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Found in the quaint little town of Vignacastrisi, Palazzo Guglielmo gives you the chance to live like a Pugliese lord! As soon as the large and unpretentious wooden gate is opened and you get a glimpse of the courtyard and gardens, you will want to enter and close the gate behind you so that the secret is not let out of the bag.
This impressive building was restored totally in 2008 keeping all the original architecture and features. The large and airy rooms have been beautifully transformed into 7 double bedrooms and 3 suites providing all the comforts of a luxury hotel in a private residence. The owner has carefully created an ambience of real calm and tranquillity – you will find a choice of terraces, leafy gardens, a fragrant orange grove, a super pool for the hot hours of the day, plenty of shady places to sit and simply contemplate plus a great wine cellar for those interested in sampling some of the excellent Salentino wines. A small reading room along with an interesting library complete the picture and thankfully you will not find a television in any of the rooms to break the spell!
The rooms are situated around the main courtyard – simple elegance is the theme and with great care to comfort and detail. The 7 bedrooms all have en-suite bath or shower room, a double bed, air conditioning and heating. The suites are made up of two rooms which are perfect for 3 or 4 guests or a couple, perhaps, requiring a little more space
Breakfast is a daily treat and weather permitting you may enjoy this by the pool or otherwise in the pretty breakfast room inside the Palazzo.
Once you are safely inside the age-old walls of Palazzo Guglielmo we pretty sure that you will not want to leave in a hurry. One of the great advantages is that you are actually located in the centre of Vignacastrisi so there are a couple of bars and a restaurant all within very easy walking distance and the Adriatic sea is just 3kms away. You may venture out any stage of your stay comforted by the fact that you can make a fast retreat at any time you like!
I just wanted to get in touch personally to thank you and Essential Italy. We'd never tried a villa holiday before, and so were a little apprehensive, but it really was a brilliant holiday, in a wonderful villa, and we always felt that Essential Italy was there to help us out. Sarah is a gem, and we really appreciated her fixing the air-conditioning! I hope you will pass on our sincere thanks to her. I would have no hesitation in booking with you in the future and would recommend (and already have) Essential Italy to anyone.
Catherine Pan, Ashreigney, Devon
Location: Castro Marina 4km, Lecce 45km, Maglie 17km , Otranto 20km, Ostuni 120km, Gallipoli 50km, Brindisi 95km, Bari 220km
|sleeps||01 Mar–30 Jun
3/4th bed per person per night
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