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  • Ancient and Contemporary embrace
    in Salento, Puglia - Italy

    Hotel

    A five-star luxury “historical monument” turned hotel, with nine contemporary suites  encased within the ancient walls. Full Concierge service organizing bespoke activities to explore Salento with privileged access. On the outskirts of the town, olive groves that extend beyond sight, surround the most beautiful Italian coastlines, from the white sandy beaches and crystal-clear waters of the Ionian Sea, over to the cliffs and grottos of the dramatic Adriatic coastline.

    >> Castello di Ugento - A unique destination

    The distinctiveness of the castello’s restaurant Il Tempo Nuovo is that it merges traditional Pugliese cuisine and contemporary refinement through the skillful hands and talent of Chef Tommaso Sanguedolce.  Allow the setting of the dining hall atop the Norman tower and see-through crystal floor, or the delicately lit castle courtyard be the stage of your out of the ordinary culinary experience in Salento.

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    Restaurant


    Restaurant

    The distinctiveness of the castello’s restaurant Il Tempo Nuovo is that it merges traditional Pugliese cuisine and contemporary refinement through the skillful hands and talent of Chef Tommaso Sanguedolce.  Allow the setting of the dining hall atop the Norman tower and see-through crystal floor, or the delicately lit castle courtyard be the stage of your out of the ordinary culinary experience in Salento.

    >> Reserve today

    Classes

    The Puglia Culinary Centre is much more than an Italian cookery school. The state-of-the-art kitchens, housed in the transformed storehouses, attract future aspiring chefs and amateur food lovers alike. Tailored cooking classes with a focus on seasonal farm-to-table ingredients are available year-round. Dive into the eno-gastronomy of Puglia and Italy accompanied by our passionate chefs.

    >> A culinary adventure

    Let the team at Castello di Ugento curate your special occasions and celebrations: a wedding, a birthday, anniversary, or simply a family reunion. With 9 suites, and 12 more at sister property Masseria le Mandorle, both locations will allow for plenty of moments to share with your guests.

    >> Plan your special day

    Events


    Events

    Let the team at Castello di Ugento curate your special occasions and celebrations: a wedding, a birthday, anniversary, or simply a family reunion. With 9 suites, and 12 more at sister property Masseria le Mandorle, both locations will allow for plenty of moments to share with your guests.

    >> Plan your special day

    Castle

    A visionary restoration has given Castello di Ugento, home to the d’Amore family for four centuries, a new lease of life. Diana and Massimo have turned the castle into a vibrant cultural hub for Salento, inside one wing is a museum and contemporary art exhibition space, in another a sleek design hotel, in the ancient storehouses a world-class culinary school.

    Culture, Hospitality & Cuisine come together in Ugento.

    >> Explore the Castle

    It’s your choice, in the Basso Salento you will have some of the best waters and sandy beaches Italy has to offer…choose to sip your sunset aperitivo on the beaches of Ugento and its sandy coast, or take a boat and dive in the grottos lining the rocky Adriatic coast just on the other side of the tip of Leuca.

    >> Something for everyone

    Beaches


    Beaches

    It’s your choice, in the Basso Salento you will have some of the best waters and sandy beaches Italy has to offer…choose to sip your sunset aperitivo on the beaches of Ugento and its sandy coast, or take a boat and dive in the grottos lining the rocky Adriatic coast just on the other side of the tip of Leuca.

    >> Something for everyone

    The new in the old lies concealed, the old in the new is revealed.

    SAINT AUGUSTINE

    Discover Castello di Ugento in Puglia

    Ugento is a tranquil town in the region of Salento in Puglia, the low-lying peninsula lapped by the Adriatic Sea to the east and the Ionian Sea to the west on the heel of Italy’s boot. Salento is peppered with historical sites from Messapian dolmens to Roman amphitheatres and Angevin castles.  A must see region when visiting Puglia.

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