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Salento - Great Apartment 80 Metres from the sea

Bedrooms 2
Space 60 m²
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Seaside 2 bedrooms apartment in The Great Salento, Puglia, Italy, sleeps 5

“Salento Cecilia” offers accommodation in apartments located in a quiet and relaxing area, with a choice between ground and first floor, with rooms overlooking the sea, which is just 80 mt. far.

Its location near the coast Gallipoli-Santa Maria di Leuca, allows reaching in a short time the beautiful city of Gallipoli, Santa Maria di Leuca, Otranto and Lecce. With only 5 minutes driving you can also reach the most famous beaches of Salento.

Each apartment has two bedrooms, living room with kitchen, bathroom with shower and an outdoor area or a balcony equipped with table and chairs.

The living area consists of dining areas fully equipped with everything you need to prepare your meals, gas oven, refrigerator, table, TV, air conditioning, sofa…

The sleeping area is composed of one double bedroom and one twin bedroom.

In the building there is also a well-furnished laundry for shared use.

The staff of “Salento Cecilia” is happy to provide with any information you may need.

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Property Manager
Alessandro Viva
Member since: 2012
Speaks english, french, german, spanish, russian, italian
Response time
Within a few days
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
17 August, 2016

Why Alessandro Viva chose Lecce province

My family business is the construction industry, so we built these apartments in the best place of Salento, looking at the best materials for thermal and sound insulation.

What makes this apartment unique

Location: both quiet and central place


Nearest Airport
100 Kilometres
Brindisi Airport
Nearest Ferry
100 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
50 Kilometres
Acaya Golf Club
Nearest Train
50 Kilometres
Car: recommended

'Salento Cecilia Apartments' are located in the Southern Salento, next to the most beautiful beaches of the Ionian Coast and the rocky coast of the east side, on the Adriatic sea, characterized by many old fortifications.

Its location on the coast Gallipoli-Santa Maria di Leuca, allows reaching in a short time the beautiful city of Gallipoli, Santa Maria di Leuca, Otranto and Lecce.


The biggest resort is Otranto on the east coast, a grand fortified town important in Roman times but now dedicated solely to seaside fun. Otranto is much loved by Italians and in July and August it's seething with what must be the biggest and jolliest sea-side passeggiata in Italy.


Down the coast from Otranto is Santa Cesarea Terme, a spa since Roman times. The spa today, open for treatments, is a huge 19th-century Moroccan-style edifice right on the seafront, painted in jaunty shades of blue, raspberry-pink and moss-green. South again are marvellous rocky caves and grottoes: Romanelli, Zinzulusa and Rontundella. The sea is clear azure and the area is famous for deep-sea diving.


If you prefer cliff jumping to lying in the sun, you should check out Gagliano del Capo, located far south on the Adriatic. A tiny inlet, popular among locals, sneaks inside the otherwise sheer cliff coast. Highway SP358 actually crosses over the inlet on a bridge that affords striking views of the sea and those jumping into it. A stairway behind the bridge takes you down to the sea the gentle way. By contrast, the west side of Salento, from the tip at Santa Maria di Leuca up to Gallipoli and beyond, is a series of small and simple resorts like Torre Pali and Torre Giovanni, with clean white beaches.



Salento's capital, Lecce, is a must. As well as the castle, the marvellous churches of Santa Croce and Chiesa del Rosario and the Palazzo Vescovile, there's a market on Mondays and Fridays around the central Piazza St Oronzo with local produce and ceramics and majolica from Grottaglie, the original home of terracotta.


Gallipoli is an architectural gem. The old town is on an island, reached by an arched bridge which is flanked by a spectacular Graeco-Roman fountain. Reminiscent of Trieste, Gallipoli's buildings pick up a subtle reflected light from the sea in the sunsets.


In the extreme south, towns get smaller and less visited. Check out Patù, Ugento, and Santa Maria di Leuca at the southern promontory (believed by Julius Caesar to be the last town in the world) and find your own back-street bar, and pleasant oblivion.



Every town and village has a yearly festa, so in summer there's a choice of several to attend every night.

Many involve old religious rites, like the carrying of a Virgin Mary statue around Lecce (August 24-6) or into the sea at Otranto (September 6). Others, like Novoli have bonfires and spectacular fireworks (January 16-17).


