Torre San Giovanni holiday villa rental with beach/lake nearby, internet access and balcony/terrace and air con

Villa Giardinelle, SALENTO!!!

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the beautiful gazebo (ap. Monet)

Villa / 2 bedrooms / sleeps 5 Home 515137

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Villa / 2 bedrooms / sleeps 5

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Air conditioning
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
  • Private garden

Hello, my name is Gabriella and I want to introduce you to our two beautiful apartments inserted in the magical Villa Giardinelle.

Villa Giardinelle is located in Felline, South Salento, on the Ionian coast.

The ancient building, recently renovated, is located in Felline, 4 km from the sea, 5 km from the beautiful beaches of Torre San Giovanni - Lecce, 15 km from Gallipoli.

We have two housing solutions tailored to your needs, in a private park of 7000 square meters, accessible only to residents of the home who want to relax. The park is composed of: garden with stone paths, stone walls, pergola, rose garden, citrus trees, olive trees, almond trees, strawberry trees, redbud, palm trees and cycads. we also have a young oak grove vallonia and cork trees. There is also a small pine forest surrounded by Mediterranean vegetation.

The two comfortable apartments are also ideal for holidays all year round.

A) Apartment "MONET", detached, 1 floor, has

    * Bedroom with double bed + single bed

    * Large living room with 2 single beds

    * Two bathrooms

* Kitchenette

    * Verandah / living room with large panoramic gazebo attached

    * Washing machine

    * Color TV

* air conditioner

* fans

   * Reserved parking

B) Apartment "TURNER", detached, ground floor, has

    * Bedroom with double bed

    * Large living room with 2 single beds

    * Kitchenette

    * Bathroom with shower

    * Washing machine

    * Color TV

    * Reserved parking

* fans

    * Gazebo attached

The historic center of Felline, among the most beautiful of Salento, still retains its medieval streets, its squares that host interesting summer festivals, its ancient castle, its churches. If required, will be provided free travel directions on both the historical center of Felline that of neighboring countries, more photos of the property and additional information via email. A few meters away you will find many amenities (restaurants, supermarket, post office, petrol, tobacco, bars etc..).

availability throughout the year, relaxation and comfort in the heart of Salento, with the sea at your fingertips!

Size Sleeps up to 5, 2 bedrooms
Rooms 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 En suites, Solarium or roof terrace
Check in time: 15:00
Check out time: 10:00
Nearest beach Torre S.Giovanni, Lido Sabbioso, Mare verde, Lido 3 km
Will consider Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month)
Access Car advised
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Brindisi Airport 92 km, Nearest railway: Ferrovie Sud-Est (Ugento) 3 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 Internet access
General Air conditioning, TV, Video player, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available
Utilities Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Furniture 1 Sofa beds, Double beds (1), Single beds (3), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6
Other Linen provided, Towels provided
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Private garden, Shared garden, Bicycles available
Access Secure parking, Wheelchair users

The Puglia region

Apulia (Italian: Puglia)is a region of Italy in Southern Italy bordering the Adriatic Sea in the east, the Ionian Sea to the southeast, and the Strait of Òtranto and Gulf of Taranto in the south. Its most southern portion, known as Salento peninsula, forms a high heel on the "boot" of Italy. The region comprises 19,345 square kilometers (7,469 sq mi), and its population is about 4.1 million. It is bordered by the other Italian regions of Molise to the north, Campania to the west, and Basilicata to the southwest. It neighbors Albania, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Croatia, Greece, and Montenegro, across the Adriatic and Ionian Seas, respectively. The region extends as far north as Monte Gargano. Its capital city is Bari.

Apulia is one of the richest archaeological regions in Italy. It was first settled by Illyric peoples, the best-known of whom were theMessapii. Mycenaean Greeks[3] then colonized the area. In the 8th century BC, the Ancient Greeks expanded until reaching the area of Taranto and Salento in Magna Graecia. In the 5th and 4th centuries BC, the Greek settlement at Taras produced a distinctive style of pottery (Apulian vase painting).

In ancient times only the northern part of the region was called Apulia; the southern peninsula was known as Calabria, a name now used to designate the southwestern tip of the Italian peninsula (the "toe" of the Italian "boot").

Apulia was an important area for the ancient Romans, who conquered it during the course of wars against the Samnites and againstPyrrhus in the 4th and 3rd centuries BC but also suffered a crushing defeat here in the battle of Cannae against Hannibal. However, after the Carthaginians left the region, the Romans captured the ports of Brindisi and Taranto, and established dominion over the region. During the Imperial age Apulia was a flourishing area for production of grain and oil, becoming the most important exporter to the Eastern provinces.

