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Price From € 549 per day (more information) From 549 per day
Sleeps 20
Bedrooms 10
Bathrooms 10
Accessibility The estate is suitable for less mobile guests.
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Palazzo Porcini Suites


This fabulous estate near Lecce will leave guests wanting for nothing, except more time to kick back and delight in the joy and ease of a stay in such beauty and splendour.


 Palazzo Porcini is a gorgeous 37-acre estate of citrus and olive groves, private parkland and tropical gardens near Lecce. Within its walls lie a fairytale castle that was abandoned almost a century ago in a classic tale of love and loss, a cottage, an 18th century lookout tower and an ancient masseria, all of which have been brought back to life with serious flair.

The exquisite restoration of the four properties has resulted in ten uniquely designed suites where original details, modern technology and high-end art and furnishings combine in fabulous fashion, while the architectural integrity and romance of the buildings is very much still palpable. A house party vibe means guests can be as social as they choose while enjoying the decadent privacy of these incredible suites.

Guests and their friends can dine in the private restaurant on a menu prepared by a chef who is passionate about using homegrown, locally sourced and seasonal ingredients in classic Pugliese dishes. From wine tastings on the castle’s rooftop terrace to cocktails delivered in the mobile bar, nothing is too much trouble.

A music room with a 1902 Beckstein grand piano is the perfect spot for entertainment and relaxation, likewise the lower-ground floor cinema, both in the Palazzo. Workshops in the atelier cater to different art forms and there are plenty of sociable seating areas as well as quiet reading corners throughout the estate, both inside and out.

There is a 70sqm heated infinity pool for guests of the Palazzo and Cottage suites, a 40sqm pool for those staying in the Torre and Masseria, a 12-person Jacuzzi, a private Jacuzzi at Castle Cottage, and a flooded solarium where even a wet disco is possible!

Palazzo Porcini cossets guests in unparalleled style. And there is no real reason why anyone would want to leave this magical estate until they have to except, perhaps, for a quick trip to nearby Lecce or to the coast.

The Castle
Inside The Castle you can find two open space lounges, a dining room, a private cinema, an office and the rooftop. 

The King Suite is a suitably regal size with a star-vault ceiling that has been restored to show off the exquisite patina of its original design. The colours are picked up in the suite’s decoration and furnishings – a master class in tone, form and function. Original art adorns the walls and the restored floor tiles offer superb decoration in their patterns and colours. However, equally luxurious are the physical comforts of the super-king size leather bed and the soothing views of the Puglian landscape.

The floor tiles continue into the en-suite bathroom, where decoration and restraint are again mixed to perfection, with the beautiful lines of the carved marble bath and double basin taking centre stage. Guests in the King and Queen suites have access to a luxurious private salon overlooking the pool and garden: the perfect spot for a morning coffee or evening cocktail.

The Queen Suite is sophisticated and stylish, where statuesque, original 20th century features meet contemporary luxury design. The vast leather bed sits beneath a delicate fresco ceiling that has been meticulously restored to show the splendour of its original design. Likewise, the original floor tiles have been brought back to life to show the vibrancy of their colour and pattern. Guests are cosseted by modern touches that enable this big room to be as comfortable as it is magnificent.

In the en-suite, a carved marble bath sits behind a Crittall screen with a beautiful sculptural day bed on the other side, encouraging guests to bathe like royalty and to lounge around in blissful privacy. Guests in the King and Queen suites have access to a luxurious private salon overlooking the pool and garden: the perfect spot for a morning coffee or evening cocktail.

The Prince Suite is a regal shade of pale blue to complement the intricate design and colours of the restored fresco in the star-vault ceiling. The sumptuous super-king-size bed, upholstered in button-back velvet and dressed in pure linen is suitably princely. Original artwork decorates the walls and high-end modern technology comes as standard, hidden behind the restored historic features. The en-suite bathroom is equally grand and has a powerful rainfall shower and luxury bath products. Guests of the Prince and Princess suites have exclusive access to a private salon with a balcony overlooking parkland and an olive grove.

