We know car choice is important for the enjoyment of your holiday, our supplier – Maggiore Car Rental – will guarantee the following:
We do not book flights, we leave it to you to choose the best departure point and flight times to suit your party. We have compiled a list of airlines flying to those regions in which we offer accommodation.
Flights are from the UK, if you are travelling from elsewhere, please don’t hesitate to contact us, we will recommend an airline flying from your departure point. If you are unsure which airport in Italy is closest to your accommodation, please call us on 01223 460100 or email
This cool and pretty apartment is set in the back streets of the sleepy village of Marittima - the perfect location to experience some real Salento living with the spectacular coastline a short drive away with many towns and villages to explore within easy reach.
Simple and chic is the best way to describe this super accommodation – an original little town house that has been renovated with a huge amount of flair by the owners Deborah and Andrea. The main door leads off the street into a small courtyard - a few steps lead into the sitting and dining area with its whitewashed walls and contemporary furnishings – the cool grey shades along with local stone floors and beautiful vaulted ceilings create a truly lovely atmosphere.
A small kitchen leads off the sitting room as does a pretty double bedroom. Down some stone steps there is another twin bedroom with a shower room. The house is perfect for either a couple wishing for some real down time or a family looking for a great deal.
The icing on the cake is perhaps the amazing roof terrace which overlooks Marittima and across to the sea in the distance – the ideal spot for some leisurely meals, a few bottles of wine or some catching up with the family in the very best of locations!
At Essential Italy we only take on properties that we would be happy staying in ourselves – both Sarah and Helen would be delighted to move in to Casa Diso tomorrow!
Ian gave us enough information to avoid all the rubbish and concentrate on the best parts of Tuscany which are largely undiscovered. He also lent me his bike, cycling kit and his time to make our stay exceptional. Brilliant information pack – the best we’ve ever had. Very informative, witty and above all accurate. Had excellent suggestions for restaurants and places to visit. Ian spent loads of time and made a real effort to answer all our questions. The best service we’ve ever had on holiday abroad.
Trevor and Mary Hair, York, UK
Location: Diso 500m, Lecce 25kms, Coast 2kms, Otranto 15kms, Brindisi 85kms, Bari 200 kms
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