Buganvillee stands in the left wing of the villa. It is comfortably furnished with hand made wooden furniture and an antique sideboard. The open-plan kitchen is equipped with the modern conveniences. The bathroom with shower enclosure is between the two comfortable bedrooms. Air conditioning is available, as well as the pleasant option of the ceiling fans that, together with the villa's very thick stone walls and the wooden shutters (mosquito nets on all doors & windows ), ensure coolness and let you enjoy the scent of the sea breeze and of the Mediterranean bush. Enjoy picking fruit and herbs from the garden and cooking and barbecuing. The large patio right outside the sitting-room is fantastic for al-fresco dining under the cool shade of the vine-bower or for just relaxing looking at the olive trees and at the charming seascape. You’ll love the outdoor shower among the olive trees and the roof-terrace, perfect for an evening drink, enjoying the wonderful sea view.
Villa Morocco is a beautiful, recently renovated and well maintained Mediterranean villa, surrounded by a mature, extensive, and luxuriant garden. The villa stands in a magnificent sea view location between the coast villages of Pescoluse and Torre Pali. The villa is very close (only 1500 metres) to the beautiful white sand beaches and crystal-clear Ionian Sea (blue flag). The famous cliffs and caves are also near, just 9km away. Villa Morocco is conveniently situated for sightseeing as it is quite near (just 7 kilometres) to the highway, thus making the tourist towns easy to reach. The villa is shaded by tall pine trees and in its grounds there are also olive, citrus and fruit trees, flowers and rose bushes, and the aromatic plants of the Mediterranean bush. The villa is built around a large inner court with potted plants and it is divided into self-standing, completely independent properties. Each property has two doors, (one leading to the patio and one to the inner court), its own private outdoor areas (large shaded patio, roof terrace) in addition to the villa garden, and a covered parking space inside the gates. From the villa and the grounds you can enjoy delightful sea views.
SEASIDE AND COUNTRYSIDE AND SIGHTSEEING: The location of the villa is quite special: it is a house in the country, but at the same time it is really near the beach (only 1500 mt) and is also close to the highway (just 7 km) and to the coast road (900 metres). You can enjoy the peace and quiet of a country retreat as well as spectacular sea-views but you can also get to the beach in a matter of minutes and to the highway in less than a quarter of an hour. Thus the villa combines the charm of a “masseria” (ancient farm house), surrounded by a very large, mature garden, with the convenience of a seaside accommodation and with the advantage of being extremely well-located for sightseeing as the highway is so near. The extensive grounds of the villa include a pine wood and an olive grove, palms and oleanders, citrus and fruit trees, a little kitchen garden with season produce and a herb patch. Before their arrival, guests will receive a file with some information on restaurants, shops, beach lidos, places worth visiting etc.
LONG, FINE SAND BEACHES & CLIFFS and CAVES: Salve’s coast is mainly composed of long fine sand beaches, all with Blue flag status. There are lidos where you can rent beach umbrellas, etc alternating with “free” beach. The beaches are very clean and the sea is warm and clear. It is safe for young children as the sea bottom slopes gently down.
Going towards S. Maria di Leuca the shore becomes rocky. At the “Porticciolo” beauty spot (9 km from the villa) you can see the first caves, sunbathe on the cliff and dive into the sea.
The boat tours from the crystalline Ionian sea to the sapphire blue Adriatic are a fantastic way of seeing the caves. From S. Maria di Leuca to Otranto, the wonderful coast road is right over the reefs, with spectacular inlets like “il Ciolo”, etc.
The coast is enchanting also on the Ionian side, from Leuca to Gallipoli and Taranto. The magnificent nature and marine reserve of Porto Selvaggio (nature trails in the pine forest) and the splendid reefs of Torre Uluzzo are at 45 minutes’ drive from the villa.