The Princess suite is bright and beautiful topped by a beautiful vaulted ceiling with the original frescoes still visible round the edge. The stunning velvet upholstered super king-sized bed offers the perfect night’s sleep while the floor tiles, wall colours and artwork are divine. The en-suite bathroom has the same attention to detail with a powerful rainfall shower and luxury bath products. 

Guests of the Prince and Princess suites have exclusive access to a private salon with a balcony overlooking parkland and an olive grove. 

Located just outside the castle, the former gardener’s cottage accommodates four guests in two luxurious en-suite bedrooms where guests can stay in exquisite comfort and style. The whole cottage is decorated in a soft colour palette with one sandy-toned bedroom and the other a soft cream and green. It also has its own salon, a perfect, private, stylish place to curl up with a book or catch up with friends, if your concentration doesn’t wander to the stunning artwork and furnishings. The suites’ garden has a sunken Jacuzzi and direct access to the castle gardens and pool.

TORRE AND MASSERIA SUITES

The four luxurious suites each have a private garden or an exclusive roof terrace, and two of them have an al fresco bath. There is a 40sqm pool surrounded by ancient olive trees where guests can relax on the sun loungers, plotting ways in which to make their stay last forever in this Puglian paradise.

This premium suite boasts a magnificent triple-height, star-vaulted ceiling lit by a bespoke oversized Murano glass volcano chandelier that hangs over the magnificent supersized round bed. There is a large corner fireplace, an elegant mirrored dressing table and a cosy lounge area with views out of the Tower’s original big round window onto the beautiful private parkland. The en-suite has a powerful rainfall shower, while an original stone staircase leads up to an exclusive roof terrace where there is a two-person, hand-carved, round sandstone al fresco bath and sunbeds, from which you can enjoy panoramic views of the Puglian landscape. 

Accessed from its own private garden with an ancient well and BBQ facilities, where guests can dine in private al fresco, the Tower Park Suite has a super-king-size Timothy Oulton Aviator bed under an impressive exposed stone star-vault ceiling. Big scarlet and gold drums have been repurposed as bedside tables, there’s a one-of-a-kind coffee table and The Fiddlers artwork on the wall, both by Adored & Adorned, and for cooler nights, there’s an antique wood-burning stove. The en-suite bathroom has a sunken bath and a powerful rainfall shower that is hidden behind an original Sixties illuminated tree-of-life mirrored screen.

The Timothy Oulton carved wood and buttoned-leather headboard on the magnificent bed sets the scene in this beautiful suite that boasts incredible multi star-vaulted ceilings. These continue in the en-suite bathroom, accessed through full-width, Crittall glass doors, where there is a wonderful, hand-carved sandstone bath for two and a powerful rainfall shower. The suite’s private walled garden has an outdoor shower, a large parasol and BBQ facilities enabling guests to dine outside in private.

In this beautiful split-level suite, the bedroom is upstairs and has exposed stone walls and a king-size polished cement bed. Meanwhile, the en-suite bathroom has a sunken bath and a powerful rainfall shower. On the lower level there is a vanity station, a large, original open fireplace and a luxury sofa bed for one guest. The suite’s walled garden is a magical spot with a hand-carved sandstone bath for two, a rainfall shower, a large parasol and a BBQ for private dinners al fresco.

THE LIVING QUARTERS (click for pictures)

The ground floor of the palazzo has a suite of salons that, as with the tradition of grand European architecture, open one into the next, creating fabulous sight lines and bringing light onto the restored ceramic floor tiles. Here, guests will find sociable seating areas and quiet reading corners.

The Music Room

In the music room is a 1902 Beckstein grand piano. This is the perfect spot for entertainment and relaxation, whether it’s for a live musical performance, cocktails or to enjoy a reflective moment.

