Palazzo Giustiniani 10

Stylish Historic palazzo in a village : Salento, Puglia

Nice little touches

  • It is possible to request additional services, such as a "housekeeper" who provides breakfast, a local guide, private yoga instructor, own chef, etc.
  • Everything is within walking distance: supermarket, good café, restaurant and fishmonger in the small town of Sogliano Cavour, where the property is centrally located overlooking the local piazza and church

Good to know

  • An Italian village is alive with children playing, people talking in the street and other noises of life - you will hear other people around in this house.
  • This is a historic building so be aware there are steep stairs and uneven surfaces.

Palazzo Giustiniani is a stylish and elegant seventeenth century Palazzo set in the heart of a small town in the Salento region of Puglia

This important historical property has been restored with a light touch, the decor left deliberately minimalist and "unpolished", to reveal the elegance of the architecture. The house sleeps 10, with 5 large bedrooms, six bathrooms and an outdoor shower, patio, a wonderful swimming pool and a roof terraces, giving plenty of space for either a whole multi-generational family or 2-3 couples who want to holiday together and explore the many hidden gems of Southern Italy.

Palazzo Giustiniani is set in the small town of Sogliano Cavour, approximately 20 kilometers south of Lecce - a little piece of paradise, within easy reach of the most famous beaches and art towns in Salento, Puglia. There are restaurants and shops within easy walking distance. The pleasant, southern Italian climate makes Puglia a perfect holiday destination in all seasons.


This beautiful Palazzo is in the centre of the small historic town of Sogliano Cavour in the Salento region, and faces the village church in the main square.

The entrance is from the main square, through a large doorway surrounded by intricate baroque carvings, reminiscent of Andalusia. Unusually, the 'piano nobile' is only raised by a half-floor from the ground level; the lower part of the building is a sunken cellar that provides a source of cool air to flow through the house, providing natural air-conditioning.

The entrance is into a wide hallway, from here half a flight of stairs takes you into the first lounge, a vaulted room with a tall window onto the square. Ahead from this room you'll find an enormous living room with an even taller vaulted ceiling, four large sofas and a drinks cabinet. This is where most people congregate if not outside in the courtyard - it's always cool, has two windows onto the square and is made for chatting and relaxing.

Turning left from the main entrance will take you into a vaulted room that can be used as a bedroom if need be, but is a through room. Beyond that there is a double bedroom, while the dining room is on the right, with a large round table in the centre. French doors open out onto one of the internal courts, an ideal space for al-fresco meals.

There is a further bedroom off the dining room and at the back of this bedroom a secret stairway takes you to a bedroom under the ceiling vault.

Back in the dining room, turning left you'll find a well-equipped kitchen, with dishwasher, induction hob, oven and large fridge freezer, perfect for trying your hand at Italian cooking - or you can ask the Palazzo's excellent cook to cook for you. Turning right takes you into one of the many intricacies of this house, a narrow worn staircase carved out of the thickness of the wall. This leads up to a bathroom, a vaulted bedroom on the right and, on the left, to a large double with ensuite bathroom.

Beyond it there is a room and french doors onto a large roof Terrace. A further flight of stairs will take you out onto even more roof terraces, showing the humps from the vaults below.

Back in the dining room another door (this old palace is labyrinthine!) opens into a corridor/bathroom. On the right there is a shower with a beautiful carved stone window. To the left, under the stairs, a wc, and at the end of the corridor, a magnificent room with a giant stone bath.

The main courtyard is an intimate and lovely place where you can listen to music and enjoy a refreshing cocktail while in the company of friends and family, relaxing on the outdoor sofas. The pool is in yet a further part of the internal courtyard, partially shaded by a large old tree. There is also a small loggia equipped with a shower area and a bathroom,


Villa Details

  • Air Conditioning
  • Swimming Pool
  • Wifi
  • Private Pool

Bedrooms and Bathrooms

  • 2 Ensuite Double Bedrooms
  • 4 Further Double Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Outdoor Bathroom And Two Outdoor Showers

Kitchen equipment

  • Kettle
  • Italian Coffee Maker (Moka)
  • Oven
  • Dishwasher
  • Induction Hob
  • Fireplace


