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Featured on TV: Beautiful historic palazzo apartment with private roof terraces

Adults-only Galatina Historic Centre apartment with kitchen and balcony

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Galatina, Puglia, Italy
  • Owners are helpful and informative and the house is in a perfect location in the middle…

    Nov 2, 2019

  • A lovely property and the roof terrace is a bonus - a lovely area to sit and relax with a…

    Sep 26, 2018

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  • 4 guests
  • 1 bedroom
  • 3 beds
  • 2 bathrooms
  • Parking available
  • Kitchen
  • Non-smoking
  • Air Conditioning

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • WiFi
  • Onsite parking
  • Non-smoking
  • Air conditioning
  • Dining area
  • Hair dryer

What’s around

  • In Galatina Historic Centre
  • Torre dell'Orologio - 2 min walk
  • Church of Saints Peter and Paul - 2 min walk
  • Basilica of Saint Catherine of Alexandria - 2 min walk
  • Lampada senza Luce - 3 min walk
  • Tarantismo Museum - 3 min walk

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1

1 Queen Bed

Bedroom 2

2 Double Futons

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About this apartment

EscapetoItaly: The 1 bedroom split level apartment is perfectly located in a 17th century palazzo in the historical heart of beautiful baroque Galatina (otherwise known as the Little Lecce). It featured on Channel 4's A Place in the Sun with Amanda Lamb in 2007 (watch online now on You Tube) and has since been beautifully refurbished by award winning 'Puglia Estates' (also seen on TV). It sleeps 2 to 4 people, is self catering and is a perfect base for exploring the Salentine Peninsular. The property boasts original vaulted ceilings, 2 private roof terraces (spectacular views), a balcony over the cobbled streets, and within just 2 minutes walk are are shops, restaurants, cafes and gelato (ice-cream) shops open all year round! A beautiful non-touristy, thriving and friendly town, stunning local scenery and only a short drive to either the Adriatic or the Ionian Seas make this an ideal location to take it easy and enjoy the dolce vita. There are miles of beaches, acres of olive groves, and gallons of fantastic wine! The apartment has heating/air-con, Blue-ray/DVD/CD, projector, fridge, freezer, dishwasher & washing machine.

Additional Information:

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As with many old properties in Italy, there are lots of steep stone stairs between floors (the ceilings are very high), some low doorways and very high roof terraces with waist high walls. As a result, the apartment may be unsuitable for people of reduced/impaired mobility or young children (under 10). It is the guests' responsibility to ensure the safety of their children. Having said this, the apartment is full of character and original features, and the high terraces afford spectacular views of Galatina and the surrounding area. Smokers are welcome, but we do request that guests only smoke outdoors on one of the two private roof terraces.

Welcome Packs: Our apartment manager (Cristiano) lives in Galatina and speaks perfect English. He'll meet you at the property with keys, and can also provide welcome food packs or special requests. Why worry about finding a supermarket on the first morning of your arrival, when you could just wake up and enjoy some real Italian coffee and the wonderful local produce on the roof terrace? How about adding that romantic touch by arriving to a chilled bottle of Prosecco, perfect for your first evening, watching the Italian sun set whilst sat on the top sun terrace. Please contact us for prices and availability.

Festivities, Concerts and Markets: During the summer months, Galatina and the surrounding towns host many open air concerts, festivals and fabulous markets. More information can be found on the owner's website (see link below) and on the internet. Try searching for 'feste a Galatina' on Google, and then clicking on 'Translate this page' if necessary. More likely than not however, you'll just wander into the old town square one night and hear wonderful live music or get swept up in a local festival with lights, parades, music and dancing!

