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Salento, Santa Maria di Leuca - ENJOY THE CHARM OF A CASTLE OF 1200

Bedrooms 1
Property type castle
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


Minimum Stay
2 - 7 nights

About the property

Abode of unparalleled charm.

An imposing castle of XII-XIV century with powerful cylindrical towers and high walls with battlements, romantic and charming, a place of night owls, built on the latest offshoots of the plateau of the Serra Falitte, 4 km from the sea, near Santa Maria Leuca and Torre Vado, where you will stay in a cool and quiet, sleeping in a mighty tower.

In this context intact, attractive and unique - suitable for a couple or for three / four people - you will feel immersed in the history of the castle, around which developed the life of the village for over 800 years with the district of "Towers" - who in 1500 he formed a curtain fortified able to cope and deter attacks by the Saracens - and the more than twenty oil mills.

Guests were welcomed by the hosts, a courtyard, a large terrace and a secret garden where time will stop and you will be intoxicated by the scent of orange blossom, magnolia, jasmine and honeysuckle.

A world apart, hidden behind imposing walls and a massive wooden door.

Due to its location, you can easily reach all major centers: Santa Maria di Leuca (9km); Gallipoli (40km); Otranto (50km) and Lecce (63km).

Choose between the Ionian Sea (just 4km) - known for its beaches of fine sand, for the "Blue Flag 2016" and "3 SAILS 2016" of Marina di Salve, or to the beach of Porto Selvaggio (4 SAILS 2016 ) - and the Adriatic sea (9km), with its rocky coast, also overlooking the sea, the many caves, and the Cape of Marine Gagliano (2 SAILS 2016), Corsano, Castro (BLUE FLAG in 2016 and 5 SAILS 2016) and Santa Cesarea Terme (2 SAILS 2016).

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Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, italian
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Calendar last updated:
January 10, 2017


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(5 traveler reviews)

Salento, Santa Maria di Leuca - ENJOY THE CHARM OF A CASTLE OF 1200
average rating of 5.0 based on 5 reviews

La magia di un luogo fiabesco

  • 5 of 5

Con la mia famiglia abbiamo soggiornato nell'antica torre di un castello del 1300: un ambiente suggestivo, molto tranquillo, curato nei minimi particolari, con un bel giardino e una grande terrazza.

I nostri bambini si sono divertiti ad esplorare la zona, andando a caccia di fantasmi.

Abbiamo trascorso una splendida vacanza, ve lo consigliamo!

  • Submitted: Apr 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
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Swept away in history

  • 5 of 5

Looking for magic and enchantment, serenity and beauty, then look no further than the charming and idyllic setting of this

beautiful medieval castle for a romantic getaway as we did.

The apartment is comfortable, spacious and quiet. Giuseppe, the host is very welcoming and will indicate the best local restaurants, beaches of the area.

  • Submitted: Mar 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
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A perfect stay in an medieval castle

  • 5 of 5

Great escape in medieval a few kilometers from the Ionian and Adriatic Sea!

Every day you can choose to explore another beach ( fine sand, pebbles, rocks)

Our stay at the castle in the center of Morciano di Leuca was wonderful, the apartment was very quiet and delightful.

The restaurants that the owner indicated were very tasty ( home made pasta, local cheese, ...) and au Bon Marché.

Giuseppe is an excellent host, I can only recommend.

  • Submitted: Mar 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
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Straordianario e unico

  • 5 of 5

Dimora storica incantevole in cui ho soggiornato insieme ad amici la scorsa estate. Il Propretario Giuseppe è gentilissimo, discreto e ha curato il restauro degli appartamenti nel rispetto dei materiali della tradizione locale. Gli appartamenti sono silenziosissimi sia di giorno che di notte e si dorme al fresco grazie allo spessore delle antiche mura e delle zanzariere. L'appartamento ed il bagno sono pulitissimi così come gli spazi comuni di foresteria ed il giardino cortile molto suggestivo dove ci siamo fatti tante foto! Il Castello è nella piazza centrale del paese di Morciano, si parcheggia sempre comodamente nell'attiguo parcheggio ed il paese lo abbiamo trovato comodissimo poichè, ad agosto in particolare, i prezzi sono molto più bassi e contenuti rispetto alle attività commerciali della vicina e congestionata statale litoranea. Il Castello di Morciano è davvero una scelta di stile e di relax a modico prezzo. Nei vicini paesini ci mangia cucina locale a prezzi veramente modici, chiedete consiglio a Giuseppe, non sbaglierete!!

