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  • A Family Home Opens its Doors
    in Salento – Puglia – Italy

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    A Collection of Art, History & Culinary Passion

    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 – Stay with us

    Sister property to Castello di Ugento, the Masseria is an ancient farmhouse restored as a contemporary boutique hotel with a sleek pool, top sports facilities, and “garden-to-table” cuisine. Twelve elegantly decorated rooms are open from April to September. Guests here can experience understated authentic hospitality as well as privileged access to the Castello.

    >> Explore our sister property

    Hotel


    Hotel

    Sister property to Castello di Ugento, the Masseria is an ancient farmhouse restored as a contemporary boutique hotel with a sleek pool, top sports facilities, and “garden-to-table” cuisine. Twelve elegantly decorated rooms are open from April to September. Guests here can experience understated authentic hospitality as well as privileged access to the Castello.

    >> Explore our sister property

    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

    Puglia’s destination for culinary excellence, the 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 enthusiasts alike. Tailored cooking classes emphasise cultural roots, a no-waste approach, seasonal farm-to-table ingredients, and are available year-round. Dive into the eno-gastronomy of Puglia and Italy accompanied by our passionate chefs.

    >> Step into the kitchen

    Classes


    Classes

    Puglia’s destination for culinary excellence, the 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 enthusiasts alike. Tailored cooking classes emphasise cultural roots, a no-waste approach, seasonal farm-to-table ingredients, and are available year-round. Dive into the eno-gastronomy of Puglia and Italy accompanied by our passionate chefs.

    >> Step into the kitchen

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

    SAINT AUGUSTINE

    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

    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

    Castle


    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

    Beaches

    Puglia’s “Basso Salento” is paradise for some of the best waters and sandy beaches Italy has to offer… choose to sip your sunset aperitivo on the Ionian beaches of Ugento or take a boat for a day and dive in the grottos lining the rocky Adriatic coast, just on the other side of the tip of Leuca. Boats can also be hired for a day trip to Greece’s closest islands.

    >> Something for everyone

    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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