EscapetoItaly: The 1 bedroom split level apartment is perfectly located in a 17th century palazzo in the historical heart of beautiful baroque Galatina (otherwise known as the Little Lecce). It featured on Channel 4's A Place in the Sun with Amanda Lamb in 2007 (watch online now on Channel 4's '4oD' or You Tube) and has since been beautifully refurbished by award winning 'Puglia Estates' (also seen on TV). It sleeps 2 to 4 people, is self catering and is a perfect base for exploring the Salentine Peninsular. The property boasts original vaulted ceilings, 2 private roof terraces (spectacular views), a balcony over the cobbled streets, and right outside the door are shops, restaurants, cafes and gelato (ice-cream) shops open all year round! A beautiful non-touristy and friendly town, stunning local scenery and only a short drive to either the Adriatic or the Ionian Seas make this an ideal location to take it easy and enjoy the dolce vita. There are miles of beaches, acres of olive groves, and gallons of fantastic wine! The apartment has heating/air-con, Blue-ray/DVD/CD, projector, fridge, freezer, dishwasher & washing machine.
Why not watch the show featuring the property, right now! It can be watched on-line using Channel 4's '4 on demand' service or You Tube. A link to the show can be found below.
As with many old properties in Italy, there are lots of steep stone stairs between floors (the ceilings are very high), some low doorways and very high roof terraces with waist high walls. As a result, the apartment may be unsuitable for people of reduced/impaired mobility or young children (under 10). It is the guests' responsibility to ensure the safety of their children. Having said this, the apartment is full of character and original features, and the high terraces afford spectacular views of Galatina and the surrounding area. Smokers are welcome, but we do request that guests only smoke outdoors on one of the two private roof terraces.
Welcome Packs: Our apartment manager (Cristiano) lives in Galatina and speaks perfect English. He'll meet you at the property with keys, and can also provide welcome food packs or special requests. Why worry about finding a supermarket on the first morning of your arrival, when you could just wake up and enjoy some real Italian coffee and the wonderful local produce on the roof terrace? How about adding that romantic touch by arriving to a chilled bottle of Prosecco, perfect for your first evening, watching the Italian sun set whilst sat on the top sun terrace. Please contact us for prices and availability.
Festivities, Concerts and Markets: During the summer months, Galatina and the surrounding towns host many open air concerts, festivals and fabulous markets. More information can be found on the owner's website (see link below) and on the internet. Try searching for 'feste a Galatina' on Google, and then clicking on 'Translate this page' if necessary. More likely than not however, you'll just wander into the old town square one night and hear wonderful live music or get swept up in a local festival with lights, parades, music and dancing!