Featuring vaulted ceilings, it consists of a bedroom, a living room with fireplace, a small library with a sofa bed, a kitchen, and a bathroom with bath and a shower. It is the perfect solution for those who want to combine the pleasure of tranquillity and silence with the discovery of an art city, rich in history and surrounded by extraordinary cultural and natural interest sites. The city centre is 20 min away, and the sea is 10 km away. The most well-known places such as Otranto, Gallipoli, Porto Cesareo, Ugento, Specchia, Galatina, etc., are easily reached thanks to the orbital roads. The climate of Lecce makes this enjoyable almost all year round.
The house also offers a pretty and modern outbuilding of 70 sq.m, boasting a bedroom, a living room, a kitchen, shower room, and a pergola next to the grove. From there, you will enjoy the best view over the park, and 2 couples will enjoy absolute privacy.
Leisure activities: In addition to beautiful walks in the city centre, the guests can easily reach a sports centre with a swimming pool, tennis courts and a archery Ranges. 30 min away by car, enthusiastic golfers can reach the courses of Acaya Golf Club, and the courses of Masseria San Domenico, in Savelletri (direction towards Bari) are 1 hour away.
Besides being close to beautiful beach resorts, the house is located close to from the Rauccio Park and the Naturalistic Oasis of Gesine, where endangered plant species survive and where you can book a guided tour.
Shopping: In the historical centre of Lecce, there are some interesting shops with handicraft of cartapesta and the typical white stone that, in the past, has led to the extraordinary flowering of Baroque sculptures, thanks to its malleability.
Those who love antiquities will be interested in the many shops and markets located in the 'spins' offering thousands of curiosities.
The pastry Lecce is one of the reason why the town is worth a visit; you will find specialized shops such as Alvino Christmas, Mallet, offering a wide range of special handicraft. Almost everywhere, you can buy local wine, oil, jam, bagels, and pasta.
Culture: Lecce offers a very an active cultural life. During the year, you can visit exhibitions, attend lectures or book presentations in prestigious venues such as the Castle of Carlo V or Fondazione Palmieri.
In the summer, there are frequent events at the Greek Amphitheatre in Piazza Sant' Oronzo, and in winter, the opera, the concert, and the theatre seasons take place at the ancient Theatre Paisiello or the Greek Politeama. The small Paisiello Theatre, created in the eighteen century, offers interesting collection of prose.
I'm a writer with specific expertise in autobiographical writing and consulting. I organize studios and have published several short stories. I am happily married and have 2 sons: Mario, age 28, and Pierluigi, age 23. Registered to the LUA since 2004, I support the Academy of Silence by means of cultural initiatives in collaboration with academic professionals, not only from Lecce. I really love roses. Their variety and beauty give me 'stories' of excitement and astonishment.
Laura Madonna purchased this villa in 2001
I believe in the values of hospitality and welcoming, and I would like to make them available to those who decide to spend a holiday in my house. In addition, the villa has an architecture typical of Salento. For me, it is a pleasure that guests, besides feeling like home, allow themselves to be lulled by an antique atmosphere, enjoying the beautiful garden. The house has a 'history' because my husband was born here. We have photos of when he was playing on the street with his toy car made of tin and when he, in Casa Colonica and without his mother consent, went to eat the chili paste with a single plate, with the peasants! Nowadays, we are very happy of having given the house, which had been abandoned for 40 years, a second life, after a 5 year renovation. Now, the house has conserved its original details but has been equipped with all the modern comforts. It rewards our strong commitment by giving us so much joy and unforgettable hours in the company of a vast number of birds chirping and animating the sky and garden. Another charming element of the villa has to do with its symbols; at the end of the entrance in front of the house, a majestic laurel and a pomegranate tree tell immortality and how the time goes by. Here Daphne and Aphrodite have had an appointment!
This house, among many other that we have wanted to buy, has called us! It has been a silent and eloquent invitation that requested a lot of courage from us. With wonderful vaulted ceilings, the stable is now our living area with small high windows, over which the branches of the pine trees create the illusion of being in a nest. The entry under the arch seems like staying in the woods, and the silence, unusual even in a quiet town like Lecce, tell us every day that living here is an existential experience!
The villa is a prime location, to visit whether the city centre (10-15 min away) or the sea and the countryside. The orbital roads are easily reached to go to the most famous tourist resorts: Otranto, Gallipoli, Porto Cesareo, Ugento, Galatina, Specchia, etc., even the golf club in Acaya. The airport of Brindisi is 40 km away. Restaurants and grocery stores are located a few minutes away from the house. Therefore, we can recommend you to visit the interesting and unique baroque city, rich in monuments and nature, in a hinterland where millenarian traditions start re-evaluating as time passes goes by. The climate of Lecce is fantastic: with a mild winter and summer going from May to October. Coming for a holiday in Lecce means to immerse yourself in a special light and discover, besides a rich historic heritage, the manufacture of 'Cartapesta,' ceramic, local stone, and the delicious Mediterranean food.
Golf: The Acaya Golf Club next to the Double Tree Hilton, 15 min away by car, is enjoyed by many enthusiastic golfers who have stayed in the house.
As beautiful as exclusive, and close to Savelletri in direction towards Bari, you can also find the San Domenico Golf Club, host of important golf tournaments all year round.