A historic residence
very close to white beaches and crystal clear waters

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Minervino di Lecce

Palazzo Siena is not an ordinary hotel. It is a place that welcomes you like home. A historic residence, it lies in the heart of Salento, a part of Puglia blessed with white sand beaches, rocky coves and crystal-clear seas.

Situated in a small village where southern Italian life continues slowly as it always has, at Palazzo Siena you will find simplicity and authenticity. Dating back to the 19th century, and once home to rich merchants, it has been restored by Gilda Siena and now she offers the warmest of welcomes, as well as peace, relaxation and luxury.

With a large saltwater swimming pool equipped with hydro massage and a leafy garden to retreat to, nine charming suites and rooms each with its own unique character, and warm-hearted hosts who make sure every guest gets the most from their stay, Palazzo Siena is for those who want a taste of the history and traditions of Puglia.

Stay at Palazzo Siena…experience something beautiful and new…feel like you belong there.

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What really makes Palazzo Siena special is its the owner Gilda and her fantastic family.
Gilda Siena likes to talk – so much so she is known among her guests as “the chatty woman”.
Proof of the affection felt towards her can be found in gleaned from the Guest book and thank you letters and cards received from around the world that she keep keeps with love.

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Reviewd by The Guardian

“Palazzo Siena is a truly hidden gem, which I can't recommend enough. On a hot summer day we drove through the sleepy town of Minervino di Lecce. We pulled up outside a hotel that looked practically desolate. But when the doors opened, Palazzo Siena was revealed in all its glory. It's a family-run boutique B&B and a food and design haven.

The owner has decorated the hotel in an Italian old-fashioned style with modern accessories. The patio has a beautiful sea water pool. Food includes typical Puglian treats such as Friselle bread with olive oil, oregano and tomatoes. The eight rooms are spacious and comfortable and there's not a sound from the street.

The hotel is close to the crystal clear waters of Salento if all the quietness gets too much.”

Read the full articles in The Guardian:

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