greek and Roman ruins, a gleaming necklace of lively fishing villages, one of Europe's largest forests, a chain of medieval hill towns, and some of the very cleanest beaches and water in the Mediterranean.

Monopoli

Monopoli is a very nice town on the sea, famous, apart for its beaches and clean waters, also for its baroque churches.

What is there to see?

Cathedral - it is one of the most attractive examples of Baroque in the entire Apulian region. Its imposing monumental front is flanked on the left by an elegant bell tower that has markedly projecting cornices separating its floors. Notable is the Byzantine icon portraying the Madonna della Madia - legend tells that the sacred image was washed up from the sea on a stack of trunks, that were then used for the building of the trussed roof - very well-preserved and of fine workmanship, it dates from 1280.

Santa Maria Degli Amalfitani - a Romanesque building erected at the beginning of the twelfth century on a pre-existing rock settlement.

Abbey of Santo Stefano - a fortified complex built in 1086, the remains of an old church survive in the inner courtyard, still inside there are the visible remains of the Roman settlement of Turris Paola, one of the landing places for nearby Egnazia.

Castle - bounded on three sides by the sea and protected on the fourth by a moat that no longer exists, it was used as a prison until the beginning of the twentieth century, the castle has been recently restored and today houses the Municipal Archaeological Museum on its first floor.

Purgatorio Church - with images of skeletons on its doors. Inside you will find familiar Baroque interior but on the adjusting chapel you will find mummies of some local citizens. If the church is closed then you can watch some of the mummies through the street window.

Palazzo Palmieri - central square of the Centro Storico.

Madonna del Soccorso Church - old grotto with frescoes was dug out of a natural cavity in the rock.

The Region - It consists of 99 districts(“contrade”) characterized by the presence of 'Masserie Fortificate' of ancient Roman origin, Rupestrian Churches, neo-classic villas and houses. The outstanding landscape consists of almond and olive trees, apart from fruit trees of all sort and vegetables cultivation.

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Review 1-7 of 7

18 Aug 2014

5/5

"Un soggiorno indimenticabile"

Una struttura confortevole, con tutte le comodità. eravamo un gruppo di 10 persone e ognuna con le propri spazi.se si è una bella comitiva di amici andate tranquilli, starete benissimo. situata nel … More

Gentile ospite,
tutto lo staff di HelloApulia, La ringrazia infinitamente per aver condiviso la sua esperienza nella nostra casa vacanza.
Siamo molto lieti che il soggiorno non abbia tradito le Sue aspettative e speriamo di risentirLe presto!
Lo staff di HelloApulia

11 Aug 2014

5/5

"What a lovely stay"

In the very heart of old Monopoli, set on four floors plus a roof terrace, this very big apartment is a must.Completely furnished for more than the eight we were, you'll feel at home. Three toile… More

Thank you for your wonderful review! We are happy to see that you've enjoyed your stay at the villa so much and hope you'll contact us again in the future!
Kindest regards,
Hello Apulia

3 Feb 2013

5/5

"Nice stay"

The house we lived in is called Solglime, and the best part of the house is all the space available for the tenants, and of course the top terrace.Less than one minute away you find a cozy and traditi… More

Thank you very much for your so kind words!
It has been a please having you as our guests and we can't wait to see you back in Puglia! Kindest regards, Angelo

2 Feb 2013

5/5

"Exremely well-equipped, quiet, lovely house."

We are a group of friends, in our 50s-60s who will be renting this wonderful house for the fourth time this year. We have previously had sweet summer holidays in old-town Monopoli, but this time we wi… More

Thank you very much for your so kind words!
It has been a please having you as our guests and we can't wait to see you back in Puglia! Kindest regards, Angelo

26 Sep 2012

4/5

"Perfect house for friends"

We were a group of friends renting the entire house. It is very traditional and charming, with a nice roof terrace offering sun and nice views over the roofscape of Monopoli. As cars are not allowed a… More

1 Sep 2012

5/5

"Big beautiful house with all the pleasures of Southern Italy within walking distance."

Monopoli is well suited for travellers with children. The town is not too big and busy, and the historical centre small enough for our two year old to walk across for ice-cream, though that was necess… More

24 Aug 2012

4/5

"A large house in the midst of wonderful Monopoli"

The house is set up for good guest privacy, a great kitchen that is extremely well equiped. The only unfortunate issue is the balcony is three levels above the kitchen. The view from the balcony is … More

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Calendar last updated:25 Oct 2014

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