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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.
We were delighted with the property, it's authentic restoration and thoughtful landscaped surroundings. It was clean, well equipped and created a sense of calm and tranquility. We particularly loved the plunge pool, barbecue and sitting on the roof under the stars. We travelled to Gallipoli on the Ionian Coast and Otranto on the Adriatic. The history and architecture is wonderful to see and there are some fabulous beaches along the way. Osvaldo and Daniela are excellent hosts, very responsive to any questions we had prior to and during our stay and made some great suggestions of beaches, restaurants and places of interest to visit. A fabulous holiday with some memories to treasure. We would highly recommend this property to anyone who is looking to truly escape for a genuine and restorative Puglian experience.