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This was our first trip to Puglia, it won't be our last, having just returned home following a fabulous two weeks in the region, staying 12 days in Corgliano D'otranto, Villa Fanelli.
The Villa is spacious, well appointed with everything you need and more to welcome you back when returning from daily trips exploring the surrounding towns and villages.
Corgliano, a small town that comes alive during the evening had everything we needed and more, good restaurants, a fine patisserie, bakery and several small supermarkets offering good value, and is on the Metro Line.
Villa Fanelli is ideally situated, between Otranto to the East and Gallipoli to the West, neither much more than a 30minute drive away, with beautiful sea views and historic culture.
We must mention Salvatore and Rosy who maintain the property and who were our hosts living in an adjacent property. Myself and my wife speak no Italian of note, Salvatore and Rosy speak no English, though they both speak other languages fluently, how would we cope?
Welcome Google Translate, it really was an absolute joy, they are two lovely people and we never had a moment where we struggled for words. They are discrete and non obtrusive but if you need them they are always there to help, also Rosy is a great cook and though never experiencing it ourselves we hear that Salvatore is fabulous at Karaoke!
On arrival, with prior arrangement they indulged us with a fantastic meal, with lots of home made produce, wine and a special secret recipe to toast to, 'Salute'.
We will undoubtedly return, the photo's on the website don't really do justice to what is a wonderful property, it's like a secret garden behind the wall and the large gates off the road.
Home now, we are already missing the deep blue sky of Italy, the special memories of Puglia and the Villa Fanelli, the pool and the garden and of course Salvatore, Rosy and not forgetting Alber their lovely little dog who is partial to a sausage or two.
Thank You for everything..
Christine and Con
Thank you to Livia and Bruno for letting us stay in their lovely apartment. The photographs of the apartment cannot capture how peaceful and accommodating it is. The apartment was spotless and had everything we needed. The view from the roof terrace was spectacular as was the scenery in this most beautiful area of Puglia. We particularly loved the terrace off the kitchen which was sunny in the morning but lovely and shaded after lunch. We would love to visit again and would recommend it to anyone who wanted peace and beauty.