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    A Luxury Hotel in Puglia

    Welcome to our home !

    Castello di Ugento opens its doors in October – a luxury boutique hotel with nine individually designed rooms and suites cradled by the castle’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 Salento

    Castello di Ugento is a unique luxury boutique hotel in Puglia – a contemporary hideaway encased within the 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.


    Tailor-made luxury 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 and relaxing spa treatments in the privacy of your suite with bespoke organic products created for the hotel by a local perfumier.


    Tailor-made luxury 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 and relaxing spa treatments in the privacy of your suite with bespoke organic products created for the hotel by a local perfumier.


     

    A sleek, modern hotel, Castello di Ugento is also a gourmet retreat and home to the Puglia Culinary Centre, a state-of-the-art Italian cookery school. Bespoke classes can be booked on Italian cuisine and 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 restaurant, Il Tempo Nuovo has opened its doors with its dramatic vaulted ceilings, and is the setting for mouthwatering seasonal specialities created by House Chef Odette Fada and her team, showcasing ingredients from the Salento region. 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.


    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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