Summer Retreat

The Daily Mail

 Villa Elia features in the Sneak Peek article of the Daily Mail. The article also features an interesting interview with the owner, Gaetano Castellini. 

"For many of us, a holiday is the chance– albeit briefly – to live the life we dream of. Imagine, then, escaping to the breathtaking Villa Elia, a romantic, rambling 18th-century private property nestling in the rolling countryside of Salento, in Italy’s stiletto heel. Set in 17 acres of ancient olive groves, orange and fig orchards and farmland, a ten-minute drive from picturesque Gallipoli on the Ionian coast, this beguiling home offers a snapshot of how life could be..." (...)

"Villa Elia is a traditional masserie – fortified agricultural estate – constructed from solid, weathered stone that belies its beautifully curated interior" (...)

With nearly 1,000 square meters of living space set out on two floors, Villa Elia boasts eight bedrooms, six of which are en-suite, making it an ideal getaway for an extended family, a number of families or a large group of friends.

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