Almost all will include the pizzica , a fast and compelling rhythmic dance done to the accompaniment of the tambourine, accordion and violin. The atmosphere is pulsing, whether it's a modest village festa or the August event in Melpignano, which has international guest stars and attracts audiences of 15,000. Thousands of lights and torches create a carnival atmosphere. The pizzica band will start playing at 11pm and when the whole shebang gets going, you'd be pushed to match the spacey atmosphere at any nightclub.

This might be explained by pizzica's origins: though once associated with dancing out the poison of a spider-bite, the pizzica actually arrived in Salento from ancient Greece, its function being therapeutic. Women living hard and restricted lives would dance themselves through the night into a cathartic trance. The next day they would go to be blessed at the chapel of St Paul in Galatina - a pizzica and special mass is still held there every June.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment rental in Torre San Giovanni, Italy

Property Type:
  • apartment (semi-detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 60 m²
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Family
  • Holiday Resort
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower enclosure
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 single bed
  • 4/6 beds. Da 4 a 6 posti letto.
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • patio
  • Veranda / Loggia
Onsite Services:
  • Staff
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • playground
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Linen provided on request (Towels € 3 per person/week, bed sheets € 6 per person/week). Final cleaning (mandatory) € 50. Small size pets are permitted.


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average rating of 4.75 based on 4 reviews


  • 4 of 5

Abbiamo soggiornato in questo appartamento per una settimana, ci siamo innamorati del salento, cibo ottimo e mare casa è bellissima nuova è dotata di tutti i comfort necessari. C'è anche una piccola spiaggetta vicinissima a 2 passi(non adatta ai bambini piccoli perché si scendono le scale e ci sono delle rocce ) nulla da dire sulla casa e se si ha la macchina la posizione non è male, 5 min il supermercato e il centro e 7 le spiagge con lido sabbioso. L'unico problema è appunto questo che è strettamente necessaria l'auto e scendendo in aereo in tutta comodità, sarebbe impossibile soggiornare come si conviene. Sarebbe magari utile un nolo auto da parte del proprietario con prezzi vantaggiosi tipo 20 euro al giorno!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Basically beachfront NEW apartment!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our time in this beautiful apartment! Everything inside was brand new, clean, and efficiently laid out. It's very close to the beach and located in a quiet area that is conveniently located between Gallipoli and Santa Maria di Leuca - a great base for all of our adventures to the beaches, medieval towns and countryside.

The Viva family are extraordinary people and the most generous hosts. They accommodated our every request, sent us to delicious restaurants, and offered advice based on our needs and interests. You couldn't ask for more personal and friendly service. Definitely the way to go if you want an insider's perspective.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 4, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Al quinto anno di Salento, questo è stato il miglior appartamento che abbiamo trovato!

Abbiamo prenotato due appartamenti attigui insieme ad un'altra famiglia, gli appartamenti sono inseriti in una struttura molto bella e vicinissima al mare.

Gli appartamenti hanno degli spazi molto ampi, sono ben arredati e in ottimo stato (nuovissimi!). Sono anche molto silenziosi e freschi, non abbiamo mai avuto la necessità di utilizzare l'aria condizionata. Molto utile la possibilità di avere la bicicletta a disposizione, e particolarmente comoda anche la disponibilità di noleggio della biancheria.

La cortesia e l'ospitalità dei Sig.ri Viva sono state meravigliose. Premurosi nel seguirci in ogni situazione e nel consigliarci cosa vedere e nel segnalarci i migliori posti della zona (ristoranti, spiagge, ecc.).

Esperienza per noi sicuramente da ripetere, consigliatissimo!!!

Monica e Riccardo

  • Review Submitted: Aug 4, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Alla nostra prima esperienza in Salento non potevamo essere più fortunati!! L'appartamento dove abbiamo alloggiato era perfetto per pulizia, ubicazione, e soprattutto per la grande gentilezza e disponibiltà del proprietario, che si è rivelato un perfetto padrone di casa!! Siamo stati accolti come si accolgono le persone di famiglia, i consigli e le indicazioni che, con discrezione e professionalità, ha saputo fornirci ci sono risultati utilissimi!!! Questi luoghi meravigliosi e la gentilezza ed ospitalità dei salentini ci hanno conquistato, stiamo già progettando la vacanza per il prossimo anno!!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 27, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday apartment in Torre San Giovanni, Italy

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
30 Sep 2017 - 1 Jun 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee A$75.37


Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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