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    A Historic Hotel in Puglia

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    A luxury boutique hotel with nine individually designed rooms and suites cradled within Castello di Ugento’s ancient walls. Not just a hotel, it is a home where you will be welcomed and be able to take part in the history it once witnessed and the new life it now breathes.
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    Stay in a unique boutique hotel in Puglia

    Castello di Ugento is a unique historic boutique hotel in Puglia – a contemporary hideaway encased within its golden 17th-century walls. The nine rooms and suites have all been lovingly curated with modern pieces from top Italian designers including Cassina, Poltrona Frau, Minotti, Ceccotti and B&B Italia alongside antiques and vintage finds as well as handmade Italian ‘noce Canaletto’  – high quality walnut – armoires.

    Ground-floor rooms, which open onto the cobbled courtyard close to the 18th-century aromatic garden, are cloistered within a renovated wing of the castle, while The Master Suite della Rosa and Corte Giardino boast 19th-century star-vaulted ceilings and access to a small patio.

    The “Piano Nobile Suites” on the first floor up, in what used to be the private family quarters, have a private terrace and romantic views across Ugento’s rooftops.

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    Tailor-made attention is our speciality, from private tours dipping into Salento’s secret corners to a chilled Tramonto Aperitivo in the fragrant walled garden as the sun sets on the golden stonework. Enjoy a stroll through the frescoed halls of the museum wing, as well as in the privacy of your room.

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    Tailor-made attention is our speciality, from private tours dipping into Salento’s secret corners to a chilled Tramonto Aperitivo in the fragrant walled garden as the sun sets on the golden stonework. Enjoy a stroll through the frescoed halls of the museum wing, as well as in the privacy of your room.

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    The Culinary Experience

    The restaurant, Il Tempo Nuovo, a sleek gourmet retreat under dramatic vaulted ceilings, is the setting for mouthwatering seasonal specialities created by Chef Tommaso and his team, showcasing only fresh ingredients and market finds. Chef Tommaso proposes his Menu del Giorno and you will be taken on a culinary journey of refined and delicate Pugliese cuisine. Dishes feature fresh fruit and vegetables from the 18th-century restored walled kitchen garden where guests can enjoy sunset cocktails, relax with a book during the day, or take a botanical stroll with the Head Gardener to learn about its 100 aromatic and medicinal local plants.


    Castello di Ugento with its high quality culinary standards, is also home to the Puglia Culinary Centre, a state-of-the-art Italian cookery school which has been craftly built in the old storage vaulted areas of the castle. Bespoke classes can be booked on Italian cuisine with wine-tastings and pairings. The underground cistern built more than five-hundred years ago, will house a large wine cellar with an intimate and ideally air controlled “desgustazione” wine tasting area.


    The hotel has a full concierge service organizing bespoke activities to explore Salento. The region is overflowing with cultural riches: discover the Baroque brilliance of Lecce and 12th-century mosaics in Otranto, the frescoed churches of Galatina, the castle in Gallipoli and the port of Santa Maria di Leuca. The landscape is blanketed  with olive groves and there are two coastlines to explore, from the white sandy beaches and crystal-clear waters of the Ionian Sea, to the cliffs of the dramatic Adriatic coastline.

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