Palazzo Bacile di Castiglione

Spongano, Lecce

Charming owners happy to share their grand, historic home. Seductive gardens replete with orange trees, old pillars and impressive pool


7 places


Sleeping from 2 – 8

Children welcome
Babies welcome

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. On the first floor, a series of large terraces and four bedrooms open off a vaulted baronial hall with beige check sofas and an open fire (fir cones and logs are home-grown). Expect fine fabrics and four-posters, pink, yellow or marble bathrooms, wardrobes dwarfed by lofty ceilings and great kitchens – cookery courses are run here too, in a vast purpose-built kitchen. The outbuildings ‘casettes’ at the end of the long garden are similarly swish but cosier: olive wood tables, big lamps, framed engravings, books and CDs; again kitchens emphasise the owners’ passion. (They are also keen greens, saving energy, going solar and composting madly.) The garden is lovely, all orange trees and wisteria, secluded walkways and corners, old pillars and impressive pool; at twilight, owls chime like bells. Beyond lie the baroque splendours of Lecce, Gallipoli and Otranto – and the coast. Borrow the bikes!


  • 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
  • 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

& pricing

Booking information

Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 4 nights. 4 nights on weekdays. 4 nights at weekends. 5 nights in high season.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property
Restaurants nearby.


Nightly price
from €103
Weekly price
from €720
1 Apartment for 8
From €3194 bedrooms
1 Apartment for 4
From €1652 bedrooms
1 Apartment for 6
From €1652 bedrooms
1 Apartment for 6
From €2383 bedrooms
1 Apartment for 5
From €1252 bedrooms
1 Apartment for 2
From €1031 bedroom
1 Apartment for 2
From €1031 bedroom



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

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.