Palazzo Bacile di Castiglione


Charming owners happy to share their grand, historic home. Seductive gardens replete with orange trees, old pillars and impressive pool


7 places


Sleeping from 2 – 8


Stay in your own private palazzo – its 16th-century walls dominating Spongano’s Piazza Bacile. The charming barone and his English wife offer apartments full of seductive comforts for couples or families. On the first floor, a series of large terraces and four bedrooms open off a vaulted baronial hall with beige check sofas and an open fire (fir cones and logs are home-grown). Expect fine fabrics and four-posters, pink, yellow or marble bathrooms, wardrobes dwarfed by lofty ceilings and great kitchens – cookery courses are run here too, in a vast purpose-built kitchen. The outbuildings ‘casettes’ at the end of the long garden are similarly swish but cosier: olive wood tables, big lamps, framed engravings, books and CDs; again kitchens emphasise the owners’ passion. (They are also keen greens, saving energy, going solar and composting madly.) The garden is lovely, all orange trees and wisteria, secluded walkways and corners, old pillars and impressive pool; at twilight, owls chime like bells. Beyond lie the baroque splendours of Lecce, Gallipoli and Otranto – and the coast. Borrow the bikes!


  • Hot tub
  • WiFi
  • Swimming pool
  • Mobile reception
  • Oven
  • Breakfast included
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Hob
  • Parking on premises
  • Barbecue
  • Free parking nearby
  • Meals available
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Breakfast available
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Central heating
  • Wheelchair access
  • Limited mobility
  • Air conditioning
  • Washing machine
  • Garden
  • Television
  • Tennis court
  • Credit cards
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Children welcome
  • Books and toys
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property.
Restaurants nearby.


Nightly price
from €103
Weekly price
from €720
1 Apartment for 8
From €3194 bedrooms
1 Apartment for 4
From €1652 bedrooms
1 Apartment for 6
From €1652 bedrooms
1 Apartment for 6
From €2383 bedrooms
1 Apartment for 5
From €1252 bedrooms
1 Apartment for 2
From €1031 bedroom
1 Apartment for 2
From €1031 bedroom


Fantastic. Beautiful palazzo with peaceful gardens and fabulous pool. Very near low key but good value restaurants, and well placed for driving to the coast and interesting towns. Best of all, Alessandro and his son Martino are gracious and generous in their welcome. Would definitely return.

Michael, London

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