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Palazzo Gorgoni


Sleeps    16
Bedrooms  8
Bathrooms    8
1 Reviews
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Service Daily maid service and twice-weekly linen changes
  • Luxurious restoration
  • Pool, gym and spa
  • Walking to restaurants
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 1/69 Chilling by the pool!  2/69 The magnificent courtyard of Palazzo Gorgoni.  3/69 What a setting for dinner!  4/69 The pool seen from the roof terrace.  5/69 The terrace on the first floor.  6/69 The Bedouinesque shady lounge zone on the roof terrace.  7/69 The solarium on the roof terrace.  8/69 Looking down on the pool from the first floor.  9/69 Part of the impressive entrance hall off the main courtyard.  10/69 The superb main courtyard is the first thing you see on entering Palazzo Gorgoni.  11/69 Moving down the Imperial staircase...  12/69 The wellness centre...  13/69 Heading towards the pool...  14/69 The internal courtyard with its pool!  15/69 Another shot of the pool with its hydromassage corner.  16/69 The more formal dining room.  17/69 Sun-filled reception rooms on the ground floor.  18/69 Looking out to the lemon tree courtyard.  19/69 A snack under the shade of some lemon trees.  20/69 Relaxing in the shade of the lemon trees!  21/69 The informal dining room by the kitchen.  22/69 The super hi-tec kitchen!  23/69 The bedroom on the ground floor...  24/69 colourful and spacious.  25/69 The impressive staircase...  26/69 ...leading up to the first floor.  27/69 Fabulous furniture and a light, airy atmosphere.  28/69 A shot of the art gallery!  29/69 Contemplating art!  30/69 Another of the several sitting areas.  31/69 The kitchen on the first floor also has a staircase leading to the roof terrace.  32/69 One of the spacious en-suite bedrooms on the first floor.  33/69 Looking from the study to some of the living areas...  34/69 It's a kind of sofa... believe it or not!  35/69 The master suite with its roll-top bath and views.  36/69 Another of the en-suite double bedrooms on the first floor...  37/69 Another of the superb bathrooms.  38/69 One of the five bedrooms accessed from the first floor terrace.  39/69 An exotic oriental headboard in this first floor bedroom!  40/69 Style and comfort united...  41/69 A bathroom with shower and tub.  42/69 Another bedroom on the first floor.  43/69 Another bathroom.  44/69 Delightful carvings on the Imperial staircase!  45/69 The roof-top terrace has some great views over Galatina.  46/69 The shady pergola on the roof terrace.  47/69 A super spot to read and relax.  48/69 The roof-top solarium with Galatina for a view.  49/69 Sundowners all round... what a setting!  50/69 The last bedroom, halfway between the first and second floors.  51/69 Looking down from the roof terrace.  52/69 Sound the gong!  53/69 What an atmosphere...  54/69 The daybed off the main courtyard....  55/69 the perfect shady spot for a little reading or an afternoon snooze!  56/69 The communal bath!  57/69 Massage anyone?  58/69 The well-equipped gym.  59/69 Time for one last dip before dinner?  60/69 Moving towards the wellness area.  61/69 The large sauna.  62/69 Looking from the pool to the palazzo.  63/69 Another shot of the roof terrace with its backdrop of Galatina.  64/69 From Galatina the beaches are just 15 to 20 minutes away on both sides.  65/69 A lovely street in Galatina.  66/69 Enjoying an aperitif near the Basilica di Santa Caterina.  67/69 Village nightlife in Galatina!  68/69 The beach and coastline of Torre dell'Orso, between Lecce and Otranto.  69/69 The transparent waters of Rivabella, just north of Gallipoli.

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.

"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." Name withheld, USA, March 2013

Palazzo Gorgoni in the Press:
Ocean Home Magazine, April-May 2014
Westchester Magazine, November 2013 >>
Vogue Magazine, Germany, September 2013>>
Résidences Décoration, May 2013>>
Architectural Digest, March 2013 >>
Epicurean Life, Autumn 2012

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About the Property

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 Dishwasher 
Bedrooms 8 Satellite TV 
Double/Twins 8 DVD Player 
Bathrooms 8 Stereo 
... of which en suite 8 Dance room 
Daily cleaning * Art gallery 
Cook  Lift 
Breakfast preparation ** ADSL Wi-Fi Internet 
Heated pool ***6x3 iPod docking station 
Gym  Barbecue 
Sauna  Think Puglia local support 24/7 
Air Conditioning *** Shopping service 
Heating **** Laundry service 
Washing machine  Walking to shops/restaurants 

=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.
*** underfloor climate control.
**** 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.

The Area

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!


1 clients have rated Palazzo Gorgoni

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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Bedrooms: 4
Sleeps: 8

Bedrooms: 6
Sleeps: 12

Bedrooms: 8
Sleeps: 16
01 Jan - 03 Jan:    ----->----->€ 14,410
04 Jan - 04 Apr:    € 9,290€ 10,890€ 12,810
05 Apr - 23 May:    € 10,410€ 12,250€ 14,410
24 May - 27 Jun:    € 11,530€ 13,610€ 16,010
28 Jun - 18 Jul:    ----->€ 14,970€ 17,610
19 Jul - 29 Aug:    ----->----->€ 19,210
30 Aug - 26 Sep:    € 11,530€ 13,610€ 16,010
27 Sep - 31 Oct:    € 10,410€ 12,250€ 14,410
01 Nov - 19 Dec:    € 9,290€ 10,890€ 12,810
20 Dec - 31 Dec:    ----->----->€ 14,410

Prices include all sales taxes, electricity and gas, linen, bath towels, pool and/or beach towels, a comprehensive written guide to the villa and the local area, our award-winning service and specialist knowledge pre and post-booking, the opportunity to book our unique Think Experiences and 24/7 local support while you’re on holiday.

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