  • Submitted: Feb 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
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un posto magico in una terra bellissima

  • 5 of 5

Il posto è bellissimo, curato in ogni particolare. Ci sono stata con la mia famiglia e la magia del castello e la grande disponibilità dei proprietari hanno reso indimenticabile la nostra vacanza in una zona molto bella dove abbiamo trovato, oltre al mare meraviglioso, ottimo cibo e tanta vita.

  • Submitted: Jan 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
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Nearest Airport
109 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
300 Metres
Bar, pasticceria e rosticcerie vicino alla Dimora
Nearest Golf
64 Kilometres
Acaya golf club
Nearest Train
3 Kilometres
Morciano-Barbarano-Castrignano (Ferrovie sud est)
Nearest Motorway
223 Kilometres
A14-Bari. In realtà SS101 e SS274 o SS275 (3km).
Nearest Restaurant
3 Kilometres
Ristorante tipico
Nearest Beach
5 Kilometres
Pescoluse-Torre Pali:Bandiera blu 2016+3 Vele 2016
Car: recommended

The village, with its characteristic historical center, where you will find the Residence dates from the ninth century by refugees from the nearby city of messapica Vereto destroyed by the Saracens; it is placed on the latest propoggini plateau of Serra Falitte, 130 meters above sea level, and is located 4km away from the Ionian sea and 9km from the Adriatic Sea and from Santa Maria di Leuca.

Thanks to the strategic location where you can use (in brackets [] shows the distance of the place than the reported House): the Ionian Sea and the Adriatic; sand, pebbles or rocks; equipped beaches and vast beaches; boating or diving, discovering caves, wrecks and forests of sea fans; hiking and cycle tourism.

The Ionian coast is characterized by low costs and the presence of sandy coves interspersed with flat rocks or the presence of long stretches of white beaches of fine sand, and crystal clear waters, emerald, between Torre Vado and Torre San Giovanni (BLUE FLAG in 2016 and 3 in 2016 SAILS!).

The stretch of sea between Torre Vado and Santa Maria di Leuca is instead characterized by low rocky coast with its creeks: San Gregorio (3 VELE 2016); Felloniche (3 VELE 2016) and the location "Three Doors", characterized by the presence of three large caves accessible from the sea.

The Adriatic coast is characterized finally by the rocky coast, also overlooking the sea, and the countless caves. Are: the inlet of "Ciolo" [9km] (2 SAILS 2016); the wild and picturesque coast Corsano, with "salt routes" [12km], trails that connected the village to the coast.

The campaign is not, however, be less lending itself to walking, hiking and cycle tourism to discover: dry stone walls; pagghiare; ancient olive trees; farms, also fortified, and dove towers; dolmens and menhirs.

In the evening, after an aperitif by the sea, you will be spoiled for choice between festivals and festivities, discovering the historic villages and crafts, enjoy the excellent cuisine.

Notable for the historical, architectural and landscape, are reported in addition to Lecce, known as the Florence of the South:


- Mother Church, built in the sixteenth century;

- The Church of the Carmine, built around 1486;

- The more than twenty oil mills in the old town, some of which date back to the ninth century;

- The district of "towers", made up of narrow winding alleys as well as by numerous fortified civilian homes (tower houses), juxtaposed to one another, which in 1500 formed a fortified curtain able to cope and discourage attacks of the Saracens ;

2) BARBARANO CAPE [2km] with

- The Sanctuary of Santa Maria di Leuca of the Belvedere erected between 1685 and 1709, along the way the pilgrims route to reach the Santuario de Finibus Terrae of Santa Maria di Leuca;

