Villa Sirgole - 1897 - Liberty Place in Salento - in the South-East of Italy.
A peaceful place in the country-side of Salento, where the sun shines every day.
Close to nature, to biological culture, Villa Sirgole - 1897 - is a place inspiring new writing, painting, music compositions.
It is open to artists, to writers, to musicians.
As well as families, romantic couples, individual travellers, and a group of friends.
Maximum capacity is 8 people. Plus two children.
It is a family-owned place and it is now opened for the first time to national and international guests. We are willing to offer many people the same enjoyment we experienced here. And as many beautiful moments as we had during our childhood and our family holidays.
We welcome you!
To discover the pleasures of our home.
To discover the cultural riches of Salento: its castles, its surprising historical sights, its natural coastlines, with its simple and complex quality of life.
We will be close-by. To give you hospitality and advice, if needed, every day.
To tell you more about the story of Salento, the Terra d'Otranto, in the South-East of Italy, one of the gateways to Europe for centuries, with infinite stories to tell.
You are welcome. At Villa Sirgole - 1897.
Villa Sirgole - Liberty Place in Salento - is a family holiday villa built by our great-grandfather in 1897. Its moresque style was fashionable at the turn of the century, with many fantastic variations seen in similar beautiful holiday villas in nearby Nardò and Santa Maria di Leuca. "Liberty" is the Italian variation of the "Floral Style" or "Art nouveau" architecture, as built in its many varieties at the same time in "Modernist" Barcelona and "Art nouveau" Paris.
Villa Sirgole - 1987 features a square perimeter above ground-level, with three spacious and high-vaulted bed-rooms, plus a large kitchen with fireplace.
A staircase at the entrance leads to a central living-room with an ornate mosaic floor, while the dining-room opens up towards a closeted garden, with orange / lemon / mandarine evergreen trees.
"Il Giardino degli aranci" leads to a vaulted green room which we consider a meditation open-air room, with view of century-old vineyards.
The house offers modern comfort at any season. It is fresh in the summer and pleasantly warm in the middle seasons. It has heating in every room for the winter months.
Salento offers 317 days of sunshine every year!
Its castles, palaces, traditional villages present an incredible variety of cultural riches.
You will be surprised!
You will choose whether to explore:
- Pre-historic neolithic art in grottoes such as the Grotta Zinzulusa and the Grotta Romanelli (where our aunt discovered neolithic artefacts in the '50s)
- The remnants of Messapia ("Mess-apia" in Greek - land between two seas) of the Bronze Ages
- Villages where old Greek is still spoken today:
- Illyric / Albanian villages, where Albanian music is revived today; see "Skanderband":
- Salento was the path the Templars and the Crusaders:
- Find the early Medieval Castles of the Anjevin:
- or those of Alfonso, King of Aragon, who married Lucrezia Borgia:
- then the Castle of Lecce, by Charles the V of Spain, who ordered construction of the most perfect castle, the Castle of Lecce
or admire the towers he ordered to be built along the whole coast of Salento, allowing light signals to defend the territory against the Moors (still called the "Turks") along 250 kilometers of the Salento coastline:
Recently the Jewish history of Salento has been uncovered and a new museum has opened its doors
Lecce, with its light, its aristocratic, baroque, limestone XVIIIth century buildings, is an amazing city. And it is close to Villa Sirgole - 1897. It is now famous for its elegance and special lifestyle
Read Salento's history!
A synthesis is here:
Visit the villages near Villa Sirgole:
Galatina, Corigliano, Cutrofiano and Sogliano.
Discover the history and the stories by yourself, while enjoying Villa Sirgole - 1897, its environment and amazing quality of life.