Palazzo Guglielmo

Vignacastrisi, Lecce

Escape to Real southern Italy, the superb Salento coast and spas - unwind under citrus trees, soaring ceilings, in the pool or roof-top tub


12 rooms


Rooms sleep 2 – 4


A sophisticated, offbeat retreat from heat and crowds. This fortified 18th-century palazzo is something of an oasis, behind massive doors on the main square of its simple southern village. You step into a serene enclosed garden dense with citrus trees, dotted with shaded places to sit; the family apartments and pool beyond. Indoors is relaxing and quirky in a smart way too. Bedrooms, with high, vaulted Salento ceilings, mix antique with modern and recycled pieces and bold artwork on white walls. Bathrooms are a blast with jets and big tubs – one in a fireplace! In the soaring, L-shaped salon/dining room an abundance of fine breakfast things is spread on a linen-covered table: try the Altamura bread, the fig jam and the steaming espresso. Light pours onto cushioned benches, bookshelves and oriental rugs; glass doors open on to the lap pool, loungers, cocktail tables and chairs. More good holiday news: no TV, intermittent WiFi, an honesty bar, regional dinners, pool-side lunches, a roof-top hot tub, breathtaking coastal scenery and spas nearby. Take a boat trip, a cookery course. Go diving, wine tasting… unwind.


  • Hot tub
  • WiFi
  • Swimming pool
  • Mobile reception
  • Spa
  • Breakfast included
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Bar
  • Parking on premises
  • Barbecue
  • Licensed premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Breakfast available
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Central heating
  • Wheelchair access
  • Limited mobility
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Garden
  • Tennis court
  • Credit cards
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Children welcome
  • Books and toys
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair


  • 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

Check in
4pm-8 pm
Check out
By 10am
Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 2 nights. 2 nights in high season.
Restaurants in town.


Nightly price
from €120
7 Doubles
From €120
3 Suites for 2
From €150
2 Apartments for 4
From €190


A wonderful week at this tranquil oasis. Relaxing and comfortable accommodation,beautiful garden and delicious food. What more could you want? Highly recommended.

Elizabeth, Cardiff

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The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Sergio Positano

  • Visit Lecce, the most important city in Salento, and discover Barqoue arts and many baroque monuments: the Churches of Santa Croce & San Matteo, Cathedral square, the Church of San Giovanni Battista, and many others.
  • You can swim in the clear fresh water of the Adriatic sea surrounded by breathtaking scenary. You're 5 minutes from Castro and S. Cesarea, 20 from Otranto and 30 from Torre dell'Orso, Aliminis and beaches.
  • You are 45 minutes from the tip of the 'heel' of Italy, which coincides with Santa Maria di Leuca. You can discover all the Cape of Leuca, its beautiful sea scenery and the main religious site of Salento: the Basilica di Santa Maria de finibus terrae.
  • Everyday there are local street markets full of handicrafts and typical food.