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Villa Palmento

Villa / area of Otranto / Specchia Gallone


12 people   bagno 5 double bedrooms + 1 bunk bed; 5 shower rooms


Villa Palmento is a delightful Mediterranean residence of great charm. Its unique style, a mix of elegance and originality, is the result of an extensive effort in retrieving and highlighting ancient typical architectural elements that were included in the original structure, and combining them with oriental and contemporary design furniture. Situated within the historic centre of the laidback hamlet of Specchia Gallone, Villa Palmento is less than 10 km from the seaside resort of Porto Badisco and only a few additional kilometres from the stunning sand beaches of Otranto, the quaint seaside town of Santa Cesarea and the medieval village of Castro. All these seaside locations are easily accessible.

This fully renovated home can be divided into 3 units (A, B & C), perfectly located within the garden boundaries so as to provide privacy and tranquillity to the different family units.

Unit A: spectacular double bedroom (A1) with a wood ceiling, a double bed with a stonework canopy, bunk bed, a private bathroom/shower and access to the garden.
Unit B: this is a two-level unit. The ground floor features two apartments, each with its own independent access via the garden. The first apartment includes a huge (approx. 40 m2) master bedroom (B1) with a beautiful barrel-vaulted ceiling, a large living room with two star-vaulted ceilings and a stonework fireplace, a private bathroom/shower with a small patio. The second apartment includes a double bedroom (B2) with a star-vaulted ceiling, a large living room with an independent access via the garden and a private bathroom/shower. The first floor can be reached through either an internal or an external staircase, providing access to two additional double bedrooms (B3 and B4) with wood ceilings, a shared bathroom/shower and a series of large porches, one of which overlooks the garden and others with a view of the old town’s roofs.
Unit C: a bright, spectacular open-space living area provides a cozy sitting area with a stonework fireplace and a couch, a fully equipped contemporary kitchen with stainless steel cabinets and a dining area with a large table seating 10 guests.
Large glass windows open into a patio with a pergola and a table, a masonry washbasin and a BBQ, where meals can be enjoyed while admiring the view of the pool area, with the surrounding lawn and the citrus trees.

The property is situated in the centre of Specchia Gallone which, together with Cocumula, is a hamlet of Minervino di Lecce, a small town in the Otranto inland. Specchia Gallone takes its name from the Latin word “Specola”, meaning “look-out”, while “Gallone” was the name of one of its lords. It is a quaint little village just a few kilometres away from the gorgeous town of Otranto with its lovely beaches, its Aragonese castle, its cathedral with the relics of the martyred saints and its historic centre, acknowledged as being one of the most beautiful in Italy; in the renowned spa resort town of Santa Cesarea, with its spectacular Moorish and eclectic style villas, boats, pedal boats and canoes can be rented, and excursions to the grottoes or scuba diving lessons can be booked. A few minutes’ drive will take you to the stunning coves of Acquaviva and Porto Badisco, where swimming in crystal-clear waters is an experience not to be missed. Villa Palmento is a 70-minute drive to the Brindisi airport and 35 minutes to the town of Lecce, renowned for its Baroque architecture.

The house’s interior design showcases a distinctive mix of oriental and contemporary furniture set in a typical traditional Salento architecture, which gives it a truly unique charm.


Seaside: 9 km Porto Badisco; 10 km Santa Cesarea Terme; 12 km Castro Marina (rock coves).
Town centre and shopping facilities: 50 m (Specchia Gallone)
Santa Maria di Leuca (Finibus Terrae): 38 km
Otranto (renowned for its beautiful Cathedral and its beaches): 12 km
Gallipoli (the last outpost of the Magna Grecia): 45 km
Lecce (the capital of the Baroque): 42 km
Brindisi (airport): 90 km
Bari (airport): 210 km


A/C WiFi Pool 10 x 5 x 2 m Map Map
Induction hob, refrigerator, freezer, dishwasher. Utility room and laundry room with a washing machine on the first floor, iron and ironing board. Wi-Fi Internet access, radio, CD system, central heating, air conditioning, TV and DVD player. Alarm system, safe. Outdoor hot water shower.


Period Weekly Prices
from 04/01/2020 to 11/04/2020 1,690.00 €
from 11/04/2020 to 30/05/2020 2,210.00 €
from 30/05/2020 to 13/06/2020 2,790.00 €
from 13/06/2020 to 27/06/2020 3,600.00 €
from 27/06/2020 to 11/07/2020 4,400.00 €
from 11/07/2020 to 25/07/2020 4,900.00 €
from 25/07/2020 to 22/08/2020 5,500.00 €
from 22/08/2020 to 29/08/2020 4,730.00 €
from 29/08/2020 to 05/09/2020 3,900.00 €
from 05/09/2020 to 19/09/2020 2,990.00 €
from 19/09/2020 to 17/10/2020 2,210.00 €
from 17/10/2020 to 19/12/2020 1,690.00 €

Important information

The weekly prices include: bed and bathroom linen; water, gas and electricity utility charges up to € 200,00 per week; cleaning service (3 hours on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays from June to September and on Tuesdays and Saturdays in other periods). End-of-stay cleaning is not included and will be charged € 180,00 to be paid with the rental balance, in addition to heating charges (0,30 € per kwh) to be settled on-site. Pets are not allowed.

Please know that, as provided by the law, from April 01st to Septembre 30th, a € 0,50 tourist tax is due per person per day, for a maximum of 7 consecutives days. Exempt: children under 12 y.o.; adults over 70 y.o.; disabled people.

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