TOURIST TOWNS & SUMMER FESTIVALS: Salento is one of the most beautiful parts of Puglia. Within easy reach from the property you can find the splendours of Baroque art, Norman castles, Roman amphitheatres, frescoes and mosaic floors in churches. Don’t miss the wonderful Lecce, Gallipoli, Galatina, Otranto but also S. Maria di Leuca, Presicce, Alessano, Specchia, Maglie etc are certainly worth a visit. Last but not least, all the landscape is rich in artistic details: Saracen watch-towers, dry-stone walls, the embattled towers of the fortified farmhouses…
Salento is also famous for its delicious food and wine and for its festivals, which take place almost every week in summer and which range from classical music to Lecce’s international rock festival, from the famous “Night of the Taranta” (the heady song and dance “pizzica”) to all the very enjoyable events celebrating typical food and drink (sagre). The people from Salento are wonderfully hospitable and these festivals are a really agreeable part of the holiday.
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About Elisabetta Bernardini
My husband Patrizio and I live in Udine, a town between Venice and the border with Austria. I grew up here and I went to university at Ca’ Foscari in Venice. I am a teacher, and I work in a secondary school here in Udine.
Elisabetta Bernardini purchased this Villa in 2003
Why Elisabetta Bernardini chose Salve
My husband and I love Salento, not only for the natural beauty and cultural wealth of its civilization, which is a bridge between the East and the West, but also for the wonderful people who live in this territory. We had been coming here on very enjoyable holidays for a few years when we decided to look for a house to buy. So, in summer 2003 we travelled all around Salento looking at houses, villas, trulli etc. On a sunny day in late August we drove uphill among the Mediterranean bush and the olive trees to visit an old “masseria” which was on sale – it was love at first sight! We immediately decided to buy it and it became Villa Morocco. We think the whole area where the villa is situated is really beautiful - set in a timeless landscape but so close to the ever-changing beauty of the sea. Maybe part of its charm is due to its being a very ancient inhabited site (the Messapic city of Cassandra) – or perhaps to the benevolent spirits that local legends say dwell here …. after all, the villa is quite close to the famous “Cave of the Fairies”!
What makes this Villa unique
We love the beautiful shape of the villa, standing proudly on the rock, the sunny court with old cotto tiles, the ancient garden with the tall trees and the flowering shrubs. We enjoy sitting on the terrace and looking at the sea, listening to the crickets’ song in the cool breeze of the evenings or watching the swallows dart against the deep blue sky of the luminous mornings. We also love the variety of the plants of the garden, the Mediterranean bush and the pines behind the villa, the olive grove, the fruit trees and the prickly pears to the south. To us it’s still a great pleasure to cook or barbecue with the oil from our ancient olive trees, each one well known in its individual shape, to pick lemons or figs, or some aromatic herbs in the cotto pots. We love coming home from the sun-drenched beach and have a shower outdoors in the cool, scented shade of the garden…
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
A slice of paradise
What wonderful place. We stayed in the Buganville apartment of the Villa Morocco, the last week of September. It was perfect; clean, comfortable, well equipped, great beds! This traditional thick walled architecture villa, is situated back of the coastal road, just far enough for peace and tranquility but 5 minutes to beaches, towns and the road that takes you every where in the Salento region. We particularly loved the spacious covered porch in the morning and in the evenings, listening to cicadas and crickets. We had the best sleep in this very quiet place. What a gift for our souls! We loved Elisabettas very detailed information printout, which we called “the Bible”, and took her suggestion to eat at Trattoria Tatanka, along the road to Santa Maria di Leuca; we had Orecchiette allo Scoglio, marinated anchovies and scampi…yummy, not to be missed! It is also easy to reach Beautiful Gallipoli and the Adriatic coast from the villa. Silvana, the local manager, was very accommodating and helpful.
Overall a great experience and a perfect relaxing place. Well worth our long trip from New York.
My only regret, it was too short of a stay. We will be back!
We highly recommend Villa Morocco.
Heel mooi rustig plekje op mooie locatie
Mooi huis in een mooie rustige op een heuvel met geweldig uitzicht en grote tuin. Op slechts 5 minuten rijden van het strand en vele stadjes binnen een uur te rijden. Heel snelle reactie als er iets is. Wij hebben een geweldige vakantie gehad met twee jonge kinderen.