- The Vore, two deep karst cavities, respectively 35 and 25 meters;

3) TORRE VADO [4km] with the crystal clear waters, emerald coast where there are groundwater sources;

4) PATU '[3km] with the construction of megalithic "Centopietre", an ancient funerary monument dating back to the ninth century;

5) the SPECCHIA historic villages [13km] and TRICASE [14km]; Furthermore, along the road from Tricase leads to the port, you can admire the centuries-old oak vallonea of ​​"one hundred knights", dating back to the XII-XIV century;

6) the PIZZICA, festivals and festivities, including renowned is to SCORRANO [30km], from July 5, dedicated to Santa Domenica, where you can see the lights of the most imposing and majestic Salento;

7) the stretch of coast between Castro, Santa Cesarea Terme and Otranto;

8) CASTRO [26km] (5 SAILS BLUE FLAG in 2016 and 2016) and the picturesque bay Acquaviva [23km] (3 SAILS 2016);

9) MESH [34km] with the "Mercatino del Gusto", organized in the first week of August;

10) the botanical garden "the Cutura", 8km from Maglie;

11) GALLIPOLI [41km], with the Cathedral, the Church of San Francesco, the Church of Purity and the beautiful bay of Pizzo [35km] (3 SAILS 2016);

12) OTRANTO [42km] (5 SAILS BLUE FLAG in 2016 and 2016), with its beautiful old town, the Cathedral and the important floor mosaic, St. Peter's Basilica and its frescoes, among the oldest in Apulia, the striking quarry abandoned bauxite and wild creek of "Orte" (5 VELE 2016);

13) GALATINA [47km], with the Basilica of Saint Catherine of Alexandria, built between 1369 and 1391, one of the most important monuments of Romanesque and Gothic in Puglia;

14) the fortified city of ACAYA [63km], with the nearby golf course and the nature reserve of Cesine, wetland;

15) the Regional Nature Park "Otranto Coast - Santa Maria di Leuca and Tricase Wood" with its beautiful trails, the ciclopercorsi and historical-cultural and gastronomic itineraries.


Rates & Availability

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Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $427

Le tariffe sono indicative e non vincolanti per la Proprietà; esse sono soggette a modifica fino a conferma della prenotazione.
La Dimora è privata; pertanto, la conferma delle prenotazioni è a discrezione della Proprietà.
E' richiesta una caparra confirmatoria/acconto, pari al 60% dell'importo, che dovrà essere versata per la prenotazione e conferma del soggiorno.
Il saldo dovrà essere versato non oltre dieci giorni dalla data di arrivo, pena la cancellazione del soggiorno e la perdita della caparra/acconto versata.
In caso di disdetta della prenotazione i versamenti già effettuati non saranno rimborsati.
Prima dell'ingresso nella Dimora gli Ospiti dovranno consegnare i propri documenti di riconoscimento, per la registrazione, e dovranno versare il deposito cauzionale di 400€ in contanti; detto importo sarà restituito alla partenza in assenza di danni e/o di erronei conferimenti dei rifiuti con riferimento alla raccolta differenziata.
Chek-in dalle ore 17.00.
Chek-out entro le ore 08.00.
Per i soggiorni di durata superiore a sette giorni, riduzione del 10% sulla seconda settimana.

Tariffe modificabili fino a conferma della prenotazione.
CAPARRA CONFIRMATORIA pari al 60% dell'importo del soggiorno da versare per la conferma della prenotazione.
SALDO: il restante 40% dovrà essere versato non oltre dieci giorni prima l'arrivo, pena la cancellazione del soggiorno e la perdita della caparra/acconto.
Un DEPOSITO CAUZIONALE di 400€ dovrà essere versato in contanti all'arrivo.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Morciano di Leuca Castle Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • castle
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 50 m²
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Downtown
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • - toilet , shower , bidet
  • The hot water is provided by a small water heater.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • - 1 double
    - 2 twin/ single
  • The master bedroom is independent; it is located in the tower of the castle and is accessed via a ladder. A sofa bed with pull-out bed is in the living room of the apartment.
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • disco club
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

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