New in our portfolio!

Price Starting from € 46200 per week (more information) Price on request.
Sleeps 22
Bedrooms 11
Bathrooms 11
Accessibility The estate is suitable for less mobile guests.
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Palazzo Porcini

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 knock-out, 37-acre Puglian 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.

There are five suites in the Palazzo, two in the Cottage, which has its own private garden with a Jacuzzi, two in the Torre and two in the Masseria, each one different but equal in the care that has been taken to provide somewhere elevated far above the ordinary.

The Palazzo’s ground floor houses elegant living quarters where guests can socialise or relax, including in the music room where there is a 1902 grand piano. The castle’s four floors can be accessed by the elegant marble stairs or by a fabulous red, glass-lined lift that takes guests from the cosy private cinema on the lower ground floor up to the rooftop terrace with its panoramic views.

Palazzo Porcini has a private restaurant on the premises, only for guests, where the chef who is passionate about using homegrown, locally sourced and seasonal ingredients in classic Pugliese dishes, is catering for every occasion from a romantic picnic for two to a full-blown celebration dinner for everybody, but in any case the restaurant is open all day for their private guests from breakfast to dinner.

There is a 70sqm heated infinity pool for guests in the castle suites, a 12-person Jacuzzi, a 40sqm pool for those in the Torre and Masseria, as well as a flooded solarium with Jacuzzi where even a wet disco is possible!

Tenuta 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.

Rooms description


Bedroom suites in the Palazzo and Cottage
There are six deluxe suites - four in the castle and two in the castle 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. 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.

Bedroom suites in the Torre and Masseria
The five 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.


Each room has an en-suite bathrooms with powerful rainfall showers, some with marble surrounds and Rubinetti brass taps.


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.




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


The estate is suitable for less mobile guests.


The Pools and gardens The 14 x 4 heated infinity pool is set just below the castle in the terraced tropical garden. Here, Palazzo and Castle Cottage guests can relax on the oversized sun beds, enjoy music through the integrated Sonance bespoke sound system or they can stream their own playlists via the Sonos port. A separate 9 x 4 flooded solarium with attached 5 x 4 jacuzzi provides the perfect place to cool your feet while enjoying a cocktail or a romantic candlelit dinner, or even a wet disco! There is also a 12-person private Jacuzzi set in the Masseria within a secluded garden. For those occupying the Torre and Masseria suites, they have a 40sqm heated pool set within its own walled garden with sunloungers. The garden at Tenuta Porcini is the perfect setting for all manner of celebrations, from romantic picnic to full-blown wedding party. The Estate Set on the St Elia Ridge, known locally as The Street of Health due to its slightly higher altitude and clear air, the 37-acre 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.


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!

weekly prices
from 1 April 2024 to 31 May 2024 € 46200
from 1 June 2024 to 30 June 2024 € 50400
from 1 July 2024 to 31 July 2024 € 54600
from 1 August 2024 to 31 August 2024 € 58800
from 1 September 2024 to 15 September 2024 € 54600
from 15 September 2024 to 30 September 2024 € 50400
from 1 October 2024 to 31 October 2024 € 46200
Price on request.
Security deposit: EUR 2000 to be paid before arrival as specified in the booking confirmation.
Deposit: 30% upon booking, balance 30 working days before arrival.
Sustainability For every booking we make on this property, we will plant a tree through our charitable partner, Trees for All.
Arrival & Departure Minimum stay 3 nights. Arrival as of 16.00 hours and departure latest 10.00 hours.

Leisure & Activities


Otranto and Lecce are towns not to be missed. Lecce is called also 'The Florence of the South'. The town is packed with old palaces in baroque architecture. Very nice for good shopping as well!


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.


More information

Please take a look at our SpecialPuglia Tips.


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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.


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).


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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