Palazzo Bacile di Castiglione

Spongano, Lecce
+39 0832 351131
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€123 - €474
per night
€860 - €3320
per week

Charming owners are happy to share their grand, historic home. Orange trees and old pillars surround the impressive pool


8 places


Sleeping from 2 – 8

Children welcome
Babies welcome

€123 - €474 per night

€860 - €3320 per week

The Experience

Stay in your own private palazzo – its 16th-century walls dominating Spongano’s Piazza Bacile. The charming barone and his English wife offer apartments full of seductive comforts for couples or families.

Learn the art of Italian cooking at one of the cooking courses – from vegetarian specialities to Limoncello with lemons fresh from the grove. While away hours exploring the baroque splendours of Lecce, Gallipoli and Otranto – and the coast. Bikes can be borrowed by the intrepid adventurer! Head to Castro for its wine festival, cathedral and fine squares in between beach-hopping.

The pool area is an oasis of calm and deserves some quality time (so do you). Sit among orange trees and wisteria or wander secluded walkways in the garden. At twilight, owls chime like bells. Rooms are spacious and old-fashioned – olive wood tables, big lamps, framed engravings, books and CDs – a calming space to relax after a ‘busy’ day by the pool.

Palazzo Bacile di Castiglione - Gallery

We think you'll love

  • Listening to the stories of father and son duo Alessandro and Martino as they welcome you
  • Lazing by the pool surrounded by lemon and orange trees
  • Bathing in sun and sea on the Adriatic coast
Palazzo Bacile di Castiglione - Gallery

You should know

  • You’ll need a car to make the most of the area; public transport is limited
  • The decor is a little dated, but the location more than makes up for it
  • The local town of Spongano can be explored in an afternoon - but the rest of Salento will joyously fill your days


  • EV charger
  • Self check-in
  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Barbecue
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Electricity included
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Fire guard
  • Cot available


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming



Nightly price
from €123
Weekly price
from €860
1 Apartment for 8
From €3838 beds4 bedrooms
1 Apartment for 4
From €1973 beds2 bedrooms
1 Apartment for 6
From €1974 beds2 bedrooms
1 Apartment for 6
From €2865 beds3 bedrooms
1 Apartment for 5
From €1505 beds1 bedroom
1 Apartment for 2
From €1232 beds1 bedroom
2 Apartments for 2
From €1231 bed1 bedroom


Booking information

Other details
Minimum stay: 3 nights.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property
Restaurants nearby.


Martino and Alessandro are great hosts and will welcome you to their historical heritage. The pool and garden area is lush and calming for the soul. Here you can really let off steam and enjoy the sun, the food, the wine and time to recharge your batteries. The town has all basic requirements and it's strategically positioned near beautiful Castro, Santa Maria de Leuca and the beaches of Gallipoli

Caroline, Sawday's inspector

Fantastic. Beautiful palazzo with peaceful gardens and fabulous pool. Very near low key but good value restaurants, and well placed for driving to the coast and interesting towns. Best of all, Alessandro and his son Martino are gracious and generous in their welcome. Would definitely return.

Michael, London

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The neighbourhood

Your journey from poolside to handmade pizza and a glass of red is minutes; our kind of commute. You’re in the centre of Spongano and its restaurants, shops and small bars - a weekly market boasts fruits, vegetables and local cheeses. A short drive will take you to the crystal shores of the Adriatic coast for bathing in sun and sea. The handful of pretty Salento villages are worthy of your time.

Local points of interest from Alessandro Bacile di Castiglione

  • There is an immense garden and lovely pool and the convenience of being right in the centre of a village with bakers, butchers, greengrocers, fresh pasta shop, excellent cake shop, small supermarkets, bars galore .....
  • There are various places to eat and drink within walking distance of the palazzo: Picalò, a small family restaurant in the main square, Il Folletto, a pizzeria/restaurant next to the railway station, takeaway pizza in the piazza Bacile...
  • The countryside and all the surrounding small towns are full of interesting and often very reasonably priced places to eat and drink. Local wines are excellent. There is an abundance of fruit and vegetables and pulses and excellent fish and meat.
  • Each small town like Spongano where the palazzo is has its own outdoor market once a week selling anything and everything including fruit and vegetables, local cheeses, kitchenware, clothes and shoes .....
  • The palazzo is 6kms from Castro where you can swim in the crystal clear water of the Adriatic, a castle with an archeological museum to explore, a wine festival in June, an old centre with a cathedral and squares, a port to admire....
  • There is a local publication on the 50 best beaches in the area and once you've swum here you will want to come back. There is a choice of sandy beaches and rocky coves and you can go west to the Ionian and East to the Adriatic.


Alessandro Bacile di Castiglione

It’s a family affair here - Alessandro and his son Martino love this place and their enthusiasm is infectious. They’ll happily share anecdotes and stories of their heritage and time here. Passionate about sustainability - they’re keen greens - saving energy, going solar and composting as much as possible. Ask them about their favourite cake shop in Spongano...