We have been touring Europe for 6 months and this trip to Casa Sul Mare Gallipoli was the highlight of our journey. After spending the most glorious week in the house, we were very sad to leave. The hosts, Francesco and Antonella are the most inspiring couple to meet and spend time with. They went out of their way to make us comfortable and satisfied. The house is decorated with vibrant colors, comfortable furnishings and a full kitchen. The house is a few steps to the sea, amazing view with a patio under the tree surrounded by wild fflowers, spectacular view of the sunset and gentle waves caressing the rocks. Ths part of the sea is apparently haven for sea urchins, octopus, cuttle fish, clams called opihi and a variety of large fish. Its an everyday delight to watch the locals take their catch and some would share it with us. We learned how to cut, clean and scoop sea urchins with the tongue.What an exhilarating experience to city folks like us! The town is a quiet, non tourist spot with restaurants, gelaterias, pizza parlors and bars within a few steps from this beach house. The locals are friendly, helpful and generous. Dont be surprised if they hand you a fruit or vegetable to eat while visiting their store. There are also home grown produce vendors parked on the street with big smiles and will converse in Italian although they know you don't understand what they're saying. The nearby towns of Otranto, Gallipoli and Lecce are worth visiting.Try the delicious Italian buffet in Racale!
With fresh air, pollutant free, bright blue skies around, this is the best place to relax in the Southern part of Italy. We can't wait to come back and spend magical time with the Stamerra family!
Thank you for the unforgettable memories!
Craig and Lily
We absolutely loved our stay, the apartment was amazing, so clean, spacious and everything you could need. We are a family of four and really was perfect for us. The location was wonderful, right by the sea, really was so relaxing waking up to the bright blue skies and sea air!!! The apartment is about 10 minutes walk to a sandy cove, 5 minutes drive to a beach with white sands and turquoise sea, views of gallipoli in distance. We really enjoyed exploring the area, lecce is a fantastic way city within 40 minutes drive, otranto, Ostuni all beautiful.
And finally and most importantly the hosts were incredibly kind, helpful and simple nice, answering all our questions and so hospitable, wonderful people!!! Never intrusive but always available if need anything.
Delightful apartment with a fantastic view. The terrace and tree shaded patio are great for taking relaxing drinks and 'dining in'. Nearby restaurants, bars and shops are plentiful and within a few minutes drive are great beaches both public and private(around £8pp) with really comfortable sunbeds! . The apartment is extremely clean and well equiped and the ever helpful owners are lovely people. Thank you Francesco & Antonella.
Questa locazione di vacanze era MAGNIFICA!
We do recommand this house and the wonderful persons who rent it : Francesco i Antonella.
There was everything in this house, every little detail was perfect! You feel at home at once, you can even choose your size of pillow, or the place where you want to have breakfast : in the shade or in the sun... You may have a littlle bath in the sea in front of the house (just like a private beach) and then try another wonderful beach in beautiful Puglia.
I'd like to be a poet to describe you this paradise where we met 2 angels : Antonella and Francesco!!! They were simply great! We feel like coming back very soon.
Mancaversa is at about 10 km from the well named Gallipoli ("beautiful city" in Greek), and not far from Lecce i Santa Maria di Leuca.
Tante grazzie Antonella e Francesco !!
Edith et Julien