PALAZZO DUCALE VENTURI
Palazzo Ducale Venturi is a finely restored XVI century noble residence, now redesigned as a luxury hotel with Spa, rooms and suites decorated with antique furnishings, elegant gardens and 2 swimming pools, allowing guests to experience a sublime relaxation in Salento, the most popular destination for holidays in Apulia.
This noble palace is surrounded the natural beauties of Salento: the vast expanses of vineyards, majestic olive groves and scented citrus trees frame Palazzo Ducale Venturi, originally built as a defensive fortress and today restored to welcome tourists who love the venues rich in history and precious details.
The pristine beaches of Salento, which are a must go attraction during the long summer season, are easily reachable from the hotel, within a few minutes by car.
Otranto's beach, in fact, is only 10 km far from the hotel.
The exclusiveness of this historical hotel is the combination of the classical style of the rooms and the common areas, which boast original Lecce stone floors, and the most advanced amenities of the Spa, the jewel of Palazzo Ducale Venturi, offering guests a new concept of wellness, thanks to the underground pool, the wide selection of massages and the fitness area, provided with the best equipment to keep fit.
There are three categories of rooms, located on the two floors of the palace: Deluxe, distinguished by elegant finishings, furnished with desk and armchairs and overlooking the hotel's citrus; Junior Suites, featuring an original XVI century fireplace and large living room; the Ducal Suite, located on the ground floor, which has direct access to the pool through the private patio and has the ceiling adorned with frescos depicting scenes from the legend of San Giorgio in Apulia.
All accommodations include top amenities for a perfect vacation such as air conditioning, free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TV with satellite channels, free minibar, kettle and private bathroom with courtesy kit.
Salentine delicacies are the delicious welcome at hotel's breakfast: every morning you can sample a selection of the best Apulian products, sweet and savory, to get along with coffee, tea, milk, herbal teas or fruit juices.
The garden with pool is a place dedicated to those who appreciate relaxation in every nuance, since here you can easily sunbathe on the sun loungers, enjoy the hydromassage or have a tasty aperitif at the pool edge. To savor intensely the soft atmosphere that surrounds this noble abode we recommend visiting the secret garden, where the citrus aromas invite you to spend a romantic break at any time of the day.
The Hotel's Spa is the privileged haven for those looking for the right balance between mind and body, as in this striking underground area you will find the heated swimming pool, derived by an ancient Frantoio Ipogeo (olive oil mill). Next to the poll you can find the well-equipped gym and the area where you can ask for wellness treatments (including massages) run by a highly qualified staff.
On request, you can book yoga lessons or have a week detox, which includes consulting with a personal trainer, massage and beauty treatments available in the Spa and 1 day at the nearby Santa Cesarea Wellness Center.
The pleasure of staying in Puglia is also the chance to discover new flavors, for this reason Palazzo Ducale Venturi offers cooking classes for a minimum stay of 3 nights, a series of traditional cooking lessons with the help of experienced chefs and the use of the ancient salt ovens of the castle, to cook local specialties just as they did once.
Depending on the season, it is possible to reserve involving activities such as fishing with local fishermen on private boats, olive harvesting with farmers, and excursions to the most beautiful art cities such as Lecce and Castel del Monte.
Travelers who love exploring the surroundings on a bike can follow the cycling tours recommended and rely on guided tours organized by the hotel, to discover the wonders of Salento without any haste.
Minervino di Lecce, the place where this enchanting noble palace rises, is an excellent starting point to visit Apulia off the beaten paths, while at the same time you can have a regenerating holiday free from any kind of stress. Fall in love with Salento in an historical hotel enclosed in a peaceful oasis.
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