Quiet, cozy and relaxing - felt like home
Villa Buganvillee is the perfect place for vacationing with your family or friends. The villa itself is in perfect condition, very clean and everything you need is in place - comfortable beds, window shutters that allowed us to sleep longer in the morning, a fully equipped kitchen and a variety of cookware, cutlery, food storage, pots and pans /we were travelling with a toddler, so being able to prepare breakfast/lunch or dinner was important:)
The patio is huge and there is a BBQ which we used almost daily. The yard is enormous but very safe - perfect for families with kids that are always ready to explore the surrounding area.
The villa is located in a quiet area and it allows for complete relaxation - at night and in the mornings you only hear the chirping of the crickets. In fact the intensity of their chirping in the morning helped us to predict how hot it would be during the day:)
The beach is 5 minutes drive, and we loved it - not too overcrowded and the water was perfectly clean and shallow, which is great for small kids.
Torre Pali has a number of good places to eat and we tried quite a few of them - food was delicious. The owner Elisabetta was available and very helpful whenever we had any questions.
We only stayed for a week but we will be returning for sure, hopefully for 2+ weeks next summer!! We can’t recommend the place highly enough!
The best stay in Salento!
Although the description on VRBO was detailed and with many photos, it did not do the property justice! The villa was beautiful and in a perfect location for the quiet relaxing time we were looking for. The hostess Elisabetta has created a bit of magic in Salento, the accommodations were ideal & the grounds lovely. Our suite was ready for us with coffee, tea, wine, snacks and olive oil pressed from the trees on the property. We had booked in for 1 week, but now that we have found this little Eden, next year we will stay much longer. I'm already planning!!!
This was our second stay at the premises. We already knew the village of Torre Pali, the beaches and the surroundings. We again enjoyed the house and the beautiful garden, a good place to recover from daily hassles. The house was clean and well maintained, the facilities were excellent, service was friendly and personal. We loved viewing the sea on the roof at sunset. Definitely recommendable! Returning to the village of Torre Pali with its quiet beach, friendly people, nice café and small restaurants and shops, felt like coming home.
Torre Pali im Oktober
Schöne Ferienwohnung Buganvillee in ruhiger Lage mit guter, nicht mehr neuer Ausstattung, aber schnellem Service (nur italienisch/über Eigentümerin auf Englisch). Pkw erforderlich. Küste im Oktober fast menschenleer (95% aller Geschäfte geschlossen), leider schöne Strände verdreckt/ungepflegt. Mücken (und Wespen) auf großer Terasse und in Wohnung sind aber leider nur mit permanenter Chemie zu bändigen!
The territory is characterised by the beauty of nature (blue-flag, crystal-clear sea, fine sand beaches, cliffs and caves, luxuriant vegetation) and by its artistic wealth. Elegant Lecce, the “ little Florence of the South”, charming Gallipoli, rightly named “beautiful city” in ancient Greek, Otranto’s mosaics and many small towns with splendid baroque architecture are within easy reach. Don’t miss a drive along the breathtaking coast-road from Leuca to Otranto, the fifth most scenic road in Europe. The territory is also famous for its delicious food, its summer festivals and the warm hospitality. The climate is typically Mediterranean. The warm weather begins in May and continues till mid-October. The hottest months are July and August. In the Italian holiday-season, June to mid-September, the coast villages and beach-lidos are open, there are people and summer events. April, May, September and October are also beautiful, with warm days and desert beaches, and are perfect for sightseeing.
Additional pricing information
Security deposit: € 150, in cash, returned on departure after checking there are no damages and that no extra cleaning charges are required. The quote for the expenses includes: final cleaning & final laundry, electricity, gas, water, internet etc Optional extras: Air Conditioning (€40/ week) Cauzione: € 150 in contanti, che verranno ritornati alla partenza, dopo aver controllato che non ci siano danni e che non siano necessarie pulizie extra. La quota delle spese include: pulizia e lavanderia finali, consumi, internet. Extra opzionali: aria condizionata (€40/settimana)