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This beautifully-renovated, well-equipped and comfortable house, with its large roof terrace to enjoy the sun and its unique orchard garden for shade and calm, is not only a most pleasing place to spend time, but also the perfect base for exploring the historic towns, the countryside, and the coastline of this still largely unspoiled region of Italy. We loved it!
We were warmly welcomed by Raffaella and immediately realised this is a very special place. The house is a restored old stone building with a terrace which leads down to the garden with its mature trees, shrubs and seating areas, all offering complete privacy and quiet. Plenty of shade from the sun and stunning views out to the sea and beach. A gate leads down to the rocky shore and clear blue water where you can swim in total privacy. As painters we had plenty to occupy ourselves in this stunning garden. The harbour with it’s cafes, restaurants and little general shop is an easy walk away and Tricase which is a five minute drive has supermarkets and other shops. The coast here is particularly beautiful and Otranto and Gallipoli are well worth visiting. Lecce was somewhat disappointing as so many churches were covered up for restoration. I would recommend anyone to visit this part of Italy and it would be hard to find a more idyllic place to stay.