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Historical Gem In The Heart Of Ostuni with Private Hanging Garden

Bedrooms 2
Space 2,152 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 4 - 5 nights


About the property

Utterly charming large flat in historical 18th-century Palazzo

The Palazzo is a masterpiece of Neo-Renaissance Style. Built and owned by the same family since the mid 1800s, this beautiful palazzo is listed by Italy's Ministry of Arts and Culture as “a protected building of national and cultural interest”, and represents one of the most prestigious and architecturally relevant examples of residential construction in Puglia. It overlooks the central park and it is within walking distance from the finest restaurants and shops in Ostuni and from the medieval, whitewashed citadel.

The entrance is through an imposing door that leads into a stately Grand Hall, where until World War II carriages stopped for passengers to alight and then proceeded to the rear buildings and stables. A majestic staircase takes you from the Grand Hall to piano nobile, or the first floor, where the family resided. These beautifully appointed luxury rooms are now available for holiday rentals.

The Palazzo offers two rental apartments: the Garden Apartment (1st floor) and the Studio Apartment (top floor).

The Garden Apartment is a very large flat of nearly 200 sq.m and boasts both a terrace and a charming garden. Situated on the same floor and adjacent to the apartment, the beautifully appointed garden is walled-in and elevated from street level and offers a tranquil and private space to relax and enjoy the outdoors. Both the terrace and the garden are exclusive to this apartment and are equipped with garden furniture. The apartment offers 6 large rooms with double-vaulted ceilings: 2 bedrooms, a large lounge room, a second lounge/entrance room, dining room and a large, fully equipped eat-in kitchen with built-in appliances (dishwasher included!). Decorated with design and quality in mind, the rooms tastefully merge modern conveniences with old world antiques.

The Studio is a cosy one-room apartment on the top floor of Palazzo Auris and offers a huge roof-terrace where you can enjoy a stunning view of the old city and the Adriatic Sea. Comfortably accommodating 2 persons, the studio sports a wood-and-marble kitchen niche with built-in appliances and design accessories. It has an ensuite bathroom tiled with Bisazza glass-mosaic and high-end fixtures. Featuring an original fireplace opposite the bed, the studio also has central heating.

Ample parking space, both free and metered, is available nearby.

Nearby Ostuni, at only a 10 min drive from us, you can find the San Domenico Golf Course, a stunning 18-hole golf course on the Adriatic Sea. Few minutes from us you can practice horse-riding and there are archeological and roman ruins and breathtaking architecture: the baroque city of Lecce is at 60 km, while lusty beaches are at just minutes by car . Ostuni is conveniently located at 30 min from Brindisi Int'l Airport and 1h drive from Bari Int'l Airport (both connected to London by Ryanair, Easyjet and British Airways).

More Details

Gianfranco and Tina
Member since: 2014
Speaks English, French, Spanish, Italian
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
10 May, 2018

About Gianfranco and Tina

...Gianfranco is a great host. He gave us a lot of very helpful advice in sorting out our travel arrangements to Ostuni and whilst we were there he made great suggestions about places to visit. His restaurant recommendations were also spot on

...There are a number of excellent nearby restaurants - we tried a couple recommended by the owner & we were very pleasantly surprised. If/when we visit Puglia again, I'm sure we will return to Palazzo Auris. Avoid the bland & stay here!

...The owner, who speaks very good English, and his charming mother live across the hall. During our visit they were always very friendly, helpful and kind. We enjoyed the feeling of complete privacy, and of having our own 'apartment' right in the center of Ostuni...

Gianfranco and Tina purchased this apartment in 2004

Why Gianfranco and Tina chose Ostuni

The Palazzo is a unique masterpiece of Italian Neo-Renaissance style. Luxuriously renovated, offers now air-conditioning, exquisite interiors, ensuite bathroom in every room and a splash pool in the Italian garden.

What makes this apartment unique

The Palazzo has preserved the charm of ancien and noble mansion, it is a dream come true (Rose Artz, Chicago)

After decades of traveling through many countries of Europe, the States and Asia, our stay counts among the most extraordinary we have ever experienced. The fully equipped apartment on the first floor is sumptuous, surprisingly large and has private access to a magnificent garden of orange and tangerine trees (Dominique Slater)

We traveled to Italy many times and stayed in many apartments /villas in many different regions and it is safe to say that this Palazzo is one of the nicest of them all and definitely will be one of the most memorable one (Paul Kline)

If there was one real issue with this apartment, at least for us, it was the fact that we didn’t want to leave it in the morning….:)

The place is genuine and truly unique. You can easily get lost in 7 rooms and garden that make up the apartment. It is full of unique furniture pieces and one really feels history within its thick walls. On the other hand the apartment is well equipped and has all the modern conveniences from well stocked kitchen to nicely appointed bathroom. (Hellen Nash)

This is a unique, very affordable, spacious, and practical self-catering rental for two couples or a family (Teresa Orwen)


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Ostuni in Province of Brindisi

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2152 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: Noon
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • pets considered
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • city centre ...
  • village ...
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Large bathroom with tub and shower into an alcove, designer basin, wc and bidet. Fully tiled with vaulted ceiling
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Very spacious and high-vaulted rooms. Bedroom 1 has sumptuous walnut double bed and direct access to the private garden. It also has a sofa and walnut chess of drawers. Bedroom 2 has twin, ornate antique wrought iron bedstead, also convertible to a king-size bed
  • Balcony ...
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Private Chef
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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Riccardo Caffe
Excellent and stylish bar/pub in the historical centre of Ostuni
Osteria del tempo perso
Stylish restaurant into a grotto with good cuisine
Osteria Piazzetta Cattedrale
The best restaurant in Ostuni, with an excellent wine selection and great Pugliese dishes
Nearest Airport
30 Kilometres
Brindisi (BDS)
Nearest Barpub
300 Metres
Pink Lady
Nearest Ferry
35 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
20 Kilometres
San Domenico Golf Course
Nearest Train
2 Kilometres
National trains
Nearest Restaurant
600 Metres
Osteria Le Monacelle
Nearest Beach
6 Kilometres
Car: not necessary


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Ostuni, Puglia

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
High Season
30 Jun 2018 - 1 Sep 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £263.1
Final Cleaning £52.62

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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