What’s around


  • In Galatina Historic Centre
  • Torre dell'Orologio - 2 min walk
  • Church of Saints Peter and Paul - 2 min walk
  • Basilica of Saint Catherine of Alexandria - 2 min walk
  • Lampada senza Luce - 3 min walk
  • Tarantismo Museum - 3 min walk
  • Malacological Museum of Clay - 4.4 mi / 7 km
  • Church of Cutrofiano - 4.4 mi / 7.1 km
  • Corigliano d'Otranto Castle - 5.1 mi / 8.1 km
  • Sanctuary of the Santissimo Crocifisso della Pietà - 5.9 mi / 9.5 km
  • Church and Crypt of St John the Baptist - 6.1 mi / 9.8 km

Getting around

  • Galatina Station - 11 min walk
  • Corigliano D'Otranto Station - 10 min drive
  • Sternatia Station - 10 min drive
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Galatina, Puglia, Italy

The manager

Jim Cullingford or Paul Nuzzo

Speaks: English, Hungarian, Italian

The apartment

Key facts

  • Apartment (753 sq ft)
  • Onsite parking
  • WiFi
  • Car recommended
  • Non-smoking
  • Air conditioning
  • Heating
  • Washing machine


  • 1 bedroom
  • Bedroom - 1 queen bed
  • Other sleeping area one - 2 sleep sofas/futons
  • Bed sheets provided


  • 2 bathrooms
  • Full bathroom - 1 shower and 1 toilet
  • Half bathroom - 1 toilet
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels provided
  • Toilet paper


  • Refrigerator
  • Dishwasher
  • Oven
  • Stovetop
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Electric kettle
  • Cookware/dishes/utensils


  • Separate dining area

Entertainment and recreation

  • TV
  • DVD player
  • Video library
  • Stereo
  • Books
  • Games
  • Windsurfing nearby
  • Sailing nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby
  • Swimming nearby
  • Horse riding nearby
  • Cycling nearby
  • Fishing nearby
  • Water skiing nearby
  • Marina nearby
  • Snorkeling nearby


  • Water park access


  • Barbecue grill
  • Patio
  • Outdoor furniture

Other amenities

  • Iron/ironing board

Things to know

House rules

  • Caters to adults only
  • Pets not allowed
  • Events/parties not allowed
  • No smoking
  • Max. guests: 4

Check-in and check-out

  • Check-in after 4:00 PM
  • Check-out before 11:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

  • You will receive an email from the host with check-in and check-out instructions. You will also receive an email from Vrbo with a link to a Vrbo account which will enable you to manage your booking.

Fees & policies

Required at check-in

  • Government-issued photo ID may be required

Travelling with others

  • Pets not allowed


  • All guests, including children, must be present at check-in and show their government-issued photo ID card or passport.

    Cash transactions at this property cannot exceed EUR 1999.99, due to national regulations. For further details, please contact the property using information in the booking confirmation.

    This property is managed by a private host, not a professional engaged in trade or business.

    Onsite parties or group events are strictly prohibited.

    Long-term renters welcome.

    Guests can rest easy knowing there's a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, and a deadbolt lock on site.

  • This property accepts Visa and Mastercard.

Also known as

  • 16th Century Apartment Puglia Featured Channel 4's 'A Place Sun
  • Featured TV Beautiful Historic Palazzo Private Roof Terraces
  • 16th Century Puglia Featured Channel 4's 'A Place Sun Galatina
  • 16th Century Puglia Featured Channel 4's 'A Place Sun


  • Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
  • You can check in starting at 4:00 PM. Check-out time is 11:00 AM.
  • Yes. Nearby restaurants include Corte Del Fuoco (3-min walk), Goji Pizzeria con Cucina (7-min walk), and Zona Franca (7-min walk).
  • Have fun with activities like cycling, fishing, and horseback riding, and practice your swing at the nearby golf course. Featured on TV: Beautiful historic palazzo apartment with private roof terraces also has a water park.
  • 10.0.Exceptional

    10 days stay in Galatina

    A perfect place for a couple (see limitations of the flat) to explore Southern Apulia - Lecce, Otranto, Gallipoli, Leuca etc. There are some reasonable restaurants in walking distance, but also a well equipped kitchen.