After the fall of Rome, Apulia was held successively by the Goths, the Lombards and, from the 6th century onwards, theByzantines. Bari became the capital of a province that extended to modern Basilicata, and was ruled by a catepano (governor), hence the name of Capitanata of the Barese neighbourhood. From 800 on, a Saracen presence was intermittent, but Apulia remained under the Byzantine authority, despite the region being mainly inhabited by Lombards until the 11th century, when theNormans conquered it with relative ease.

Robert Guiscard set up the Duchy of Apulia in 1059. After the Norman conquest of Sicily in the late 11th century, Palermo replaced Melfi (just west of present day Apulia) as the center of Norman power, and Apulia became a mere province, first of the Kingdom of Sicily, then of the Kingdom of Naples. From the late 12th to early 13th centuries, Apulia was a favorite residence of theHohenstaufen emperors, notably Frederick II. After the fall of the latter's heir, Manfred, under the Angevine and Crown of Aragon/Spanish dominations Apulia became largely dominated by a small number of powerful landowners (Baroni). In 1734 there were the battle of Bitonto, a Spanish victory over Austrian forces. The coast was occupied at times by the Turks and by theVenetians. The French also controlled the region in 1806–15, resulting in the abolition of feudalism and the reformation of the justice system.

Liberation movements began to spread in the 1820s. In 1861, with the fall of Two Sicilies, the region joined Italy. Social and agrarian reforms that had proceeded slowly from the 19th century accelerated in the mid-20th century.

The characteristic Apulian architecture of the 11th–13th centuries reflects Greek, Byzantine, Norman, and Pisan influences. Universities are located in Bari, Lecce and Foggia, with branches in Taranto and Brindisi.

Torre San Giovanni

Messapia was the ancient name of a region of Italy largely corresponding to modern Salento. It was inhabited chiefly by the Messapii in classical times. Pokorny derives the toponym from PIE *medhyo-, "middle" and PIE *ap-, "water" (Mess-apia, "amid waters"; Note: the asterisk before a word indicates that it is a hypothetical construction, not an attested form). Pokorny compares the toponym Messapia to another ancient Italic toponym, Salapia, "salt water", a city in Apulia.

Salento peninsula is a rock of limestone dividing the Adriatic Sea from the Ionian Sea. Known also as "peninsula salentina", from a geo-morphologic point of view it encompasses the land borders between Ionian sea and the Adriatic sea to the “Messapic threshold”, a depression that runs along the Taranto-Ostuni line and separates it from the Murge. Its borders are:

Taranto, in the province of the same name;

Pilone, in the territory of Ostuni (province of Brindisi),

Santa Maria di Leuca, in the province of Lecce.

Salento, from a cultural and linguistic point of view, does not include the city of Taranto (where the Tarantino dialect is spoken), nor the rest of Taranto province to the west of the city (where Pugliese-Apulian is the dialect generally spoken), nor the rest of the province of Brindisi to north of Ostuni (where the accent is influenced by the dialect of Bari). Beside these borders, the language can be defined generally as “pugliese” (Apulian), belonging to “the southern” tipology. To the south and east, the Griko and Salentino dialect are spoken.

A number of places, the coasts above all, are remarkable landscapes and environments, among them the Alimini Lakes, on the Adriatic coast, and Porto Selvaggio, on the Ionic coast.

The soil is very fertile: some of the finest olive trees and grapes grow here, and their products are exported worldwide.

Salento's coasts are varied, and can be sandy or rocky, but all boast pristine beaches and crystal-clear waters. Some of the most renowned locations in Salento for summer holidays (from May/June to September) are: Ostuni, Casalabate, Ceglie Messapica, Oria, Ugento, Manduria, Porto Cesareo, Gallipoli, Torre dell'Orso, Otranto, Santa Maria di Leuca, Lizzano, Pulsano, Santa Cesarea Terme, Felline.

Salento is a peaceful land full of history and traditions whose strong points are its natural and architectural beauties, hospitality, atmosphere, and of course sea and its coasts

The nearest international airports are those of Brindisi and Bari (the latter is out of Salento but not far).

A 2-lane freeway connects Salento to Bari. The main railway line ends at Lecce. Other locations are served by regional railroads.

Leisure ports are those of: Taranto, Brindisi, Campomarino di Maruggio's tourist and leisure Marina, Gallipoli, Santa Maria di Leuca, Otranto.

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