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Palazzo in Puglia in Heart of Village - 5 Km. from Adriatic

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Last updated: 01/12/2015

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Otranto villa description

'Sognare' means' to dream' and is the name of my Palazzo in the heart of a small town just 5 km from the beautiful Adriatic. This is a lovingly restored palazzo with vaulted ceilings and walls of stone. The main floor has a living room with two couches ( one a pull-out bed); a dining room and a kitchen with a small outside terrace and a full bath.The first floor has a master bedroom suite with bath and balconies overlooking the main piazza and church and a second guest bedroom with twin beds and a balcony. It has it's own bath. There is also a small outside terrace on this floor. The rooftop is my garden and there is a splendid view of surrounding olive groves and a distant view of the sea.

This region of Salento is known for its hospitality. I am known as the 'Americana' and welcomed with open arms. There are tiny towns dappled closely throughout the region and simply charming to explore. The sea is just minutes away and the coast line spectacular either with white sandy beaches or limestone outcroppings from which one can dive or lounge. This is the real 'Italy'; the one in which all closes at 1:00 for 'pranzo' and naps and reopens at 4:00.

During the summer months, there are festivals in each of the tiny towns, each with their own patron saint and highlights. My town, Giurdignano, ( you can google it to find exact location) has five wonderful restaurants,three cafe bars, a little supermarket, daily diverse little markets, a tourist office and even little men who come through selling their wares to those who don't have cars. One of the fun things to do is sample the various 'masserie'. These are beautiful restaurants which have their own farms and make all of their own food and olive oil and sometimes wine as well.

Ostuni, Alberobello, Matera are all worth exploring. Lecce, called the Florence of the South, is just 30 minutes away. The closest airport is Brindisi.

For those of you who want to experience the unspoiled Italy, to bask in her simple charms, strolling in Otranto in the early evening, eating the most spectacular of foods, exploring the magnificent coast and country, 'Sognare' is a perfect match.

As for me:

I am a divorced American woman who had a breast cancer scare and decided to follow my dream sooner than later. I had gone to school during college in Florence and fell in love with Italy. I pursued my dream with the idea of finding something old,near the sea, in a part of Italy where things remained as they were, before globalization took hold. I found just that and more in Puglia. I cannot stress enough the friendliness of this region, its wealth in history and beauty. And.... food and wine. This part of Puglia is purported to supply most of the olive oil in all of Italy. My town is surrounded with old olive groves and if you google 'Giurdignano' you can see its fame for Dolmens and Menhirs. Both Otranto, 5 km from Giurdignano and Galipoli( on the other side of the peninsula) are old seaside fortress towns.



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Property Type

  • Villa

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only:

    You may smoke if you stay outside on either one of the little terraces/courtyard/rooftop....moreless

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 4-6

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king

    ...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 2 twin/ single

    please note 2 twins can be pushed together to make a double...moreless

  • Convertible bed(s): 1 sleep sofa /futon

    one couch in living room is a convertible double bed...moreless

  • King size beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

Entertainment

  • Satellite / Cable:

    There is only antenna service witch is totally adequate....moreless

  • Stereo:

    I have a bose speaker for anyone who had an iPod....moreless

  • Television

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • Boating
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Golf

Dining

  • Dining:

    There is a very large dining room table for large dinners in the dining room. Sleeves behind bookcase. Otherwise kitchen table seats 4 nicely...moreless

  • Dining Area

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    There are two units in the upstairs bedrooms, but I found I did not need it with the delightful winds that flow either one way or another throughout the upstairs with the windows and doors left open....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet:

    There is free wi-fi in the square, but very iffy. I do not have wi-fi at the house but was able to purchase a portable wi-fi device at vodafone for 20E and had plenty of usage for a month at a time....moreless

  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking:

    Parking all along the house, but need to stay very close to wall as the street narrows oddly at the street entrance. Otherwise, there is also plenty of parking in the main piazza just paces away....moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    There is a washing machine, but no dryer. I dry the clothes on the lines and on the drying rack on the second floor terrace just off the guest bathroom....moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    This is the Italian manual espresso maker type...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Balcony
  • Bicycles:

    Just be nice to her and she is new this year and my pride and joy and was a wonderful gift to me....moreless

  • Deck / Patio
 

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June - July $1000/wk
September: $900/wk
October - March: $500/wk
April: $600/wk
May:$800/wk
AUGUST IS NOT AVAILABLE AT THIS TIME.
THE ABOVE RATES ARE FOR 2-4 PEOPLE.AN ADDITIONAL $40 FOR EACH ADDITIONAL PERSON
THERE IS A $100 CLEANING FEE AS WELL

Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.


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Year Purchased: 2006

About the owner: Oh. I thought I just did that. Okay. I am a real estate agent who loves Italy and loves to explore and travel and experience life to its fullest. Just sitting at an outdoor cafe, sipping prosecco and nibbling on the diverse appetizers of different cafes, watching the people makes me happy. Oh, and if there are any Italians out there who might be interested, I speak Italian....

Why the Owner Chose Otranto:
I chose this house because I fell in love with the region and people. There are endless towns to explore, the swimming is endless, the restaurants endless, the culture there if you want it and the joy... simply endless.

The Unique Benefits at this Villa:
There are 'market' days in each village and city on different days of the week and these are great fun to see. Walking through the olive groves or along the coastline paths or simply sunbathing either alone or at one of the beachside 'clubs' listening to the Italian banter is enchanting.


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Speaks: english, italian

 

Photos

  • View of 'Sognare' from piazza

    View of 'Sognare' from piazza

  • View of main piazza from roof terrace.
Contact owner for more pics on a cd.

    View of main piazza from roof terrace. Contact owner for more pics on a cd.

  • Kitchen

    Kitchen

  • Hallway to living room

    Hallway to living room

  • Another view of Living rm.

    Another view of Living rm.

  • formal dining room - not set up

    formal dining room - not set up

  • entrance to upstairs

    entrance to upstairs

  • downstairs bath

    downstairs bath

  • another view of master bedroom

    another view of master bedroom

  • Master bedroom shower

    Master bedroom shower

  • guest bedroom

    guest bedroom

  • View to outside second story laundry terrace and guest bath

    View to outside second story laundry terrace and guest bath

  • Sognare 'To Dream'

    Sognare 'To Dream'

  • Main Piazza at night

    Main Piazza at night

  • Kitchen and door to little outdoor courtyard

    Kitchen and door to little outdoor courtyard

  • Living room with leather couches. All lights on dimmers to create ambience!

    Living room with leather couches. All lights on dimmers to create ambience!

  • More Living room

    More Living room

  • View back from Living room to kitchen

    View back from Living room to kitchen

  • Master bedroom 'huge' bed!!

    Master bedroom 'huge' bed!!

  • master br. sink area

    master br. sink area

  • guest bed ( two twins pushed together)and armoire

    guest bed ( two twins pushed together)and armoire

  • Upstairs guest bath

    Upstairs guest bath

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This listing was first published here in 2011.

Date last modified - Sunday, April 12, 2015

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  • Sleeps
    6
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    3
  • Property type
    Villa
Owner
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, italian
  • Calendar last updated: 01/12/2015
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860-514-0251

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Otranto #339012

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