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Ionian Sea - Nearby Sant'Isodoro Front of Palazzo Luceri
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12 reviews
Lower Roof Terrace
Ionian Sea - Nearby Sant'Isodoro
Front of Palazzo Luceri
View from Roof Terrace
1st Floor
2nd Floor
Kitchen with doble doors to Lower Roof Terrace
Kitchen
Upper Roof Terrace
Shower Room
Olives
Olive Grove
Galatina Basilica
Torre Del'Orso (powder white sand and cystal clear sea)
Galatina Old Town Square
Local Scenery
Santa Cesareo at Sunset
Galatina Centre
Galatina
Boats at Santa Caterina
Lounge - 1st Floor
Near by Otranto
Ionian - Sant'Isodoro
Porto Selvaggio
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1 Bedroom, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 4
Galatina, Province of Lecce, Puglia

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Mike S
London, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
15 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Fantastic stay”
Reviewed 6 August 2013 for a stay in July 2013

We had a fantastic stay in Jim and Paul’s townhouse in Galatina at the end of July 2013. They were both really lovely and helpful with an information pack beforehand and quick responses to all our questions before our start and also while we were there. A big thank you to both of them!

Located in a quiet street, the apartment has everything you'd need in a rental property. The kitchen was fully equipped and we went occasionally to the local shops (e.g. the fishmonger for gamberoni!) to cook some Italian dishes. The rooftop terrace is magic and we regularly had our ‘Spritz’ or Campari there before going out. The kitchen, living room and bedroom have air condition which is great to ensure a sound night sleep even in the heat of summer (be aware that temperatures in summer can reach between 35 and 40 C during noon, but it cools down to a very comfortable 25 C during evening). The living room had a video projection system for a movie night (ideal for Fellini’s “Dolce Vita” or some Neorealismo movie!).

Galatina is one of three historic towns slightly inland (Galatone and Nardò are the other two, just around the corner). All three have stunning centres, but Galatina excels with its baroque cathedral (and the square in front where the urban life takes place in the evening) and Santa Catarina with its frescoes from the – both of them are only five mins from the apartment. For us Galatina was an ideal solution: A beautifully restored small city, rather quiet, non-touristic, but with enough restaurants, ice cream parlours, bars for an aperitivo and some shops. In the evening the piazze become more vibrant with families, and young and older people out and around town. People in Galatina are very friendly and if you know some Italian even better. On the culinary side, try the pasticciotti and maddalene at Andrea Ascalone (he is known in the region for his products) and Salumeria Stifanelli for fresh Mozzarella and a wonderful mature pecorino with spicy fig jam (both in Via Vittorio Emmanuele). ‘Anima e Cuore’ has got some nice pasta dishes and a good spumone!

Roughly equidistant between the Adriatic and the Ionian coasts, we rather opted for the beaches in Punta Prosciutto and Porto Selvaggio on the Ionian side which seemed more attractive to us. Finally, plan for enough time in Lecce which is only 30 mins away by car and architecturally one of the most stunning places in Southern Italy – we stayed for two days and could still have spent more time there.

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Liked best: Great place and marvellous rooftop terrace
Liked least: Some mosquitoes
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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ED17657
London, United Kingdom
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“Absolutely perfect”
Reviewed 29 May 2013 for a stay in May 2013
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We had such a great holiday. The apartment is really lovely and we had the most relaxing time lounging on the roof terrace with and watching movies on the projector. It has everything you need, is really well equipped and is perfectly located for exploring Salento. We had a little routine of getting back at the end of the day and sitting on the roof with olives and a bottle of Prosecco. The perfect lifestyle! And all the restaurants in Galatina were fab - La Campina being our absolute favourite. The kitchen in the apartment is very well equipped with everything you need and all the mod cons (although we enjoyed Galatina’s restaurants too much to do any cooking!) The area is really lovely, it feels very Italian, we saw hardly any other tourists and everyone was so friendly. There are excellent beaches, Porto Salvaggio was our absolute favourite beach, and really good for swimming. We have come back so refreshed and relaxed. It was just perfect. I will absolutely be recommending the apartment to everyone. Also the booking, arrival etc was all so smooth. So the perfect effortless holiday!