    Kai A., Other trip, Sep 23, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Quirky house in the centro storico

    We spent 3 nights here without a car. Trains are frequent Monday to Saturday to Lecce and Gallipoli and fun to use. For a longer period though a car would be needed. Cristiano very kindly met us as we were walking to the property. We were there in a heat wave and found that by keeping shutters closed in the day that there was no need to use air con. Rooftop terrace was too hot to use in the day but we got takeaways and ate up there in the evening. Good cafes and gelaterias nearby in the square. Would have liked an electric kettle. Also water pressure is low on Sunday mornings but this is mentioned in the guide to the property. Santa Caterina cathedral is definitely worth a visit. Both Jim and Cristiano are quick to respond to any queries and a lot of effort has been put into making it a comfortable place to stay.

    Shirley W., Other trip, Jun 13, 2019

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  • 8.0.Very Good

    old town

    authentic old town house in the center of Galatina to give you a taste of local life in this very nice old town in the heel of Italy with plenty of character and charm.

    June M., Other trip, Feb 29, 2020

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Excellent place to live in the south east of Puglia

    This was an excellent apartment in the south east of Puglia. The apartment is in the old town of Galatina, the location is perfect for wandering around the town. Galatina provides an excellent location for exploring Puglia, including the beaches of both the Adriatic and Ionian coasts. The apartment is exactly as per the photographs. It is on the first and second floors with a roof top terrace, while the steps are steep, they are easier to use than many other Italian apartments., however do require consideration. The apartment is beautifully presented and very comfortable to live in, you could easily stay for any period from one day to months. The kitchen is fully functional. Using a mix of the installed shade cloth, the windows and covers and the air conditioning enables the temperature to be well controlled even on very hot weather. This was a perfect place to stay.

    John W., Other trip, Jul 6, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Galatina centro storico apartment

    Property is very central in walking distance of lots of nice bars, restaurants and the famous original Pasticiotto bakery in Galatina. Good base to explore Lecce and either coastline in southern Puglia.

    Heidi C., Other trip, Aug 6, 2021

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Can't wait to return

    My husband and I stayed for five days — much too short! The apartment is beautiful, comfortable and so well-equipped. The location was perfect, too; between 20 and 30 minutes to each coast, and a two-minute walk to excellent pastries, sandwiches, and etc. Jim is a wonderful host, quick with excellent suggestions, We will definitely be back.

    Jaclyn T., Other trip, Aug 11, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Stunning Accomodation and Location

    Fantastic apartment, just as Jim and Paul describe. Situated in the old town within five minutes walk to bars and several restaurants and a small supermarket. The apartment is fully furnished and very well equipped, for those who wish to cook at home, although you would then be missing out on the great food on offer in Galatina. A sleepy town by day that comes alive at night esp at the weekend. Jim and Paul's information pack covers everything from suggested bars, restaurants, parking, beaches and places of interest to visit in the area. We could not ask for more for us to revisit a different part of Puglia after 20 years. As you can tell we had a great time.

    Paul D., Other trip, Oct 7, 2018

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  • 8.0.Very Good

    Leider etwas dunkel

    Freundlich, gute Lage, schöne Dachterasse

    Michael H., Other trip, Nov 12, 2018

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  • 10.0.Exceptional


    Casa deliziosa con due splendide terrazze su un gioiello di città. Dettagli curati ed eleganti. Ottima connessione Wi-Fi Manca solo la TV ma la cittadina nel quale è immersa la casa è piena di iniziative.

    Paola Z., Other trip, Aug 30, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Altstadtdomizil in der Kleinstadt Galatina

    Durchdacht renoviertes kleines Altstadthaus über mehrere Geschosse mit schöner Dachterrasse. Passend für 2 Personen, gut gelegen, um die Region mit dem PKW zu erkunden.

    Roland B., Other trip, Sep 18, 2020

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