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Palazzo Ducale Guarini

Palazzo Ducale at Scorrano
Sleeps    12
Bedrooms    6
Bathrooms    4
16 Reviews
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Service Daily maid service and weekly linen change
  • Historic Palazzo in Town
  • Large Private Garden
  • Swimming Pool
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A superb historic oasis in the centre of a charming Puglia town.

The ground floor suites of historic Palazzo Ducale Guarini, parts of which date back to the 14th century, has been beautifully restored to offer an extremely high standard of accommodation. The elegant interiors, the mature, beautifully tended walled gardens and the inviting pool all make for a privileged, refined atmosphere.

"It was the best ever! Palazzo Guarini was the star and we spent many happy hours in its peaceful surroundings. Also its proximity to the village shops etc. in Scorrano for our breakfast buns was ideal... The villa provided the perfect place for 3 generations to be together or, at times, separate." Philip Spencer, UK, July 2014

Palazzo Ducale Guarini in the press:
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Inside: the guest accommodation is on the ground floor of the Palazzo and set around the garden. It has a private entrance from the street, and both accommodation and gardens enjoy complete privacy from the rest of the palazzo and the town. The living areas, two double bedrooms and two suites each comprising a double and a twin bedroom all have independent access from the garden.
The living areas include a large entrance hall leading from the garden to a reading room featuring two sofas, a living room with 14th century vaulting, an open fireplace and inviting TV corner, a large dining room and a fully equipped kitchen. The first double bedroom is a large room that has a sitting area in front of the stone fireplace and an en-suite shower room. The second double is just as large, with a sitting area and en-suite shower room. The third and fourth bedrooms share an entrance from the garden and a shower room. They are very comfortable, though slightly smaller than the first two. The third is a double and the fourth is a double/twin. This latter is located up a spiral stone staircase from the third and has a particularly low ceiling. The fifth and sixth bedrooms also share an entrance and a shower room. The entrance hall functions as a double/twin, while the main bedroom has a large double bed.

Outside: much of your time at Palazzo Ducale Guarini will probably be spent in the superb private garden, which is very much at the centre of life. It is an historic garden based on the original 19th century plan and features a vast array of trees and plants, including some unexpected and rare species amongst the fruit trees and flowering plants, a vegetable garden for guests' use, a beautifully designed fountain, and a pool, built on the basin once used for irrigating the garden. Breakfast may be taken at the wrought iron tables in the shade of the citrus trees, supper poolside making use of a shaded barbeque area.
Walk out of Palazzo Ducale Guarini and you're in the middle of Scorrano, a charming town to explore.


Accommodates (max) 12 Microwave oven 
Bedrooms 6 Satellite TV 
Double beds 4 DVD Player 
Twins 2 Stereo 
Bathrooms 4 ADSL Wi-Fi Internet **
... of which en suite 4 iPod docking station 
Daily cleaning  Barbecue 
Cook  Vegetable garden 
Pool (LxW in metres) 12x6 Cookery classes 
Air Conditioning * Walking distance to restaurant(s) 
Open fireplace  Walking distance to shop(s) 
Washing machine  The Thinking Traveller local support 24/7 

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**in the communal areas.

Pool open from Easter to end of October

Think About

Between 4th-9th July the centre of Scorrano plays host to a spectacular festival of illuminations in celebration of Santa Domenica. Famous for its production of decorative lights used in hundreds of towns and villages all over Italy for local celebrations, Scorrano's festival is quite something. Apart from the illuminations, there is food, wine, processions, music and a great atmosphere.

Palazzo Ducale Guarini provides totally private accommodation for up to 8 people in four double rooms. The palazzo can sleep up to12 people. However, since the fourth and sixth bedrooms use bathrooms accessed through the third and fifth bedrooms, these bedroom pairs may be most suitable for families with children as some loss of privacy may incur. A small, very minor road running past the far end of the garden can occasionally be heard in the pool area, though does not, in our experience or that of our many clients, disturb.

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

Exploring the local Area

One of the great attractions of Palazzo Ducale Guarini is its location in the centre of the town of Scorrano, which has a charming square, a market, an osteria/restaurant and assorted bars and shops. Scorrano itself is in an excellent position for exploring all that Salento has to offer. It's just twenty minutes drive from the fortress city of Otranto on the Adriatic coast, and half an hour from "the capital of Baroque" that is Lecce. The neighbouring town of Maglie, just 3km up the road, is a jewel of Baroque in itself, and famous locally for its evening passeggiata and all the fashionable activity that goes with that. The Ionian cost is not far either, with the stunning town of Gallipoli just 40 minutes drive away.


Brindisi Airport: 84km - 52miles - 1hr10
Bari Airport: 199km - 125miles - 2hr25
Beaches at Otranto: 20km - 12miles - 20mins
Maglie: 3km - 2miles - 8mins
Lecce: 34km - 21miles - 30mins
Gallipoli: 31km - 19miles - 40mins

Palazzo Ducale at Scorrano

Sarah Crowley, Ireland, 19 September 2015
"The staff were fantastic and the rooms fabulous."

Helen Sheridan, United Kingdom, 15 August 2015
"We loved the Palazzo, and the owners were charming, gracious and hospitable. It was expensive but everything was first class. Our holiday? There are probably no more superlatives left to use! We are recommending The Thinking Traveller to friends."

Katherine Britton, United States of America, 27 June 2015
"We loved Palazzo Ducale Guarini and hope to be able to go again. The in-villa cook provided a wonderful meal and a great way to start our holiday. We might do it more next time."

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Week starting:Sat 02 Jan 2016 €3,420 - €4,330per week*

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Week starting:Sat 26 Mar 2016 €3,690 - €4,940per week*
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Week starting:Sat 28 May 2016 €4,170 - €5,530per week*
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Week starting:Sat 25 Jun 2016 €5,650 - €7,130per week*
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Week starting:Sat 27 Aug 2016 €4,170 - €5,530per week*
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Week starting:Sat 24 Sep 2016 €3,690 - €4,940per week*
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Week starting:Sat 12 Nov 2016 €3,420 - €4,330per week*

Week starting:Sat 19 Nov 2016 €3,420 - €4,330per week*

Week starting:Sat 26 Nov 2016 €3,420 - €4,330per week*

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Week starting:Sat 17 Dec 2016 €5,230 - €5,390per week*

Week starting:Sat 24 Dec 2016 €5,230 - €5,390per week*

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Bedrooms: 3
Sleeps: 6

Bedrooms: 6
Sleeps: 12
02 Jan - 25 Mar:     € 3,420 € 4,330
26 Mar - 27 May:     € 3,690 € 4,940
28 May - 24 Jun:     € 4,170 € 5,530
25 Jun - 15 Jul:     € 5,650 € 7,130
16 Jul - 26 Aug:     € 8,010
27 Aug - 23 Sep:     € 4,170 € 5,530
24 Sep - 04 Nov:     € 3,690 € 4,940
05 Nov - 16 Dec:     € 3,420 € 4,330
17 Dec - 06 Jan:     € 5,230 € 5,390
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