WOW!! We had a spectacular adventure at Castello di Ugento. We were there the fourth week of their initial operation and felt like a part of the family.
Each castle suite is unique. We were able to look at most of the suites and saw how different each one Really is. The owners Massimo and Diana have done an excellent job of describing each suite on their website.
Piero Popoli coordinated our reservations and provided concierge services. Piero did an exceptional job in setting up and coordinating our activities including our full day cooking class with Chef Odette Fabar, boat trip to visit the many grottos and a wine tasting and ancient olive oil press visit. We were delighted with each adventure.
The cooking class with Chef Odette was my favorite. We purchased fresh seafood from the market and harvested fresh vegetables and herbs from the castle’s garden. Learned to make Tarallis, orchette and cavitelli. We thoroughly enjoyed eating the end results.
Our cocktail hours and dinners were hosted by Fabio. As our matre de and sommelier he selected our wines for which we were never disappointed. Chef Tomasso prepared a delicious 5 course dinner each evening. The service on the outdoor plaza was exceptional.
The beautiful pool, the gym and bicycles are located at the sister hotel which is only a few minutes away. A MBZ van and driver provide shuttle services between the properties.
When arriving at Castello di Ugento for the first time follow the GPS directions through the very narrow streets carefully. Once you know the way it is very easy to come and go.
The Castello di Ugento is definitely a 5 star property. Already looking forward to another visit next year.
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