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Palazzo Guglielmo Albergo Diffuso

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Palazzo Guglielmo is just one of the many aristocratic medieval palaces located in the Terra d'Otranto area, all witnessing the economic power of this land during the historical period from the late 17th century to the birth of the Kingdom of Italy. At that time, the ground floor was used for the offices and the warehouses to put the olive oil, the wine and the food coming from the fields. This floor was crowded by the housekeepers, workers and farmers that since early morning worked in the garden or in the lounge. The present breakfast room was originally a horse stable, while the swimming pool area was full of chickens and rabbits. Food was stored inside the wells located on the left of the lounge, while one of the rooms was used as a garage for the only car that was present in the town. Granaries and storerooms were located in the cellar. The rooms where our guests stay, used to be the kitchen and the laundry. Here the housekeepers washed the laundry with hot water and ashes or prepared the cheese using fresh milk. Workers, shepards, men and women were involved in different activities, among which were the maintenance of the palace and of the warehouses. At the beginning the main sources were corn, oil and wine but when the tobacco was introduced, the palace was enlarged in order to include the new product. The new part of the palace included the tobacco warehouse (Via Napoli), where during many years the local women worked. The palace became the economic and social centre of the village and its importance grew during the years, especially after II World War, when the family started to deal with politics and administration. In some special occasions the palace was also used for popular and religious festivals. One of these occasions was the celebration of the festival for the Saint Protector (the Virgin of the Holy Rosary), that takes place in October.
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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast included
Hot Tub
Multilingual Staff
Outdoor pool
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Reviewed 25 September 2018

A beautiful Palazzo in a delightful small town. The most superb breakfasts with wonderful home made cakes. Truly a relaxing ambience with an attractive garden hitch is kept manicured and clean as are all the buildings. All the staff are wonderful and most helpful.

Date of stay: September 2018
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Reviewed 23 September 2018

Once again we had the most amazing holiday here at Palazzo Guiglielmo. Our apprtment was large , full of character and kept spotless by the fantastic staff. Five of us stayed in the appartment and we had so much space. We specially love the roof...More

Date of stay: September 2018
Thank PennyOscarson
Reviewed 29 August 2018

Palazzo Guglielmo is beautiful , such a surprise when you enter the huge wooden doors , it was an oasis. The service was just perfect and they were so helpful , the food st the restaurant was incredible , the honesty system for wine was...More

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Date of stay: August 2018
Thank Wendy K
Reviewed 28 August 2018 via mobile

Second year we have visited - it’s just so wonderful - go! Clean, stylish , relaxing and with incredibly warm friendly staff. Just love this place. The breakfasts are wonderful. Excellent honesty bar with local wines, cool little bar and wonderful restaurant. Staff just so...More

Date of stay: August 2018
Thank 220cathiec
Reviewed 28 August 2018

Suite Margherita was a beautiful small house with stylish decor. Great roof terrace area too. All staff were extremely friendly and helpful. Wonderful breakfast in very relaxed atmosphere. Would definitely stay again.

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Date of stay: August 2018
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John J
15 October 2015|
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Response from Palazz0Guglielm0 | Property representative |
Hi John, there's a very nice bay close to Palazzo. The name is Porto Miggiano and it's perfect for snorkeling. Find it on google as "baia porto miggiano". Best, Marco
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John J
1 October 2015|
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Hello from Palazzo Guglielmo and many thanks for your kind interest. The best sandy beaches are Alimini - close Otranto and Pesculuse (Marina di Salve). In both this places you could find many summer club with facilities... More
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27 Aug 2018
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"Suites Simeon & Fante ... very spacious & well situated. "
9 Aug 2018
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"Edoardo was lovely with its own garden"
20 Jul 2018
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9 Jul 2018
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US$113 - US$315 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ItalyPugliaProvince of LecceVignacastrisi
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