The 17th century building is located in the village of Vaste, which was founded upon an old messapic settlement city, in the heart of Salento, at only few km from the seaside. The massive structure has a peculiar appeal due to the accurate restoration of its authentic atmosphere.
The residence measures around 1,000 m2 and is surrounded by one hectare of park overlooking the archeological site of SS Stefani. The two-story building opens with two monumental halls, one of which comprises a historical oil mill. Walking into Il Casino, there are five large adjoining domed rooms located in the oldest seventeenth-century building.
The accurately preserved interiors dates back to the original owners and enrich the rooms with the sober elegance and the culture of the family who has kept them from harm. Nothing can break the magical mood set by its history and its tradition, in which visitors find themselves submerged they first step in.
The manor is composed of one suite and four bedrooms, finely furnished with old-fashioned antiques, but with all the modern comforts.Every bedroom provides an independent kitchen and a private bathroom that reflects the traditional style of the area with itstypical pottery. The bedrooms face an open solarium that grants a clear view of the private park.
The beautiful park, wichincludes a century old walnut tree in its center, walking trails and rock gardens, is remarkable for its extension and its appeal. Here guests can relax or take a break on the edge of the open-air swimming pool, concealed from outer looks and enclosedby the peculiarvegetation of Salento.
The surrounding area has a great historical interest. In particular the view from the park reveals an uncontaminated landscape that includes the archeological area of “Parco deiMessapi”.
Few kilometers toward the southeast there are the most fascinating cliffs in the area, located between the seaside towns of Castro and Santa CesareaTerme, and the astonishing fine sandy beaches of Otranto and Leuca. Santa CesareaTermeis also knownfor the sulfurous water of its thermal bath.