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Palazzo Colucci

Specchia Gallone
Specchia Gallone
Sleeps    8
Bedrooms  4
Bathrooms    4
Rated
15 Reviews
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Service 4 -hour mid-week clean included, more on request.
Features:
  • Historic Palazzo
  • Recent restoration
  • In medieval borgo
  • Large garden with pool
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 1/46 The handsome facade of Palazzo Colucci seen from the pool.  2/46 The lovely pool looking over the lawned garden.  3/46 All you have to do is lie down and take a plunge occasionally!  4/46 The al fresco dining area where you will probably take most meals.  5/46 Another shot of the pool.  6/46 Taking it easy in the natural shade of the garden.  7/46 The pool, the gardens and Palazzo Colucci in the background.  8/46 The first floor terrace overlooking ....  9/46 ...the gardens and pool.  10/46 Back to the living room..  11/46 The spacious living room.  12/46 One of the comfortable sitting areas.  13/46 A piano with views!.  14/46 Tempted?  15/46 Another shot of the sitting area.  16/46 The dining room.  17/46 The reception room at the front entrance to the palazzo.  18/46 The kitchen.  19/46 The kitchen mixes antique and super modern.  20/46 All bedrooms feature LCD televisions....  21/46 ... lovely views...  22/46 ...and an ensuite bathroom.  23/46 A detail of  the ensuite bathrooms.  24/46 A bedroom with garden view.  25/46  Its bathroom.  26/46 A detail of a dressing area.  27/46 Another bedroom.  28/46 Its large bathroom has beautiful views.  29/46 The twin bedroom...  30/46 ....and its bathroom.  31/46 Lunch is served!  32/46 The stunning facade of Palazzo Colucci.  33/46 The vibrant green of Palazzo Colucci's gardens.  34/46 Quality sunloungers around the pool.  35/46 A shady spot by the pool for a cool refreshing drink.  36/46 Welcome to Palazzo Colucci!  37/46 Life in Specchia Gallone is deliciously slow!  38/46 The local bar, just 50m away, has a very friendly owner.  39/46 Looking out over Specchia Gallone  40/46 The church in Specchia Gallone.  41/46 The beautiful seafront promenade in nearby Otranto.  42/46 Otranto's fine Romanesque cathedral.  43/46 The beach and coastline of Torre dell'Orso, just north of Otranto.  44/46 Glorious colours of the coastline near the Laghi Alimini near Otranto.  45/46 All this could be yours if you visit south-west Puglia!  46/46 The fortified island town of Gallipoli is an easy day trip.

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…

"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."
Susan Pohl, Italy, May 2014

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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 superb 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 double bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms are accessed from the four corners of this sitting room. Two of these bedrooms have garden views, the other two have views towards the village.

Outside: the garden and the pool are accessed from the ground floor. 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 an outside dining area with a barbeque and shaded dining table for al fresco meals, 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 thirteenth and seventeenth 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.

Amenities

Accommodates (max) 8 Dishwasher 
Bedrooms 4 Microwave oven 
Doubles 2 Satellite TV 
Twins 0 DVD Player 
Double/Twins 2 ADSL Wi-Fi Internet 
Bathrooms 4 iPod docking station 
... of which en suite 4 Barbecue 
Pool (LxW in metres) 12x4 Think Puglia local support 24/7 
Air Conditioning  Walking to shops/restaurants 
Washing machine 


=yes/present     = optional/on request    


* 4-hour mid-week clean

Pool open from April to end of October


Think About

Take an authentic espresso with the locals in the traditional bar across the road from the Palazzo!



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.

Distances

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



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."

Shadow Pine, United States of America, 27 July 2013
"We had a great holiday. Palazzo Colucci was a beautiful house and centrally located. The local residents at Specchia Gallone were very friendly and welcoming... We have already recommended friends to use The Thinking Traveller. Your guys are very thoughtful and professional. Well done!"

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31 Oct - 18 Dec:     US$ 2,945 US$ 3,662
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