Amazing castle for sale in Puglia located in the deep heart of Salento, ten minutes drive from sandy beaches in Gallipoli and half hour drive from Lecce. The fortress has been built in the 14th century and completed during the Angevin domination, not in use for more than 50 years now.
The access to the fortress happen through a gentle uphill road (part of it belongs to the property), across the moat area (today garden) and leading straight to the castle main door. Just like in a movie, crossing that door you go back in time: you will find the wide courtyard with lots of access to stables, deposits, barns, rooms used by servants and their families and, in the middle another main door to get access to the first floor.
The first floor was the landlord residence: lots rooms of different size, with various ceilings, some of them boasts amazing decorations made by local artists around 1900 when the family was still living in the castle. There is also a private chapel dedicated to San Francis from Assisi.
On the first floor, there is also a spacious and elegant terrace (with renovated sentry box in a corner) overlooking the village main square with its cafe, restaurants, and church and from where you really have the feeling to be the feudatory of the village.
The castle moat is actually taken by the surrounding garden, measuring about 4500 square meters, comes with lots of local plant species making extremely pleasant the stay in the garden mainly during hot summer days.
The castle is in good structure conditions but it needs renovation works to be habitable to modern standards and bring it back to its former glory.
For sure it represents a rare opportunity to acquire a unique piece of Italian history, in a peaceful location, with all the advantages to stay in a village like to socialize with locals, no crowd tourism, to walk to the café down the street and having all amenities within reach day time and night time.
Puglia Region financially supports investors who wish to renovate such kind of properties and to convert them into luxury retreats, boutique hotel, high-end accommodations.
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