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Villa Sirgole - 1897 - Liberty Place in Salento - in the South-East of Italy

Bedrooms 3
Space 3,229 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights


About the property

Villa Sirgole - 1897 - Liberty Place in Salento - in the South-East of Italy

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 Otranto

Visit Gallipoli

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.

More Details

Property Manager
Isabella S. Castriota
Member since: 2010
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English, French, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
22 April, 2018

About Isabella S. Castriota

Well, I was quite young in the picture you see here.

It is actually a portrait made by my great-uncle.

But he was a very good painter! Zio Ciccio was a very creative man.

We are ready to welcome you to our family home. At once humble and proud to show you everything we enjoyed here and give you advice.

Profits from our rentals will contribute to the biological production of exotic and traditional fruit - kiwis, pecan nuts, feijoas, wine, plums, apricots, figs - by the Azienda Agricola Sirgole.

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Isabella S. Castriota purchased this villa in 1897

Why Isabella S. Castriota chose Province of Lecce

Because this is a family property open for the first time.

Because we will provide you with care, hospitality, and personal advice.

And we will be very happy to welcome you.

What makes this villa unique

This is a family property open for the first time.

We will provide you with care, hospitality, and personal advice.

And we are very happy to welcome you.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Province of Lecce in Puglia

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 3229 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach
  • city centre
  • near the sea
  • resort
  • rural
  • town
  • village
  • waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 16 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • Each bed-room has access to its own private bathroom.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • There are three main bed-rooms. And we can provide a bed / extra cot for children, when needed.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Veranda ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 6 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Chauffeur
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • 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
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • caving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Villa Sirgole - 1897 - is ready to welcome you. As private owners, opening for the first time to national and international guests, we listen to you. Tell us what you need. And we will provide it for you.


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Villa Sirgole - 1897 - Liberty Place in Salento - in the South-East of Italy
average rating of 4.5 based on 2 reviews

Wonderful atmosphere and quality of life in a historic villa in Salento

  • 5 of 5

Everything has been perfect: our hosts, the quality of the house, the biological country-side all around it. The villages and the city of Lecce gave us many surprises: the castles, the churches, the historic buildings, as well as the natural beaches all around the coast of Salento. This is a land of hospitality and culture.

  • Review Submitted: 31-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Winter break in rural period home

  • 4 of 5

We chose Villa Sirgole on the strength of it's period character and were not disappointed. This is a house that may not have all the mod cons but is full of family history and clearly remains a much valued family home. It is surrounded by arable farmland and enjoys a mature leafy garden at the front (including palm trees and kiwi plants) and adjacent vineyard and citrus grove within the grounds. The rooms are very lofty and spacious and although we were there during an untypically cold winter, the central heating proved more than adequate for the task. Our family holidays include lots of communal cooking and the large kitchen with its enormous wood burning fireplace provided a suitably utilitarian but cosy setting for our culinary efforts. Our two adult sons particularly appreciated the excellent wifi.

Although we didn't meet Isabella in person she was faultless in keeping in touch, providing us with directions, updates and suggestions for places to visit and sources of produce etc., as well as checking on our well being. We were met by the family governess who was extremely friendly and charming. Indeed we were struck by just how friendly and helpful people were.

Salento has lots to offer and although the house enjoys a rural setting there are many historic towns peppered over the region and only a short drive away. Local produce is second to none and very affordable, including lots of dishes and delicacies particular to the region. We particularly enjoyed the coastal walks the region has to offer and invariably treated ourselves to one of the fabulously addictive local pastries as an end of walk reward.

We had a lovely time - thanks Isabella.

  • Review Submitted: 12-Jan-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Mr. France, Thank you very very much for your friendly review after your stay at Villa Sirgole - 1897. It is a family property and it was opened to international guests guests for the first time. You and your family have been, we can confess, our first paying guests. And we are very happy that you enjoyed your stay. Thank you for your detailed and generous review. Our house in Salento is a special place. Only special people can appreciate it, and especially in the off season. You are welcome again any time, as friends of the house. Now we wish you a very good year in 2017! Isabella + Marcella + Andrea #comm4Peace
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Nearest Airport
70 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
2 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
70 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
20 Kilometres
Nearest Train
12 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
20 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
20 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
20 Kilometres
Car: necessary

Although Villa Sirgole - 1897 - is located in the country-side of Salento, in South-East of Italy, you will be surprised by its riches of cultural attractions and free- time activities, close-by, inland and on the coasts.

Ask us!

We are specialists in Communication and Hospitality.

And we are happy to provide you with personal advice.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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