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Lower Roof Terrace
Ionian Sea - Nearby Sant'Isodoro
Front of Palazzo Luceri
View from Roof Terrace
1st Floor
2nd Floor
Kitchen with doble doors to Lower Roof Terrace
Kitchen
Upper Roof Terrace
Shower Room
Olives
Olive Grove
Galatina Basilica
Torre Del'Orso (powder white sand and cystal clear sea)
Galatina Old Town Square
Local Scenery
Santa Cesareo at Sunset
Galatina Centre
Galatina
Boats at Santa Caterina
Lounge - 1st Floor
Near by Otranto
Ionian - Sant'Isodoro
Porto Selvaggio
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1 Bedroom, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 4
Galatina, Province of Lecce, Puglia

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2014Liz
Sydney, Australia
1 review
“Fabulous, central and comfortable”
Reviewed 3 November 2014 for a stay in October 2014

Hi Jim and Paul,

Thank you for our wonderful stay in your apartment. We only arrived back last weekend and intended to contact you.

We really had no issues with the apartment, as we did not end up using the dishwasher, as Christiano had advised us it was not working.

The weather was fabulous overall, aside for the first couple of days of rain, so the air conditioner was not needed either.

We found the apartment very quiet and comfortable overall (once our legs got used to those stairs!!!) Great central location and great to use as a base for south Puglia.

Your instruction manual was fantastic, as well as the visitors book for other recommendations. We apologise as we intended to write in it and totally forgot!

The only negative comments we would make – we found the lighting very poor in the lounge room (for reading etc); it would have been handy to have some bath soap available;

Since we arrived on a Sunday, so much was closed.

We loved Puglia and would love to return one day. Thanking you again for a memorable stay.

Regards

Liz & Bruce

Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 50-64
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Vernon H
London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Gorgeous!”
Reviewed 25 June 2014 for a stay in June 2014
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This apartment was way above my expectations.
It was very clean, spacious, the Italian Manager; Christiano was superb, happily speaking in English and giving my partner and I good advice on the area.

Galatina is an interesting town, the locals friendly.
The English owner Jim, is very friendly and easy to deal with.

Kitchen facilities are perfect, sun terraces beautiful (views across town!) bedroom, shower and lounge area - all excellent.

We managed to park the Fiat 500 hire car, safely and easily within a close distance each day.
I would definitely recommend this property for a week, two or even three! You won't outgrow it.

A fantastic time, many thanks.

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Your age range 35-49
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rosemary9...
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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149 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
“Location location location!”
Reviewed 13 June 2014 for a stay in June 2014

We spent a glorious week in this lovely apartment. Situated in the centre of the lovely town, it's easy walking distance to shops restaurants and sights.

The apartment was spotlessly clean and comprehensively equipped. We didn't eat in, but the kitchen is great and the adjacent roof terrace is lovely, the perfect spot for breakfast and a chill out drink or two any time.

The bed was very comfy and the bathroom spacious with a great shower.

Galatina is perfectly located for visiting the sights of southern Puglia and we found the people friendly and helpful. We didn't hear another English voice in Galatina and felt we were experiencing "real" Italy.

Jim was so pleasant and easy to deal with and provided so much helpful info, the whole experience was great from our initial contact and throughout. I cannot recommend this apartment highly enough!

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Liked best: Everything
Liked least: Nothing
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Oldsiea
Sydney, Australia
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Glorious Galatina”
Reviewed 23 December 2013 for a stay in October 2013
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My wife and I wanted to spend time in Italy, as far away as possible from the big cities, and we found the perfect spot in Puglia in the heart of the heel. The apartment in Galatina was our home for two weeks, and it was everything we expected and a whole lot more. The apartment itself is in the old part of Galatina, but it has been renovated with stunning attention to detail. The stairs will be a challenge for older visitors (we are 55 and 59 so could cope) but the climb up four floors is well worth it, and also helps work off the excess that one develops in the local bars and restaurants. A beautiful kitchen opens out onto a lovely flat-roof terrace, perfect for catching the sun, and the second terrace one flight up offers great views of Galatina rooftops. A modern bathroom opens off the single bedroom, but a lovely living room has a sofa bed and a second toilet is found off the kitchen. We loved lying in bed at night, hearing the conversations of occasional late night revellers echoing up from the cobbled street below. We were also very lucky that our visit coincided with the annual food and wine festival: absolutely glorious. The whole town dressed up for the moment, and everyone enjoyed a magical evening of music, wine and food. We walked all over town for for the first week, finding a great local market (Thursdays, out over the railway line on the road to Lecce) and the best cafés and bars, and caught the train to nearby centres. But we then hired a car, allowing us to explore some of the loveliest little towns (Gallipoli, Leuca, Ostuni and Alberobello) and the Florence of the south, Lecce, before coming home each evening to our fabulous base. Dealing with the owners, Jim and Paul, was a delight: thoroughly professional, helpful and the attention to detail evident in the apartment comes through in their in-line correspondence. And there on the ground, their local property manager Christiano, who was able to provide great tips and advice. All in all, one of the best holiday experiences we have ever enjoyed. Thanks so much, guys, we will definitely be back to glorious Galatina. Murray Olds, Sydney Australia

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Ian M
United Kingdom
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41 reviews
18 hotel reviews
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“Perfect stay in Galatina”
Reviewed 7 October 2013 for a stay in September 2013
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We spent 3 days in this lovely apartment in the centre of Galatina. Situated in a side street just off the main square, with a noticeable absence of English voices and tourists in general, we felt like we had been immersed in the "real" Italy. Indeed, the memories that will linger the longest are of those simple things such as wandering around for croissants (or "cornettos") each morning and polishing them off with coffee on the roof terrace - the one filled with chocolate and custard got a "10" from me...

