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Bed & Breakfast

La Macchiola - Bed & Breakfast in Puglia

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Via Congregazione 53/57, 73038 Spongano, Lecce
Puglia, Italy

Anna Addario-Chieco

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+39 0836 945023 (landline)

+39 339 5451307(mobile)

Beautifully furnished rooms in a charming masseria with a flower-filled courtyard. Anna’s family produce some of Puglia’s finest olive oil

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Situated in the centre of Spongano village, the courtyard walls of this 18th century masseria drip with creepers and geraniums; in front, across a little road, is a verdant citrus grove worth resting in. All this is part of a vibrant working farm. Go through the massive gates and the Moorish-arch portico and you will leave the narrow village streets to enter a white-gravelled, courtyard dotted with elegant wrought-iron tables and chairs. Off the courtyard, ground-floor apartments have been carefully converted into a series of airy, old-style rooms. Walls are colourwashed warm yellow, ceilings are lofty and vaulted, and there's a vast roof terrace. One apartment for two has a dining space squeezed into an ancient fireplace, bathrooms have pretty mosaic mirrors, most of the kitchenettes are tiny. Cakes and marmellata are served for breakfast in an impressive stone-vaulted room which leads out to the pool. La Macchiola is devoted to the production of organic olive oil and Anna's family make some of Puglia's finest oils. Cooking, yoga, pilates and ‘pizzica’ dance classes can be arranged. Beaches are a short drive.

Wheelchair access
At least one bedroom & bathroom accessible.
Limited mobility
At least one bedroom & bathroom accessible without steps.
Children welcome
Suitable for guests with children aged 3 and over.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Credit cards
Credit or debit card payment accepted.
English spoken
Host speaks English, whether perfectly or not.
Air conditioning
Some, if not all, bedrooms are air-conditioned.
Wireless internet access available.
Pets welcome
Please let the owner know if you want to bring pets.
Public transport
Within 10 miles of a bus/train station.
Working farm
Or vineyard.
Swimming pool
On the premises.
Bikes available
On the premises to hire or borrow.
Vegetarian meals
Available on request.
Licensed premises
Alcohol may be served.
Babies welcome
Suitable for guests with a baby or toddler under 3.
Grounds for guests to explore.

Local points of interest from Anna Addario-Chieco:

Local points of interest from
Anna Addario-Chieco:

  • In La Macchiola there are four bikes available to borrow for any cycling trip you want to do in the area. If you, instead, want to stay in the house you can play a match with the table football.
  • The Saturday market in Poggiardo is rich in scents and colors of fresh fruits and vegetables to buy and taste. The ovens churn out fresh bread and fragrant 'friselle', seasoned with the best olive oil from our ancient olive trees.
  • There is a summertime folk festival on May 1st in Diso - a typical village 2km away, famous for their spectacular light decorations and popular music.All summer villages offer fetes with music and street food.
  • The trattorias will let you enjoy the best cuisine of Salento - orecchiette pasta, fried vegetables, pittule, chicory and fava beans, chick peas...
  • The clear sea is 5 km away and is waiting for a dip or a boat trip to discover the caves. It is also interesting to visit the cathedral of Oranto and walk along the castle's high walls.
  • In the Autumn you can book onto workshops and courses: cooking, 'pizzica' (salento dance), yoga and pilates.
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Guest feedback
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"La Macchiola is a charming and comfortable B & B and Anna was most welcoming. The courtyard and pool area are beautiful, well attended and full of flowers. The rooms are spacious and well equipped. "
June 2015
"An absolutely beautiful residence with a very comfortable and attractive room. Anna was a delight and was very welcoming and helpful. She was always very eager to be any assistance possible. The breakfasts were superb and varied. The staff were wonderful and we were always made to feel very welcome and, indeed, special. A wonderful retreat in the middle of the Puglian countryside. I would definitely recommend a stay here. Such a treat."
September 2014
"Has been a great experience, very nice place, beautiful landscape and kind people to welcome us"
September 2013

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  • 3 Doubles
  • , 2 Suites
  • , 2 Apartments
Price:(i) 90 to1500 per night

Singles €70-€95. Extra bed/sofabed available €35 per person per night.

Booking info:

Minimum stay: 2 nights; 3 nights in high season.


Breakfast €7 for self-caterers. Lunch by prior arrangement €35. Restaurants 300m.




Via Congregazione 53/57, 73038 Spongano, Lecce

B&B 3 Double rooms
Price: (i) 90 to 140 per night
B&B 2 Suites
sleeps 2-4
Price: (i) 190 to 240 per night
Self-catering Apartment (self-catering)
Apartment ~ 1 double.
Price: (i) 450 to 750 per week
Self-catering Apartment (self-catering)
Apartment ~ 1 double, 1 twin; 2 bathrooms.
Price: (i) 1000 to 1500 per week

Anna Addario-Chieco

Visit website

+39 0836 945023 (landline)

+39 339 5451307(mobile)