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Palazzo Gorgoni


Sleeps    16
Bedrooms    8
Bathrooms    8
2 Reviews
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Service Daily maid service and twice-weekly linen changes
  • Westchester: "meticulously renovated"
  • Pool, gym and spa
  • Walking to restaurants
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Contemporary luxury, historic charm and artistic flair in the heart of Galatina...

Here's how to restore a late 18th-century palazzo in the heart of a lovely Baroque town: have fun, put your passion into it and embrace the original character and history of the building. This is what the owner of Palazzo Gorgoni has done! Meticulously, lovingly and luxuriously brought back to life over the last few years, Palazzo Gorgoni charms, delights and pampers in equal measure. The amount of space is only one of the many surprises in store for guests who, even after a week in residence still find themselves chuckling and cooing at the wonder of it all.

Palazzo Gorgoni in the press:
De Smaak van Italië, November/December 2014 >>
Sheridan Road Magazine, July 2014 >>
Ocean Home Magazine, April-May 2014 >>
Poder Joyce Pascowitch, February 2014 >>
Westchester Magazine, November 2013 >>
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Inside: the main entrance from the street leads into an ornamental courtyard where your wows will begin! In front of you is a symmetrical tryptich of baroque apertures formed by an ornate central window and two adorned doorways. Above you is the sky, framed by the neo-classical balustrades that delimit the first floor terrace, and above those, three frescoed arches. Passing through either of the doors in front of you – right or left, your choice! - you will come to an impressive Imperial staircase leading to the first floor

Beginning our explorations on the ground floor, one first comes to a large formal dining room, accessing a peaceful lemon-tree shaded courtyard. Next to this is a super-contemporary, slick-steel kitchen and then a second, more informal dining area. The ground floor is also home to a relaxation and wellness area that includes a gym, a sauna, a chromotherapy shower and a communal bath! Just a hop, skip and a jump away is another tranquil internal courtyard featuring an enticing pool with hydromassage corner. An en-suite bedroom completes the accommodation on the ground floor.

Heading up the Imperial staircase, which is flanked on either side by sculptured balustrades and a regiment of Doric columns supporting vaulted ceilings, one may either enter the main body of the first floor or walk around the terrace, off which four of the eight luxuriously appointed en-suite bedrooms are accessed. Inside the main body of the first floor is the large master suite with views over the pool courtyard and a succession of rooms, including lounge areas, a study, a TV room, a dance room, an art gallery and a service kitchen (with access to a terrace). A flight of stairs next to the terrace leads up to bedroom number seven. The furnishings, artworks and clever design touches are a constant source of charm, while the fittings and bathrooms leave you in no doubt that this is a top-notch, top quality property.

A second flight of stairs leads to the large panoramic roof terrace, off which, hidden away, is the eighth bedroom, complete, of course, with en-suite bathroom. Too many stairs, you may be thinking… Then take the lift!

Most of your al fresco time will probably be spent either in and around the pool courtyard or on the large expanse of roof terrace. The pool area is perfect for lazing around, thanks to a series of comfortable reclining areas and to a hydromassage corner in the pool itself. The roof terrace offers a wonderful shady area for reclining, chatting and chilling, a barbecue and lots of excellent vantage points from which to view the surrounding town (which has a good selection of bars, restaurants and boutiques). The roof terrace is the perfect place for sundowners and for long starlit dinners, during which you may well find yourself toasting the ingenuity, wit and taste of your host!

Service: Palazzo Gorgoni offers an impeccable level of service, including a member of staff who will prepare breakfast, and a maid who will carry out daily cleaning. A cook is available on request.


Accommodates (max) 16 Satellite TV 
Bedrooms 8 DVD Player 
Double beds 7 Stereo 
Flexible doubles/twins 1 Dance room 
Bathrooms 8 Art gallery 
... of which en suite 8 Lift 
Daily cleaning * ADSL Wi-Fi Internet 
Cook  iPod docking station 
Breakfast preparation ** Barbecue 
Heated pool (LxW in metres) ***6x3 Shopping service 
Gym  Laundry service 
Sauna  Cookery classes 
Air cooling system *** The Thinking Traveller local support 24/7 
Heating **** Walking distance to restaurant(s) 
Washing machine  Walking distance to shop(s) 

=yes/present     = optional/on request    

*from Monday to Sunday from 8.30am to 12.30pm and from 5.30pm to 7pm.
**food payable by guests.
***an underfloor air cooling system runs throughout
****heating the pool costs €630/week and should be requested in advance.

Think About

A unique property for a unique holiday experience!

Due to the large number of stairs, potential drops and the presence of a considerable number of delicate works of art, this property is not suitable for children under the age of 12.