The Dining Room

This presents a more formal setting for meals, while guests are welcome to use the informal dining area or chose from one of several terraces outside.

The kitchen

A sleek dark marble Zampieri kitchen has a long central island with a gas hob and a double sink. An antique stove against one wall is the backdrop to an informal dining table set below the star-vault ceiling with double doors to the garden.

Cinema

On the lower-ground floor, formerly an aquifer, there is a private cinema with comfy, low leather sofas for eight.

Rooms description


Bedrooms

There are 10 deluxe suites to choose from, spread over the Palazzo, the Torre, the Cottage and the Masseria. Please note that the two cottage suites are best booked together. PALAZZO AND COTTAGE SUITES Guests of the Castle and Cottage suites have exclusive use of an outdoor infinity pool and a 12-person Jacuzzi pool. There are six deluxe suites – four in the Palazzo and two in the Cottage - accommodating 12 guests in exquisite comfort and style. While each suite is unique, they all enjoy historical features, such as stone star-vault ceilings, restored frescoes and original floor tiles, as well as modern, state-of-the-art yet discreet technology, including under-floor heating and cooling and smart TVs integrated into vintage-style mirrors. The walls are hung with carefully curated artworks, including a selection of pieces from Harvey B-Brown and David Scheinmann’s Adored & Adorned collection. Each room has a super-king-sized bed with aloe vera-infused, pocket-sprung mattresses, hypoallergenic pillows, Conran pure linen bedding, plush oversized towels and Sicilian organic bath products by Ortigia.

Bathrooms

The en-suite bathrooms have powerful rainfall showers, some with marble surrounds and Rubinetti brass taps, and there is a beautiful carved marble bath in each of the two principal suites.

Kitchen

A sleek dark marble Zampieri kitchen has a long central island with a gas hob and a double sink. An antique stove against one wall is the backdrop to an informal dining table set below the star-vault ceiling with double doors to the garden.

Living rooms

The ground floor of the palazzo has a suite of salons that, as with the tradition of grand European architecture, open one into the next, creating fabulous sight lines and bringing light onto the restored ceramic floor tiles. Here, guests will find sociable seating areas and quiet reading corners. The Music Room In the music room is a 1902 Beckstein grand piano. This is the perfect spot for entertainment and relaxation, whether it’s for a live musical performance, cocktails or to enjoy a reflective moment. The Dining Room This presents a more formal setting for meals, while guests are welcome to use the informal dining area or chose from one of several terraces outside.

Other rooms

On the lower-ground floor, formerly an aquifer, there is a private cinema with comfy, low leather sofas for eight.

Facilities


Cleaning

Amenities

private pool, pool heating, air conditioning, dogs allowed, espresso machine, sonos music system, hob/stove, oven, fridge, fridge with freezer, microwave, dishwasher, iron+board, television, wifi, central heating, cot, high chair, barbeque, shared pool, hairdryer

Accessibility

The estate is suitable for less mobile guests.

Outside

70sqm heated pool; 40sqm heated pool; 12-person Jacuzzi; Jacuzzi for Castle Cottage guests; 70sqm flooded solarium; under-floor heating and cooling; Sonance bespoke sound system and Sonos port; wifi; TVs; wifi; art atelier; rickshaw pedal bikes. The nearly 15-hectare estate is set on the St Elia Ridge, known locally as The Street of Health due to its slightly higher altitude and clear air. The estate includes large citrus and olive groves, private parkland woven with ancient pathways, a tropical garden, private gardens for certain suites and a spectacular roof terrace where guests are guaranteed dramatic sunsets. Guests can use the rickshaw pedal bikes to explore.

Notes

There is an active laundry service and each guest will find a price list on their interactive tv systems.