If you want to try some local produce head for Salvatore Stifanelli on Via Vittorio Emanuele, where you can buy some incredible "burrata" cheese, a kind of mozzerella with a gorgeous creamy liquid centre, which we had on our roof terrace for lunch with some cured meat, sliced tomato and balsamic, washed down with a bottle of Salice Salentino - again, simple but awesome!.

Of the 3 restaurants we visited, Anima & Cuore was our favourite by some distance (just a short walk from the apartment) - wonderful fresh pasta dishes and fantastic croquettes.

The service from Jim & Paul prior to leaving for Italy, and Christiano on arrival, was excellent - they are clearly proud of their property and with good reason. As long as you can handle the steep stairs over 3 floors (and they ARE steep) you will find that Palazzo Luceri is a perfect place to unwind and use as a base to explore the delights of Galatina and the Salento.

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Liked best: The uniqueness of the property and its location
Liked least: Couldn't fault it
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Your age range 50-64
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Mike S
London, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
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“Fantastic stay”
Reviewed 6 August 2013 for a stay in July 2013

We had a fantastic stay in Jim and Paul’s townhouse in Galatina at the end of July 2013. They were both really lovely and helpful with an information pack beforehand and quick responses to all our questions before our start and also while we were there. A big thank you to both of them!

Located in a quiet street, the apartment has everything you'd need in a rental property. The kitchen was fully equipped and we went occasionally to the local shops (e.g. the fishmonger for gamberoni!) to cook some Italian dishes. The rooftop terrace is magic and we regularly had our ‘Spritz’ or Campari there before going out. The kitchen, living room and bedroom have air condition which is great to ensure a sound night sleep even in the heat of summer (be aware that temperatures in summer can reach between 35 and 40 C during noon, but it cools down to a very comfortable 25 C during evening). The living room had a video projection system for a movie night (ideal for Fellini’s “Dolce Vita” or some Neorealismo movie!).

Galatina is one of three historic towns slightly inland (Galatone and Nardò are the other two, just around the corner). All three have stunning centres, but Galatina excels with its baroque cathedral (and the square in front where the urban life takes place in the evening) and Santa Catarina with its frescoes from the – both of them are only five mins from the apartment. For us Galatina was an ideal solution: A beautifully restored small city, rather quiet, non-touristic, but with enough restaurants, ice cream parlours, bars for an aperitivo and some shops. In the evening the piazze become more vibrant with families, and young and older people out and around town. People in Galatina are very friendly and if you know some Italian even better. On the culinary side, try the pasticciotti and maddalene at Andrea Ascalone (he is known in the region for his products) and Salumeria Stifanelli for fresh Mozzarella and a wonderful mature pecorino with spicy fig jam (both in Via Vittorio Emmanuele). ‘Anima e Cuore’ has got some nice pasta dishes and a good spumone!

Roughly equidistant between the Adriatic and the Ionian coasts, we rather opted for the beaches in Punta Prosciutto and Porto Selvaggio on the Ionian side which seemed more attractive to us. Finally, plan for enough time in Lecce which is only 30 mins away by car and architecturally one of the most stunning places in Southern Italy – we stayed for two days and could still have spent more time there.

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Liked best: Great place and marvellous rooftop terrace
Liked least: Some mosquitoes
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ED17657
London, United Kingdom
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“Absolutely perfect”
Reviewed 29 May 2013 for a stay in May 2013
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person found this review helpful

We had such a great holiday. The apartment is really lovely and we had the most relaxing time lounging on the roof terrace with and watching movies on the projector. It has everything you need, is really well equipped and is perfectly located for exploring Salento. We had a little routine of getting back at the end of the day and sitting on the roof with olives and a bottle of Prosecco. The perfect lifestyle! And all the restaurants in Galatina were fab - La Campina being our absolute favourite. The kitchen in the apartment is very well equipped with everything you need and all the mod cons (although we enjoyed Galatina’s restaurants too much to do any cooking!) The area is really lovely, it feels very Italian, we saw hardly any other tourists and everyone was so friendly. There are excellent beaches, Porto Salvaggio was our absolute favourite beach, and really good for swimming. We have come back so refreshed and relaxed. It was just perfect. I will absolutely be recommending the apartment to everyone. Also the booking, arrival etc was all so smooth. So the perfect effortless holiday!

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