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FirenzeDr...
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Gorgeous Galatina Getaway”
Reviewed 15 May 2013 for a stay in May 2013
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Alas I only had four short days in Galatina, but they were spent in an apartment which has obviously been lovingly restored to it's original glory and even improved upon with understated luxury - all dark woods, marble, vaulted ceilings and tiled floors. It also has the biggest shower head I've ever seen, a real luxury for an Aussie living in the UK and getting to grips with the ubiquitous and misleadingly named "power shower". The kitchen too is well equipped with modern appliances and all the utensils and crockery you need to whip up your own meals. The roof terraces were an oasis of sunshine and solitude (nobody else seemed to be on their roof the entire time I was there - in early May) and although I didn't have any meals on them (too busy with local restaurants) I'm sure a trip to the Thursday market would provide amazing ingredients for an excellent home cooked meal and relax on the terraces in the evening.

Located in a quiet street moments away from the main square of Galatina's old town, the apartment has everything you'd ever want and need in a rental property. Galatina itself is, as I'm sure others will have noted, the perfect place to position yourself for exploring the stunning Salentino coast. Lecce, Gallipoli, Otranto, Santa Maria De Leuca, all the amazing beaches and much more is just an easy day trip from the apartment.

Jim and Paul went way beyond the call of duty before I arrived, suggesting things to do and places to see and I really felt like they wanted to make sure I enjoyed my time away and got to experience all the things they love about Puglia - well as much as you can pack into a few days. One thing you must do in Galatina though is visit the Basilica di Santa Caterina and the convent next door, which are just a short walk from the apartment. Even if you've been in Italy a while and you're a bit "churched out", trust me, this one will wake you up. The walls are filled with surprisingly gruesome frescoes, almost like a Tarantino version of the bible. And in the back of the convent is a little room containing a relic of St Agatha. A clue to exactly what it might be is given in one of the more eye opening frescoes in the Basilica.

Thanks again guys for all your hard work before I arrived and next time I'm in the Salento, 30 Robertini is a no brainer to be my first choice to stay.

Natalie.

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Liked best: Relaxing time on the roof terraces
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paul t
Bristol, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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“A beautiful authentic apartment in an unspoilt location”
Reviewed 11 March 2013 for a stay in September 2012
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We stayed in September and had a fabulous time. The area is unspoilt and very authentic. The local restaurants are great and the people are very friendly. I would recommend Galatina to anyone if they want to see the real southern Italy. There are great beaches and villages to visit nearby and everything you need from the local shops. The owners were really lovely and helpful with quick responses to all our questions.
The apartment is stunning, beautiful vaulted ceilings, a lovely bedroom and a great kitchen attached to the AMAZING sun terrace. We spent most evening just soaking up the sounds of Galatina and drinking the local wine. What a great find and at a great price too. Highly recommended. There are lots of steps so I wouldn't recommend to older or disabled travellers. Paul & Kate.

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Liked best: The apartment
Liked least: nothing
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JEJ54
Sydney
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38 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“Great apartment in an beautiful old town”
Reviewed 21 November 2012 for a stay in September 2012
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Galatina is a wonderful town to stay. The old town, where this apartment is, is undiscovered, and not touristy. It is also central to Lecce, and all the wonderful beaches and villages near-by. Don't miss Otranto.
There are a lot of steps in this apartment, but they certainly get you fit.
The apartment is spacious, well-maintained,with excellent facilities.
Dinner each evening on the roof terrace was wonderful.
The BBQ chickens from the local chicken shop were excellent. Great gelato, restaurants etc.
Christiano was very helpful, and the communication from the owners was excellent.
Would definitely recommend.

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Liked best: Size and position
Liked least: All those steps
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