Cà Mì is your ideal holiday home if you want to experience the Salento territory by living the true rythm of a small town of Southern Italy while enjoying your stay in a truly special place, where the original stones and finishings meet a more contemporary interior design. The owners found in Salento the ideal Mediterranean location for their holiday house. After a door-to-door hunt in the historic centre of Galatone they opened the door of this unique house of 60 sqm with 80 sqm of terraces on three levels, and made it their own in 2008. With 9 months of patient remodeling with local contractors and craftsmen, this house now features exquisite antique and handmade furniture and finishings. The well, the niches, the fireplace, the amazing stone vaulted ceiling of the living area were brought back to life in a more contemporary interior design. The huge master bedroom was rearranged to sleep comfortably 4 people with a newly designed mezzanine, and to create a large bathroom with double sinks and a floor-to-ceiling tiled shower room. The house has fully equipped kitchen, air conditioning/heating, TV with DVD, a large canopy with 2 sun beds on the upper terrace plus a fabulous open-air shower to end up your summer day in the best possible way. Sip your “aperitivo” in the front terrace. Take a walk and awe at the beautiful architecture of the historical neighborhood. Take the car to explore olive groves, ruins, beautifully preserved villages, beaches and to discover the simply great food this land has to offer. Make your own Best of Salento!
- Apartment1291 sq. ft.
- Half Baths1
- Minimum Stay3 - 7 nights
Beautifully remodeled self-catering home with terraces in the heart of Salento
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- English, Italian, French
- Calendar last updated:
- Jul 12, 2018
About Sandra Casadei
We are from Faenza, a lovely town in the heart of the Romagna region of Italy. We love to travel by taking time, exploring and getting lost, and that's pretty much how we found this house. Life has brought us to a city very far away, so now we share our vacation home with all the fellow travelers that prefer experiencing over visiting.
Sandra Casadei purchased this Apartment in 2008
Why Sandra Casadei chose Galatone
Some years ago we grew friends with a lot of people originally from the Lecce province. Their flamboyant enthusiasm for their roots and their stubbornness in declaring that Salento was the most beautiful place in the world was almost annoying, so we decided to travel there to prove them wrong. From that time, we never went anywhere else to spend our summers. We discovered Galatone thanks to one of those friends, and we decided that this very southern and friendly town was the perfect place where to finally find our future "buen retiro". Not only it is ideally located near all the main local attractions while far enough from the madding tourist crowds, Galatone is also an architectural gem with great, simple restaurants where to enjoy the true local recipes.
What makes this Apartment unique
While walking to Santino's Trattoria (unfortunately now closed) for a drink with our friends, we noticed the clearly abandoned property just next door and what seemed to be the nicest little terrace overlooking the narrow street. Thanks to Santino, the word of mouth started and the following day we were able to visit the house. Its unusual and unique configuration and the incredible amount of terrace space instantly captured our imagination and our hearts. A few months later, we were starting its restoration and counting the minutes separating us from our first toast on the terrace.
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
A wonderful accomodation in Salento!
a very really comfortable and nice place. tastefully furnished, it is ideal for visiting the Salento area. really special!
Thank you Valeria! You were a lovely guest, hope you enjoyed your stay and that you will visit Salento again in the future. Cheers!
Valerio and Sandra's home is fantastic; our holiday was excelent.
We wish to come back as soon as possibile!
Dear Giulia, we are really glad you enjoyed your vacation in Salento and the stay at our property. Hope you will make time to come back and explore more of this beautiful region!
The property is in the middle of the old town
Very well appointed building with all mod cons and air con you can walk to many nice cafes and bars and restraunts
Thanks Irene, glad you enjoyed your stay and the city
Great Location but transport is a must
Close to some excellent beaches and yet away from all the bustle.Neighbours are great,particularly Santino whom possesses no English yet understood everything we said.Recommended.
Thanks for staying with us, glad our friends in town made their best to make you feel home!
Far from the mad crowd
We so enjoyed our stay in this nice and cozy house in the historical area of truly genuine Galatone. Ca' Mi' has all the comforts the traveller needs, with the extra of being very nicely designed and furnished. The owners and the housekeepers took care of every detail to make us feel welcome, from the moment we made the reservation and received tons of informations on Salento to the moment we checked-in and stepped in a spotless clean house that beat our highest expectations.
The real surprise was actually the location. Summertime in the Mediterranean is very lively and exciting, but the crowd can be overwhelming and stressful to some visitors. By choosing Galatone we could easily reach and explore every corner of Salento beating the craziest traffic, also knowing that at the end of the day we would return to this quiet, not touristy town that feels so far from the super-crowded Gallipoli. Which, by the way, is only 15 minutes away. A great trip in a stunningly beautiful region, that has some of the best we ever experienced in Italy for art, food, beaches and landscape.
Ca Mi is an authentic apartment in Salento, completely renstructured, with lots of comforts and a beautiful terrace with a shower open air. The location is in a perfect position in order to visit the Salento and all its amazing beaches.
Cà Mì is in the historical centre (Centro Storico) of Galatone, a town conveniently located along the main highway that from Lecce brings to Gallipoli and S. Maria di Leuca. Galatone is one of the few towns of Salento showcasing masterpieces by Giuseppe Zimbalo, the artist behind the most renown sites in Lecce: beautiful churches, palazzi, portals and ruins are all at walking distance from Cà Mì. Galatone is an ideal starting point to explore the beauties of Salento: the Ionio coastline has such gems as Gallipoli, Santa Caterina, Porto Cesareo and Porto Selvaggio. The sightseeing drive all the way down to S. Maria Di Leuca and Otranto is a must. Lecce (renamed the Florence of Southern Italy), Galatina and Nardò, all featuring gorgeous examples of Barocco Leccese, are just a few minutes away. Or you might just want to drive around and get lost in the fantastic rural landscape to discover - and taste! - your own 'Best of Salento'.
Additional information about rental rates
1) Payment: wire transfer or HomeAway Payments. Please contact us for all details. 3) The prices above are based on 2 people occupancy for the whole apartment. The surcharge for extra occupancy (maximum 2 more) is 15 euros per night, per person (bed linens and towels included). 4) Final cleaning fee is 40 euros. 5) The prices listed include bed linens, towels, WIFi, TV and utilities for one week.