Availability & Pricing


New in our portfolio!

daily prices
from 1 January 2020 to 2 January 2020 € 14285.571428571
from 1 January 2020 to 2 January 2020 € 14285.571428571
From 549 per day
Availability on request only

Daily price by suite starts from:

CASTLE:
King Executive Suite EUR 769
Queen Executive Suite EUR 769
Prince Suite EUR 549
Princess Suite EUR 549

THE COTTAGE:
Garden Double Suite EUR 714

THE TOWER:
Park Suite EUR 549
Top Executive Suite EUR 769

THE MASSERIA:
Agave Garden Suite EUR 659
Pepper Garden Suite EUR 659


Deposit: 30% upon booking, balance 30 working days before arrival.

Security deposit will be held on credit card on arrival.
Arrival & Departure Minimum stay 3 nights. Arrival as of 16.00 hours and departure latest 10.00 hours.

Leisure & Activities


Activities

The Salento region is known for its wonderful wines, notably reds and rosés, such as Primitivo, Negroamaro and Susumaniello, and we are able to organise tours and tastings. We will happily provide city tour guides and help you discover the local area.

Specials

We can arrange tailored experiences for guests, including cooking classes, art classes and workshops such as life-drawing and pottery, or even a one-of-a-kind portrait experience in the atelier. Dining options are plentiful – do let us know in advance if you are planning a special celebration. The Salerno region is known for its wonderful wines, notably reds and rosés, such as Primitivo, Negroamaro and Susumaniello, and we are able to organise tours and tastings. We will happily provide city tour guides and help you discover the local area.

Happenings

Surroundings


Location


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Surroundings

Tenuta Porcini is just ten minutes from the baroque splendour of Lecce, while the sandy beaches of Punta Prosciutto and Porto Cesareo on the Ionian coast are 25 minutes by car.

Travel

Air The nearest airports are: Brindisi [BDS] (38km) and Bari [BRI] (158km) Train The nearest train station to the property is at Lecce (13km). There is car rental available at the station. Road The nearest exit to the property from the SS16 is at Lecce (13km).

Distances

Lecce (13km); Porto Cesareo (28km); Galatina (35km); Nardò (35km); Gallipoli (48km); Otranto (60km); Ostuni (68km); Grottaglie (77km); Martina Franca (92km) Santa Maria di Leuca (92km); Locorotondo (99km); Taranto (99km); Alberobello (105km); Matera (172km); and Trani (193km).

Your villa and Covid-19


To prevent any possible spread of Covid-19 and to enable you to enjoy a safe and relaxing holiday, all our villas are cleaned to the highest standard possible, and according to the latest Italian health and safety regulations.

Perfect hygiene: to ensure an exceptional level of hygiene in all our villas, we’ve worked with our owners to create a Covid-19 villa management protocol. Based on recommendations from the World Health Organisation, and in compliance with current Italian national law, this protocol goes above and beyond our usual rigorous cleaning standards.

Prior to arrival, your villa will have been fully sanitised, including all surfaces, objects, kitchen items, curtains, sofas, throws, pillows, toys, and in and around the pool. You are welcome to ask for a detailed list of the entire cleaning procedure we do after each departure and before welcoming new guests to the property.

The owner of this house has complied with the following standards:

  • To ensure the necessary information concerning social distancing and the use of masks is available to all guests
  • To guarantee availability of and accessibility to hand hygiene systems with hydro-alcoholic solutions and soaps in all inside areas of, and pertaining to, the villa
  • To guarantee cleaning and disinfection of all areas according to national authority guidelines. Further information is available on request
  • For the swimming pool: to guarantee the efficacy of the water treatments, while respecting legal limits (the parameter for free active chlorine in the pool is between 1.0 – 1.5 mg/l; combined chlorine ≤ 0.40 mg/l; pH 6.5 – 7.5 or equivalent oxygen)
  • For air conditioning systems: to guarantee the air re-circulation function is switched off and, according to the manufacturer’s instructions, with the plant in off-mode, to clean the air filters of the heating/cooling plants that use heat pumps, fan coils and convectors, at the end of each stay

For more general information about Covid-19 in Italy, please click here.


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