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|This property is located on the south tip of Apulia, a few km from Otranto. The Salento is an attractive
land, rich of history, culture and with a tourist potential still
to be discovered, tourist reception being still not yet developed
in this non industrialized area. The result is uncontaminated sand
beaches and rocks in incredibly unpolluted blue Seawater.
This property, a real off the beaten
truck, is located 2 km from the Sea.Children under
20 are not accepted.
| The house,
dating from the end of 17th century, as engraved on a stone in the
“Hall of The Vaults”, belonged to a prelate living in Ortelle.
The first room was built in the early twentieth century, as appears
from the style of the façade on the entry and was a carpenter's
workshop until a few decades ago, as testifies the old front door
on which the old paint have been waxed to preserve the memory of
||A working fireplace and three splitter
on/off heating or freezing make the first room very cosy. From here
you access the rest of the house and through a typical old staircase
with a glass floor on the first step, which allows the display of
the typical basement, you enter the terrace.
The interior of the house consists of a first room with large vaulted
ceilings, typical of the Salento and Lecce stone finished. Each
room is equipped with a splitter on/of.
The room leads to the room of the tub – the two rooms are also
connected through a window - where there's an old stone basin
that was used for the storage of oil or grain, now used as a bath
The room has an old tiled floor of the early twentieth century.
The room with tub is in facts a separated room, a living room with
vaulted ceiling and an antique bathtub lined with Bisazza mosaics
in various shades of purple eggplant, as well as the exterior of
the tank. The floor of the room is made of concrete coloured eggplant
as the bathtub. A door window access to a small courtyard and another
door gives access to the kitchen.
||Also separated by a wall of opal
glass with sliding doors is the small room of the primary services:
small copper sink, toilet and walls doccia. Le house are all in
lime putty and wax bee wax hot in the kitchen and bathrooms.
The kitchen has two French windows giving access to small courtyard
embellished with bougainvillea and jasmine.
On the terraces on the first floor stands the guest room with a
bagno. The room has a large window framing the cathedral.
Under the house with access from the street is a clean store where
you leave the bins for waste separation, as requested by local authorities.
SMALL HISTORY OF ORTELLE
The town of Ortelle has about 2,500 inhabitants and is part of the
province of Lecce, in Puglia, in the heart of Salento, southern
Italy. It is small charming village located 2 km from the see. His
ancient tradition can charms you with authentic pearls of important
art and architecture details.
Throughout the 15th and 16th century the coasts of Salento, in particular
those Ionic, were subject to raids and looting in Tunisian and Algerian
pirates and Turkish armed.
Since the mid-17th century Ortelle was enriched by developments
in Baroque style, o f excellent appearance. The Church of San Giorgio
(seventeenth century) in Baroque style, has a rich portal carved
in 1633. The interior has three naves with baroque altars and the
church facade is in white stone of Lecce. The frescoes in the crypt,
houses, alleys, churches and palaces made of local stone, are worthy
of being watched carefully.
|Salento is a vision and
land here, panoramas, views, sky, sea, colours, scents, tastes,
everything can suddenly appear with a strong intensity you will
never forget. You will forget about your everyday life once you
Get lost in the nature, in discovering the cultural promenades characteristic
the villages, the testing of a genuine rich and ancient cuisine.
You will be surprised by the hospitality of the people, always smiling
and wishing you a good day. YOU WILL NEVER FEEL ALONE HERE.
|Prices per week 2010 in Euro
May - September