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We had a wonderful stay at Franchina during mid-October. The location is beautiful and tranquil, a slice of paradise. From the terrace there are views straight over the sea, perfect for catching the sunrise, and on clear nights a great view of the stars.
Swimming is a few minutes away if you fancy some snorkelling, a few minutes drive to Marina Serra, and the beautiful sandy beaches of Pescoluse and Baia dei Turchi easily accessible within an hour. It's also easy to reach Gallipoli and Lecce for taking in the myriad of beautiful churches and duomos.
As we were out of season we made use of the excellent cooking facilities in the evening, including the outdoor grill. Livia directed us to the supermarket in nearby Tiggiano which has well stocked fresh fish and meat counters.
The cottage is charming and has everything you need for a comfortable stay and Bruno and Livia are friendly and helpful hosts, a fantastic introduction for our first trip to Puglia, I hope we'll be back!
Great place, great location. Very comfortable indeed with lovely large outdoor shaded dining and sitting room area. Peter and Helen were great to deal with. Loads of restaurants around but heaving in Mid July. Recommend heading into Specchia or Salve for dinner to escape the coastal crowds. We arrived at a lovely beach club (Le Cinque Vele) on day 1 only to find it was completely full and we had to reserve beds and umbrellas at least a day before. Worth the effort though. Loved La Cozza for dinner- cool vibe beside the beach. Would happily return.