Exploring the local Area

Palazzo Gorgoni is situated in the middle of the lovely baroque town of Galatina, whose historic centre has remained almost entirely as it was over 250 years ago. There is some delightful architecture to see and a good selection of bars, restaurants. trattorie and some excellent boutiques!

Within an easy drive, about half an hour away, is the lovely, historic island town of Gallipoli and a series of superb sandy beaches. The delightful baroque town of Lecce is also just 30 minutes' drive away and is most certainly worth a visit. And if that weren't enough, the popular sea-front town of Otranto, on the Adriatic coast, is also just over half an hour away.


Brindisi airport: 72km-44miles-1hr
Bari airport: 192km-120miles-2hr20
Gallipoli: 30km-19miles-35mins
Lecce: 26km-16miles-30mins
Otranto: 32km-20miles-37mins
Nearest beaches - Riva Bella and the coast north of Gallipoli: 30mins
Shops and restaurants: just around the corner!

Eileen Herman, United States, 14 June 2014
"My husband and I spent a perfectly wonderful week at Palazzo Gorgoni with our children and grandchildren. The Palazzo is spectacular and has been modernized while at the same time maintaining the original architectural features that one would expect in a sumptuous palace. The domestic help does everything possible to make your stay flawless. We especially adored the housekeeper. She goes out of her way to please and is a lovely person. There are charming places to visit and have lunch which are not very far from the Palazzo. We have travelled extensively all over the world and staying at Palazzo Gorgoni was a special treat!"

Anonymous, United States of America, 27 March 2013
"Our stay at Palazzo Gorgoni was a total delight... The staff were wonderful, cheerful, and ready to help in any way they could. Great crew. The two dinners they catered for the twelve of us were fun. They should be commended... It is clear that a lot of attention and taste has been poured into the renovation of this historic building, and the results are visually spectacular. I see from some magazines lying around the study that it has been noticed and covered by lifestyle magazines, and we all felt that it deserved the spreads and kudos."

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Week starting:Sat 13 Feb 2016 €8,300 - €11,440per week*

Week starting:Sat 20 Feb 2016 €8,300 - €11,440per week*

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Week starting:Sat 02 Apr 2016 €9,300 - €12,870per week*
Week starting:Sat 09 Apr 2016 €9,300 - €12,870per week*
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Week starting:Sat 18 Jun 2016 €10,300 - €14,300per week*
Week starting:Sat 25 Jun 2016 €13,370 - €15,730per week*
Week starting:Sat 02 Jul 2016 Booked
Week starting:Sat 09 Jul 2016 €13,370 - €15,730per week*
Week starting:Sat 16 Jul 2016 €17,160per week
Week starting:Sat 23 Jul 2016 €17,160per week
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Week starting:Sat 27 Aug 2016 €10,300 - €14,300per week*
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Week starting:Sat 24 Sep 2016 €9,300 - €12,870per week*
Week starting:Sat 01 Oct 2016 Booked
Week starting:Sat 08 Oct 2016 €9,300 - €12,870per week*
Week starting:Sat 15 Oct 2016 €9,300 - €12,870per week*
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Week starting:Sat 05 Nov 2016 €8,300 - €11,440per week*

Week starting:Sat 12 Nov 2016 €8,300 - €11,440per week*

Week starting:Sat 19 Nov 2016 €8,300 - €11,440per week*

Week starting:Sat 26 Nov 2016 €8,300 - €11,440per week*

Week starting:Sat 03 Dec 2016 €8,300 - €11,440per week*

Week starting:Sat 10 Dec 2016 €8,300 - €11,440per week*

Week starting:Sat 17 Dec 2016 €10,940 - €12,870per week*

Week starting:Sat 24 Dec 2016 €10,940 - €12,870per week*

Week starting:Sat 31 Dec 2016 €10,940 - €12,870per week*

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Bedrooms: 4
Sleeps: 8

Bedrooms: 6
Sleeps: 12

Bedrooms: 8
Sleeps: 16
02 Jan - 01 Apr:     € 8,300 € 9,730 € 11,440
02 Apr - 27 May:     € 9,300 € 10,940 € 12,870
28 May - 24 Jun:     € 10,300 € 12,160 € 14,300
25 Jun - 15 Jul:     € 13,370 € 15,730
16 Jul - 26 Aug:     € 17,160 € 17,160
27 Aug - 23 Sep:     € 10,300 € 12,160 € 14,300
24 Sep - 04 Nov:     € 9,300 € 10,940 € 12,870
05 Nov - 16 Dec:     € 8,300 € 9,730 € 11,440
17 Dec - 06 Jan:     € 10,940 € 12,870
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