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mare blù to lafranchina

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Very Good 4.5/5 Score from 7 reviews

from £39 /night

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Cottage | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 4

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car essential
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner

The cottages"la Franchina" are two small houses built of dry stone in the typical ancient "Salentina"architecture,once used as a “pagliara” (a place to store hay and equipment). It is located between Otranto and S.Maria di Leuca, in the locality of Tricase porto, in a charming position just a few meters from the sea. The right one called MARE BLU has 1 bedroom and a divan-bed for two in the livingroom, kitchen, bathroom ,fireplace + a wonderful big veranda with bbq,sunbeds in front of the sea.The rustic garden,located on a down hill that reaches a pristine reef,is filled with secular olive trees, holm-oaks and mediterranean plants. It is equipped with an outdoor barbecue and hammocks, offering to the guests splendid shady corners to relax.The sea below; visible from the covered verandas where one may spend a comfortable portion of the day, is crystal clear.The sea is easily accessed by stone pathways leading directly to the living reef. There are no sand beaches at this particular portion of the coast, however sand beaches are accessable 11 km away.Pets allowed .

To see the coast to lafranchina

Size Sleeps up to 4, 1 bedrooms
Will consider Long term lets (over 1 month)
Access Car essential
Nearest Amenities 6 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: brindisi 115 km, Nearest railway: tricase 6 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner, Yes, smoking allowed

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Sea view
General TV, Safe, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Hair dryer
Utilities Cooker, Fridge
Rooms 1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms, Solarium or roof terrace
Furniture 1 Sofa beds, Double beds (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 2
Other Linen provided
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Shared garden, BBQ
Access Secure parking

About this location

The Puglia region

Salento is a peninsular region of south-eastern Apulia bordering on east the Adriatic Sea and on west the Ionian Sea. A territory with a natural tourist vocation capable to stimulate and transmit different messages enchanting with the myths and signs of ancient peoples, to interest with the testimony and cross-breeding of cultures of the Mediterranean. Along the coast, you can admire the continuous alternation of soft sand and a low rocky coast on the sea, high and steep on the Adriatic coast, low and soft on the Jonian. The inner part of the territory, you can see huge fields of olive trees, interspersed with vineyards, which product fine wines and oils.Who discover the Salento appreciates the magical atmosphere, the many wonders to discover, the hot sun, the blue sky, the cristal sea, the Baroque art. A mix of art, culture, tourism and traditions that makes this land unique for those who live there and great for those who visit it.

Then there is that part of Greece called Grecia Salentina: situated in the heart of the Salento peninsula is an area where lives a community that preserves the language, culture and traditions of Greek origin.

Within this geographical area we find the Greek Community of salento which includes the nine municipalities contiguous to: Calimera, Castrignano dei Greci, Corigliano d'Otranto, Martano, Martignano, Melpignano, Soleto, Sternatia, Zollino with a territorial extension of 144 square kilometers and a population of 40,964 inhabitants.

h Trade and cultural relations between indigenous peoples and peoples of the Aegean-Balkan were already significant in the Aegean-Mycenaean period and continued intensively during the Archaic Age, Classical and Hellenistic.


. The rituals, festivals, shows and the memories of this earth that combines culture and tradition, sacred and profane, Christianity and Paganism and that found in the patron saint the item to venerate and worship.

During the period from 15 July to 31 August all the villages of salento celebrate their festivals, some sacred (religious procession), others pagan with music and dancing.

In these festivals you can eat the food cooked by the women of the village, but what is more surprising is that all (old, young people and children) are in square dancing to the rhythm of overwhelming pizzica (an ancient dance of courtship).

To see the “pizzica dance” or “la notte della taranta a Melpignano” to go on "youtube".

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Review 1-7 of 7

10 Oct 2014


"Adorable cottage with terrasse for a relaxing stay"

Just perfect ! Could we have stayed longer, we should have done it. Bruno's Cottages promise a marvelous stay at the seaside. However, Mare Blue is the best du to it's super terrasse overloo… More

1 Oct 2014


"Un posto per rilassare, respirare e farne una cura"

La "Mare blu" vicino Marina Serra e un posto meraviglioso per chi cerca la tranquilità, la natura e il buon vivere. La vista sul mare e la vicinanza per fare il bagno sono fantastiche. I pa… More

15 Sep 2014


"bellissima sorpresa"

location veramente sorprendente,proprio come le foto fanno posizione e' incantevole posta sopra il mare in una zona dove la pace regna sovrana,non rumori ,ne' traffico e se anc… More

22 Aug 2014


"Wunderbares Meer und perfekte Balance zwischen Ruhe und Familiarität"

Wir waren nun schon zum zweiten Mal bei La Franchina und Bruno zu Gast. Es ist zwar teuer und spartanisch, man duscht zum Beispiel meist draußen, aber es ist einfach wunderbar. Nur 5 Minuten zu Fuß … More

23 Jul 2014


"Un havre de paix et de beauté"

Nous avons passé 2 semaines avec mes filles (10 & 13 ans) à la Franchina.L'accueil de Bruno a été très chaleureux et nous avons eu tout de suite le coup de foudre pour la situation : un pano… More

22 Jul 2014


"Semplicemente incantevole"

Abbiamo soggiornato nel cottage Mareblu dal 5 al12 luglio, purtroppo una sola settimana poichè non c'era la disponibilità per 15 gg.... peccato veramente!! Il posto è incantevole, a due passi … More

25 Jun 2014


"Nature, clear see, rich medeterian vegetation, peace"

Peaceful comfort beach bungalow in the natural park at the very end of Adriatic cost in Italy.
Clear see.
Peace or lively fun few km away. Very friendly owners.

Review 1-7 of 7

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