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Palazzo Colucci

Specchia Gallone
Specchia Gallone
Sleeps    8
Bedrooms    4
Bathrooms    4
18 Reviews
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Service Mid-week clean and weekly linen change
  • Historic Palazzo
  • Recent restoration
  • In medieval borgo
  • Large garden with pool
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Live in style in this aristocratic palazzo with pool!

Palazzo Colucci Berarducci-Vives is a beautifully restored palazzo with a large garden and pool set in the unique surroundings of a mediaeval borgo in the heart of Puglia’s Salento peninsula. Originally built on a Norman watch tower, the twelfth century construction is still visible on the side of the current building. An added bonus is that the delightful seaside town of Otranto is just 7 miles away…

"We had an absolutely wonderful time and loved the Palazzo. It was spacious and homely and we had everything we needed. Our boys absolutely loved the pool!" Bente Aitken, UK, August 2015


Inside: Palazzo Colucci is situated on the first floor of a historic aristocratic palazzo. The original wide stone staircase leads up from street level to the apartment's entrance. Inside is a reception room and a dining room with garden views. To one side of the reception area is a superbly spacious kitchen mixing the functionality of induction cooking with the memories of the original cucina. Next to the kitchen is a laundry room. On the other side of the reception room is a large sitting room with sofas, TV and a terrace overlooking the garden. The four bedrooms (two doubles and two double/twins) are accessed from the four corners of this sitting room. All the bedrooms have their own en-suite bathrooms (three with shower, one with tub and shower attachment). Two of the bedrooms have garden views, the other two have views towards the village.

Outside: the garden and the pool are accessed via a flight of stairs leading down from a corner in the living room. The mature garden is contained by the original high walls, and features lawns, trees, a large variety of plants and a wonderful swimming pool. There is a shady al fresco dining area served by a barbecue and an outdoor kitchen (a couple of hobs, a sink and a fridge), and plenty of shady spots for relaxing in this green oasis. Palazzo Colucci is set in the centre of the tiny “borgo” of Specchia Gallone, the most important buildings of which date from between the 13th and 17th centuries. Just outside the gates, take a stroll through the streets of the typical small town, admire the Capella di Sant’Anna or the Palazzo Baronale, stop for an espresso at the bar, dine or have a good beer at the local alehouse, or wander down to a couple of local restaurants in the neighbouring town of Minervino about a mile away.


Accommodates (max) 8 Microwave oven 
Bedrooms 4 Satellite TV 
Double beds 2 DVD Player 
Flexible doubles/twins 2 ADSL Wi-Fi Internet 
Bathrooms 4 iPod docking station 
... of which en suite 4 Outdoor kitchen **
Daily cleaning * Barbecue 
Cook  Cookery classes 
Pool (LxW in metres) 12x4 Walking distance to restaurant(s) 
Air Conditioning  Walking distance to shop(s) 
Washing machine  The Thinking Traveller local support 24/7 

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*4-hour mid-week clean included, more on request
**in the garden there is an outdoor kitchen with a couple of hobs, a sink and a fridge (as well as a barbecue)

Pool open from April to end of October

Think About

The ground floor apartment is occasionally occupied (generally a few weeks over the summer).

Please note that there is no real shallow end in Palazzo Colucci's pool, whose minimum depth is 1.4m.

Exploring the local Area

The charming borgo of Specchia Gallone is well situated in rolling countryside dotted with authentic towns and villages, and is just 15 to 20 minutes drive from a selection of beautiful coastal locations including the fishing village of Porto Badisco, the walled fortress port of Otranto and the cliff top castle of Castro. There are plenty of opportunities locally for exploring the historic and rural culture of this area of Salento, and small towns such as Uggiano, Minervino, Muro Leccese, Maglie and Poggiardo are blessed with beautiful architecture, centuries old traditions and some great local trattorie. The stunning UNESCO heritage centre of Lecce and Gallipoli are both easy day trips, as are the white sand beaches of the Ionic coast. All in all, Specchia Gallone is strategically situated for an in depth exploration of the best that the Salento peninsular has to offer.


Brindisi Airport: 90km–56miles–1hr20
Bari Airport: 200km–124miles–2hr30
Pub specialising in beer and street food in Specchia Gallone: easy walking distance
Restaurants in Minervino: 1.5km walk or drive
Bar in Specchia Gallone: opposite the palazzo
Otranto: 11km-7miles-18mins
Sandy beaches at Torre S. Stefano: 16km–10miles–25mins
Lecce: 40km – 25miles – 40mins
Gallipoli: 44km – 27miles – 1hr

Specchia Gallone

Martin Voss, United Kingdom, 26 September 2015
"All good. Palazzo Colucci is a fabulous and special place to stay. Peaceful and spacious. Delightful pool. "

Frank Guzzetta, United States of America, 25 October 2014
"The inside of the villa was exactly as photographed and the height of the ceilings was a nice surprise. Very grand, palazzo-like even more so than came across in the photographs.The quality of the furnishings and all the systems was excellent."

Susan Pohl, Italy, 10 May 2014
"The staff were so very sweet and helpful... Your Local Representative, Carmen, is a true treasure. I don't know how you found her, but she is a real prize! We very much enjoyed this trip."

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