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  •   16
  •   8
  • SQM 450
  •  wifi
  •  A/C
  •  Pool


Location: Casino Pisanelli, has a very secluded position in the middle of an olive grove, accessible by a charming country lane. The neighbouring villages of Specchia and Ruffano are among the best preserved villages in Salento. With its central location, this is an ideal starting point to visit the area and enjoy the rocky or the sandy coast.

History: This historical house was built in 1790 as a hunting lodge and its baroque façade is quite remarkable. The main house and the former stable buildings have been carefully restored to provide comfort and privacy. It has been featured in numerous magazines.

Garden and pool: Dating back to the end of the 18th century, the garden was conceived at the same time as the house and structured according to philosophical conceptions, giving it a quite unique atmosphere. It is a large, walled rectangle, with beautiful niches at the cardinal points and a stone pergola running along the perimeter. Two paved pathways divide the rectangle into four parts, a symbol of paradise, with a champion magnolia tree at the centre, providing a haven of peace and shade.
The collection of plants, notably wisteria, climbing roses and cacti, will delight amateurs. A renowned architect designed the swimming pool so as not to disrupt this ancient symmetry. The two parts of the pool, on either side of the pathway, are linked by an underwater passage. Shade and sunbeds are provided on either side of the pool.
A stone staircase leads to a roof terrace with a shaded seating area, perfect to enjoy the view of the garden and sunset drinks.

House: The main house faces the garden directly. It comprises two large master bedrooms with four-poster beds and en-suite bathrooms. A sitting room with open fire, the main kitchen and a TV area are also in this part. A famous contemporary artist created murals for the entrance hall. The whole building enjoys floor heating, making it comfortable in all seasons. There are lateral patios on either side, one of them shaded for outdoor dining.
The former stables - Annex -have been transformed to accommodate 5 twin bedrooms, each accessed from the garden, with en-suite bathrooms opening onto their own small, secluded patio. A second kitchen, with outdoor area, a further double-room and bathroom, facing the service entrance, and a laundry room complete the building. The rooms all have air-conditioning/heating.
A closed service area provides ample parking space, shaded by a series of solar panels, making the house ecologically friendly. It also has its own well water and filtering system.

Personal note: We believe this house can please anyone looking for a truly authentic and aesthetic experience. Its combination of rural location and intellectual tinge make it equally suitable for families or groups of friends. The staff has been with the owners for many years and look after the house and guests with dedication.


9 Bathroom, 8 Bedroom, 1 Dining-Room, 2 Kitchen, 1 Living room

  • Bedrooms
    5 Twin, 3 Double, Baby cot upon request, Extra beds upon request, Bed linen
  • Cooking
    Blender, Child's high chair, Coffee machine, Cooking utensils, Dishwasher, Oven, Refrigerator
  • Heating/Cooling
    Air conditioning, Traditional system heating, Fire place, Floor heating system in the main house
  • Outside
    Outdoor shower, Furnished terrace, Enclose courtyard, Garden, Privatly owned plot of land
  • Entertainment
    DVD-Player, Wi-Fi Internet, Stereo system, TV (Satellite)
  • Sanitary
    Bidet, Hair dryer, Essentials, Shower, Towel-set, Washbasin
  • Laundry
    Clothes dryer, Bathroom & Laundry, Iron & Board, Washing machine, Laundry room
  • Parking
    Parking on premises
  • Further amenities
    Buzzer, Pool opening May-Oct
  • 9 Bathroom, 8 Bedroom, 1 Dining-Room, 2 Kitchen, 1 Living room
  • Sport
    Unheated Private pool
  • Outside
    Private Garden, Private Porch
Check-in 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.; for arrivals after 8:00 p.m. the check-in time must be agreed upon in advance and an additional charge of € 80 will be charged for arrival by 12:00 p.m. and € 200 for arrival after 12:00 p. m. Check-out by 10:00 a.m., if not otherwise agreed. The client shall pay a damage deposit indicated on the below “Payments”. This deposit must be paid either along with the rental balance through a bank transfer or in cash upon arrival. The deposit shall be refunded at check-out, except in the event where damages are incurred during the rental period; in case of departure before 8.00, or in a different time from the agreed one, the deposit will be returned, by bank transfer, within 3 working days from the departure and in any case after checking the condition of the property. However, within the maximum term of 3 days from the restitution of the keys, the owner has the right to claim compensation for possible damage to the property or to the objects existing therein that, although not noted at the time of the client’s departure, are found and assessed afterwards. Tourist Tax, if due, must be paid in cash upon departure, at the moment of re-delivery of keys., Housekeeper Included Children welcome, Pets not allowed
Check in:
5:00 PM
Check out:
10:00 AM


4.5 Km  

102 Km  


Main distances

Shopping at walking distance

Adriatic sea:
Località Ciolo km 3
Novaglie km 4
Tricase Porto km 13
Andrano km 18
Castro km 24
Santa Cesarea km 27
area of Otranto km 42
Le Cesine km 69

Jonian sea:
Santa Maria di Leuca km 8
Località Felloniche km 11
Torre Vado km 15
Torre Pali km 18
Torre Mozza km 25
Torre San Giovanni km 35
Punta della Suina km 45,5

Cultural sites:
Otranto km 40
Lecce km 65
Gallipoli km 50

Golf-Acaja km 75

Brindisi airport km 113
Bari airport km 232
Railway SudEst Gagliano del Capo km 1,5

based on 1 reviews
Suki (Maroubra, Australia)
It was the perfect place to have a relaxing family get together...

It was the perfect place to have a relaxing family get together. There were 15 of us and we were able to fit comfortably into Casino Pisanelli. It was a beautiful place to stay with wonderful gardens and pool. Plenty of room to sit outside for dinner and even space for a pre dinner aperitif up on the terrace above the garden. All the rooms were clean and had comfy beds. The best part was we also had the chef who prepared dinner for us each night. Definitely worth it for a big group. A wonderful place to to stay to then visit the areas around. The local town of Specchia was worth a visit and we also found amazing places to swim at Cicolo and Cala deli Acquaviva. Would also recommend the coast area around Mancaversa. Stunning stretch of swimming and rocks.

Group  |  stayed in 7/2018

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