  • Portable Fans
  • Cot And High Chair
  • Iron
  • Washing Machine

What's included

  • Final Cleaning Is Included
  • Linens And Towels
  • 2 Hours Daily Cleaning
  • Pool Towels


  • Housekeeper Available
  • Private Chef On Request
  • Cookery Courses On Request
  • Private Driver On Request
  • Local Guide On Request
  • Private Yoga Instructor On Request For Week Long Courses


  • Swimming Pool 7X3 Metres
  • Roof Terraces
  • Furnished Outdoor Courtyard

Nearby Activities


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“ I loved the authenticity ”

I loved the authenticity of Palazzo Giustiniani and the atmosphere that can be felt there, the large internal and external spaces and the style, refinement and refinement of the furnishings. All studied down to the smallest detail, respecting the history of the building and the Salento architecture.

Large bedrooms with very comfortable beds. Beautiful bathrooms. The large and well-equipped kitchen. The courtyard, the swimming pool area and the various terraces offer different outdoor areas on multiple levels, where you can choose to stay in complete tranquility and shielded from the rest of the world, or with views over the main street of the town and the beautiful church in front of the Palace.

At Palazzo Giustiniani you can really breathe a special atmosphere in all its rooms. Exquisite and professional welcome. Impeccable cleanliness. In addition to the beauty of the structure and the guarantee of excellent service, also the very central position in the main square of Sogliano Cavour, with all commercial services within walking distance, and the most beautiful beaches of Salento 20 minutes by car, make Palazzo Giustiniani a real pearl for unforgettable holidays with family or a group of friends.

Manuela from Denmark staying in Palazzo Giustiniani . Mar 2023

Where is Palazzo Giustiniani ?

Getting here

  • Closest Train Station Galatina, 10 mins
  • Salento Airport 1 hour
  • Bari Airport 2 hours

Around Palazzo Giustiniani

Palazzo Giustiniani is in the heart of Salento, with a wide selection of historic cities and village to visit as well as some of the most beautiful beaches of Southern Italy.

The fabulously extravagant baroque city of Lecce is a mere 20 minutes drive away, as are Otranto and Gallipoli. A little further away, at 45 minutes drive, is the well-known Santa Maria di Leuca, a town sitting on the southern-most tip of the peninsula, just where the Ionian sea meets the Mediterranean. Well worth a visit, it has some beautiful Art Nouveau homes on the seafront, and the beautifully named "Basilica De Finibus Terrae" sanctuary.

A selection of our favourite local beaches would be: Santa Maria al Bagno - just 20 minutes from the Palazzo, Baia di Porto Selvaggio, a wild promontory overlooking a small cove and just 25 minutes away. Or Lido Marini in Ugento, 35 minutes away, Cocoloco in Ugento, an elegant resort 40 minutes drive away. Or read about the best beaches in the Salento here.

Nearby Activities

  • Restaurants, grocery stores and bar/cafes within walking distance
  • Gallipoli with beaches and a castle, 40 mins
  • Many beautiful beaches of the Adriatic and of the Mediterranean can be reached in around 30 minutes
  • Cave formations Zinzulusa 40 mins
  • Fabulous baroque city of Lecce 30 mins

Local Towns and Places to Visit

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Sleeps: 10
From € 450 per day


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How to book

Is Palazzo Giustiniani perfect for you?

For availability and pricing see the calendar above. If you have any questions or would like help choosing, we visit our properties regularly and can help you choose and book the best villa for your holidays.

We can hold dates for you for 48 hours while you make sure everything lines up, then you simply pay the deposit (30% of total) to secure your booking. The balance will then be due 10 weeks before you travel. You can also add "XCover" to your booking for a full refund if you can't travel.

For more details see our Booking Conditions and XCover. You can add XCover to your booking at any time until you have paid your balance, simply ask your agent.

Worth knowing

Many local administrations now charge a “Tourist Tax” for people staying in rented accommodation and these vary from town to town. The charges are generally per person per night with a maximum number of nights, usually around 5 but sometimes 7, beyond which they will not charge. The charges range between 50 cents to 3 euro. Children are sometimes included, sometimes not and these charges should be collected by the property owners.

Not sure?

It can often be faster to contact us to ask for advice - we visit all the houses so can give you first hand advice based on your wishlist. Once you find a villa you like we can hold dates for you for up to 48 hours while you check flights or make sure everybody is on board.

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